PhD Position in 5G Multi-Antenna Communications

nterdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust
September 13 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The University of Luxembourg is looking for its Interdisciplinary Centre of Security and Trust (SNT) for a :

PhD Position in 5G Multi-Antenna Communications

  • Ref: R-STR-5010-00-B

  • Fixed Term Contract up to 3 years in total, pending satisfaction of progress milestones (CDD), on full time basis (40hrs/week)

  • Number of positions: 1



The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) invites applications from PhD candidates in the general area of wireless communications and networking. SnT is carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners. For further information, you may check: and .

The Centre is rapidly expanding its research activities and is seeking highly motivated PhD candidates who wish to contribute to its partnership and research projects. The main research area is on multi-antenna signal processing for 5G communications and requires a combination of mathematical tools from Statistics, Optimization, Control Theory, as well as willingness to develop demonstrators in Software Defined Radio.


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Rôle :

Position Description: The successful candidates will join a strong and motivated research team lead by Prof. Björn Ottersten and Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas in order to pursue a PhD on the following topics:

  • 5G Multi-Antenna Communications

The position holders will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Carrying out research in the predefined areas

  • Disseminating results through scientific publications and conference presentations

  • Participating in proposal drafting

  • Assisting in organization of relevant workshops

Profil :

The candidates should possess an MSc degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or Applied Mathematics.

Experience: The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and experience in a number of the following topics:

  • Signal processing for Physical Layer communication blocks

  • MIMO, Multi-antenna, Multi-user wireless systems

  • Cross layer aspects of digital communication systems

and be familiar with the principles of

  • Linear algebra

  • Probability theory

  • Optimization theory

  • Control theory

  • Multivariate calculus and statistics

Development skills in MATLAB or C++ are required. Experience with LabView is desirable.

Language Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Knowledge of French, German or Luxembourgish is desirable.

Offer: The University offers a Ph.D. study program with a Fixed Term Contract up to 3 years in total, pending satisfaction of progress milestones (CDD), on full time basis (40hrs/week). The University offers highly competitive salaries and ample opportunities for training activities towards professional development. You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and growing centre. University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer.


Application: Application should include:

  • Full CV, including list of publications and contact details of two referees

  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken

  • Research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate (300 words).


All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: December 1st, 2017. Early submission is encouraged; applications will be processed upon arrival.


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