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6G Research Fellow in Electromagnetic Sensing and Positioning

Surrey, United Kingdom
£45,585 to £54,395 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
4 Feb 2024

Institute for Communication Systems

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £45,585 to £54,395 per annum depending on experience  
Fixed term contract until 31/07/2025
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 04 February 2024
Interview Date:  Monday 12 February 2024
Reference:  004124

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.

We are ambitious and have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference.  About us

About us

The Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) home of the 5G/6G Innovation Centre (5G/6GIC) is looking to recruit a 6G Fellow in Electromagnetic Sensing and Positioning.

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 role

This exciting role will undertake research on Electromagnetic Sensing and Positioning that includes but is not limited to: Advanced electromagnetics modelling for integrated sensing and communications (ISAC), mmWave/THz channel sounding, XL-MIMO channel characterisation, compressive sensing for RF detection, positioning, and imaging.

About you

The post holder must have:

  • Expertise in computational electromagnetics, wave modelling, and radio channel characterisation.
  • Recent research experience in the development of first-principle and numerical electromagnetics models for wireless communications.
  • Recent research experience in the development of wireless sensing and positioning algorithms.
  • Good knowledge of the main optimization techniques.
  • Strong research and analytical (mathematical) skills.
  • Proven track record of innovation supported by publications in high ranked journals and conferences.
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills.

How to apply

For informal enquiries please contact: Prof. Gabriele Gradoni ( or Prof. Yi Ma (

Further details:    Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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