Research Associate in RF Communications Engineering

Job summary

We are seeking to hire a Research Associate in RF Communications Engineering. To be part of the CogniSense project examining industrial machinery sensing through the analysis of RF signals, led by Professor Julie McCann in conjunction with Imperial Innovations (the technology commercialisation partner for Imperial College London). The work builds upon our CogniSense technology that has been shown to identify interesting phenomena in industrial...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00714
  • Date posted 5 April 2019
  • Closing date 5 May 2019

Job description

Job summary

We are seeking to hire a Research Associate in RF Communications Engineering. To be part of the CogniSense project examining industrial machinery sensing through the analysis of RF signals, led by Professor Julie McCann in conjunction with Imperial Innovations (the technology commercialisation partner for Imperial College London).

The work builds upon our CogniSense technology that has been shown to identify interesting phenomena in industrial machinery and the aim of this position is to carry out the research that is necessary to raise the Technology Readiness Levels of CogniSense to be applied practically.

The position combines communications and signal processing research with systems development and there is a strong opportunity to be part of a dynamic team producing new IP with the potential to form a spin-off start-up company.

Duties and responsibilities


  • Your main responsibility will be to experiment with and improve upon the current CogniSense technology which will entail the use of RF for volumetric sensing with a particularly industrial focus.

  • You will be expected to publish in top venues and contribute to the publications of the group more generally

  • You will advise on the RF aspects of the research of the group and engage with the other researchers in the group.

Essential requirements

A track record in Communications Engineering and signal processing is essential for this post. In particular, the following skills are required:

  • Experience in developing signal processing algorithms and architectures.
  • Experience of Radio Frequency (RF) communication theory and communication system design
  • Experience of Digital Signal Processing (DSP).
  • Working knowledge of Software Defined Radio (SDR) technologies.

A PhD (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the subject areas above will be an advantage. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven track record practical aspects of signal processing and who have experience working in industrial settings.

You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to organise your work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 - £35,061 per annum.

Further information

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:

  • A full CV
  • A one-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.
  • Additionally, please include any material from your past work that you would like us to consider such as applications developed, significant papers or thesis.

 

For further information please visit http://wp.doc.ic.ac.uk/aese/ or email research related enquiries to Prof J.A. McCann j.mccann@imperial.ac.uk

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Jamie Perrins: j.perrins@imperial.ac.uk

The Salary structure is subject to change effective from 1st April 2019, please see full details on our salary structure reform

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Additional information

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  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
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