Research Fellow in Advanced Signal Processing Techniques for Future Satellite Communications Systems

Surrey, United Kingdom
£32,344 to £40,927 per annum
24 May 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Institute for Communication Systems

Location: Guildford
Salary: £32,344 to £40,927 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 19 June 2022
Reference: 015822-R

The Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) is looking to recruit a Research Fellow in in Advanced Signal Processing Techniques for Future Satellite Communications Systems.

The successful candidate will be part of the ICS team and will have the opportunity to work closely with industrial and academic partners all over the world.

The post holder will be part of a group that focuses on signal processing for satellite communications in 5G and 6G. They will be expected to develop and validate efficient algorithmic for current and future satellites, focusing on all aspects of the communications including ground station, space segment, payload and orbital design, displaying a high degree of autonomy. The successful candidate will find novel solutions to complex problems, as defined by standardisation committees. The post holder will be expected to be able to set, define and work towards achieving targets, disseminate results and document work done.

ICS is the largest academic research institute in Europe specialising in all aspects of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). It is home to over 200 researchers with expertise in all communication and broadcasting systems and has developed the best in class large scale testbeds for research and innovation and enjoys the state-of-the-art lab and computing facilities.

Established in 2012, 5GIC is the world’s first dedicated centre in researching end-to-end aspects of 5G and works closely with national and international leading academic institutes and key industrial partners. In November 2020, 6GIC was officially launched with parallel research undertaken in both 5G+ and 6G for 2030+.

The post holder must have:

  • A PhD degree (or equivalent) or close to completing a PhD degree in Electronic Engineering, Physics, mathematics or other areas related to RF/Microwave Engineering. Postdoctoral research or industrial experience would be an advantage.
  • Very strong expertise in advanced signal processing for wireless and/or satellite communication systems.
  • Recent and strong research experience in the development of advanced physical layer algorithms and systems.
  • Very good understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of state-of-the-art physical layer and MIMO systems.
  • Very good understanding of state-of-the-art transmitter and receiver architecture in wireless communications.
  • Excellent track record of publications in highly ranked journals and conferences in at least one of the above fields.

It would be desirable but not essential for the post holder to also have:

  • Excellent programming skills.
  • Prior experience in research on non-GEO satellites and satellite constellation design.
  • Prior knowledge of different types of cooperative MIMO.

Further details: Job Description

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£32,344) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£33,309).

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