Research Associate (Postdoc) in Algorithmic aspects of network slicing over next generation...
University of Luxembourg
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SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services.

We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.

The SIGCOM research group, headed by Prof. Björn Ottersten and Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas, carries out research activities in the areas of signal processing for wireless communication systems including satellite communications and radar systems, and is rapidly expanding its research areas to various enabling technologies for beyond 5G / 6G wireless networks including the next generation of satellite communication systems.

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Your Role...

This is a fully funded Postdoc position for 2 years within a large, national research project (INSTRUCT - IN tegrated S atellite- T e R restrial Systems for U biquitous Beyond 5G C ommunica T ions).

The project is run in close cooperation with SES (

The successful candidate will work with an academic supervisor from the University of Luxembourg and with an industrial supervisor from SES, and join a strong and motivated research team lead by Prof.

Björn Ottersten and Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas. The candidate is also expected to spend 25% of his / her time at the SES headquarters in Betzdorf, Luxembourg.

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

  • Contribute to the national project INtegrated Satellite-TeRrestrial Systems for Ubiquitous Beyond 5G CommunicaTions - INSTRUCT Project website : Disseminate results through scientific publicationsPresent results in well-known international conferences and workshopsCoordinating research projects and preparing project deliverablesPreparing new research proposals to attract industrial, national and European projectsImplementing, experimenting and validating solutions through relevant open-source tools and platforms and available testbedsProviding guidance to PhD and MSc studentsOrganizing relevant workshops and demonstrations
  • Your Profile...

    A PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science / Engineering with focus on Telecommunication Networks (ideally on 5G related topic)Sound publication track-record in the areas related to wireless or satellite networksStrong background in Computer Networking technologies (ideally in SDN / NFV)Knowledge of one or multiple areas listed below is highly desirable : Resource slicing and Network slicingSoftware defined networking and Network function virtualizationIntegrated / hybrid satellite-terrestrial networksSoftware defined radio based dynamic resource management Experience with optimization and / or machine learning algorithms / toolsExperience with relevant open-source platforms and tools OpenDayLight, ONOS, Ryu, OpenStack, OSM, ONAP, OpenBaton, Open5GCore, OAI, OpenSAND, etc)Strong computer programming skills in MATLAB.

    Python or C++ is a plusExperience of working with industrial projects or public funded research projects related to network slicing is highly desirableHighly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking skillsExcellent written and verbal communication skills in English

    Here’s what awaits you at SnT...

    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

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    In Short...

    Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 2 YearWork Hours : Full Time Hours per WeekLocation : KirchbergJob Reference : UOL03243

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