Post-doctoral position in Electrical engineering (PA2020/3828)
University of Lund

Post-doctoral position in Electrical engineering (PA2020/3828)

Sweden 08 Jan 2021


University of Lund
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Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

Subject description
The research area for this post-doctoral position is Massive MIMO, where massive numbers of antenna elements and transceivers allow for large gains in spectral and energy efficiencies. Scaling of MIMO-systems in this way makes the entire design less sensitive to the quality of the individual transceiver chains and opens up for new approaches to system design. The research is performed in a large cooperation project with Ericsson AB, where we investigate different aspects of Massive MIMO technology and applications.

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.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • research within Massive MIMO and, in particular, the associated scaling laws
  • supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • collaboration with industry and wider society
  • teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • 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, 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.
  • Documented experience from theoretical analysis of wireless communication systems and, in particular, Massive MIMO systems.

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:

  • Work experience related to standardized wireless systems where Massive MIMO is a part of future standard generations, such as the IEEE and 3GPP standards for wireless communications.

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 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. Please upload your PhD certificate. Read more:

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