Research Fellow in Radio-Light Network Design Engineer FAB0040

Brunel University London

Full Time, fixed term (12 months)

Expected start date: March 1st 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

Starting Salary Grade (R1) point 36: £38,833 per annum plus London Weighting £2,166 per annum

This is an opportunity to join a team of leading specialists in wireless communications engineering specifically to work on broadband provisioning in buildings.

You will be involved in the design and implementation of 5G Remote Radio Light Head (RRLH) LTE in collaboration with the Internet of Radio-Light EU Horizon 2020 project partners and then constructing the pertinent electronic systems within light system housing that have different form factors. Critical to this research will be the interface and abstraction of the mmWave and VLC transceivers within the SDN forwarding devices and NFV/SDN software. You will be expected to contribute towards the development of NFV software for LTE RRLH (e.g. protocol processing, Routing and Network Slicing at Cloud Network Points of Presence (PoP)) for orchestration at Home IP Gateway or Cloud Data Centre Server. You will be expected to contribute towards the commissioning of the prototypes systems in the field and test their operation. The candidate is expected to have had worked on 4G/5G Networks and SDN professionally or in a PhD research project.

You will also be engaged in the project’s research and administration, liaise with 19 other project partners, attend project meeting in Europe, Turkey, Israel and China, write journal papers and monthly project reports and present the results at project meetings and conferences. You will be responsible to Professor John Cosmas (Brunel University).

Candidates should have a 2.1 degree (or better) in electronic engineering, physics, computer science, or a similar field (or be nearing completion of PhD). Understanding of 4G/5G Networks and SDN/NFV network design and object oriented programming will be an advantage. You should also have excellent communication skills, broad knowledge of electronic engineering and computing. Please contact Professor John Cosmas for informal enquiries at:

Expected interview date: Week of 19 February, 2018

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