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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL24788

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £34,220 - £36,098 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL24788
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 14-Apr-2021
Closing date: 16-May-2021

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About the Role

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London is looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to support projects in the Antennas group led by Prof Yang Hao. The role is to develop software defined materials for antennas and metasurface applications.

About You

Applicants should have a PhD in Electronic Engineering. They should have expertise in electromagnetics theory and applications. Good knowledge of passive metasurfaces, wave matter interaction, computational electromagnetics, and reconfigurable and non-reciprocal devices is desirable for this position. It would also be desirable for applicants to have publications in leading journals in the field. 

About the School of EECS

As a multidisciplinary School, we are well known for our pioneering research and pride ourselves on our world-class projects. We are 11th in the UK for quality of computer science research (REF 2014) and 6th in the UK for quality of electronic engineering research (REF 2014).

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief 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, 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 post, fixed term appointment for 15 months (with the possibility of extension, subject to further funding approval), with an expected start date of September 2021. The annual starting salary will be in the range of £34,220 to £36,098.  Salaries are 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 Prof Yang Hao at  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 16th May 2021.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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