Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Elektro- och informationsteknik

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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 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, which then will be used as input when deriving channel models and developing beamforming strategies for future wireless communication systems.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research, according to the decription above. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Detailed description of the work duties:

  • Building up and maintaining a state of the art software radio based channel sounding system for mm wave communication focusing on directional properties and dynamic behaviour of the propagation channel.
  • Planning and performing measurement campaigns, with subsequent analysis to extract relevant channel parameters.
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or equivalent, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Practical experience from RF measurements.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • Experience from analysis of mm wave systems.
  • Knowledge in antenna design and wireless propagation.
  • Experience from LabWiew.
  • 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’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/4169
  • 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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