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Research Fellow (PostDoc) Position in Advanced Signal Processing for MIMO Systems

Surrey, United Kingdom
£36,024 to £54,395 per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

Job Details

Institute for Communication Systems

Location: Guildford
Salary: £36,024 to £54,395 per annum depending on experience and level of appointment  
Fixed Term Contract until 31/03/2025
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 19 June 2024
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 010924-R-R010924-R-R

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About the role

The Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) home of the 5G and 6G Innovation Centre (5GIC/6GIC) is looking to recruit a Research Fellow (PostDoc) Position in Advanced Signal Processing for MIMO Systems. The successful candidates will be part of the Wireless Systems Lab group and will have the opportunity to work very close with our industrial partners as well as with academic partners all over the world.

The successful candidate will be part of a group that focuses on research and development of Wireless Systems and Open Radio Access Networks (Open RAN), with a specific emphasis on Advanced Physical (PHY) Layer designs and Radio Resource Management (RRM) for 5G-NR systems. The successful candidate is expected to have a very strong expertise in the theory and signal processing aspects of wireless communication systems, including advanced MIMO detection and decoding techniques and RRM approaches for MIMO systems (e.g., user scheduling).

Displaying a high degree of autonomy, the successful candidate will find novel solutions to complex problems, as defined by standardisation committees and the Wireless Systems Lab group. The post holder will be expected to be able to set, define and work towards achieving targets, disseminate results and document work done.

About us

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 expertise in the following:

  • MIMO and massive MIMO systems for 5G systems and beyond
  • Advanced signal processing techniques for 5GNR Physical Layer, including MIMO and massive MIMO detection and precoding
  • Advanced Radio Resource Management (RRM) methods (e.g., rate adaptation, user scheduling) for 5GNR 

The post holder must also have:

  • Track record of publications in highly ranked journals and conferences.
  • An overall working knowledge of 5GNR

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

  • Prior experience with wireless research platforms (e.g., USRPs)
  • An understanding of the current and future challenges in 5G and Open RAN systems 
  • Hardware and/or software implementation of digital signal processing algorithms in actual, real-time systems

For informal enquiries please contact: Dr Konstantinos Nikitopoulos (

How to apply

To apply please attach your CV and supporting letter using the R4RI format Click here for more guidance 

Further details: Job Description 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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