Senior Postdoctoral Researcher – Energy Efficient Algorithms for Open RAN

Tyndall National Institute
April 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:€50,540- €54,966
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LH-06 Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher – Energy Efficient Algorithms for Open RAN

Contract Type: Full Time/Fixed Term (24 months)

The Wireless Communications Laboratory at Tyndall National Institute in Dublin is advertising for the position of a Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher in the ENERGISE project, which is a Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) project that aims at delivering technologies to achieve energy efficiency in Open RAN.

The successful candidate will perform research on hardware-aware optimisation of wireless transmissions for energy efficiency. This includes the development of advanced energy consumption models that can automatically adapt to the Radio Unit (RU) hardware used, and algorithms to automatically optimize the coding, modulation schemes, and scheduling based on the RU hardware's energy model. The developed techniques will be implemented into rApp and xApp software and tested in Open RAN testbeds.

Tyndall's Wireless Communications Laboratory intends to grow to 50+ researchers based in Dublin. As part of this, follow-up opportunities within the lab may be available after the successful completion of the ENERGISE project, subject to performance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop advanced energy models that can adapt to and learn the energy consumption characteristics of different RU hardware from multiple vendors.
  • Develop algorithms to automatically optimise different aspects of the wireless transmission, including, but not limited to the modulation and coding scheme selection, and the radio resource scheduling.
  • Perform comprehensive simulation studies to evaluate the developed techniques.
  • Implement and test the developed techniques in an Open RAN testbed.
  • Liaise and work with industrial and academic partners to meet the project milestones and deliverables in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and disseminate the findings through presentations and reports to internal and external stakeholders, and publications in leading journals and conferences.
  • Participate in developing future research initiatives within the Tyndall research group.
  • Participate in education and public engagement activities, as required.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system and with the required Health and Safety standards.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post
  • Essential Criteria

  • PhD in Wireless Communications, Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Experience in wireless network optimisation and modelling.
  • Strong software programming skills, and able to independently learn to use new programming languages and software tools.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams from academia and industry.
  • Desirable Criteria

  • Evidence of creative skills/creativity
  • Strong knowledge of 5G NR.
  • Experience of developing and implementing Open RAN xApps and rApps is highly desirable.
  • Skilled in mathematical modelling tools such as MATLAB, Julia and/or Python.
  • Tyndall National institute has a proactive entrepreneurial culture and we welcome applications from candidates who possess entrepreneurial and creative skills/experience, including the creation of technology start-ups.

    Appointment may be made on the IUA Scale for Senior Postdoctoral Researcher €50,540- €54,966 per annum. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

    For any informal queries, please contact Dr Lester Ho at [email protected] and Prof. Holger Claussen at [email protected].

    Closing date for application is on 30th April, 2024.

    Application Instructions

    Please make sure to attach an up to date CV/Resume AND a brief motivation letter outlining how you meet the ‘Essential Criteria' for this role.

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    Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

    The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

    Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

    At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

    Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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