Wednesday, December 3, 2014

University of Birmingham -Research Fellow on an EPSRC-funded project Terahertz Technology for Future Road Vehicles

University of Birmingham

Research Fellow on an EPSRC-funded project Terahertz Technology for Future Road Vehicles

£28,695 to £39,685 per annum | Central England | 03 Dec 2014
Starting salary for this post is between £28,695 and £37,394 per annum with potential progression up to £39,685 a year once in post subject to satisfactory performance.

The post is a Fixed Term Contract - Post is available for up to 36 months.
Applications are invited for a three-year full-time research position in the School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Birmingham, to undertake research in the area of mm-wave and Terahertz antennas and beamformers. The large-scale four year project is funded by EPSRC and addresses the different aspects of antenna technologies, fabrication procedures and systems integration aspects for use in vehicles and unmanned mobile platforms using sub-mm or low THz waves (300 GHz to 1 THz).
The overall aim of this cutting edge project is to lay the fundamental scientific foundations and develop new antenna technologies for automotive radar imaging systems. This will require undertaking theoretical and applied research, involving experimental studies, simulation and modelling. The research aims to determine suitable antenna and beamformer structures for a range of automotive applications of low THz imaging systems, based on cost effective fabrication processes, which will lead to prototype demonstrators and testing in representative systems.
The Research Fellow will work closely with other Research fellows focusing on micromachining fabrication processes and on radiowave propagation and remote sensing. In addition, the post requires close liaison with prestigious industrial partners for integration of the research results and prototypes with existing state of the art sensing technologies.
The project will take place in the Wireless Communications, Remote Sensing and Emerging Device Technologies research groups, where the underlying science, the new technologies and the applications of low THz EM waves are an increasingly important part of the research strategy, which is strongly backed by UK and EU funding. The involvement of major international companies further highlights the importance of the research and the potential impact that can be generated by cooperative work on fundamental research questions.
Person Specification:
The post is available for both UK/EU and international candidates (subject to work permit approval), who should have, or expect soon to obtain, a PhD degree in electronic engineering or physical sciences, ideally with previous experience of conducting research in antenna design, microwave engineering or computational electromagnetics. A mixture of theoretical, experimental and computational skills, as well as mm-wave related expertise will place an applicant in a particularly strong position.
How to apply: 
To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please visit, quoting Job Ref in all enquiries. The applicant is required to upload a covering letter, a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of his or her online application.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to the project leader Dr. Peter Gardner (, or, specifically to the work package investigators Dr. Alex Feresidis (
Closing date:  5th January 2015

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