Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed-term)

Closing Date
Friday, 23rd February 2018
Job Type
£26495 to £38833 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above post to work with Prof David Thomas, Dr Stephen Creagh and Dr Gregor Tanner on an EU Horizon 2020 - funded project entitled “Noisy Electromagnetic Fields – a Technological Platform for Chip-to-Chip Communication in the 21st Century (NEMF21)”. This is an interdisciplinary, Nottingham-led, collaboration between mathematicians, physicists and electrical engineers from the University of Nottingham, the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, the Technical University Munich, the Institut Supérieur de l’Aeronautique & de l’Espace, Toulouse, IMST GmbH, Germany, NXP Semi-conductors and CST AG, Germany. The central aim of the project is to provide design tools for wireless Chip-to-Chip (C2C) communication, an important future technology.

The successful applicant will specialise in developing computational and experimental techniques to meet the following objectives:

  1. The development of software tools to simulate realistic electromagnetic fields (intentional and unintentional) radiating from integrated circuits at medium to high frequencies.
  2. The design of physics based modelling tools for on-chip wireless transceivers.
  3. Application of the aforementioned tools to the modelling of wireless data transfer in complex topological and electromagnetic environments.
  4. Development of experimental techniques for characterising C2C components and systems.
  5. Development of design guidelines and design strategies for wireless C2C communication systems.

Candidates must hold or be near completion of a PhD, or equivalent, in a relevant branch of applied mathematics, physics or engineering. A good knowledge of experimental and theoretical approaches to dynamical systems and wave propagation is essential. 

In addition, a background in more than one of the following areas is highly desirable: RF and microwave measurement techniques, current and emerging communications technologies specifically diversity and ultrawideband techniques, computational electromagnetics.

The successful candidate should be confident, organised, have good communication skills and a demonstrable aptitude of working and liaising with industrial partners in the UK and Europe, an amount of international travel should therefore be expected. They should also enjoy working as part of a team as well as independently. They will be expected to contribute to the publication of scientific papers and their dissemination at relevant workshops and conferences and therefore they should have evidence that the quality and quantity of their previous research outputs is commensurate with their level of experience.

This full-time post is fixed-term for a period of for 7 months from 1 March 2018. Job share arrangements may be considered for this post.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Dave Thomas, tel: 0115 9515594 Or email dave.thomas Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.