Research Fellow in 5G Wireless Communications

Surrey (GB)
£30,688 to £38,833 per annum
04 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), the home for the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey, is the world's first research institute dedicated to the next generation of mobile network technology and has attracted over £80M of support to date. The 5GIC has unparalleled expertise in system research, covering all layers of the network. It also benefits from excellent research infrastructure, including a large-scale outdoor mobile test-bed, which is one of only a handful of such facilities worldwide. The 5GIC is an international hub for telecommunication research and innovation. It works in close partnership with a consortium of over 50 industry members including key ICT service providers, network and device manufacturers and test equipment solution providers to develop innovative solutions and standards for 5G networks.

The ICS is seeking to recruit a full time research fellow to work on 5G new Air Interface Techniques for a fixed period of 24 months. The research is funded by an industrial partner and is expected to start on October 1, 2018.

For this opening, the successful candidates will be required to have research experience in wireless communication systems design in University and/or Industry environments. Their areas of specialisation should be in advanced digital signal processing, air interface techniques, new waveform design, numerology optimization for 5G wireless communications.

Applicants should have a good honors degree in Wireless Communications or Electronic Engineering. Preference will be given to those with proven experience. Applicants are expected to have track record of publications, good problem solving and analytical skills, to be proactive, to engage with other researchers and to be self-motivated. The successful candidate will, in collaboration with other researchers to specify and design the systems under investigation.

Informal enquiries related to the project to Professor Pei Xiao by email: or Professor Barry Evans by email For an application pack and to apply on-line please visit our website you are unable to apply on-line, please contact Ms Bianca Barrett, HR Administrator on tel: +44 (0) 1483 683419 or by email: Please quote Post Ref No. 902517-R-R.

Closing date for applications is August 2, 2018.

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 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.

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