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Postdoc 5G/6G Non-Terrestrial Networks and Satellite Networks

Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Canton)
Closing date
13 Aug 2024

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Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

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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 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...

Work on project-relevant subjects from the last and current Release of the 3GPP core network standards, implement the features in free5GC and/or OpenAirInterface/srsRAN software for computer simulations, and conduct theoretical research to submit proposals to the ongoing study or work items, with a view towards patenting and possible inclusion into the future Releases

  • Perform research on future communications networks topics including, but not limited to:
    • Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTNs)
    • Multicast and Broadcast Services (MBSs)
    • Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV), UA System (UAS) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM)
    • Experimental emulators, prototypes, testbeds and distributed research infrastructure test platforms
  • Set up real-world testing both in the laboratory using emulators and software defined radios (SDRs), and in the field using drones or satellites, to validate research or project outcomes
  • Disseminating results through foremost scientific publications and conferences in their 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
  • Support in the supervision of PhD students
  • Participate into the development of the 6GSpaceLab infrastructure and the federated labs at SnT

For further information, please contact: Dr. Jorge Querol () / Dr. Youssouf Drif ()

Your Profile...

  • A PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science/engineering with a focus on network communications
  • Good understanding of the 3GPP 5G radio access and core network protocols
  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages including bash scripting, MATLAB, C/C++, Golang, and Python
  • Working knowledge of free5GC/OpenAirInterface/srsRAN open-source software stack. Practice in other open-source mobile network software frameworks such as O-RAN Front Haul Interface is valuable
  • Good skills in development in Linux and with open-source software tools like Git and Jenkins, CI/CD, and operation of SDRs like USRPs and virtualized environments like Docker and virtual machines Know-how on orbit propagation tools such as STK, or ns-3 network simulator are pluses
  • Experience working with industrial projects or publicly funded research projects is highly desirable
  • Highly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking skills International experience is advantageous
  • 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!

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
    • If you do not have yet received your PhD but will do soon, please include a tentative graduation date
    • 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)
    • List of publications. Provide a link in case of open access
    • Name, affiliation, and contact details of three referees
  • 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: UOL06539

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


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