SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.

Within SnT, the SIGCOM research group is headed by Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas, and mainly carries out research activities in the areas of signal processing for wireless communication systems, including satellite communications, and is currently expanding its research activities towards quantum information systems. Use cases of interest include IoT verticals, unmanned aerial vehicles, integrated satellite-space-terrestrial networks, quantum communications and key distribution, spectrum management and coexistence, tactile Internet, and autonomous transportation. Furthermore, our activities are experimentally driven and supported by the SDR CommLab, the SDN Lab, the 5G-Space Lab, our SW Simulators, and our OTA Facilities

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

Your Role…

This is a fully funded position with a duration of 2 years with a possibility to extend up to 5 years upon the performance and funding availability. The successful candidate is expected to work on designing optimal network slicing strategies and develop SDN/NFV solutions for the non-terrestrial network automation. The design strategies will optimize the service function chain, flow management and virtual network embedding for 6G NTN. The ideal candidate should have knowledge and experience in some of the following topics:

  • Strong background in Computer Networking technologies (ideally in SDN/NFV).
  • Network and/or resource slicing, virtual network embedding.
  • Optimization and Machine learning/deep learning techniques.
  • Experience in open-source platforms and controllers (e.g., ONOS, Ryu, MiniNet, OpenSAND).
  • Graph signal processing for wireless networks.
  • Development skills in MATLAB, python or C++ are required.

The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Contribute to the national project FNR SDNSaT: Intelligent SDN Management and Routing in NGSO Satellites for Critical Services.
  • Carry out research in the defined areas.
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications in the top-tier venues.
  • Coordinating research projects and preparing project deliverables.
  • Preparing new research proposals to attract industrial, national and European projects.
  • Providing assistance in the supervision of PhD students.
Your Profile…

Qualification: The candidate should possess a PhD degree or will graduate soon in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalence.


  • Should have demonstrated research capability via published papers in top 10% international journals of the field.
  • Strong programming skills in MATLAB, Python, R or C++.
  • Highly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and oral 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.
  • Multiple funding sources for your ideas. The University supports researchers to acquire funding from national, European and private sources.
  • Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and extracurricular activities.

Find out more about us!

In Short…
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month (extendable up to 60 months)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL05865

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 your contact address, work experience, publications.
  • Cover letter letter with motivations and topics of particular interest to the candidate (approx. 1 page).
  • Contact information for 2 referees.

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.

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For further information, please contact Dr. Thang X. Vu ( or Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas (

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