Postdoc in 5G Solutions for Swarms of Robots and Drones

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a position as postdoc in 5G Solutions for Swarms of Robots and Drones is open for appointment from October 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is available for 24 months.The Department of Electronic Systems is one of the largest departments at Aalborg University with a total of more than 230 employees. The department is internationally recognized in particular for its contributions within Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The research and teaching of the Department of Electronic Systems focus on electronic engineering and the activity areas are organized in the sections: Antennas, Propagation and Millimetre-wave Systems section (APMS), Automation Control section (Control), Connectivity section (CNT), Signal and Information Processing section (SIP), Wireless Communication Networks section (WCN) and Communication, Media and Information technologies (CMI).The department focuses on maintaining a close interplay with the university’s surroundings – locally, nationally and internationally – as well as producing unique basic research and educating talented and creative engineers. The department collaborates with leading ICT researchers all over the world

Job description

We seek to appoint a PostDoc to take part in research and knowledge exchange in the research project with close collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs.

The reasearch is expected to include: 
Identification of 5G New Radio (NR) communication technologies and communication methods for robot to robot/drone to drone communication (D2D) which meets stringent reliability requirements for both collision avoidance, drone swarming, robot swarming and extended range, where the robots/drone potentially move with speeds ranging from low to high.

Analysis of the performance of D2D communication, and Device to infrastructure, by means of advanced computer simulations, complemented by experimental data from e.g. radio channel measurements.

The research include development of related 5G NR D2D solutions, as well as which information elements to exchange to make the vision of swarms of robots and drones come true. Including derivation of cooperative policies, collision avoidance methods, related mobility solutions, etc. The candidate is expected to have a solid background in radio system design, preferrably with insight on LTE and 5G NR. Also knowledge of control theory and ML/AI disciplines is an advantage, as well as experience with advanced computer simulations (and related development of such).

Part of the research will be contributed 3GPP NR standardization to ensure high impact via Nokia Bell Labs, including also active dissemination via writing of high-quality scientific papers for prestigious international conferences and Journals.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Preben Mogensen, email:

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail or phone (+45) 9940 7553. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Deadline: 4 August 2019
Unit: Department of Electronic Systems
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Post expires on Sunday August 4th, 2019