Research Associate in Radio Frequency Engineering and Signal Processing
Imperial College London Department of Computing
United Kingdom

Job summary

We are seeking to hire a Research Associate (Post-Doc) to join our work on RF Shadowing which is the study of the use of electromagnetic field propagation as a sensor. In this case we wish to sense the behaviours of mechanical systems in real world environments.

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01583
  • Date posted 4 March 2021
  • Closing date 12 April 2021

Key information about the role

  • Location Non-UK
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £32,895 – £45,191 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Computing
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

We are seeking to hire a Research Associate (Post-Doc) to join our work on RF Shadowing which is the study of the use of electromagnetic field propagation as a sensor. In this case we wish to sense the behaviours of mechanical systems in real world environments.

Duties and responsibilities

This is part of our Singapore Eco Cities programme of work led by PI Professor Julie McCann as part of her Adaptive Emergent Systems Engineering Lab (AESE). AESE is primarily located in Imperial College London, but this position will be based in Singapore lab working with I2R and the Singapore Housing Development Board.

You will be joining a world-leading team. Imperial College is consistently in the top 10 world university rankings with the Department of Computing ranked top of the Research Intensity table in the 2014 UK REF assessment. The AESE group won the 2020 President’s Medal for Outstanding Research.

Essential requirements

At Research Associate level you must have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or Computer Science (or equivalent) with strong experience in:

  • electromagnetic field propagation and their interactions.
  • signal processing algorithms,
  • channel modelling.

Experience in using numerical simulation software packages like MATLAB, HFSS or CST and experience and the ability to conduct practical experiments that involve collaborations between multiple disciplines or departments is an advantage. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in A-ranked venues in relevant areas.

You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise your work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Applicants will be expected to be resident in Singapore and visit Imperial College in London occasionally.

Further information

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 - £39,183 per annum.

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:

  • A full CV, with a list of all publications
  • A 1 page statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.
  • Additionally please include any material from your past work that you would like us to consider such as significant papers or thesis.

Informal enquiries related to the position should be directed to Prof J.A. McCann: j.mccann@imperial.ac.uk.

For queries regarding the application process contact Jamie Perrins: j.perrins@imperial.ac.uk


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