Postdoctoral Researcher and Two Doctoral Student positions for 5G and beyond cellular access, mmWave based wearables and industrial IoT solutions

Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at University of Oulu, Finland, is offering one Postdoctoral Researcher and two Doctoral Student positions focusing on research for 5G and beyond cellular access, as well as, for mmWave based wearables and industrial IoT solutions. The positions are available in Academy of Finland funded research projects led by Associate Professor Antti Tölli starting preferably at latest on 1 September 2018.

CWC is one of the leading research units in the field of wireless communications globally. Its mission is to conduct world-class research, create new technologies, train world-class graduates, and transfer technology to real use. Research work will be directly linked with the University of Oulu’s brand new flagship programme "6Genesis" developing fundamental competences for beyond 5G and intelligent digital applications needed for smart societies.

In this call, we are looking for people for these specific research topics: 

a) Multiantenna coded caching for wireless content delivery: Multiantenna coded caching can have a profound impact on the physical layer content delivery mechanisms. Here, the focus is on the multipoint/multiantenna coded caching of popular content at RAN, and edge devices, to increase the DoF (goodput) as well as to improve energy efficiency of wireless access. In multipoint coded caching, devices or small cells with self-backhauling store fragments of files, and the network transmits multicast network coded messages to multiple devices or small cells, depending on their current download needs, i.e., file requests. Practical energy efficient multiantenna / multipoint coded caching strategies are developed, where, in addition to the content delivery, the energy expenditure of the content placement phase is properly accounted for.

b) Robust and reliable high bandwidth mmWave solutions: The development of new mathematical tools for estimating mmWave channels and to devise new algorithms for communicating in mmWave MIMO channels, incorporating practical constraints aiming to develop  reconfigurable, robust and reliable high bandwidth mmWave communication links for 5G and beyond cellular access, as well as, for wearables and industrial IoT solutions.

c) Resource optimization and  beamforming in heterogeneous networks: The development of signal processing algorithms for training, channel state acquisition, multi-cell beamforming, resource allocation and  interference management in flexible TDD and full duplex networks taking into account the user traffic demand, (integrated) backhaul/fronthaul limitations and latency constraints, e.g., due to Cloud-RAN implementation. Furthermore,  some of the developed methods are expected to be experimented and  verified in a practical test network environment.

Profile of the ideal candidate

For the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher we are looking for a specialists who possess

  1. a Doctoral degree in electrical engineering, communications engineering or corresponding field, and research experience
  2. demonstrated ability to publish scholarly articles in top journals, e.g., in IEEE Transactions and, flagship conferences
  3. an excellent analytical background and a drive to pursue fundamental research. Expertise in the optimization theory, random matrix theory, and analysis of heterogeneous wireless systems is a major advantage.
  4. excellent English and multi-cultural communication skills
  5. solid team work and management skills

A candidate for the position of a Doctoral Student should possess: 

  1. a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, communications engineering or corresponding field completed with excellent grades
  2. open-minded and enthusiastic approach for research
  3. ability to pursue independent research
  4. excellent English and multi-cultural communication skills
  5. solid team work skills

Application and attachments

Submit your application in SAIMA by 5 August 2018 at 23:59 Finnish time (EEST UTC/GMT +3h).

Provide a selling motivation letter describing especially

  • what research challenges you are eager to tackle,
  • your ambition and personal goals for research (and studies),
  • your prior study and/or research highlights,
  • your most valuable characteristics, competences and skills,
  • your prior experience in co-creation and innovation, and
  • your “soft skills” which qualify you as a fluent communicator and true team player, among others

Please also provide names and details on two references including their current organisation and position, how the person knows you, his/her email and phone number.

Attach the following scanned documents to your application in a single pdf-file:

  • diploma certificate(s),
  • transcript of records, and
  • CV and list of publications

What we offer

Our Doctoral Students will enjoy a competitive salary, fully paid free time equivalent of holiday and benefits such as occupational healthcare. The starting salary for a doctoral student is approx. 2300-2500 EUR and the salary increases gradually according to the progress of studies up to approx. 3300-3500 EUR by the time of graduation.

Our Postdoctoral Researchers will enjoy a competitive salary, fully paid free time equivalent of holiday and benefits such as occupational healthcare. The starting salary for a PostDoc is approx. 3500-4000 EUR depending on the experience and qualifications.

The selected candidates will have full-time, fixed-term positions with an annual working time of 1624 hours. The terms of employment are determined by the Collective Agreement for Finnish Universities. A maximum of six months’ trial period is applied according to the regular practice in Finnish universities.

The exact starting date will be agreed upon separately with the preferred starting date in September or October 2018.

More information: The Association of Finnish Independent Education Employers (AFIEE)

Contact: Associate Professor Antti Tölli, e-mail: antti.tolli@oulu.fi
http://www.ee.oulu.fi/~atolli/

Last updated: 8.7.2018