Postdoctoral Researcher positions in 6G wireless communications and signal processing (# of pos: 2)

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 08 Jan 2023

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The Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Oulu is looking for talented researchers to fill

several Postdoctoral Researcher positions

in 6G wireless communications and signal processing.

About CWC:

CWC is recognized as one of the world’s leading and most active research centres in wireless technologies. CWC is at the heart of the University of Oulu’s strategic focus area “Digitalization and Smart Society” and features the Academy of Finland’s Flagship programme 6G Flagship , which is the world’s first major 6G research programme running from 2018 to 2028. We are already a team of 400 researchers from 50 different countries.

Job Description:

As Postdoctoral Researcher, you will carry out cutting-edge research on the predefined subjects as a member of a team. You will disseminate research results through scientific publications, conference presentations, and project deliverables. You will also assist in the supervision of doctoral researchers and Master’s students, and participate in drafting research grant and project proposals. You will also have the possibility to carry out teaching activities.

The technical field of the positions will span different analytical and algorithmic aspects of massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications for 6G wireless systems operating up to mmWave and THz frequencies. The main research tools will be communications/information theory, signal processing, optimization, and machine learning (ML). The research will be carried out in collaboration with our top-tier international collaborators and research partners. Specific research topics include the following:

- Spectral and energy efficiency enhancements considering hardware implementation constraints.

- Near-field communications and positioning under physically consistent signal propagation.

- Reconfigurable, reliable, and scalable solutions for high-bandwidth and internet of things (IoT) systems.

- Joint communications and sensing (JCAS) algorithms and system design.

- Use of reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) for enhanced connectivity, positioning, and sensing.

- Use of deep unfolding and other data driven ML tools.

Qualification requirements:

To qualify as a Postdoctoral Researcher, you must possess an applicable Doctor of Science/Philosophy degree in communications engineering, electrical engineering, or related field. The doctoral degree must have been received no more than 10 years ago. In case you have not obtained your degree yet, please specify the expected graduation date. The degree must be completed prior to beginning the employment.  In addition, we appreciate the following:

- Research proficiency proven by an excellent publication record with top-tier journal publications.

- Strong mathematical background and rigorous analytical thinking.

- Excellent spoken and written English and multi-cultural communication skills.

- Ability to pursue both independent and collaborative research.

- Readiness to create deliverables for national and EU research projects.

- Open-minded and enthusiastic approach to research with the ability to interact with people from various backgrounds.

What we offer:

- A competitive salary and numerous benefits (such as paid leave, pension, occupational healthcare, and holiday bonus).

- A unique position at the top of 6G research within one of the leading and largest academic groups in the field.

- Modern research facilities and a lively, cross-disciplinary, and international work environment.

- Opportunities for research collaborations with our top-tier international partners and fully paid secondments.

- A wide variety of benefits provided by the Finnish government (e.g., access to national healthcare and high-quality, affordable childcare) and support services offered by the University of Oulu (e.g., spouse programme).

Contract and salary:

The positions are full-time and fixed-term for 2 years. A trial period of 6 months is applied. The starting date will be 1st of February 2022 or soon as possible thereafter. The salary will be based on the levels 5–6 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum 50% of the job-specific component). The starting gross salary will be approximately 3700–4200€ per month (before taxes) depending on the merits, experience, and qualifications. The terms of employment are determined by the Collective Agreement for Finnish Universities.

How to apply:

Applications with all the required attachments must be submitted using the electronic application form by 8th ofJanuary 2023 (23:59 Finnish time). Please include the following attachments in PDF format:

1) A motivation letter (max. 2 pages) summarizing the applicant’s professional experience and expertise and describing why the 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 (http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae ), including contact information of two referees who may be asked to give a statement about the applicant.

3) List of publications based on the guidelines of the Academy of Finland (https://www.aka.fi/en/research-funding/apply-for-funding/how-to-apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines2/list-of-publications/ ), indicating the three most important ones.

4) Certificates/diplomas: scanned copies of the original doctoral and Master’s degree certificates and transcripts of records and, when necessary, official translations to Finnish or English.

Only applications containing all the necessary attachments and submitted through the electronic application form will be considered. Top applicants will be invited to an on-site or remote interview.

Contact details:

For further information, please contact:

Assistant Professor Italo Atzeni, italo.atzeni(AT)oulu.fi, https://cc.oulu.fi/~iatzeni18/

Professor Markku Juntti, markku.juntti(AT)oulu.fi, https://www.oulu.fi/en/researchers/markku-juntti

Professor Antti Tölli, antti.tolli(AT)oulu.fi, https://cc.oulu.fi/~atolli/

About Oulu, Finland:

Finland has been crowned the world's happiest country in 2022 for the fifth year in a row. The capital of Northern Finland, the City of 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. The residents of Oulu enjoy the high standard of living Finland is known for, while the cost of living is still affordable in national comparison. The Oulu region is home to over 250 000 people, making it the largest urban centre in northern Nordics and one of the fastest growing regions in Finland. Find out more about Oulu: https://www.oulu.fi/university/living-in-oulu .


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