Research Fellow: Hardware Constrained MIMO Antenna Beamforming

Queen's University Belfast - School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we’re a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Applications are invited for a 12 month postdoctoral position commencing on or before 1 May 2018 to work on a new exciting project “Informed RF for 5G and Beyond” in collaboration with the University of Surrey 5G Innovation Centre.

The project will be conducted at the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), Queen’s flagship Global Research Institute. The University is part of the Russell Group of the UK’s 24 leading research intensive universities.

Our five core values (Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Ambition, Connected) 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 must:

  • Hold or be about to obtain (within six months) a PhD in a relevant subject.
  • Have at least a 2.1 undergraduate’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
  • Have three years’ relevant research experience
  • Have at least two years’ relevant experience of the design and measurement of MIMO antennas and beamforming architectures.
  • Have experience with ADS, EM simulators (Momentum, e.g. CST, FEKO).
  • Have experience in conducting measurements and characterisations of RF/Microwave circuits and antennas.
  • Have a publication record in line with stage of career in prestigious leading journals (e.g. IEEE AP, MTT, IET MAP) and presentations at major international conferences (e.g. IMS, EUMC).

Full criteria can be found online at

Further information about the Global Research Institute can be found at

Informal enquires may be directed to Professor V Fusco, email:

Anticipated interview date: Monday 19 February 2018

Salary scale: £32,548 - £37,706 per annum

Closing date: Tuesday 6 February 2018

Apply online at For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, 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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