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Position: Research Associate (Postdoc) in Signal Processing and Physical Layer for Satellite Communication
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duties: Investigating challenging issues and developing novel techniques/algorithms to address some of the identified critical issues related to the topics below; Multi-antenna techniques (e.g. precoding/beamforming); Synchronization aspects; Channel State Information Acquisition; Channel modelling; Physical layer; Implementing and developing a software testing environment to compare and evaluate the proposed methods; Disseminating results through scientific publications and conferences
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 relevant international conferences and top journals in the following research areas (at least one IEEE Transaction publication is mandatory): Multi-antenna signal processing, e.g. beamforming/precoding; Estimation and detection theory; Coding and information theory; Radio access technologies; Channel modeling
   
Text: UOL04230 31-Dec-2099 About the SnT... The University of Luxembourg is seeking to hire a highly motivated and an outstanding researcher in the area of Signal Processing, Physical layer (PHY) for Satellite Communication systems for its Interdisciplinary Centre of Security and Trust (SnT), within the Signal Processing and Communications (SigCom) research group, led by Prof. Björn Ottersten and 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 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 candidate is expected to perform the following tasks: Investigating challenging issues and developing novel techniques/algorithms to address some of the identified critical issues related to the topics below Multi-antenna techniques (e.g. precoding/beamforming) Synchronization aspects Channel State Information Acquisition Channel modelling Physical layer Implementing and developing a software testing environment to compare and evaluate the proposed methods. 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. Houcine Chougrani ( houcine.chougrani@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 relevant international conferences and top journals in the following research areas (at least one IEEE Transaction publication is mandatory): Multi-antenna signal processing, e.g. beamforming/precoding. Estimation and detection theory Coding and information theory Radio access technologies Channel modeling Strong experience with detection and synchronization schemes design and implementation. General background on communications systems (e.g. 5G-NR, DVB for satellite) Strong programming skills in MATLAB. Python, C++ and VHDL are desirable but not mandatory. Experience of working with industrial projects or public funded research projects is highly desirable. Experience with HW implementation is a plus. 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 Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week Location: Kirchberg Job Reference: UOL04230 How to apply... 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 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). If you do not have yet received your PhD but will do soon, please include a tentative graduation date. 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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