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Research Engineer

Metaboards Limited

Location: Oxford
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th January 2019
Closes: 11th March 2019

Based in Oxford, UK, Metaboards is a pioneer in metamaterials technologies. The company is creating new and highly flexible ways to embed wireless charging into surfaces so that multiple items can be charged simultaneously without the need for close alignment or multiple power supplies. This transforms the functionality of wireless charging.

Metaboards’ objective is to test the boundaries of what is possible with metamaterials to create market-leading products using cutting-edge technologies.

Our dynamic and talented team is built on principles of dedication, collaborative spirit and diversity. We have created an environment where cutting-edge science and engineering thrive and there are continuous opportunities for learning and professional growth.

Reporting to: Head of Science and Technology

Location: Central Oxford

Role Description

We are seeking to appoint a Research Engineer who will:

  • Work with the product-engineering and R&D teams on creating and implementing solutions for existing and future core technologies
  • Develop and run numerical models of metamaterial-based RF systems and devices
  • Develop and implement optimisation strategies for RF systems and devices
  • Design and run proof-of-concept numerical experiments for innovative technologies
  • Assess the performance of innovative systems and devices numerically and experimentally

Essential Criteria

  • A PhD degree in Physics or Electrical Engineering
  • Research mindset and experience:
    • ability to break down and solve complex problems
    • ability to make judgements based on numerical or experimental data
    • experience in generating timely high-quality scientific/engineering reports
  • Ability to follow processes and procedures
  • A responsible attitude towards collaboration and independent work
  • Strong background and research experience in Metamaterials and Electromagnetism
  • Solid understanding of circuit theory and RF principles
  • Experience in developing numerical and analytical models of electromagnetic systems
  • Hands-on experience in designing and running RF and/or MW experiments
  • Ability to use Linux OS
  • Knowledge of some or all of the following:
    • Python / Matlab for modelling, design and research purposes
    • Algorithm development
    • Signal processing
    • Deep learning

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in operating oscilloscopes, vector network analysers, spectrum analysers, power meters, programmable loads
  • Experience in near-field experiments (RF)
  • Experience in collaborative software development (Git)
  • Experience in working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in working in a start-up environment

How to Apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter tailored to the role to Please include a statement detailing the essential and desirable criteria met. This should explicitly address all the listed criteria.

Closing date is 11th March 2019 or until the role is filled. We will review the applications weekly and selected applicants will be contacted for further assessment

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