Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR)

Ref: 13/102756

Queens University Belfast and Bell Labs, two renowned institutions in the area of RF and communications technologies, are offering a unique opportunity for an Early Stage Researcher to undertake research in the framework of the project “Adaptive RF front-end for 4G communication systems and beyond”. The Early Stage Researchers will be funded for three years by the prestigious FP7 Marie Curie European Industrial Doctorate (EID) programme.

The successful candidate must enrol in the three year PhD programme at Queens University Belfast and will work towards a PhD degree within the dynamic academic and industrial research groups conducting cutting-edge RF hardware technologies. The Early Stage Researcher will be required to spend 50% time working at the University and the other 50% at Bell Labs working on the project topic: 

Nonlinearity, intermodulation and interference in passive and tunable RF components and devices

By the time of appointment, applicants must:

• Have first class or at least 2.1 Honours Degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related discipline,

• Be eligible and qualified for enrolment into PhD programme at Queens University Belfast,

• Be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research career and have not yet been awarded the doctorate degree,

•  Not have resided or carried out their main activity in the UK for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to their selection for this post.

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Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 11th September 2013

Salary: £35,005 per annum complemented by a monthly mobility allowance of up to £921

Closing date: Friday 16th August 2013

Please click on the ‘Apply’ button below for further information and to apply online or alternatively contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN.  Telephone (028) 90973044 FAX: (028) 90971040 or e-mail on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability. 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

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