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Research Fellow in Reconfigurable Metasurface for 6G

University of Hertfordshire - School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 pa on achieving designated skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th December 2022
Closes: 16th January 2023
Job Ref: 046215

FTE: 1 FTE (working 37 hours per week)

Salary: UH7 £35,333 pa with potential to progress to £42,155 pa on achieving designated skills and experience

Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield

Main duties and responsibilities

To take responsibility for a 3-year EU Horizon 2020 research project starting from Jan 2023. You will collaborate with the leading research institutes and industrial leaders and contribute to an EU funded project developing sub-THz/THz reconfigurable Metasurface for next generation wireless communications. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge and hands on experience in array antenna design, fabrication and characterizations.  The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research within the scope of the project, establishing a programme of research activity working collaboratively with colleagues at UH and partner organisations.

You will seek external funding as appropriate and disseminate the outcomes of the project in publications, at conferences and through other appropriate media. You will also undertake undergraduate and post-graduate teaching as specified in the annex.

The postholder will create opportunities to maximise research activities, capturing relevant evidence to support impact and engaging with external partners and stakeholders.

Skill and experience required

The post holder will require experience in numerical modelling on microwave components including antennas, filters, power dividers, and antenna characterizations in Anechoic chamber including near-field and far-field measurements. In addition to this, you will have a record of scholarly work such as published work in peer-reviewed journals and/or commissioned technical reports.

You will require knowledge of EM simulation software packages (e.g., HFSS, CST) as appropriate, calibration techniques and practical experience in vector network analysers, signal generators, and spectrum analysers. Knowledge of specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of discrete microwave components, phased array and metasurface theories and antenna fabrication technologies will also be essential.

You will require excellent relevant IT Skills, and the ability to plan and manage your own activities effectively. You will have great interpersonal and presentation skills with attention to detail, and be able to communicate effectively in both spoken and written English.

Qualifications required

You will require an undergraduate honours degree at a minimum 2:2 (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and a PhD (or equivalent qualification), or close to completion of PhD (no more than 3 months prior to viva) in a relevant subject area, or equivalent experience.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Dr Qi Luo, q.luo2@herts.ac.uk

Closing Date: 16 January 2023

Interview Date: Week Commencing 23 January 2023

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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