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Postdoctoral Researcher positions in 6G wireless communications and signal processing

We, at the University of Oulu, work as part of the international science community to produce new scientific information and science-based solutions. We are committed to educating future pioneers to build a more sustainable, intelligent, and humane world. Creating new, taking responsibility, and succeeding together are values that build a strong foundation for all our actions. We offer a working environment where individuals can cultivate their skills, do meaningful work, and develop professionally. Our university’s several specialized research and service units enable extensive and diverse development and career opportunities for experts in various fields.

The Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Oulu is looking for talented researchers to fill

several Postdoctoral Researcher positions

in 6G wireless communications and signal processing.

About CWC:

CWC is recognized as one of the world’s leading and most active research centres in wireless technologies. CWC is at the heart of the University of Oulu’s strategic focus area “Digitalization and Smart Society” and features the Academy of Finland’s Flagship programme 6G Flagship, which is the world’s first major 6G research programme running from 2018 to 2028. We are already a team of 400 researchers from 50 different countries.

Job Description:

As Postdoctoral Researcher, you will carry out cutting-edge research on the predefined subjects as a member of a team. You will disseminate research results through scientific publications, conference presentations, and project deliverables. You will also assist in the supervision of doctoral researchers and Master’s students, and participate in drafting research grant and project proposals. You will also have the possibility to carry out teaching activities.

The technical field of the positions will span different analytical and algorithmic aspects of massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications for 6G wireless systems operating up to mmWave and THz frequencies. The main research tools will be communications/information theory, signal processing, optimization, and machine learning (ML). The research will be carried out in collaboration with our top-tier international collaborators and research partners. Specific research topics include the following:

– Spectral and energy efficiency enhancements considering hardware implementation constraints.

– Near-field communications and positioning under physically consistent signal propagation.

– Reconfigurable, reliable, and scalable solutions for high-bandwidth and internet of things (IoT) systems.

– Joint communications and sensing (JCAS) algorithms and system design.

– Use of reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) for enhanced connectivity, positioning, and sensing.

– Use of deep unfolding and other data driven ML tools.

Qualification requirements:

To qualify as a Postdoctoral Researcher, you must possess an applicable Doctor of Science/Philosophy degree in communications engineering, electrical engineering, or related field. The doctoral degree must have been received no more than 10 years ago. In case you have not obtained your degree yet, please specify the expected graduation date. The degree must be completed prior to beginning the employment.  In addition, we appreciate the following:

– Research proficiency proven by an excellent publication record with top-tier journal publications.

– Strong mathematical background and rigorous analytical thinking.

– Excellent spoken and written English and multi-cultural communication skills.

– Ability to pursue both independent and collaborative research.

– Readiness to create deliverables for national and EU research projects.

– Open-minded and enthusiastic approach to research with the ability to interact with people from various backgrounds.

What we offer:

– A competitive salary and numerous benefits (such as paid leave, pension, occupational healthcare, and holiday bonus).

– A unique position at the top of 6G research within one of the leading and largest academic groups in the field.

– Modern research facilities and a lively, cross-disciplinary, and international work environment.

– Opportunities for research collaborations with our top-tier international partners and fully paid secondments.

– A wide variety of benefits provided by the Finnish government (e.g., access to national healthcare and high-quality, affordable childcare) and support services offered by the University of Oulu (e.g., spouse programme).

Contract and salary:

The positions are full-time and fixed-term for 2 years. A trial period of 6 months is applied. The starting date will be 1st of February 2022 or soon as possible thereafter.The salary will be based on the levels 5–6 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum 50% of the job-specific component). The starting gross salary will be approximately 3700–4200€ per month (before taxes) depending on the merits, experience, and qualifications. The terms of employment are determined by the Collective Agreement for Finnish Universities.

How to apply:

Applications with all the required attachments must be submitted using the electronic application form by 8th ofJanuary 2023 (23:59 Finnish time). Please include the following attachments in PDF format:

1) A motivation letter (max. 2 pages) summarizing the applicant’s professional experience and expertise and describing why the applicant is interested in about this position. Information on personal research interests, experience, and career plans are also valuable.

2) Curriculum vitae (max. 4 pages)in accordance with the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae), including contact information of two referees who may be asked to give a statement about the applicant.

3) List of publications based on the guidelines of the Academy of Finland (https://www.aka.fi/en/research-funding/apply-for-funding/how-to-apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines2/list-of-publications/), indicating the three most important ones.

4) Certificates/diplomas: scanned copies of the original doctoral and Master’s degree certificates and transcripts of records and, when necessary, official translations to Finnish or English.

Only applications containing all the necessary attachments and submitted through the electronic application form will be considered. Top applicants will be invited to an on-site or remote interview.

Contact details:

For further information, please contact:

Assistant Professor Italo Atzeni, italo.atzeni(AT)oulu.fi, https://cc.oulu.fi/~iatzeni18/

Professor Markku Juntti, markku.juntti(AT)oulu.fi, https://www.oulu.fi/en/researchers/markku-juntti

Professor Antti Tölli, antti.tolli(AT)oulu.fi, https://cc.oulu.fi/~atolli/

About Oulu, Finland:

Finland has been crowned the world’s happiest country in 2022 for the fifth year in a row. The capital of Northern Finland, the City of Oulu, is a combination of beautiful northern nature, vivid cultural life, and modern technology. Oulu is also known for its highly educated people and friendly, easy-going atmosphere. The residents of Oulu enjoy the high standard of living Finland is known for, while the cost of living is still affordable in national comparison. The Oulu region is home to over 250 000 people, making it the largest urban centre in northern Nordics and one of the fastest growing regions in Finland. Find out more about Oulu: https://www.oulu.fi/university/living-in-oulu.

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Post expires on Sunday January 8th, 2023

Doctoral Researcher Positions in 6G Wireless Communications and Signal Processing

We, at the University of Oulu, work as part of the international science community to produce new scientific information and science-based solutions. We are committed to educating future pioneers to build a more sustainable, intelligent, and humane world. Creating new, taking responsibility, and succeeding together are values that build a strong foundation for all our actions. We offer a working environment where individuals can cultivate their skills, do meaningful work, and develop professionally. Our university’s several specialized research and service units enable extensive and diverse development and career opportunities for experts in various fields.

The Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Oulu is looking for talented researchers to fill up to

seven Doctoral Researcher positions

in 6G wireless communications and signal processing.

About CWC:

CWC is recognized as one of the world’s leading and most active research centres in wireless technologies. CWC is at the heart of the University of Oulu’s strategic focus area “Digitalization and Smart Society” and features the Academy of Finland’s Flagship programme 6G Flagship, which is the world’s first major 6G research programme running from 2018 to 2028. We are already a team of 400 researchers from 50 different countries.

Job Description:

As a Doctoral Researcher, you will carry out cutting-edge research on the predefined subjects as a member of a research team. You will disseminate research results through scientific publications, conference presentations, and project deliverables. You will also take relevant doctoral courses. You will be expected to create research results leading to an excellent doctoral thesis and complete your doctoral degree by the end of the 4-year period. You will also have the possibility to assist in the supervision of Master’s students and carry out teaching activities.

The technical field of the positions will span different analytical and algorithmic aspects of massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications for 6G wireless systems operating up to mmWave and THz frequencies. The main research tools will be communications/information theory, signal processing, optimization, and machine learning (ML). The research will be carried out in collaboration with our top-tier international collaborators and research partners. Specific research topics include the following:

– Spectral and energy efficiency enhancements considering hardware implementation constraints.

– Near-field communications and positioning under physically consistent signal propagation.

– Reconfigurable, reliable, and scalable solutions for high-bandwidth and internet of things (IoT) systems.

– Cache-aided communications exploiting the memory resources available in network devices.

– Joint communications and sensing (JCAS) algorithms and system design.

– Use of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) for enhanced connectivity, positioning, and sensing.

– Use of deep unfolding and other data-driven ML tools.

Qualification requirements:

To qualify as a Doctoral Researcher, you must possess an applicable Master of Science degree (or other applicable Master’s degree) in communications engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, or related field with very good/excellent grades. In case you have not obtained your degree yet, please specify the expected graduation date and the cumulative GPA so far. The degree must be completed prior to beginning the employment. In addition, we appreciate the following:

– Solid knowledge of applied mathematics, statistics, and one or more of the following subjects: communications/information theory, signal processing, optimization, wave propagation, machine learning; solid knowledge of MATLAB programming.

– Strong mathematical background and rigorous analytical thinking.

– Excellent spoken and written English and multi-cultural communication skills.

– Ability to pursue both independent and collaborative research.

– Open-minded and enthusiastic approach to research with the ability to interact with people from various backgrounds.


See also the education requirements for doctoral training given by the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS).

What we offer:

– A competitive salary and numerous benefits (such as paid leave, pension, occupational healthcare, and holiday bonus).

– A unique position at the top of 6G research within one of the leading and largest academic groups in the field.

– Modern research facilities and a lively, cross-disciplinary, and international work environment.

– Opportunities for research collaborations with our top-tier international partners and fully paid secondments.

– Possibility for internships with our local industrial partners.

– A wide variety of benefits provided by the Finnish government (e.g., access to national healthcare and high-quality, affordable childcare) and support services offered by the University of Oulu (e.g., spouse programme).

Contract and salary:

The positions are full-time and fixed-term for 4 years, during which you are expected to complete the doctoral degree. A trial period of 6 months is applied. The starting date will be 1st of February 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary will be based on the levels 2–4 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum 50% of the job-specific component). The starting gross salary will be approximately 2500–2600€ per month (before taxes). The terms of employment are determined by the Collective Agreement for Finnish Universities.

How to apply:

Applications with all the required attachments must be submitted using the electronic application form by 8th of January 2023 (23:59 Finnish time). Please include the following attachments in PDF format:

1) A motivation letter (max. 2 pages) summarizing the applicant’s professional experience and expertise and describing why the applicant is interested in this position. Information on personal research interests, experience, and career plans are also valuable.

2) Curriculum vitae (max. 4 pages) in accordance with the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae, including a list of publications (if available) and contact information of two referees who may be asked to give a statement about the applicant.

3) Certificates/diplomas: scanned copies of the original Master’s and Bachelor’s degree certificates and transcripts of records and, when necessary, official translations to Finnish or English.

Only applications containing all the necessary attachments and submitted through the electronic application form will be considered. Top applicants will be invited to an on-site or remote interview.

Contact details:

For further information, please contact:

Assistant Professor Italo Atzeni, italo.atzeni(AT)oulu.fi, https://cc.oulu.fi/~iatzeni18/

Professor Markku Juntti, markku.juntti(AT)oulu.fi, https://www.oulu.fi/en/researchers/markku-juntti

Professor Antti Tölli, antti.tolli(AT)oulu.fi, https://cc.oulu.fi/~atolli/

About Oulu, Finland:

Finland has been crowned the world’s happiest country in 2022 for the fifth year in a row. The capital of Northern Finland, the City of Oulu, is a combination of beautiful northern nature, vivid cultural life, and modern technology. Oulu is also known for its highly educated people and friendly, easy-going atmosphere. The residents of Oulu enjoy the high standard of living Finland is known for, while the cost of living is still affordable in national comparison. The Oulu region is home to over 250 000 people, making it the largest urban centre in northern Nordics and one of the fastest growing regions in Finland. Find out more about Oulu: https://www.oulu.fi/university/living-in-oulu.

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Post expires on Sunday January 8th, 2023

Doctoral researcher in Gender Studies

The University of Oulu is part of the international scientific community producing new scientific knowledge and science-based solutions related to problems of society. The University of Oulu is committed to educate educate future pioneers to build a more sustainable, intelligent and humane world. Creating new, taking responsibility, and succeeding together are values that build a strong foundation for all our actions. Doctoral researchers in the University of Oulu are part of an international, multidisciplinary scientific community. Doctoral training is coordinated by the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS).

University of Oulu has allocated twenty (20) 4-year doctoral researcher positions to the emerging research themes. The Emerging projects in the strategic focus areas will connect multidisciplinary research across disciplines with the spearhead projects of the University of Oulu.  

We are now looking for

A Doctoral researcher

in Gender Studies in a research project ’A Spitting Image: Direct-to-consumer DNA testing and new networks of kinship (A-SPIT)’, lead by associate professor Johanna Hiitola, Gender Studies, Faculty of Education. The position is for a maximum of four years, starting at the earliest on 1.1.2023. The applied position is under the Emerging projects programme 2023-2026 within the context of Eudaimonia Institute, which offers a high-level international multidisciplinary environment supplied with cutting-edge infrastructures in the strategic focus area Humans in Change.

The research project investigates how the new availability of direct-to-consumer (DTC) DNA testing shapes the way in which kinship ties and collectives are formed. By utilising the sociology of association and critical and queer kinship studies, we seek to follow the traces of DNA tests from test tubes to databases and, finally, into people’s intimate relationships. This revolution concerning genetic knowledge has the potential to completely shift the ways in which intimacies, families and collectives are perceived. In addition, we examine how Finnish Sámi indigenous communities perceive these new technologies. Our team also interrogates the complex ethical issues surrounding DTC DNA testing, such as situations in which tests reveal sexual violence or other unsettling information.

We are looking for a doctoral researcher to carry out their independent research on the effects of DTC DNA testing. You are free to choose their own focus. For example, new kinship ties, emerging ethnic or community belonging, indigenous DNA (with an ethical approach emphasizing self-determination), adoption or donor-conceived children and adults, to name a few possibilities.  

The position is supervised by associate professor Johanna Hiitola who is a feminist family sociologist. The supervisory team will also include Senior Research Fellow Pauliina Rautio who is an expert in post-qualitative and multispecies methodologies. The doctoral researcher will also have a third supervisor from the Research Group for Epistemic Matters (REM) team.

Requirements

You must hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree preferably in gender studies, education, humanities or social sciences (e.g. sociology, anthropology, social work, social policy, etc.). You must have knowledge of qualitative research methods (either from your studies or from research projects).

Your Master’s degree must have been completed with good grades (at least 60% of maximum grade, or 3/5, in both the taught studies and the Master’s thesis). Ability to pursue independent research and fluency in English is expected. Applicants will either be starting their doctoral training or have completed no more than two full years of training (adjusted for possible previous part-time status) at the time the position is filled. You will carry out your doctoral studies in the Human Sciences Doctoral Programme of the University of Oulu Graduate School. You must meet the minimal requirements to receive doctoral study rights as defined in UniOGS.

What we offer

  • We offer you a place in a highly talented research group, working to solve globally significant research problems in the field of gender studies.
  • University´s wide variety of support services are at your disposal, allowing you to focus on your studies and research.
  • In addition to modern research facilities, we offer you personnel benefits such as free occupational healthcare, support for sport services and endless opportunities to develop your skills and competences.
  • Regular salary is paid 12 months per year, including paid leave and an additional holiday bonus in the summer.
  • The employed person will be insured by the university and provided occupational healthcare. The Finnish government provides benefits to residents and their families, for example possibility to the national healthcare system and high-quality affordable childcare and school services.

Salary and key terms

The salary of selected doctoral researchers will be initially set on level 2, and later on levels 2–4 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration is given for personal achievement and performance (max. 50 %). In practice, the salary is roughly 2200 – 2700 € (before taxes) per month for an early-stage researcher, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and progress of the doctoral thesis.

Mobile work is possible in this position, but you do need to have or be willing to apply for residency in Finland for this position.

The position is fixed term for maximum of four years starting earliest on 1st of January 2023. A trial period of 6 months is applied to the position.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through the online system by 30 November 2022, 23:59 (Finnish local time). You can submit your application either in Finnish or English. Please add the following attachments as separate pdf files (please note that the online system has a maximum size limit of attachments):

1. 
Complete CV (max 4 pages) containing contact information of at least two academic referees. A recommended CV template can be found on the webpage of Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae).
2. Motivation letter (max 2 pages) describing why are you applying for this position and why are you interested in this particular research subject. Describe also your strengths and your academic background which makes you suitable for applying for this position.
3. Certificates/Diplomas: scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant previous degrees (MSc or equivalent). If the original documents are not in English, Finnish or Swedish, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into English or Finnish.

Applications sent by email will not be considered.The eligible applicants fitting best in the research profile expected for the position may be invited to a remote interview. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed.

For further information please contact

Johanna Hiitola, johanna.hiitola(at)oulu.fi

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Post expires on Wednesday November 30th, 2022

Postdoctoral Researchers in RF Wireless System and RFIC Transceiver Design, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

We at the University of Oulu work as part of the international science community to produce new scientific information and science-based solutions. We are committed to educate future pioneers to build a more sustainable, intelligent and humane world. Creating new, taking responsibility and succeeding together are values that build a strong foundation for all our actions. We offer a working environment where individuals can cultivate their skills, do meaningful work, and develop professionally. Our university’s several specialized research and service units enable extensive and diverse development and career opportunities for experts in various fields.

Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) at University of Oulu, Finland is openingpositions for

Postdoctoral Researchers

in the radio frequency (RF) system design and in the RF integrated circuits (RFIC) design for wireless transceivers in mmW and sub-THz frequencies. CWC is one of the leading research centers in the field of wireless communications globally leading the world’s first 6G research program. Its mission is to conduct world-class research, create new technologies, train world-class graduates, and transfer technology to real use.

We are looking for talented and highly motivated researchers with doctoral degree who are interested in research in the field of future RF, RFIC and RF systems for wireless communications and sensing. Especially in this call we are looking for persons who are ready to contribute in more than one of the research themes as below for 5G and 6G applications:

  • System and architecture design for RF transceivers for 5G and 6G systems
  • RF/mmW/sub-THz integrated circuits for advanced transceiver prototypes
  • RF signal and system modelling
  • Over-the-air measurement techniques for RF transceivers

The faculty and the research group

RF research is conducted in Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering in CWC-RT research unit. The RF group is a part of the CWC-Radio Technologies research unit collaborating with many other groups and specifically with Circuits and Systems (CAS) research unit at the university of Oulu. The units contribute to the national 6G flagship as well as to other national and EU projects in the field, including European 6G flagship Hexa-x and national RF Sampo.  Our research vision can be found from https://www.6gflagship.com/white-paper-on-rf-enabling-6g-opportunities-and-challenges-from-technology-to-spectrum/.

Results of the RF research from University of Oulu have been published in the topmost forums consisting of more than 100 international journal and conference papers over past years.

Job Description

Postdoctoral Researcher will carry out research work within a research team, publish research results in the most esteemed international fora, participate to mentoring and teaching students, project management and applications for funding. The duration of the position is two years.

Qualification requirements

To qualify as a Postdoctoral Researcher, you must possess an applicable Doctor of Science/Philosophy degree in electrical engineering. The doctoral degree must have been received no more than 10 years ago.

In addition, we appreciate:

  • Strong fundamental knowledge on RF technologies and electronics including RF/mmW transceivers, antennas and surfaces, semiconductor technologies, radio frequency integrated circuits (RFIC) and RF components
  • Strong knowledge on fundamental signal processing techniques such as beamforming, digital filters, mitigation of RF nonidealities, and waveforms for communication systems and sensing.
  • Capability to write scientific publications of the highest level
  • Readiness for demanding challenges
  • High motivation and work efficiency both in theoretical and experimental studies
  • Co-operational and team working skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Positive mindset and the ability to interact with people from various backgrounds

What we offer

  • We offer you a place in a highly talented and motivated research group, working to solve globally significant research problems in various fields of RF technologies collaborating with other research groups from new materials to communications systems.
  • Modern research facilities including state-of-the-art design tools, opportunity to manufacture and experiment your designs using laboratory facility with comprehensive RF testing capabilities of up to 330 GHz frequency.
  • We offer you personnel benefits such as free occupational healthcare, affordable sport services and endless opportunities to develop your skills and competences.
  • Regular salary is paid 12 months per year, including paid leave and an additional holiday bonus in the summer.
  • The successful candidate will also receive benefits provided by the Finnish government to residents, for example possibility to obtain access to the national healthcare system, tax benefits for employees with children and high-quality, affordable childcare services.


Salary

The salary of selected postdoctoral researcher will be set on level 5-6 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration is given for personal achievement and performance (max. 50 %). In practice, the salary is between 3100 – 4000 € per month (before taxes) depending on the qualification.


How to apply

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted using the electronic application form by 6th of December 2022 at 23:59 (Finnish local time). The application should be written in English and include the following:

1) A motivation letter (max. 2 pages) summarizing applicant’s professional experience and expertise and describing why applicant is interested in about this position. Information on personal research interests, experience and career plans are also valuable.

2) Curriculum vitae (max. 4 pages) in accordance with the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae including a list of publications (if available) and contact information of two referees who may be asked to give a statement on the candidate.

3) List of publications based on the guidelines of the Academy of Finland: https://www.aka.fi/en/research-funding/apply-for-funding/how-to-apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines2/list-of-publications/  [with three most important indicated]

4) Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned copy of the original doctoral degree certificate and transcript of records and, when necessary, official translations to Finnish or English.

Only applications containing all relevant appendices and submitted through the online recruitment system will be considered. Top candidates will be invited to an on-site or remote interview.

Further information

The selected candidates are expected to start by February 1st, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. The positions are fixed term for two years. A trial period of 6 months is applied in the positions.

For further information, please contact Professor Aarno Pärssinen, aarno.parssinen(at)oulu.fi..

About Oulu, Finland
Finland is one of the most livable countries in the world, with a high quality of life, safety, excellent education system, and competitive economy. The Oulu region is home to over 200 000 people making it the largest urban centre in the Nordics and one of the fastest growing regions in northern Finland. Oulu is a combination of beautiful, northern nature, vivid cultural life and modern technology. Oulu is also known for its highly-educated people and friendly, easy-going atmosphere. Living in Oulu is easy – everything is only max. 20 minutes away! Find out more about Oulu: https://www.oulu.fi/university/living-in-oulu

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Post expires on Tuesday December 6th, 2022

Doctoral Researchers in RF, RFIC and Antenna Design, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

We at the University of Oulu work as part of the international science community to produce new scientific information and science-based solutions. We are committed to educate future pioneers to build a more sustainable, intelligent and humane world. Creating new, taking responsibility and succeeding together are values that build a strong foundation for all our actions. We offer a working environment where individuals can cultivate their skills, do meaningful work, and develop professionally. Our university’s several specialized research and service units enable extensive and diverse development and career opportunities for experts in various fields.

Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) and Circuits and Systems (CAS) research unit at University of Oulu, Finland are opening several positions for

Doctoral Researchers

in the various areas of radio frequency (RF) technologies including RF system design and algorithms, antennas and reflectors, and RF/mmW integrated circuit (RFIC) and integrated power amplifier design. CWC is one of the leading research centers in the field of wireless communications globally leading the world’s first 6G research program. Its mission is to conduct world-class research, create new technologies, train world-class graduates, and transfer technology to real use. CAS does all kinds of IC related research, and is specifically interested in analyzing and improving the linearity of analog blocks.

We are looking for talented, research-oriented doctoral researchers who are interested in researching in the field of future RF, RFIC, antennas and RF systems for wireless communications and sensing. Especially we are looking for persons who are interested in one or many of the research themes as below for 5G and 6G applications:

  • System and architecture design for RF transceivers for 5G and 6G systems
  • RF/mmW integrated circuits (including power amplifier design and broadband design)
  • Reconfigurable antennas, arrays and (meta)surfaces for future communications and sensing systems
  • RF signal processing algorithms and system modelling
  • Over-the-air measurement techniques for RF transceivers

The faculty and the research group

RF research is conducted in Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering in CWC-RT and CAS research units. The RF group is a part of the CWC-Radio Technologies research unit collaborating with Circuits and Systems (CAS) research unit. The units contribute to the national 6G flagship as well as to other national and EU projects in the field, including European https://hexa-x.eu/and national RF Sampo.  Our research vision can be found from https://www.6gflagship.com/white-paper-on-rf-enabling-6g-opportunities-and-challenges-from-technology-to-spectrum/ .

Results of the RF research from University of Oulu have been published in the topmost forums consisting of more than 100 international journal and conference papers over past years.


Job Description

As a Doctoral researcher, you will carry out research work within a research team, publish research results in the most esteemed international fora, attend doctoral courses and complete your doctoral thesis within 4 years.

Please also read the detailed requirements for entering the University of Oulu Graduate School for which all doctoral student candidates must apply to:

https://www.oulu.fi/en/science-arctic-attitude/graduate-school/new-doctoral-researchers

Qualification requirements

To qualify as a Doctoral Researchet, you must possess an applicable Master of Science degree (or other applicable Master’s degree) in electrical (or communications) engineering completed with very good / excellent grades.

In addition, we appreciate:

  • Strong fundamental knowledge on RF technologies and electronics including RF/mmW transceivers, antennas and surfaces, semiconductor technologies, radio frequency integrated circuits (RFIC) and RF components
  • Strong knowledge on fundamental signal processing techniques such as beamforming, digital filters, mitigation of RF nonidealities, and waveform design for communication systems and sensing.
  • Capability to write scientific publications based on the results achieved during doctoral studies
  • Readiness for demanding challenges
  • High motivation and work efficiency both in theoretical and experimental studies
  • Co-operational and team working skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Positive mindset and the ability to interact with people from various backgrounds


What we offer

  • We offer you a place in a highly talented and motivated research group, working to solve globally significant research problems in various fields of RF technologies collaborating with other research groups from new materials to communications systems.
  • Modern research facilities including state-of-the-art design tools, opportunity to manufacture and experiment your designs using laboratory facility with comprehensive RF testing capabilities of up to 330 GHz frequency.
  • We offer you personnel benefits such as free occupational healthcare, affordable sport services and endless opportunities to develop your skills and competences.
  • Regular salary is paid 12 months per year, including paid leave and an additional holiday bonus in the summer.
  • The successful candidate will also receive benefits provided by the Finnish government to residents, for example possibility to obtain access to the national healthcare system, tax benefits for employees with children and high-quality, affordable childcare services.


Salary

The salary will be based on the demand levels 2 – 4 of the salary system of Finnish Universities for teaching and research personnel. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component). Starting gross salary will be typically 2,500 – 2,550 € per month.


How to apply

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted using the electronic application form by 6 December 2022 at 23:59 (Finnish local time). The application should be written in English and include the following:

1) A motivation letter (max. 2 pages) summarizing applicant’s professional experience and expertise and describing why applicant is interested in about this position. Information on personal research interests, experience and career plans are also valuable.

2) Curriculum vitae (max. 4 pages) in accordance with the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae including a list of publications (if available) and contact information of two referees who may be asked to give a statement on the candidate.

3) Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned copy of the original master’s degree certificate and transcript of records and, when necessary, official translations to Finnish or English.

Only applications containing all relevant appendices and submitted through the online recruitment system will be considered. Top candidates will be invited to an on-site or remote interview.

Further information

The selected candidates are expected to start by February 1st, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. The positions are fixed term for four years. A trial period of 6 months is applied in the positions.

For further information, please contact Professor Aarno Pärssinen, aarno.parssinen(at)oulu.fi or Professor Ping Jack Soh (pingjack.Soh(at)oulu.fi) or Professor Timo Rahkonen, timo.rahkonen(at)oulu.fi.

About Oulu, Finland
Finland is one of the most livable countries in the world, with a high quality of life, safety, excellent education system, and competitive economy. The Oulu region is home to over 200 000 people making it the largest urban centre in the Nordics and one of the fastest growing regions in northern Finland. Oulu is a combination of beautiful, northern nature, vivid cultural life and modern technology. Oulu is also known for its highly-educated people and friendly, easy-going atmosphere. Living in Oulu is easy – everything is only max. 20 minutes away! Find out more about Oulu: https://www.oulu.fi/university/living-in-oulu

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