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Research Associate (Postdoc) in Satellite and Airborne Communication Systems (M/F)

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    University of Luxembourg
    Computer science
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    31/12/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Luxembourg › Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.


The University of Luxembourg is seeking to hire a highly motivated and an outstanding researcher in the area of emerging satellite and airborne communication systems for its Interdisciplinary Centre of Security and Trust (SnT), within the Signal Processing and Communications (SigCom) research group, led by Prof. Björn Ottersten and Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas.


Research Associate (Postdoc) in Satellite and Airborne Communication Systems (M/F)


  • Ref: 50015074
  • Fixed-term contract 24 months (CDD), full-time 40 hrs/week
  • Employee status



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 programme, H2020 programme and the European Space Agency (ESA). For further information, you may check: www.securityandtrust.lu.

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 signal, image and data processing aspects of computer vision, and is currently expanding its research activities in exploring several emerging use cases for future satellite communication missions, including large LEO constellations, VLEO, HAPs and UAVs. For details, you may refer to the following: https://wwwen.uni.lu/snt/research/sigcom.


Your Role

The successful candidate is expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Investigating challenging issues related to low and Very-low earth orbit (VLEO) constellations, high-altitude platforms (HAPs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) used for communication purposes.
  • Developing novel techniques/algorithms to address some of the identified critical issues
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications and conferences
  • Coordinating research projects and preparing project deliverables
  • Preparing new research proposals to attract industrial, national and European projects
  • Providing assistance in the supervision of PhD students


For further information, please contact: Dr. Shree K. Sharma (shree.sharma@uni.lu) or Dr. Eva Lagunas (eva.lagunas@uni.lu)









Your Profile

  • A PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science/engineering with a focus on wireless or satellite communications.
  • Sound publication track record in the areas related to satellite communications.
  • Knowledge of one or multiple areas listed below is highly desirable:
    • Non-geostationary satellite communication systems
    • High-altitude platforms (HAPs)
    • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
  • Knowledge of the satellite communications standards
  • Experience with optimization and/or machine learning tools
  • Strong programming skills in MATLAB. Python or C++ is a plus.
  • Experience of working with industrial projects or public funded research projects related to resource management is highly desirable.
  • Highly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English


We offer

The University offers an initial two-year employment contract, which may be extended up to five years. The University offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer.


Further Information

Applications, written in English should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, work experience, publications)
  • Cover letter indicating the research area of interest and your motivation
  • A research statement (max 1 page)
  • Contact information for 3 referees


All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.


Deadline for applications: 31/12/2019.

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


Link: http://emea3.mrted.ly/2cd4f

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EURAXESS offer ID: 447771


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