Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Elektro- och informationsteknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

Subject description
The research area of this doctoral student deals with Massive MIMO, a wireless communication technique gaining much attention as a cornerstone for 5th generation wireless systems and beyond since a massive number of antennas and transceiver chains lead to large gains in spectral and energy efficiencies. Due to the large industrial interest in the area, we have initiated a large joint research project with Ericsson AB, where we jointly are going to investigate different aspects of massive MIMO technologies and applications. This particular position is focused on radio channel characterization and modelling for mm wave systems using a large number of antennas. Of special interest are the directional properties and the dynamic properties of mm wave channels. 

Work duties
The research work associated with this doctoral student position deals with radio channel characterization and modelling for mm wave systems using many antennas. You will participate and plan measurement campaigns, analyse the data with a focus on directional properties and dynamic behaviour. Based on the channel characteristics you will develop channel models describing the dynamic and directional behaviour of the channel. Those models will serve as guidelines and test cases when developing beamforming strategies for future wireless communication systems.

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

Admission requirements
A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Electrical Engineering if he or she has:

  • been awarded at least 60 credits in the second cycle with relevance to Electrical Engineering, or
  • a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics, or Engineering Nanoscience.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria
Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student’s potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following:

  • Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.
  • An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.

Other assessment criteria:

  • Experience with mathematical modelling and analysis of wireless communication systems. This also includes experience of the software tools used, such as MATLAB.
  • Practical experience from RF measurements.
  • Knowledge in electromagnetics and antenna design.
  • Knowledge in RF electronics design.
  • Experience from radio channel characterization and modelling.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Terms of employment
Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/4166
  • Fredrik Tufvesson, professor, +46 46 222 46 29, fredrik.tufvesson@eit.lth.se
Published 19.Jul.2018
Last application date 15.Aug.2018 11:59 PM CET

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