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Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University College Dublin
Dublin, Leinster (IE)
36,284.67 - 41,804.24 per annum

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 within UCD Electrical and Electronic Engineering Reference 

The research and development of 6G networks has gained significant momentum in recent years. While 5G has already delivered significant improvements in terms of data speeds and network capacity, 6G is poised to offer even faster data transfer rates, lower latency, and more reliable connectivity. These advancements in wireless technology will pave the way for a range of innovative applications in 6G, from advanced virtual and augmented reality experiences to autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and cutting-edge healthcare systems.

The project will focus on two potential enabling techniques for achieving the goals of 6G networks: cell-free massive and reconfigurable intelligent surfaces. Cell-free massive MIMO technology is the next evolution of massive MIMO which is the core physical layer technology for 5G. It employs a large number of antennas distributed across the network to simultaneously communicate with multiple devices. This technology has the potential to significantly increase network capacity, coverage, and energy efficiency, paving the way for new applications such as holographic communication and real-time immersive experiences Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS), to a large extent, are another evolution of massive MIMO, which is studied extensively as a promising candidate for 6G. RIS are flat surfaces that are embedded with an array of small, intelligent devices that can manipulate electromagnetic waves passing through them. These surfaces are typically made up of a large number of passive elements that can modify the behaviour of wireless signals. RIS can be used to enhance signal strength, reduce interference, and improve the efficiency of wireless communications.

This is a research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Salary Range: 42,033 - 48,427 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 29th May 2023

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

The PD1 position is intended for early stage researchers, either just after completion of a PhD or for someone entering a new area for the first time. If you have already completed your PD1 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD1, or you are an external applicant whose total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 4 years, you should not apply and should refer to PD2 posts instead.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

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