Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Wireless Technologies

Queen's University Belfast - Global Research Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT)


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

We seek highly qualified candidates who can build and grow innovative, mission-led research programmes to make significant contributions in tackling real-world problems, including Global Challenges highlighted by Queen’s, by identifying and enabling new forms of interdisciplinary research and education. This recruitment is central to our ambitious expansion plans allowing us to deliver against Queen’s Vision2020 
and beyond.

You will join the Centre for Wireless Innovation (CWI) in the Global Research Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT). We focus on end-to-end physical layer wireless technologies and solutions, and believe significant research opportunities exist in the “gap” between the microwaves/RF hardware and communications/signal processing communities. We support over 50 research staff and PhD students, including 12 faculty members each leading a research team working with a wide range of industrial and international academic collaborators. Wireless is a major enabling technology for modern electronics systems, and we aim to address the associated challenges by developing new ideas and techniques to enable ubiquitous, robust and secure connectivity. Our main objectives are: pursuing high-impact research and commercialisation of advanced wireless-centric technologies; training highly-skilled researchers capable of contributing internationally; and facilitating, through commercial exploitation, societal requirements using wireless technology and techniques.

We seek candidates who share, and can help realise, these aims. Your ability to develop practical applications from theoretical aspects of your research, combined with significant academic leadership experience, or potential, will strengthen our work in microwave and mm-wave systems engineering research, particularly with intelligent and embedded antennas, wireless propagation and channel modelling for mobile and multi-antenna systems, electromagnetic sensing and surveillance, and the creation and system integration of novel RF /millimetre wave/
TeraHertz technologies.

You will inspire students and facilitate motivational learning, supported by world-class teaching and research facilities, and will work with engineering and commercial teams to translate your research to real-world impact.

ECIT is one of the newly-created Global Research Institutes (GRIs) at Queen’s, representing world-class research at the University, and is a priority area for growth and investment to enhance our strong international research reputation and outstanding achievements in research translation and economic impact.

Queen’s ranks in the top 1% of Universities worldwide and first in the UK for intellectual property commercialisation. Dedicated to achieving excellence in research and innovation, and to advancing initiatives which positively impact society, Queen’s is also a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities and is 4th in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

Queen’s is well established as a leading university for promoting good employment practice, offering excellent terms and conditions, a substantial starting package, a wide range of benefits and facilities, and a family friendly working environment. The School holds an Investors in People accreditation, a Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Award, and a Silver Athena SWAN Award.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos, Head of School of EEECS, email: eeecs-hos@qub.ac.uk

Anticipated interview date: February 2017

Salary scales: Lecturer: £34,956 - £51,260 per annum (including contribution points)
Senior Lecturer/Reader: £49,772 - £63,008 per annum (including contribution points)

Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, 
BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on personnel@qub.ac.uk.

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 women as females are underrepresented within this area.