Research Fellow in Underwater Communications and Networking

Southampton, United Kingdom
£32,348 to £36,386 per annum
16 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Next Generation Wireless

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £36,386 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 12/07/2024
Closing Date:  Monday 29 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1939122FP

This exciting project considers the waveform design for the next generation underwater acoustic communications, which involves collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

The project considers the design, analysis and simulations of waveforms for the next generation underwater acoustic communications. This involves understanding the underwater acoustic channel modelling and of the state of the art waveforms for underwater acoustic communications, followed by the design, analysis and simulations of new waveforms to improve the performance as well as the transmission rate. Additionally, the project involves collaboration with the NOC for implementing and testing these underwater communications.

This post will be in the Next Generation Wireless research team in the School of Electronics and Computer Science and will involve design, mathematical analysis, simulations as well as data analysis.

To join us on this exciting project you will need to have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in wireless communications or signal processing or channel modelling or transceiver design or Matlab simuluations preferably with a knowledge of waveform design and underwater acoustic communications. You must also be able to work effectively in a team and organise time, tasks and responsibilities with other team members.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

The appointment is full time, fixed term due to funding restrictions. The starting date is 1 August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Mohammed El-Hajjar (

Ranked in the top 1% of universities globally and among the UK's top 20 for research, the University of Southampton has an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities. The School of Electronics and Computer Science provides a unique, friendly, and supportive environment that facilitates use-inspired and multi-disciplinary research, education, training and outreach.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Electronics and Computer Science. We are committed to improving equality for women in science and have been successful in achieving an Athena SWAN bronze award in April 2020. 

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1939122FP on all correspondence.