Research Engineer in Internet-of-Things

University of Leeds School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Research Engineer in Internet-of-Things

Are you an experienced software developer or researcher looking for your next challenge?   Do you have a background in full-stack development?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s research-intensive Universities? Do you want to contribute towards NetZero Smart farming?

The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI) is an interdisciplinary research community, which brings together members from across academia, industry, and public policy. We envisage a radically different global food system which works with nature and provides everybody with access to safe and nutritious food. Our aim is to develop enduring solutions that help bring about transformative change to create a food system that is socially just, climate-smart and goes beyond sustainability; able to adapt vigorously to enhance the future habitability of our planet. 

Our smart-farm facility aims to develop a fully instrumented and connected farm where we can develop agro-environmental models based on real-time heterogeneous data feeds. We have deployed a multitude of sensors both mobile and static to monitor various environmental parameters. This post is geared to develop an IoT connectivity stack for this sensor array to allow real-time monitoring of data feeds. The core objective of this post is to help us develop bespoke hardware platforms ranging from LTE-M/LoRA to 5G stack for instrumenting existing environmental sensors.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance – the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2009


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute: School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155 p.a.
Working Time: 37.5 hours per week
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months - specialist skills)
Release Date: Tuesday 07 March 2023
Closing Date: Wednesday 05 April 2023
Reference: EPSEE1093