University of Luxembourg

Research Associate (Postdoc) in Embedded Systems for Space, deep space and Lunar surface Communications

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The University of Luxembourg is seeking to hire a highly motivated and an outstanding researcher in the area of Space Communications 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 HE 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 candidates are expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Analyzing and investigating methods and architectures for future deep space and Lunar/Mars communications protocols
  • Research on future communications networks including the following topics:
    • Lunar/Mars surface communication
    • Deep space communication
    • Experimental emulators, prototypes and testbeds
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications and conferences
  • Active contribution 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...

Qualification: The candidate should possess a PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science/engineering.

Experience: The ideal candidate should have knowledge and experience in several the following topics:

  • Experience with at least one of the following standards: 3GPP and/or IEEE 802.11
  • Experience with communication protocol implementations
  • Strong programming skills in MATLAB, or C/C++. Other simulation languages such as Python are a plus
  • Experience with Software-Defined Radios and ARM microprocessor
  • Experience of working with industrial projects or public funded research projects is highly desirable
  • Highly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking skills.
  • International experience is desirable
  • 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: Contrat à durée déterminée 24 Mois (which may be extended up to five years)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL04791

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 75285

How to apply...

Applications in English should 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...

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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Title
Research Associate (Postdoc) in Embedded Systems for Space, deep space and Lunar surface Communications
Location
2, avenue de I'Universite Belvaux, Luxembourg
Published
2022-02-23
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