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Senior Research Fellow (CCT Manufacturing) (72319 - 1221)

University of Warwick - WMG

Location: Coventry
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd December 2021
Closes: 21st January 2022
Job Ref: 1881783

Full time, Fixed term contract until 31/03/2023

WMG is a vibrant, cutting-edge research institution at the University of Warwick, one of the world’s leading research and education groups with state-of-the-art technologies. WMG hosts one of the seven centres for the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC). Our Connectivity and Communications Technologies Laboratory https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/research/cav/connectivity/cctfac is a primary capability that allows for delivery of a multitude of research and innovation activities funded from both key industrial partners and RCUK.

In order for this facility to maintain its position as being state-of-the-art and beyond, we are looking for a research driven, technically experienced and highly motivated candidate to deliver, and lead where needed, in the facilitation of the diverse range of activities planned until 2023. Of particular importance in the short term is the metrology of 5G SA systems that have relevance to Industrial Automation and Manufacturing Systems.

You will need to demonstrate knowledge of, and experience in, the metrology of wireless communications with a focus on the principal components 5G/6G systems through a strong publication record. You will need to have proven knowledge and awareness of the underlying state-of-the-art technology, standards, and methods, and be able to contribute to future avenues for 5G and beyond deployment within a factory environment.

The facility (https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/research/cav/connectivity/cctfac) already houses advanced specialist equipment from leading suppliers and as such, it would be expected that the candidate has experience in using, deploying and/or conducting research based upon the provisions of leading providers such as Rohde & Schwarz, National Instruments and/or Spirent. Fundamental knowledge and experience of laboratory ‘etiquettes’ will be explored at interview.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate research leadership and to have the opportunity to develop your own professional network through interaction with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers & engineers, as well as industrial partners during the life of the project. You will have a diverse set of opportunities to develop yourself professionally both in technical and non-technical aspects.

We will provide a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Silver Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.

For enquires please contact Dr Matthew Higgins by email: m.higgins@warwick.ac.uk.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick's jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

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