Research Fellow in Integrated Microwave Photonics

Employer: UCL Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Job salary
£36,770 - £44,388 per annum
Job term
The post is available immediately and funded until 28th February 2022 in the first instance. Further funding to support the post may be available.
Job closing date
The project focuses on using key advances in photonic-electronic integrated solutions to research new satellite modules. Such integrated approach improves robustness, reduces losses between individual devices and, most importantly, offers ease of scalability, low mass and small footprint systems. Due to the nature of the programme the job function will cover multiple aspects and the person appointed would be expected to perform the majority of them. This would include the design and test RF PCBs and milimetre-wave integrated circuits (IC); designing and testing high data rate wireless transmission systems to investigate their use in future optical and THz wireless networks; performing experimental work at either RF/photonics components or system level  and developing photonic-based microwave frequency generation systems for space applications. The successful candidate would also be required to write deliverable reports, communicate effectively with the rest of the research team, including staff at collaborating institutions and publish in peer reviewed journals and international conferences
The post is available immediately and funded until 28th February 2022 in the first instance. Further funding to support the post may be available.
Key Requirements
Applicants should possess a PhD degree (or about to be awarded) in a relevant branch of science or engineering (Physics, Materials Science, Electrical or Electronic Engineering) as well as have a good working knowledge of RF and microwave circuits and devices, such as amplifiers, mixers, PLLs, filters, etc. Experience in RF PCB or IC design and testing is essential as well as a strong track record in publishing high quality research, especially as a leading author. Experience of optical and/or wireless communications systems and networks is desirable.
If the successful candidate has not yet been awarded their PhD, appointment will be made as a Research Assistant (Grade 6B). Payment at Grade 7 will be backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis including corrections, once the PhD has been awarded. The salary scale for Research Assistant (Grade 6B), point 24-26 is £32,217 - £33,958 per annum.
Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.
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Interested applicants are encouraged to make informal enquiries about the post to Dr Kasia Balakier at
Any queries regrading the application process can be sent to Vicky Coombes at

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