Research Assistant at Imperial College London

A new postdoc position in signal processing is available at Imperial College London. Candidates are welcome before December 03, 2018.

Applications are invited for a research assistant/associate position in polar codes for covert communication, with a start date as soon as possible. The post will be based within the Communications and Signal Processing group in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London. The research is conducted as part of a project funded by DSTL and security clearance is mandatory.

The post holder will conduct both theoretical and experimental research on polar codes for cover communication. Responsibilities include planning and carrying out research in accordance with the project aims and timeframes, contributing to the timely production of project deliverables and cooperating with research staff at DSTL. Acting as a representative for Imperial College London, the post holder will also write progress reports, prepare results for publication and dissemination and present research at conferences, open days and to departmental visitors. They will also interact with and/or co-supervise research students working on topics related to the project while liaising and working with other members of the team for the benefit of the project objectives.

The successful candidate should have a PhD (or equivalent) or be close to finishing PhD (or equivalent) in communications, coding or a similar subject (such as cryptography). Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals is essential, as is good knowledge of programming in C and/or C++. Good written and oral communication skills are essential.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range 33,380 – 35,061 per annum.

With effect from 1 April 2019, a new Research salary scale will be introduced. Further details can be found at

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Cong Ling at email address

Please attach a cover letter explaining your current interests and relevant background to this project, your curriculum vitae and a list of your publications.

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Melanie Albright,, quoting reference number ENG00577.

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has a strong commitment to conducting internationally competitive and innovative research. Its primary scientific interest is in fundamental research with numerous applications to the environment, healthcare, information and communications technology, industry and energy.

The academic staff of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) have wide-ranging expertise in Circuits and Systems, Communications and Signal Processing, Control and Power, Intelligent Systems and Networks, and Optical and Semiconductor Devices.

Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university. The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments and is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges. All of our academic departments are located on a single campus in South Kensington, giving a concentration of talent that creates a stimulating and vibrant research community. You can find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities on our webpages.


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