Lund University, LTH, Electrical- and Information Technology

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Subject description
The post-doctoral position is in the area of efficient hardware implementation of 6G wireless communication systems, including massive MIMO and large intelligent surfaces. The targeted hardware platforms include field programmable gate array (FPGA), application-specific instruction set processors (ASIP), and/or ASICs. New devices including memristor for in-memory computing will be explored to enable very efficient hardware implementation. The developed hardware will be used in real-life system-level testing and measurement campaigns.

Work duties
The main duties in this post-doctoral position is to conduct research in the research subject described above. The post-doctoral fellow is participating in ELLIIT research project on "Baseband Processing for Beyond 5G Wireless". Teaching is included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, 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.
  • Good knowledge in wireless communication systems, especially MIMO and Massive MIMO.
  • Extensive experience with hardware (FPGA, ASIC, ASIP) implementation of digital signal processing algorithms.
  • Good collaborative skills, drive and inpendendence.

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 the post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

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

Other qualifications:

  • Ability to conduct both theoretical and experimental research in the subject area described above.
  • Experience with development tools for digital circuits (especially FPGA and ASIP) design.
  • Experience with development tools for wireless communication systems implementation and prototyping.

Consideration will also be given to 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 minimum of two and a maximum of 3 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 or 19 November 2021 (applicable on decisions as from 1 February 2022).

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English. LTH uses a special qualifications portfolio to report and document qualifications. Draw up the application in accordance with the following outline and attach it as three PDF files (in the recruitment system, including the PhD certificate). Read more here: To apply for an academic position at LTH

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/3999
  • Associate Professor Liang Liu,
  • Professor Ove Edfors,
Published 10.Dec.2021
Last application date 31.Jan.2022 11:59 PM CET

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