Research Associate

University of Kent - School of Engineering and Digital Arts

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out research work in a project funded by EPSRC, UK. You will collaborate with European partners in the consortium, and complete the deliverables as required by the project and the line manager Prof. Steven Gao.

This is an 18-month research associate post, starting from January 4, 2017 or ASAP.

As Research Associate you will:

  • Carry out the research work in the project.
  • Collaborate with European partners in the consortium, and complete the deliverables as required by the line manager Prof. Steven Gao.
  • Write technical reports for the project.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in Electromagnetics or Microwave Engineering or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Research experience in broadband antenna and array designs, modelling, fabrication and measurements.
  • Research experience in THz antenna designs and good knowledge of 3D printing technology.

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts
The School of Engineering & Digital Arts (EDA) is part of the Faculty of Sciences and prides itself on offering excellent teaching in an environment which also supports world-class research in the subject areas in which we teach. We aim to fully exploit the synergy between the research excellence of our staff and the teaching activities of the School. The School has an enviable track record of achievement in research, in teaching, and in enterprise-led activity, and maintains strong working contacts with academic and industrial organisations within the UK, in Europe, and worldwide.

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts at Kent has one of UK’s leading research teams in antennas, RF/microwave/millimetre-wave circuits and wireless communication systems.

Further Information
Applications must be received by midday on the closing date above.

Interviews are to be held on Tuesday, 13 December 2016 and will be conducted via Skype.

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Leigh Binder on

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter / summary document. You should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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