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Position: System Engineering for Novel Satellite Communication Application
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duties: Research novel LEO satellite missions for novel satellite communication and remote sensing missions; Implement a satellite simulator in MATLAB/SIMULINK; Investigate the use of satellite-based broadband for LEO missions using simulation and system engineering means; Test advanced satellite communication payloads using machine learning paradigms in the CubeSatLab in conjunction with a satellite simulator; Disseminate results through scientific publications and conferences; Actively contribute to the different research projects, either coordinating technical contributions and/or preparing project deliverables; Prepare new research proposals to attract industrial, national and European projects; Provide assistance in the supervision of PhD students
Requirements: PhD degree in aerospace engineering or a similar field; Experience in some of the following areas: satellite system engineering; low earth orbit and constellation design; (digital) signal processing; satellite communication; MATLAB/SIMULINK; hardware-in-the-loop simulation and testing; Sound publication track record in the topics listed above; Programming in C/C++ is an asset
   
Text: UOL04421 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 outstanding researcher in the area of system engineering for new satellite communication applications for its Interdisciplinary Centre of Security and Trust (SnT), within the Space System Engineering research group, led by Prof. Andreas Hein. The group researches single-satellite, constellation and formation flight mission concepts for satellite communication and Earth observation applications. It operates the CubeSatLab for education and research and carries out research funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Luxembourg Science Foundation (FNR). 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... You will: Research novel LEO satellite missions for novel satellite communication and remote sensing missions Implement a satellite simulator in MATLAB/SIMULINK Investigate the use of satellite-based broadband for LEO missions using simulation and system engineering means Test advanced satellite communication payloads using machine learning paradigms in the CubeSatLab in conjunction with a satellite simulator Disseminate results through scientific publications and conferences Actively contribute to the different research projects, either coordinating technical contributions and/or preparing project deliverables Prepare new research proposals to attract industrial, national and European projects Provide assistance in the supervision of PhD students Your Profile... PhD degree in aerospace engineering or a similar field Experience in some of the following areas: satellite system engineering low earth orbit and constellation design (digital) signal processing satellite communication MATLAB/SIMULINK hardware-in-the-loop simulation and testing Sound publication track record in the topics listed above Programming in C/C++ is an asset Knowledge of machine learning principles is an asset Knowledge of real-time operating systems and embedded systems is an asset Excellent written and verbal communication in English International experience is desirable 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: UOL04421 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 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 portfolio of skills and projects 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.
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