Research Associates / Spontaneous Applications

Publiée le 18/11/2023

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Research Associates / Spontaneous Applications 

(Valid from 01/01/2023 to 31/12/2023)

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.

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!

The SigCom research group at the SnT carries out research activities in the areas of signal processing for wireless communication systems including satellite communications and radar systems, and is rapidly expanding its research areas to various enabling technologies for beyond 5G/6G wireless networks. For details, you may refer to the following:

The SigCom research group at the SnT carries out research activities in the areas of signal processing for wireless communication systems including satellite communications and radar systems, and is rapidly expanding its research areas to various enabling technologies for beyond 5G/6G wireless networks. For details, you may refer to the following:


Your Role...

The successful candidate is expected to perform the following tasks:

1. Carry out novel research works in some of the following domains

1.1. Novel communications technologies for Beyond 5G/6G networks and services

2. Cellular, UAV, IoT, Tactile Internet, MEC, V2X, D2D, M2M, eMBB, mMTC and URLLC

2.1. Machine learning/deep learning techniques and Artificial Intelligence for wireless communications

- Reinforcement learning, active learning, transfer learning, federated learning and interpretable/explainable AI

2.2 Software defined networking, network virtualization and network slicing for wireless networks

2.3. Energy-efficient communication technologies

- Energy harvesting, SWIPT, backscatter communications and reconfigurable intelligent surfaces

2.4. Advanced multi-antenna technologies for B5G/6G wireless networks

- Massive MIMO, cell-free massive MIMO, beamspace massive MIMO, active antennas, smart antennas, precoding, hybrid analog-digital beamforming and 3D beamforming

2.5. Communications technologies at the higher frequencies

- mmWave, TeraHertz and optical

2.6. Communication technologies for Tactile Internet applications including wireless augmented/virtual reality and teleoperation systems

2.7. Quantum-assisted communication technologies for 6G wireless networks  

3. Coordinating research projects and preparing project deliverables

4. Disseminating results through scientific publications and conferences

5. Preparing new research proposals to attract industrial, national and European projects

6. Providing assistance in the supervision of PhD students

Your Profile...

  • A PhD degree in wireless communications, signal processing, machine/deep learning or a closely related field in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Should have published at least 3 journal papers in top 10% international journals of the field, and/or should have strong experimentation background and experience of working in industries or university laboratories
  • Sound publication track-record on one or some of the following areas: wireless communications technologies, signal processing for communications, machine/deep learning, UAVs, MTC/IoT communication techniques/protocols, Terahertz communications, and Quantum communications
  • Strong knowledge on some of the following: PHY and MAC layer design of 5G wireless systems, wireless IoT technologies, network virtualization, network slicing, graph signal processing, machine/deep learning techniques/tools and optimization methods
  • 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

Find out more about us!

In Short

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month (up to 60 months in total)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week 
  • Location: Kirchberg 
  • Job Reference: UOL03168

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral researcher at the UL is EUR 77.167,08 (full time)

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, work experience, publications)
  • Cover letter indicating the research area of interest and your motivation
  • A research statement (max. 1 page)
  • Contact information for 3 referees

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

The applications will be evaluated on a monthly rotating basis and candidates will be invited for interview, in case of a vacant position matching their profile. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by Email will not be considered.

In addition, applicants are invited to apply to all SIGCOM positions they find relevant.

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 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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