Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Signal Processing for Communications

Applications to be received by 12pm on Wednesday 1st of November 2017

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Oxford Communications Research Group at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The post is funded by EPSRC and is available for a fixed-term of 18 months.

The aim of the project is to develop new encoding/decoding approaches for index modulation systems, and to integrate these techniques in a state-of-the-art software/hardware platform, which will be developed with the help of a leading industrial partner. You will be responsible for the inception, development and execution of research related to index modulation, and for liaising with senior academics and the project partner, as well as postdoctoral and graduate researchers, to maintain a smooth flow of information.

You should possess a PhD/DPhil (or be near completion), together with relevant experience; you will need a proven research track record in signal processing for communication system design with the ability to manage your own research and associated activities; excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results are also essential.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Justin Coon (

Further information can be found at:

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 1 November 2017 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

Contact: Professor Justin Coon