Research & Development Specialist in Embedded Systems for Space, deep space and Lunar surface Communications
University of Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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The University of Luxembourg is seeking to hire a highly motivated and an outstanding engineer in the area of Embedded Systems, Real-Time Signal Processing and Space & Satellite Communications 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 HE programme, H2020 programme and the European Space Agency (ESA).

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The SigCom research group carries out research activities in the areas of signal processing for wireless communication systems including satellite communications 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!


The successful candidates are expected to perform the following tasks :

  • Contributing to research and development projects in the fields of :
  • Space, deep space and Lunar / Mars proximity communications
  • LTE, 5G / 6G Non-Terrestrial Networks and Satellite-Terrestrial Integration
  • Integrate the communication hardware and software components for end-to-end testing
  • Test, analyze and benchmark the various components of the communication subsystem
  • Implementing control, networking and signal processing algorithms for the 5G-SpaceLab and the Commlab
  • Contributing to the dissemination of the research results
  • Collaborate in ongoing ESA, European, and national projects
  • Assisting in the organization of relevant workshops and demos
  • For further information, please contact : Dr. Houcine Chougrani ( )


    Qualification : The candidate should possess a MSc degree in Electronics / Electrical / Telecommunications Engineering or an equivalent qualification, with a proven record of accomplishment in the area of Embedded Systems for Signal Processing or Wireless Communications.

    Experience : The ideal candidate should have knowledge and experience in the following topics :

  • Proven experience with Software-Defined Radios
  • Knowledge of hardware-software co-design and verification techniques using FPGA is a plus. Experience using Vivado SDK / Vitis is also a plus
  • Knowledge of Openairinterface or srsRAN is desirable
  • Strong programming skills in MATLAB, C / C++ and / or HDL (VHDL, Verilog, HLS, etc.). Other languages such as Python or JULIA are a plus
  • Knowledge of Communications and Networking standards (3GPP, IEEE 802.11, DVB) would be a benefit
  • Experience of working with industrial projects or public funded research projects is highly desirable
  • International experience is desirable
  • Highly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Here’s what awaits you at

  • 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
  • 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
  • Find out more about us!

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 24 Month (extension possible up to 60 months)
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Kirchberg
  • Job Reference : UOL04792
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