Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Deadline: 08 May 2017

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £32,405 - £38,062 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL11273
Date posted: 07-Apr-2017
Closing date: 08-May-2017

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Applications are invited for a 24 months Postdoctoral Research Assistant position on EPSRC AOTOMAT project: Adaptive Tools for Electromagnetics and Materials Modelling to Bridge the Gap between Design and Manufacturing.

About us:

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) is an exciting and dynamic environment with a research portfolio of £42M.  In REF2014, 91% of the School’s Computer Science submitted outputs were rated 3* or 4*, with 99% for Electronic Engineering.  The School has more than 70 research active academic staff, about 60 post-doctoral researchers and about 220 PhD students. Six academics hold prestigious research fellowships from organizations such as EPSRC and the Royal Academy of Engineering. Details about the School can be found at, and details about the Antennas and Electromagnetics Group at

About the role:

We are seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to participate in the EPSRC funded project “Adaptive Tools for Electromagnetics and Materials Modelling to Bridge the Gap between Design and Manufacturing (AOTOMAT)”.  The research will be undertaken under the supervision of the principal investigator. The project is dedicated to develop new modelling tools for the design of electromagnetic devices, materials, and systems in an industrial context. A novel computational tool-set will be developed, based on recent scientific advances in electromagnetics, atomistic-scale material, optimization, and data-driven modelling both at the functional-structural dimensions and over the multi-scale geometric complexity. The first step of the project will be to come out with a design scheme for specific required configuration. The second work step is to physically validate the predictions of the down-selected prototypes through manufacturing and testing them in laboratory environment.

The ideal candidate will possess an excellent knowledge of Antenna modelling, design, and characterization, and optimization processes. Experience in multi-physics and multi-scale problems and knowledge of Additive Manufacturing will be an advantage. In addition, applicants will have at least good skills in numerical modeling techniques, knowledge of the common programming languages such as C/C++, Python, Matlab. The candidate should have completed the PhD before taking up the post; good communication skills are also welcome.

The post is full time, fixed term appointment for 24 months, with an expected start date of May 2017 or as soon as possible. The starting salary will be in the range of 32,405 – £38,062, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. 

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Yang Hao ( or by phone: +442078825341.

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The closing date for applications is 8 May 2017.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter. 

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