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Research Fellow - School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 per annum
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

Application closing date: 22/04/2024
Salary: £37,841 per annum
Job category/type: Research

The Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI) in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Fellow. The post holder will conduct in-depth research in next generation MIMO systems. Investigate and apply Communication Theory and/or Electromagnetic Information Theory to model and analyse signal transmission mechanisms in cellular/cell-free massive MIMO. Explore applications of these findings in areas such as localizations, large-scale MIMO radar, extremely large aperture arrays, holographic Massive MIMO.

This is a unique opportunity to build the next generation electromagnetic systems and work at one of the leading institutions in the UK in microwave technology, collaborating with a UK-wide team of academics and industry partners.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria: 

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in a relevant area.
  • Relevant research experience, including:
  • MIMO systems
  • Demonstrable knowledge of communication theory, and know-how of transmission line theory and electromagnetic theory
  • Experience using modelling tools, such as MATLAB, Python, etc.
  • Strong publication record commensurate with stage of career.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information' link below.

This post is available on a fixed term contract for 30 months, or available until 31 March 2027, whichever is sooner. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: and

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