Research Fellow - Satellite and Terrestrial Network for 5G

University of Surrey - Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

An exciting opportunity is available for a postdoctoral researcher to join the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) / 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) to work on the recently awarded 5GPPP Sat5G Project. This is the world’s first research centre dedicated to the advanced technologies that will underpin the 5G network of the future. The Centre is working in partnership with some of the world’s leading mobile network operators, infrastructure and tools providers, media and communications organisations, such as, BBC, BT, Cobham, EE, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, Huawei, Rohde & Schwarz, Samsung, Telefonica, Teoco and Vodafone, as well as the UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom. The Centre is carrying out world-leading research into higher-capacity lower-energy mobile-communication networks.

The 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) is based in a purpose-built building at the University of Surrey.  The 5GIC accommodates over 100 researchers from the University and its industrial partners and our 5G testbed equipment that supports a campus wide radio access network deployment outdoors.

We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who will be covering the research and development activities in the area of enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) content delivery through satellite links in the future 5G network environments.

Candidates should have demonstrable experience in Java (preferred) or C++ programming.  Previous research experiences in mobile networking and/or video content delivery (e.g. MPEG-DASH) are essential. Knowledge on satellite networking is desirable.

The researcher will also be responsible for liaising with other Sat5G partners in collaborated areas, attending project meetings / telcos and making contribution to technical deliverables.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr. Ning Wang (

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£30,688) 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 (£31,604).

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