Research Fellow in Open Radio Access Networks

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7224591 (Ref:EPSEE1124)

Posted: March 5, 2024

Job Description

The 6G National Research Programme is at the forefront of pioneering research and development in the field of 6G technologies. As part of the Communications Hub for Empowering Distributed Cloud Computing Applications and Research (CHEDDAR), we are focused on advancing the integration of UK expertise in communications and networking to maintain the country's leadership in 6G technologies. Our research is generously funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department of Science, Innovation, and Technologies (DSIT). By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with leading experts nationwide and contribute to groundbreaking projects in the field.

We are seeking a Research Fellow to join our team and lead the research efforts in the domain of Open Radio Access networks in Cloud Native 6G Networks. As part of the CHEDDAR Hub, you will work alongside a diverse group of researchers dedicated to pushing the boundaries of 6G technology. Your primary responsibility will be to spearhead research initiatives aimed at developing open radio access networks contributing to the advancement of 6G networks.

Holding a PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering or a closely allied discipline, OR relevant experience, you will have a strong background in SDR and Software Engineering, and in programming with proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g., Python, Java, Rust, C/C++).

We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

There are seven positions available across the CHEDDAR project. To view the other roles, click here.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Syed Zaidi, Associate Professor

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5241 or email: [email protected] 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Section:  Institute of Communications and Power Networks
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £37,099 to £44,263 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months - To complete specific time limited work.)
Release Date:  Monday 04 March 2024
Closing Date:  Sunday 07 April 2024
Reference:  EPSEE1124


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