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Position: Research Associate (Postdoc) in Satellite Communications Systems
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duties: The successful candidates are expected to perform the following tasks: Investigating challenging issues related to PHY and MAC layer design related to next generation of satellite communications systems; Developing novel techniques/algorithms to address some of the identified critical issues related to the topics below: Interference mitigation for GSO high throughput satellite systems; Simulation and Analysis of NGSO constellations; GSO-NGSO Spectrum coexistence; Active antenna systems and on-board beamforming design; Satellite integration in 5G; Reconfigurable payloads; Feeder link congestion and multi GW scenario; Synchronization aspects; Disseminating results through scientific publications and conferences; The candidates are expected to actively 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; Providing assistance in the supervision of PhD students
Requirements: A PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science/engineering with a focus on wireless communications; International experience is desirable; Sound publication track record in the topics listed above (at least one IEEE Transaction publication is mandatory); General background on satellite communications systems; Knowledge of the standardization (DVB-S2(X), DVB-RCS(2) and 5G-NR for terrestrial); Experience with a number of optimization tools; Strong programming skills in MATLAB; Experience of working with industrial projects or public funded research projects related to resource management is highly desirable; Highly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking skills; Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
   
Text: UOL03832 31-Dec-2099 About the SnT 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. The University of Luxembourg is seeking to hire a highly motivated and an outstanding researcher in the area of radio resource management and user scheduling for its Interdisciplinary Centre of Security and Trust (SnT), within the Signal Processing and Communications (SigCom) research group, led by Prof. Björn Ottersten and Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas. 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 multibeam satellite systems. For details, you may refer to the following: https://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/sigcom 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 The successful candidates are expected to perform the following tasks: Investigating challenging issues related to PHY and MAC layer design related to next generation of satellite communications systems Developing novel techniques/algorithms to address some of the identified critical issues related to the topics below: Interference mitigation for GSO high throughput satellite systems Simulation and Analysis of NGSO constellations GSO-NGSO Spectrum coexistence Active antenna systems and on-board beamforming design Satellite integration in 5G Reconfigurable payloads Feeder link congestion and multi GW scenario Synchronization aspects Disseminating results through scientific publications and conferences The candidates are expected to actively 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 Providing assistance in the supervision of PhD students For further information, please contact: Dr. Eva Lagunas ( eva.lagunas@uni.lu ) Your Profile A PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science/engineering with a focus on wireless communications International experience is desirable Sound publication track record in the topics listed above (at least one IEEE Transaction publication is mandatory) General background on satellite communications systems Knowledge of the standardization (DVB-S2(X), DVB-RCS(2) and 5G-NR for terrestrial) Experience with a number of optimization tools Strong programming skills in MATLAB Experience of working with industrial projects or public funded research projects related to resource management 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 45 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 Find out more about us! In Short Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month (which may be extended up to five years) Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week Location: Kirchberg Job Reference: UOL03832 Further Information Applications, written in English should be submitted online and include: Curriculum Vitae, including: Contact address For each degree received or currently enrolled in, provide the degree, institution name, institution city and country, 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 The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character . It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.
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