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Research Fellow

University of Birmingham - College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £34,980 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd February 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: 103330

Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £34,980 to £44,263 per annum, with potential progression once in post to £46,974. Grade 7

Contract Type: Fixed Term contract for up to 12 months

Closes: 10 March 2024 

A highly motivated researcher is sought to undertake original research in the synthesis, design and implementation of microwave and millimetre-wave waveguide filters, multiplexers and other passive components for space and terrestrial applications. The researcher will work within the Emerging Device technology Research Lab, a member of the Communications and Sensing Research Group at the School of Engineering. The work will involve critical literature survey and technology assessment, theoretical analysis and trade-off study, computer aided design, device prototyping and experimental verification. The postholder will be expected to deliver research objectives in a timely manner. The postholder will also contribute to disseminate the research outputs in the form of technical reports, presentations or research papers as appropriate.

Summary of Role

  • Work within specified research grants and projects
  • Operate within area of specialism
  • Analyse and interpret research findings and results
  • Contribute to exploring new funded or unfunded project opportunities (including writing bids)

Main Duties

  • Deliver research objectives for the specified research grant and project;
  • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines;
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding;
  • Analyse and interpret data;
  • Disseminate research findings through publications, technical reports, conferences etc;
  • Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline;
  • Contribute to developing new concepts, techniques and methods;
  • Undertake management/administration arising from the research project;
  • Contribute to writing bids for research funding; 

Person specification

  • Extensive experience and expertise with waveguide filter designs and demonstrable track record in high-quality research publications; Good knowledge of the filter synthesis theory and method will be an advantage
  • High level of analytical capability
  • Broad experience with microwave passive component design
  • Fluency in the use of relevant design tools, fabrication and measurement techniques, and ability to contribute to developing new ones
  • Ability to select and optimise fabrication techniques for the development of new and novel microwave filters, multiplexers and other passive components
  • Good knowledge of RF front-ends and wireless system architecture
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research project
  • Co-ordinate own work with others, both within the research team and with external partners, to ensure timely delivery of the tasks, avoid conflict or duplication of effort

Informal enquires can be made to Prof Yi Wang, y.wang.1@bham.ac.uk

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the above ‘Apply’ button.

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