Lunds universitet, LTH, Electrical and Information Technology

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace

The position is within the division of Communications Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Information Technology at LTH in Lund. The division has 8 senior researchers, around 20 PhD students and a deep collaboration with industry. The division works within wireless communication in a wider sense and the activities span from communication theory to implementation of antenna structures.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University

Subject description

The subject area includes large-scale MIMO where the antenna elements are distributed over a larger geographical area, in the form of co-located clusters or as individual elements. The focus area is on the characteristics of the radio channel in such systems to obtain efficient and reliable communications. This means that the subject area includes cellular communication systems for 5G and 6G, channel modeling, channel characterization, combined communication and sensing with associated signal processing.

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. 
Teaching may also be 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. The purpose of the position is to develop the independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity of further development. 

We will explore different system configurations to obtain reliable and efficient communication. The focus will be on the characteristics of the radio channel and its impact on efficiency and reliability, especially with respect to the lower frequency bands below 7 GHz. Collaborative subsystems operating at millimeter wave frequencies and sub-millimeter wave frequencies may also be included. The distributed antenna systems require new forms of characterization methods, hence, the development of measurement systems and evaluation methods for characterization of distributed radio channels are also included in the tasks. Measurements will be carried out in both indoor and urban environments. Based on the measurements, channel models relevant for communication and sensing in distributed massive MIMO systems will be developed and performance evaluations for different system configurations will be carried out.

The project is a part of a larger national project with Swedish industry and partially also of European collaborative projects, hence the duties include project meetings and joint project work.

Detailed description of the work duties:

  • Collaboration with industry and academic partners
  • Teaching at undergraduate and graduate level
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above.

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. The certificate proving the qualification requirement is met, must be received 
before the employment decision is made. Priority will be given to candidates who have graduated no more than three years ago before the last day for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • You have very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • You have experience of  radio channel measurements and characterization.
  • You have documented knowledge of  radio channel modelling from a system perspective.
  • You have experience from performance evaluation of wireless communication systems, especially with respect to efficiency and reliability.
  • You have documented ability to cooperate with other researchers.

Assessment criteria 

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. 

Other qualifications:

  • Knowledge in MATLAB
  • Knowledge in wave propagation
  • Experience from radio channel measurements in both traditional cellular frequency bands below 7 GHz and in the millimeter wave bands
  • Practical experience from statistical signal processing methods

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.

Further information

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 2 years and will start as soon as possible according to agreement. 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”).

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:

Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible according to agreement
Salary Montly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/483
  • Fredrik Tufvesson, +46462224629
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
Published 22.Feb.2023
Last application date 08.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

Return to job vacancies