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Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £36,572 - £37,182 per annum (RA) or £38,165 - £44,722 per annum (PDRA) (Grade 4)
Reference: 1030
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 29 January 2024
Closing date: 26 February 2024

Further details and apply


About the Role

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science is looking to recruit a Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Assistant to support projects in the Antennas group led by Prof Yang Hao (FREng, FIEEE). These roles are supported by EPSRC and the Industry to develop novel reconfigurable antennas and metasurfaces for wireless communication applications.

About You

Applicants should have completed an Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science/Electronic Engineering (or equivalent). Applicants at a PDRA level must have a PhD in Electronic Engineering. Candidates must have expertise in one or more of the following areas: reconfigurable metamaterials, metasurfaces (specifically reflecting intelligent surfaces) or phased array design. It would be desirable for applicants to have publications in leading journals within their respective fields.

About the School of EECS

Our researchers work with the arts and sciences collaborating with psychologists, biologists, musicians and actors, mathematicians, medical researchers, dentists and lawyers. As a multidisciplinary School, we are well known for our pioneering research and pride ourselves on our world-class projects. We are equal first in the UK for the impact of our Computer Science research, and second in the country for our Electronic Engineering research output (REF 2021).

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full-time (35 hours per week), fixed-term appointment for 36 months, with an expected start date of 3 June 2024, or as soon as thereafter. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £36,572 - £37,182 for a RA per annum and £40,223 - £44,722 per annum for a PDRA per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We have policies to support our staff throughout their careers, including arrangements for those who wish to work flexibly or on a job share basis, and we provide support for those returning from long-term absence. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups, and from women in all stages of life, including pregnancy and maternity leave.

Candidates are kindly requested to upload documents totaling no more than 10 pages; certificates, references and research papers should not be provided at this stage.

Further details and apply

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