Postdoctoral Researchers in 6G Wireless Connectivity (# of pos: 2)

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Dec 2022

6G Flagship 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. Having built the rigorous research programme defined in our 6G White Papers, we are constantly looking for talents defining the 6G future with us. During 2023, a large number of international (Korea and Japan), EU funded (Hexa-X-II) and national projects will be started. These new activities alongside with our flagship basefunding need constantly new talented researchers.

We are now looking for several

Postdoctoral Researchers

in 6G Wireless Connectivity research team led by 6G Flagship Director, Prof. Matti Latva-aho. 6G must provide increased transmission capabilities, as well as safe and dependable global service delivery. Wireless access research focuses on exploring efficient transmission alternatives for various use scenarios having vastly different requirements operating at frequency bands up to sub-THz region. Higher energy and cost efficiencies are needed to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which is a major driver of our research. Integrated sensing and communications (ISAC) or joint communications and sensing (JCS) transceivers will be crucial. Due to the highly dynamic radio channel, adaptability to varying conditions must be supported. Thus AI/ML inspired radio interfaces are on our research agenda. For ever increasing demand for capacity, cell free architectures and the latest MIMO techniques are studied along with techniques aided by reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS). Due to the societal needs to speed up digitalization, we also explore new ways for deploying local connectivity: densification, utilization of higher spectrum bands, dynamic spectrum use concepts, radio resource and interference management, user mobility and roaming in local networks, etc. are also of our current interests.

These postdoctoral positions will be placed at the 6G Flagship within Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Oulu.

Job description and qualifications

As a postdoctoral researcher, you’ll be joining one of our existing 6G wireless connectivity teams:

- modulation, coding and PHY

- communication signal processing

- MIMO techniques

- low complexity MIMO @THz bands

- remote areas connectivity solutions

- dynamic spectrum access and local connectivity solutions

- resilient connectivity

We expect independent working as a part of international team with. A relevant doctoral degree in engineering, mathematics or physics is required with a proven track record of publications suitable to this area. The doctoral degree must be received no longer than 10 years ago. Previous experience on project work is a strong plus, good writing and spoken English is a naturally required.

What we offer

  • A unique position on top of 6G research within one of the leading and the largest academic groups in the field.
  • Possibility to influence global 6G vision and standard direction in collaboration with our international partner network.
  • Possibility to develop your skills towards many other relevant research directions within 6G Flagship.
  • University´s wide variety of support services are at your disposal, including an interesting Spouse program, allowing you to focus on your research.
  • In addition to modern research facilities, 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.
  • You will receive also 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.

Working environment

The University of Oulu in Northern Finland, with approximately 13,800 students and 3,700 employees, is an international, multidisciplinary research university with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent. The strengths of the University include broad, multidisciplinary research interests, a modern research and study environment, and wide cooperation with international research and educational institutes ( ).

Terms of employment

The positions are fixed term for 3 years starting 1.2.2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. A trial period of 6 months is applied to the positions. The salary will be based on the levels 5-6 of the demand level chart for university–level teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50% of the job-specific component). Starting gross salary is approx. 3700-4300€ (before taxes), and depends on your background and experience.

How to apply

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, must be submitted using the electronic application form by December 31st 2022 (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 this position. Also, information on personal research interests, experience and career plans are valuable to provide here.
2) Curriculum vitae (max. 5 pages), preferably in accordance with the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity
3) List of publications 
4) Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned copy of the original master and doctoral degrees certificate and transcript of records and, when necessary, official translations to English
5) Contact information of two senior/experienced researchers who may be asked to give a statement on the candidate
6) A research plan (max. 4-5 pages)

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

Informal inquiries are welcome. For further information or informal inquiries, please contact

Prof. Matti Latva-aho (Email: ) 

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 center 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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