University of Luxembourg

Research & Development specialist position for SDR and Communications Laboratory (m/f)

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire an outstanding engineer at its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT). SnT is a centre carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) systems and services. SnT is active in several international research projects funded by the European Space Agency and the EU7th framework program. For further information, you may check:, and

The Centre is rapidly expanding its research activities and is seeking a highly motivated engineer who wishes to contribute to its partnership and research projects. The main research area is the simulation and implementation of satellite and wireless (5G) communication systems. The position requires a combination of engineer tools including FPGA development, software development, wireless/satellite communications background, as well as the capacity to develop demonstrators in laboratory environments using Software Defined Radio tools.

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Your Role

The successful candidate will join a strong and motivated research team led by Prof. Björn Ottersten and Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas to work as a Research & Development specialist in the following topics (or more):
• Interference mitigation and resource allocation in Multi-beam satellite systems
• Test bed implementation for High Throughput Satellite Systems (HTS)
• Wireless (5G)

The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks:
• Perform simulation, design and implementation of SATCOMs systems
• Perform simulation, design and implementation of wireless/5G systems
• Implementation of predefined algorithms on SDR environments
• Perform laboratory experimentation, validation, and testing
• Assisting in organization of relevant workshops and demos

Your Profile

Qualification: The candidate should possess a Master in Engineering (M.E. or M.Sc.) degree or equivalent in Engineering, Computer Science or Applied Mathematics.

Experience: The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and experience in a number of the following topics:
FPGA development and verification
• Digital Signal Processing and algorithm design
• Wireless and/or Satellite communications
• Laboratory Instrumentation
• Test-bed design and implementation on Software Defined Radio platforms
• Programming skills in at least one of the following: MATLAB/Simulink, GNURadio/C/C++, Labview, Xilinx Tools (Vivado, Embedded processors, Zynq, etc)

Language Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

We offer

The University offers highly competitive salaries and plentiful opportunities for training activities towards professional development. The University offers a Technical Assistant position. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and growing centre. The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Application should include:

• Full CV, including list of publications and contact details of two referees
• Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken
• All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: March 1st, 2020. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon arrival.


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