Research Fellow in 5g Broadcast And Multicast Communications University of Surrey, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering United Kingdom


Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location: Guildford

Salary: £31,604 to £38,833

Post Type: Full Time

Advert Placed: Friday 15 September 2017

Closing Date: Monday 16 October 2017

Reference: 072617

The Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), the home for the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey, is the world's first research institute dedicated to the next generation of mobile network technology and has attracted over £70M of support to date. The 5GIC has unparalleled expertise in system research, covering all layers network. It also benefits from excellent research infrastructure, including a large-scale outdoor mobile test-bed, which is one of only a handful of such facilities worldwide. The 5GIC is an international hub for telecommunication research and innovation. It works in close partnership with a consortium of over 50 industry members including key ICT service providers, network and device manufacturers and test equipment solution providers to develop innovative solutions and standards for 5G networks.


The ICS is seeking to recruit a full time research fellow to work on 5G Broadcast and Multicast Communications until 31st May 2019. The research is funded by European Commission under the H2020 5G-Xcast project.


For this opening, the successful candidates will be required to have research experience in wireless communications system design in University and/or Industry environments. Their areas of specialisation should be in radio access network architecture, radio resource management and PHY-MAC cross-layer optimisation. Familiarity with Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS) will be an added merit.


Applicants should have a good honors degree in wireless communications or electric engineering. Preference will be given to those with proven experience. Applicants are expected to have track record of publications, good problem solving and analytical skills, to be proactive, to engage with other researchers and to be self-motivated.


The successful candidate will, in collaboration with other researchers, specify, design and implement the systems under investigation.


Informal enquiries related to the project to Professor Pei Xiao by email:


Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1.

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