University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Senior Research Assistant in CPU/GPU Satellite Modem

Post Title Senior Research Assistant in CPU/GPU Satellite Modem

SBU/Department: School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

FTE: 1.0 fte (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent / Fix Term

Salary: UH6 £31,396pa to £37,099pa with potential to progress by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield

Main duties and responsibilities

To work on our new CPU/GPU Satellite Modem project, funded by the European Space Agency, in collaboration with Global Invacom. In this project you will work with a team of researchers in the 6G Cognitive Networking Laboratory to research and develop a software DVB-S2X/DVB-RCS2 Satellite Modem based on Software Defined Radio technology.

Skills and experience required

The postholder will require an understanding of digital communications systems and have experience in Matlab, Linux, C/C++, and Python. Experience with DVB/Satellite modems, SDRs and radio transceivers is not required, but is desirable.

Qualifications required

Degree at a minimum of 2:2 (or equivalent level 6 qualification), or higher qualification in a relevant discipline is essential for this role. Holding a masters or equivalent level 7 qualification is desirable.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: FORMTEXT Prof Pandelis Kourtessis, Professor of Cognitive Networks, [email protected]

Closing Date : 21/05/2024

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 058935

Date advert placed: 07/05/2024

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

Job details


Senior Research Assistant in CPU/GPU Satellite Modem


University of Hertfordshire


United Kingdom


May 08, 2024

Application deadline

May 21, 2024

Job type



Computer Science,Engineering,Space Science

About the employer

Formerly recognized as Hatfield Technical College, University of Hertfordshire is a public university which was established in the year 1952. This university primarily developed its roots in aeronautical engineering. In the year 1961, it was given the status of a regional college by the Ministry of Education. The British Government granted this college the university status in the year 1992. The university has multiple research centres in various fields including health and human sciences, arts and humanities and science and technology.

The University of Hertfordshire has two campuses, namely De Havilland and College Lane, which are spread across sprawling premises. The campuses offer on-campus accommodation to the students and are equipped with many first-class facilities such as a gym, central hub and social spaces. They also have sports facilities, including a pool and a climbing wall. De Haville Campus opened in the year 2005 and is provided with a computer centre, library and resource centre. Both the campuses are accessible by bus and trains. The university offers bus services to the students called Uno. Uno provides safe rides to the students and staff members at a discounted rate. The university has many educational spots, including a creative art gallery, biology lab, aerospace lab, simulation wards, observatory and a law building.

This university offers placement opportunities in many areas such as business, creative arts, physics, maths and law. According to the Complete University Guide 2015, it has the lowest rate of 'student relevant' crimes. The Trident Media Radio is the campus radio operated by the students. This university has a plethora of partners. Some of them are McGill University Canada, University of Okhalama and James Cook University. The university has developed many notable alumni that are doing successfully in their fields. Tony Banham is the Founder of Hong Kong War Diary Project. Helen Lederer is a famous actress and comedian. Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Darell Leikin graduated from the University of Hertfordshire. Chris Gubbey is Auto Executive for General Motors. Upen Patel is an acclaimed film actor and a model. BBC presenter, Kate Bellingham is a renowned alumnus of this university. In addition, it has also produced many eminent sports personalities such as Ajaz Akhtar, who is a British cricketer and Noah Cato, who is a rugby union player.

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