Senior Research Associate/Research Associate: 5G Rural Integrated Testbed (5GRIT): 2 posts

Lancaster University - School of Computing and Communications

Two research positions are available to work on 5G Rural Integrated Testbed (5GRIT), an exciting new 5G testbed project funded by the UK Government.  5GRIT will be trialling 5G technology for use across a range of rural applications, such as smart agriculture, tourism and connecting poorly-served communities, using shared spectrum in the TV bands and a mix of local ISPs and self-provision. 

We invite applications from enthusiastic individuals who have a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline such as Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. You must be able to demonstrate a research background in the area of computer communications / networking. Familiarity with 5G and/or networking monitoring technologies will put you at an advantage. We will also value highly your ability to learn rapidly and to adapt to new technologies beyond your current skills and expertise. For more details, please see the Job Description/Person Specification for these positions.

The role will require you to engage with external stakeholders including industry, and to support the technical coordination of activities between project partners; therefore effective interpersonal skills and experience of working collaboratively are essential attributes.

The School of Computing and Communications offers a highly inclusive and stimulating environment for career development, and you will be exposed to a range of further opportunities over the course of this post. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

These positions are fixed term until 31/03/2019. For further information or an informal discussion please contact Professor Nicholas Race (email:

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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