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Research Assistant/Associate in Optical Wireless Communication and Signal Processing x 2 (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £29,605 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th February 2024
Closes: 27th February 2024
Job Ref: NM40458

Two positions exist, for Research Assistants/Associates in the Department of Engineering, to work on Optical Wireless Communication and Signal Processing. Please refer to the HR7 for specific details of the roles.

The post holders will be located in West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are:

  •   Research and scholarship: develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research; conduct individual and collaborative research projects; write up research work for presentation and publication; assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g. for funding and contractual purposes. 
  •   Teaching and learning support: may assist in the supervision of student projects; provide limited supervision/instruction to classes. 
  •   Liaison and networking: liaise with colleagues and students; build internal and external contacts and participate in networks for the exchange of information and to form relationships for future collaboration. 
  •   Planning and organising: plan the use of research resources, laboratories and workshops as appropriate. 

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are:

  Holds (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in a relevant specialist subject which includes: Optical wireless communication, radio frequency (RF) communications, fibre optics, signal processing for communications, and photonics.

  •   A significant track record in the field of optical wireless communication, RF communications, optical fibre or photonics (i.e. high-impact journal publications, talks and presentations, etc.). 
  •   Willingness to contribute to the wider activities of the group by participating in seminars, co-supervising students and taking part in outreach activities. 
  •   Highly developed written and oral communication skills in English, excellent presentation, organisational and problem-solving skills. 
  •   Self-motivated to achieve research objectives, capability of creative thinking and ability to work effectively and independently as part of a multi-disciplinary team 

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2025 in the first instance. 

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the apply button above.

Please upload your CV, a covering letter, one page research plan, a publication list, with a brief description of your contribution to each, in the Upload section of the online application. Additional documents uploaded but not requested will not be considered. Submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

For questions about this vacancy contact Professor Harald Haas huh21@cam.ac.uk.

For questions on the application process, contact: Sue Murkett, sm330@eng.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference NM40458 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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