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Associate Professor in GNSS sought

Our affiliated Nottingham Geospatial Institute is seeking an Associate Professor in GNSS and Communications Engineering.

The post has been created to support and grow research activities in GNSS and student interest in this technology area in the Nottingham Geospatial Institute and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The University is seeking an exceptional candidate who aspires to be an international leader in GNSS receiver and signals technology.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent and post-doctoral academic research and teaching experience in a relevant field. The successful candidate will also contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, which will include lectures, tutorials and the supervision of project work.

The successful candidate will lead and conduct original, internationally recognised research within an area aligned to GNSS receiver and signals technology, within the world leading Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI). This will involve seeking and obtaining research funding and publishing high quality research outputs. The goal of this position is to develop and lead a new group, focussed on GNSS receiver technology, within the complementary GNSS and PNT activities of the NGI. In the first instance this part of the activity will be focussed on the AMSCI-funded partnership with Rockwell Collins, and will be pump-primed with additional support for post-doctoral staff and PGR students.

It is also essential that the candidate has proven experience in research leadership and has a proven track record in project management. The person appointed will be expected to apply for and obtain external funding to enable development of new and independent research. Good communication and organisation skills are also required.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Terry Moore ( or Prof Pat Wheeler ( Further details at the NGI link below. Applications close on 5 September.

The Institute for Aerospace Technology at the University of Nottingham is also currently advertising 11 positions on their Marie Curie COFUND doctoral programme INNOVATIVE (The Integration of Aerospace Technologies). It is looking for electrical, electronic, manufacturing and mechanical Engineers as well as psychologists and candidates with strengths in navigation technologies and big data analysis.

Successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary team of 24 researchers - all working at the forefront of Aerospace Engineering. The programme not only enables the researchers to work towards a PhD but also involves an industrial placement in a leading aerospace company, a personal budget for conference travel and training courses, as well as the opportunity to work collaboratively with other researchers to make novel advances within this field.

Details are at the Aerospace Technology Centre link below - applications close on 10 September.

  • 16 August 2017
  • RIN

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