Research Fellow (Energy-Efficient and Resilient Internet of Things)

Queen's University Belfast - Centre for Wireless Innovation - 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 are a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

This post is available for 9 months from 1 July 2018 as part of a Newton Fund project with an aim to develop an energy-efficient and resilient wireless communications based IoT, which can be applied to agriculture. The goal of this project is to solve the pressing problems in relation to the increasing demand for higher capacity of future-generation wireless networks and to design an energy-efficient and resilient IoT-based solution in order to establish a sustainable agricultural ecosystem (IoT-RESA). The appointee will be expected to undertake research into the investigation and development of solutions in the area of Communications Signal Processing and to be an active member of the research project/team to ensure the success of the project. The research fellow will work directly with Dr Trung Q. Duong (

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 aninternational organisation.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A PhD in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related discipline; research experience to include the development of telecommunications signal processing algorithms in the PHY layer of wireless systems.
  • Ability to contribute to broader management and administrative processes.
  • Contribute to the School's outreach programme by links with industry, community groups, etc.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly.
  • Ability to build contacts and participate in internal and external networks.
  • Ability to assess and organise resources.
  • Further information about the Centre can be found at

Informal enquires may be directed to Dr Trung Duong (email:

Anticipated interview date: Monday 28 May 2018.

Salary scale: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum (potential to progress to £42,418 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution).

Closing date: Friday 11 May 2018.

For full criteria and to apply online, visit 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 welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as people with disabilities and females are currently under-represented in this particular category of work, it would particularly welcome applications from these groups.

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