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

University of Cambridge
February 27, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605 - £33,966
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Research Assistant/Associate in Optical Wireless Communication and Signal

Processing (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on Optical Wireless Communication. Please refer to the HR7 for specific details of the role.

The post holder 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, Fibre optics, Wireless communication, Communication signal processing, and Photonics. -A significant track record in the field of Optical wireless communication, optical fibre, photonics, or radio communication (i.e. publications, 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 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.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £29,605 - £33,966 Research Associate: £36,024 - £44,263

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions of a technical nature about this vacancy please contact Dr Iman Tavakkolnia [email protected] or the application process, please contact: Sue Murkett, email [email protected]

Please quote reference NM40448 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information
  • HR7 Researcher in Optical Wireless Communication and Signal Processing
  • Department/Location

    Department of Engineering, West Cambridge, Cambs, UK


    £29,605- £33,966 or £36,024- £44,263






    12 February 2024

    Closing date

    27 February 2024

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