University of Luxembourg

Research Support Technician

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire a Research Support Technician at the SIGCOM group in 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. The SIGCOM group is active in several international research projects funded by the European Space Agency and the EU framework program. For further information, you may check:, and

Recently Prof. Bjorn Ottersten, direction of SnT and head of the SIGCOM group was awarded the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) proof-of-concept on motion capture systems fusing radar data with those from other sensors. Details of the press release can be seen here: The group is seeking a highly motivated engineer to contribute to this proof-of-concept project.

The main task for the research support technician is the implementation and testing of a minimum viable product whose architecture is being developed in SIGCOM. The system involves data acquisition from different sensors by a software module, well-defined data manipulations and sensor control. The position requires hands on experience on a combination of engineering tools including software development, sensors and robotics background, as well as the capacity to develop demonstrators in laboratory environments using python/C++ as well as the Robot Operating System (ROS).

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Research Support Technician

Your Role

The successful candidate will join a strong and motivated radar research team led by Prof. Björn Ottersten and Dr. Bhavani Shankar to work as a Lab Technician in the following topics (or more):

  • Radar Sensors and Sensor Fusion algorithm
  • Test bed implementation based on Robot Operating System

The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Implementation of predefined sensor fusion algorithms
  • Perform laboratory experimentation, validation, and testing
  • Assisting in organization of relevant demos of the prototype

Your Profile

Qualification: The candidate should possess Bachelor degree or equivalent in Engineering or Computer Science.

Experience: The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and experience in a number of the following topics:

  • Software development in Python and/or C/C++
  • Writing clean and reusable code is a must
  • Knowledge and experience with the Robot Operating System (ROS) and a Raspberry PI is an asset
  • Knowledge about Software Design Patterns is an asset
  • Web development skills are an asset

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

We offer

The University offers a Lab Technician position with a fixed-term contract of 1 year, on full time basis (40 hrs/week) with the possibility for further extension. The University offers highly competitive salaries and plentiful opportunities for training activities towards professional development. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and growing centre. University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information

Application should include:

  • Full CV, including list of programming projects and contact details of two referees
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken
  • Certifications, if any

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: July 31st, 2020. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon arrival.

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