University of Luxembourg

Research Associate (Postdoc) in Joint Communications and Sensing for 6G Non-Terrestrial Networks

2024-06-30 (Europe/Luxembourg)
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(Valid from 22/12/2023 to 30/06/2024)   

Language: English (UK) 

Country: Luxembourg   

Organisation data: Interdisciplinary Centre of Security, Reliability and Trust 

Job Number: UOL06178 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 

Duration 24 Month 

Schedule Type: Full Time 

Work Hours 40.0 Hours per Week 

Expected Start Date: 01/02/2024   

Functions: Postdoctorant 

Job (internal): Postdoctoral researcher     

About the SnT...

The University of Luxembourg is seeking to hire a highly motivated and an outstanding researcher in the area of Joint Communications and Sensing (JCAS) for 6G Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTNs) for its Interdisciplinary Centre of Security and Trust (SnT), within the Signal Processing and Communications (SigCom) research group, led by 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 program, H2020 program and the European Space Agency (ESA). For further information, you may check:

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:

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:

  • Conduct cutting-edge research in the field of joint communications and sensing (remote sensing and/or PNT) for the next generation of non-terrestrial networks
  • Develop innovative solutions and algorithms for integrating communication and sensing capabilities by solving inherent challenges of the space-based or airborne networks
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team of researchers at SIGCOM to identify unexplored areas of potential breakthroughs in the field
  • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in satellite communication, signal processing, radar technologies, navigation algorithms, and related fields
  • Contribute to the development of research proposals for attracting funding through industrial, national, and European projects on the topic
  • Publish research findings in the prestigious peer-reviewed journals and present at relevant conferences
  • Contribute to different research projects, either coordinating technical contribution and/or preparing project deliverables
  • Eventually, help in the supervision of PhD students

  Your Profile...

  • A PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science/engineering with a focus on wireless communications
  • Experience in signal processing for wireless communication algorithms
  • Proven knowledge of the optimization theory
  • Good understanding or willingness to learn the radar technologies
  • Sound publication track record in relevant international conferences and top journals in the related research areas (communications and/or sensing and/or PNT, IEEE Transaction publications are highly recommended)
  • Strong programming skills in MATLAB. Python / TensorFlow or C/C++ are a plus but not mandatory
  • International experience is desirable
  • Experience of working with industrial projects or public funded research projects is highly desirable
  • Highly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking
  • 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 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 (which may be extended up to five years)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL06178

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

  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... 

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.   Further information For further information, please contact: Dr. Jorge Querol ( / Dr. Chandan Kumar Sheemar (

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Research Associate (Postdoc) in Joint Communications and Sensing for 6G Non-Terrestrial Networks
2, place de l’Université Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Application deadline
2024-06-30 23:59 (Europe/Luxembourg)
2024-06-30 23:59 (CET)
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