University of Luxembourg

Research Associate (Postdoc) in Signal Processing for 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks

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The University of Luxembourg is seeking to hire a highly motivated and outstanding researcher in the area of Signal Processing for 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks for its Interdisciplinary Centre of Security and Trust (SnT), within the Signal Processing and Communications (SigCom) research group, led by Prof. Björn Ottersten and Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas.

SnT carries out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable, and trustworthy ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) systems and services, often in collaboration with governmental, industrial, and international partners.  SnT is active in several national projects funded by National Research Fund (FNR) and local industries, and international research projects funded by the EU FP7 program, H2020 program, and the European Space Agency (ESA). For further information, you may check:

The SigCom research group carries out research activities in the areas of signal processing for wireless communication systems including satellite communications and radar systems and is currently expanding its research activities in exploring several emerging use cases of next-generation wireless communications systems. For details, you may refer to the following:

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

Your Role...

The successful candidate will join a strong and motivated research team led by Prof. Björn Ottersten and Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas to work on one or more of the following areas:

  • Research on the integration of 5G NR with Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) focused on:
  • MIMO, Beamforming, Precoding
  • Ultra-reliable and low-latency communications
  • Mobile edge computing
  • 5G and Health Regulations
  • Beyond-Line-Of-Sight control of 5G-assisted UAVs
  • Demonstration of SDR-based 5G-nodes prototypes
  • Opening his/her research line in synergy with the currents research projects

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

  • Researching the predefined areas
  • Participating in research proposal drafting and project deliverables
  • Collaborate in ongoing ESA, European, and national projects
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications and conference presentations
  • Assisting in the organization of relevant workshops and demos
  • Assisting in the supervision of Ph.D. students

Your Profile...

  • A Ph.D. degree in Telecommunication Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science/engineering with a focus on wireless communications.
  • A proven record of accomplishment in the areas of Terrestrial Wireless Communications with a focus on physical layers of LTE and 5G NR.
  • Knowledge of higher-layer signaling processes in LTE and 5G protocol.


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

  • Experience with developments or use of Openairinterface5G (OAI)/SRS-LTE
  • Knowledge of 3GPP standards for LTE and 5G NR (releases 14-17)
  • Hands-on experience with Software Defined Radio platform such as USRPs or others
  • Strong software development and debugging skills using C/C++ (mandatory)

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

Here’s what awaits you at SnT...

  • A stimulating learning environment. Here post-docs and professors outnumber PhD students. That translates into access and close collaborations with some of the brightest ICT researchers, giving you solid guidance
  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 45 industry partners
  • Multiple funding sources for your ideas. The University supports researchers to acquire funding from national, European and private sources
  • Competitive salary package. The University offers a 12 month-salary package, over six weeks of paid time off, health insurance and subsidised living and eating
  • Be part of a multicultural family. At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

But wait, there’s more!

Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and extracurricular activities.

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month - which may be extended up to five years
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL03786

How to apply...

Application in English should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae, including:
    • Contact address
    • For each degree received or currently enrolled in, provide the degree, institution name, institution city and country, and start date and date (or expected date) of graduation. Include the title and summary of your Ph.D. Thesis and supervisor name (and Bachelor / Master Thesis if you did one).
      • If you do not have yet received your Ph.D. but will do soon, please include a tentative graduation date.
    • List of publications (authors, title, journal/conference name, and date of publication). Provide a link in case of open access.
    • Name, affiliation, and contact details of three referees
  • Cover letter with motivations and topics of particular interest to the candidate (approx. 1 page).

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About the University of Luxembourg...

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character. It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching, is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

Further information

For further information, please contact: Dr. Sumit Kumar ( or Dr. Jorge Querol (

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