Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, Electrical & Information
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's
top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 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.
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.
Wireless communication is evolving rapidly and with 5G being deployed the race
for 6G is in full motion. While the goal posts for 6G requirements are still
moving, we already know that more efficient, reliable, and secure wireless
connections are needed. With this background we are exploring the limits of
using the spatial dimension for improving wireless communication. Research is
performed in a large team, where a group of doctoral students covering a broad
range of topics form an important part.
The research area of the doctoral students deals with various aspects of Large
Intelligent Surfaces (LIS), a recent concept that can be seen as a
substantial scaling of the current massive MIMO technology integrated in the
fifth-generation (5G) mobile communication systems. We will open three
doctoral student positions in a LIS project, that deals with the entire
concept, from hardware implementation aspects, via distributed processing
strategies and machine learning, to support for entirely new services. At the
core of the project is the design of a testbed for research on, and evaluation
of, this new and exciting technology.
The students will perform their research in the Large Intelligent Surfaces –
Architecture and Hardware project, funded by the Swedish Foundation for
Strategic Research, and cooperate inside Lund University as well as with our
external project partners at Linköping University, Ericsson AB and Sony AB.
The project research team has an excellent track-record and were instrumental
in developing massive MIMO into its current corner-stone status in 5G, using a
combination of theoretical and experimental research. The LuMaMi massive MIMO
testbed, designed by the same team, was the first real-time massive MIMO
testbed in the world and since 2016 the design holds the world record in
spectral efficiency, 145.6 bit/sec/Hz.
The PhD student recruited for this position will perform research on co-design
of algorithms and processing hardware. The PhD student is expected to
contribute to the LIS testbed design and will, in the later stages of their
research, use the testbed for experimental evaluations.
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their
research studies which includes participating in research projects and third
cycle courses. The work duties also include teaching and other departmental
duties (no more than 20%).
A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and
study programmes if the applicant:
has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits
of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in
Sweden or abroad.
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in
Electrical Engineering if the applicant has:
at least 60 second-cycle credits in subjects of relevance to electrical
a MSc degree in biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical
engineering, engineering mathematics, Nano engineering, engineering
physics or information and communications engineering.
Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
Experience from, and interest in, co-design of algorithms and processing
Good knowledge of wireless communication, particularly systems operating
with many antennas, such as MIMO, massive MIMO, and LIS.
Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student's potential to
profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the
basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention
is paid to the following:
Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.
An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.
Written and oral communication skills.
Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.
Other assessment criteria:
Courses, master's thesis, and experience in design of digital integrated
Experience in the design and implementation of wireless systems.
Experience from experimental research using test beds, or equivalent.
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and
independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills,
is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the
third cycle programme.
Terms of employment
Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral
studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4
years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5
years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are
regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.
Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating
the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the
research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The
application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and
other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact
information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).
You are also asked to answer the selection questions.
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.
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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment As soon as possible according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
County Skåne län
Reference number PA2022/1635
Ove Edfors, Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org,+46462229026
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 30.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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