Postdoctoral Researcher in System on Chip (SoC) Technology Wireless Systems

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Dec 2022

We at the University of Oulu work as part of the international science community to produce new scientific information and science-based solutions. We are committed to educate future pioneers to build a more sustainable, intelligent and humane world. Creating new, taking responsibility and succeeding together are values that build a strong foundation for all our actions. We offer a working environment where individuals can cultivate their skills, do meaningful work, and develop professionally. Our university's several specialized research and service units enable extensive and diverse development and career opportunities for experts in various fields. 6G Flagship is the world’s first major 6G research program running from 2018 to 2028. We are already a team of 400 researchers from 50 different countries.

Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) and Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis (CMVS) at University of Oulu, Finland are openingposition for

Postdoctoral Researcher

in the system on chip (SoC) technology for wireless systems. We are looking for talented and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in System-on-Chip (SoC) research in wireless communications and sensing. Especially in this call we are looking for person who are ready to contribute in more than one of the research themes as below for 5G and 6G applications:

  • 5G and 6G architecture and system design
  • SoCs design for transceiver prototypes
  • IP design methodology exploring PPA trade-offs in SoCs
  • Machine learning for 5G and 6G

The faculty and the research group

CWC and CMVS belong to Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering and work on technologies relevant for evolving 6G wireless systems as part of 6G Flagship . The SoC team will be established to work on the relevant algorithm, architecture, computation, and design aspects to support the realization of future wireless devices and systems.

Job Description

Postdoctoral Researcher will carry out research work within a research team, publish research results in the most esteemed international fora, participate to mentoring and teaching students, project management and applications for funding.

Qualification requirements

To qualify as a Postdoctoral Researcher, you must possess an applicable Doctor of Science/Philosophy degree in electrical engineering. The doctoral degree must have been received no more than 10 years ago.

In addition, we appreciate:

  • You should have expertise in digital design and hands-on design experience with tools for FPGA development; be able to program in HDL (Verilog and/or VHDL) and/or HLS.
  • You should have background in digital signal processing, computer architecture, system-on-chip architecture concepts
  • Knowledge of physical layer transmission principles for wireless communication.
  • Familiarity with programming/computing concepts and a proficiency in C and Matlab.
  • Capability to write scientific publications of the highest level
  • Readiness for demanding challenges
  • High motivation and work efficiency both in theoretical and experimental studies
  • Co-operational and team working skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Positive mindset and the ability to interact with people from various backgrounds

What we offer

  • We offer you a place in a highly talented and motivated research group, working to solve globally significant 6G systems.
  • Modern research facilities including state-of-the-art design tools.
  • We offer you personnel benefits such as free occupational healthcare, affordable sport services and endless opportunities to develop your skills and competences.
  • Regular salary is paid 12 months per year, including paid leave and an additional holiday bonus in the summer.
  • The successful candidate will also receive benefits provided by the Finnish government to residents, for example possibility to obtain access to the national healthcare system, tax benefits for employees with children and high-quality, affordable childcare services.
  • More information about working at the University of Oulu you:


The position is fixed term for two years starting February 1st, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. A trial period of 6 months is applied in the positions.

The salary of selected postdoctoral researcher will be set on requirement level 5-6 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration is given for personal achievement and performance (max. 50 %). In practice, the salary is between 3100 - 4000 € per month (before taxes) depending on the qualification.

How to apply

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted using the electronic application form by 9 December 2022 at 23:59 (Finnish local time). The application should be written in English and include the following:

1) A motivation letter (max. 2 pages) summarizing applicant’s professional experience and expertise and describing why applicant is interested in about this position. Information on personal research interests, experience and career plans are also valuable.

2) Curriculum vitae (max. 4 pages) in accordance with the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity including a contact information of two referees who may be asked to give a statement on the candidate.

3) List of publications based on the guidelines of the Academy of Finland:  [with three most important indicated]

4) Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned copy of the original doctoral degree certificate and transcript of records and, when necessary, official translations to Finnish or English.

Only applications containing all relevant appendices and submitted through the online recruitment system will be considered. Top candidates will be invited to an on-site or remote interview.

Further information

For further information, please contact

Associate Professor Zaheer Khan, zaheer.khan(at)

Leader of CWC – Radio Technologies, Prof. Markku Juntti markku.juntti(at)

Leader of CMVS, Prof. Olli Silvén olli.silven(at)

About Oulu, Finland

Finland is one of the most livable countries in the world, with a high quality of life, safety, excellent education system, and competitive economy. The Oulu region is home to over 200 000 people making it the largest urban centre in the Nordics and one of the fastest growing regions in northern Finland. Oulu is a combination of beautiful, northern nature, vivid cultural life and modern technology. Oulu is also known for its highly-educated people and friendly, easy-going atmosphere. Living in Oulu is easy – everything is only max. 20 minutes away! Find out more about Oulu:

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