The University of Luxembourg is seeking to hire a highly motivated and an outstanding researcher in the area of 5G/6G Radio Access Network stack optimization for satellite communications for its Interdisciplinary Centre of Security and Trust (SnT), within the Signal Processing and Communications (SigCom) research group, led by Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas.
SnT carries out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) systems and services, often in collaboration with governmental, industrial and international partners. SnT is active in several national projects funded by National Research Fund (FNR) and local industries, and international research projects funded by the EU FP7 programme, H2020 programme and the European Space Agency (ESA). For further information, you may check: www.securityandtrust.lu.
The SigCom research group carries out research activities in the areas of signal processing for wireless communication systems including satellite communications and radar systems, and is currently expanding its research activities in exploring several emerging use cases of next generation wireless communications systems. For details, you may refer to the following: https://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/sigcom.
- Investigate 5G/5G+ architectures and algorithms for their integration into future satellite systems.
- Propose and elaborate new architectures and algorithms for future 6G systems integrating terrestrial and satellite systems
- Optimization of PHY, MAC and above layers parameters for satellite systems via system and link-level simulations, for example:
- Signal predistortion algorithms
- Pilot-free synchronization techniques
- New user multiplexing techniques (ODDM, OTFS, ODWT)
- Precoding and beam management techniques
- HARQ/ARQ optimization
- Implementing and developing a software and/or hardware testing environment to compare and evaluate the proposed techniques and architectures
- Disseminating results through scientific publications and conferences
- Contribute to the different research projects, either coordinating technical contribution and/or preparing project deliverables
- Preparing new research proposals to attract industrial, national and European projects
- Eventually providing assistance in the supervision of PhD students
- A PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science/engineering with a focus on wireless communications.
- Experience in signal processing for wireless communications algorithm.
- Proven knowledge and awareness of the 3GPP 5G NR stack.
- Sound publication track record in relevant international conferences and top journals in the following research areas (at least one IEEE Transaction publication is mandatory).
- Strong programming skills in MATLAB. Others like Python / TensorFlow or C/C++ are a plus but not mandatory.
- International experience is desirable.
- Experience of working with industrial projects or public funded research projects is highly desirable.
- Highly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Here’s what awaits you at SnT…
- Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
- The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 55 industry partners
- Be part of a multicultural family. At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more
- Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
- Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
- Location: Kirchberg
- Internal Title: Postdoctoral researcher
- Job Reference: UOL05767
The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 81072 (full time)
How to apply…
Applications should include:
- Curriculum Vitae, including:
- If you do not have yet received your PhD but will do soon, please include a tentative graduation date.
- For each degree received or currently enrolled in, provide the degree, institution name, institution city and country, and start date and date (or expected date) of graduation. Include the title and short summary of your PhD Thesis and supervisor name (and Bachelor / Master Thesis if you did one).
- List of publications (authors, title, journal/conference name and date of publication). Provide a link in case of open access.
- Name, affiliation, and contact details of three referees
- Cover letter with motivations and topics of particular interest to the candidate (approx. 1 page).
All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.
Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by Email will not be considered.
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
About the University of Luxembourg…
University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.