Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Assistant

University of London

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £35,502 – £36,411 for a RA and £37,348 – £43,592 for a PDRA per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL33070
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 5 June 2023
Closing date: 19 June 2023

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About the Role

Applicants are invited for a Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Research Assistant position in machine learning for wireless networks in the School of EECS at the Queen Mary University of London. The role will be part of an EPSRC-funded project, on Smart Solutions Towards Cellular-Connected Unmanned Aerial Vehicles System (AUTONOMY). Working alongside industrial partners, such as Ericsson, Accelercomm and Toshiba.

About You

Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree in Computer Science/Electronic Engineering (or equivalent). Applicants at PDRA level must have a PhD in Electric/Electronic Engineering. As well as experience in conducting research, wireless communication, and research experience in communications and/or signal processing. Good knowledge of designing or evaluating interactive hardware or software systems is desirable.

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

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence and we embrace diversity of thought in everything we do. We believe 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, fixed-term appointment for 22 months or until 31 March 2025 (whichever is sooner), with an expected start date of July 2023. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £35,502 – £36,411 for a RA and £37,348 – £43,592 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 (BAME) groups, and from women in all stages of life, including pregnancy and maternity leave.

Applications for part time work or job sharing will also be considered.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Arumugam Nallanathan at [email protected].  Details about the School can be found at .

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.

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The closing date for applications is 19 June 2023.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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