Postdoctoral Fellow, Telecommunications

Macquarie University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$97,621 - $104,622
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Contract Type:fixed term for 3 yea
Working Time:Full time
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The School of Engineering at Macquarie University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support a SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre project on the application of cognitive radio network concepts to hybrid satellite/terrestrial communications. The successful candidate will support the research of Honorary Associate Professor Sam Reisenfeld and Dr Ediz Cetin and will collaborate with members of the research project at Macquarie University and other research institutions.

Candidates with background in the following areas are invited to apply:

  • Cognitive radio networks

  • Radio spectrum monitoring and radio environment maps

  • Digital signal processing

  • Software defined radio

  • Digital communications

  • Communication networks

  • Satellite communication networks

  • Wireless communications and radio propagation

  • Artificial intelligence

  • Simulation of digital communication systems

  • Applications based on universal software radio peripheral (USRP) devices

  • Electronically steered directional antenna arrays

  • As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will contribute to and undertake research and development in the application of cognitive radio concepts to multiple satellite, terrestrial, and hybrid satellite/terrestrial networks sharing a band in the radio spectrum. You will need to have a PhD in Communications or Electronic Engineering with relevant experience and will be expected to conduct research in radio environment maps and communication systems which are resilient to radio frequency interference and spoofing. You will demonstrate a strong track record in research and make a significant contribution to the research and/or scholarship and administrative activities of the School, Faculty and University.

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    To Apply:

    To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV (and any additional supporting documentation) and a separate cover letter (maximum 3 pages) demonstrating how you meet the selection criteria below (a short paragraph per criteria). Please use specific examples of how you meet them.

    Essential Criteria

  • A PhD in Communications or Electronic Engineering or a closely related discipline

  • Demonstrated commitment and success in delivering high-quality and innovative research

  • Experience in digital communications, electronic systems, and software

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Proven ability to interact effectively with students, staff, industry, and the community

  • Ability to assist supervising postgraduate students

  • Salary Package: Level A Step 6 (PhD)from $97,621 - $104,622 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

    Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term for 3 years.

    Enquiries: Associate Professor Sam Reisenfeld [email protected] and/or Dr Ediz Cetin [email protected] , School of Engineering, Macquarie University.

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    Applications Close:

    19/02/2023 11:59 PM

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