Research Fellow – Radio Resource Management for Millimetre Wave Communications

University of Surrey - Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

The Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), the home for the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey, is the world's first research institute dedicated to the next generation of mobile network technology and has attracted over £80M of support to date. The 5GIC has unparalleled expertise in system research, covering all layers network. It also benefits from excellent research infrastructure, including a large-scale outdoor mobile test-bed, which is one of only a handful of such facilities worldwide. The 5GIC is an international hub for telecommunication research and innovation. It works in close partnership with a consortium of over 70 industry members including key ICT service providers, network and device manufacturers and test equipment solution providers to develop innovative solutions and standards for 5G networks.

ICS is seeking to recruit one full time research fellow to work on radio resource management for millimeter wave communications for a fixed period ending 30th April 2020. The research is funded by EPSRC.

For this opening, the successful candidate will be required to have research experience in system level mobile network design in University and/or Industry environments. Their areas of specialisation should be in MAC layer protocol, radio resource management, interference management, optimization theory, system level simulators development. Familiarity with microwave circuits, antenna design and physical layer techniques will be an added merit.

Applicants should have a good honors degree in wireless communications or electric engineering. Preference will be given to those with proven experience. Applicants are expected to have track record of publications, good problem solving and analytical skills, to be proactive, to engage with other researchers and to be self-motivated.

The successful candidate will, in collaboration with other researchers, specify, design and implement the systems under investigation.

Informal enquiries related to the project to Professor Pei Xiao by email:

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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Interview Date: Friday 23 March 2018

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