Research Associate (Postdoc) in meta-MAC layer development

Publiée le 13/07/2024

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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 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 6G-Space Lab, our SW Simulators, and our OTA Facilities. For further information, you may refer to

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!

Please contact us at Dr. Mert Bayraktar ()

Your Role...

This is a fully funded position with an original 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 theoretical and experimental research on meta-MAC layer development for underwater optical communication systems.

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

  • Research on optical communication, particularly underwater:
  • MAC protocol development
  • Network layer development
  • Energy harvesting methodologies
  • Integrate with the SIGCOM research group and contribute to the SIGCOM on-going research projects related to optical communications
  • Develop research around optical-based communications, including channel modeling, optimization of transmission and reception, network-based design, and evaluation
  • Design and develop network layer and meta-MAC layer protocols to provide a good performance-complexity trade-off for the identified scenarios and use cases
  • Compare with state-of-the-art and conventional solutions via numerical simulations and/or HW/chipset validation
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications and conferences
  • Assisting in the organization of relevant workshops and demos
  • Preparing new research proposals to attract new projects
  • Providing assistance in the supervision of PhD students

Your Profile...

The candidate should possess a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or affine. With a proven record of accomplishment in the area of Optical communication or meta-MAC layer protocols.

The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and experience in a number of the following topics:

  • A solid mathematical and network background
  • Advanced physical layer security techniques
  • Analyzing overhead signaling, non-contention and contention-based access methods, and synchronization mechanisms
  • Integration of the MAC layer with other network layers, such as the physical layer and network layer
  • Software Development using C++, Python, MATLAB
  • Experience with optical communication systems is desirable
  • Experience with underwater optics is considered a plus
  • International experience is desirable
  • Sound publication track record in relevant international conferences and top journals
  • Experience working with industrial or publicly funded research projects is highly desirable
  • Highly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking skills

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

Find out more about us!

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter

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.

General information:

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Campus Kirchberg
  • Internal Title: Postdoctoral researcher
  • Job Reference: UOL06528

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 83099 (full time)

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