Research Fellow in Wireless Signal Processing for Cell-Free Massive
Queen’s University Belfast
United Kingdom

Queen’s University Belfast

Research Fellow - Wireless Signal Processing for Cell-Free Massive 

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS)         

Ref: 19/107592


Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.


The Centre for Wireless Innovation at Queen’s University Belfast is seeking to appoint one (1) Research Fellow from 1st November 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, for 24 months in order to carry out research on cell-free massive MIMO techniques, as part of a project funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), under the scheme UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships. Link:


The successful candidate will work within an established research team led by Dr Hien Ngo (, and will work closely to exploit the fundamental aspects and design a robust and energy-efficient cell-free massive MIMO system At the end of the project, the research team will propose and develop a complete, useful, and practical cell-free massive MIMO system which includes signal processing schemes, channel estimation, pilot assignment schemes, power controls, and AP selection schemes. The candidate will join a vibrant research group of 60 people, including 12 academics. The candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to the research activities of the Queen’s Global Research Institute on Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT). In addition, during the project, the candidate will visit one international institute for 3-6 months.

Queen’s University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group (the UK’s leading research-intensive universities) and was ranked 8th (out of 154 UK Universities) in terms of Research Intensity in REF 2014. 


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community particularly females who are currently under-represented in this area.

Our five core values (Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.


The successful candidate will have:


•  PhD or nearly completion of a PhD in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, or closely related discipline.

•  At least 3 years research experience in wireless communications, signal processing and information theory.

•  Ability to contribute to research management and administrative processes.

•  Contribute to the School’s outreach programme by links with industry, community groups etc

•  Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes


Further information about the School can be found at /


Anticipated interview date: Friday 30 August 2019


Salary scale:   £33,199 per annum


Closing date: Monday 12 August 2019


For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by visiting


For further information or assistance contact The Resourcing Team, People and Culture, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on


The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.


 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.

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