Research Fellow in Passive Radar Sensing

London (Greater)
£35,328 to £42,701 per annum,
05 Sep 2018
23 Sep 2018

Department of Security and Crime Science


Research Fellow in Passive Radar Sensing

Full Time 

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,328 to £42,701 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to work with Dr. Kevin Chetty on the EPSRC Research Project OPERA - Opportunistic Passive Radar for Non-Cooperative Contextual Sensing - at the UCL Department of Security & Crime Science. The post holder will be expected to carry out fundamental research in key aspects of short-range passive wireless radar to develop contextual sensing capabilities. The post will also involve regular travel between UCL and project partners at Bristol, Oxford and Coventry University for laboratory work and field trials.   

Key tasks include:

- Building-up the research groups’ existing software-defined radar prototype and antenna hardware;

- Implementation passive multi-static radar, and human micro-Doppler simulation models;

- Development of an experimental laboratory test bed for contextual sensing in a Healthcare environment;

- Investigating digital signal processing and machine learning algorithms for analysing and classifying recorded data.

Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject (e.g. electronic engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics etc). Knowledge of radar systems, signal processing and/or machine learning is highly desirable.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to and search on Reference Number 1743870

When making your application please include:

- a covering letter 

- your CV

As part of the interview process, shortlisted candidates will give a 15-minute presentation comprising two parts:

- an outline of their research interests and background

- a summary of how their experience matches the criteria specified for the position

Both the presentation and interview will be held on the same day.

Informal enquiries relating to the post may be addressed to Dr. Kevin Chetty at the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science,  

For any enquiries relating to the application process please contact Quentin Couradeau at the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science,, tel 020 3108 3207.  

The post is funded until 30th September 2021.

Closing Date: 23 September 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

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