University of Luxembourg

Research & Development specialist for 5G NTN Physical Layer Design

2024-07-31 (Europe/Luxembourg)
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(Valid from 30/01/2024 to 31/07/2024)   

Language: English (UK) 

Country: Luxembourg   

Organisation data: Interdisciplinary Centre of Security, Reliability and Trust 

Job Number: UOL06220 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 

Duration 24 Month 

Schedule Type: Full Time 

Work Hours 40.0 Hours per Week 

Expected Start Date: 01/04/2024   

Job (internal): Research and development specialist 

Functions: Research support     

About the SnT...

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) invites applications from highly motivated PhD candidates in the general area antenna design within its Signal Processing and Communications (SIGCOM) research group. SnT carries out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners. For further information, you may refer to

The SIGCOM research group is headed by Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas, and mainly carries out research activities in the areas of signal processing for wireless communication systems, including satellite communications, and is currently expanding its research activities towards quantum information systems. Use cases of interest include IoT verticals, unmanned aerial vehicles, integrated satellite-space-terrestrial networks, quantum communications and key distribution, spectrum management and coexistence, tactile Internet, and autonomous transportation. Furthermore, our activities are experimentally driven and supported by the SDR CommLab, the SDN Lab, the 5G-Space Lab, our SW Simulators, and our OTA Facilities. For further information, you may refer to

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

  Your Role...

The successful candidate will join a strong and motivated research team led by Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas to work as a Research and Development Specialist with Dr. Thang X. Vu in the following topics:

  • 3GPP precoding and resource allocation in Multi-beam satellite systems
  • Test bed implementation for 3GPP New Radio precoding in Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN)

The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Study the 3GPP New Radio precoding specification for NTN
  • Perform simulation of precoding and frequency management in SATCOMs systems
  • Implementation and testing of predefined algorithms on SDR environments
  • Contribute to the National FNR Bridge project “Pre5GNR: Design and Implement Multiuser 3GPP 5G New Radio Precoding and Dynamic Beam Management for NGSO Systems”
  • Assisting in organization of relevant workshops and demos

  Your Profile...

Qualification: The candidate should possess a Master or Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields. Bachelor holder candidates with exceptional experience can also be considered.

Experience: The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and experience in some of the following topics:

  • Good knowledge on 3GPP New Radio PHY specifications
  • Test-bed design and implementation on Software Defined Radio, OpenAirInterface platforms
  • Wireless and/or Satellite communications
  • Programming skills in at least one of the following: MATLAB, GNURadio/C/C++

Language Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

  Here’s what awaits you at SnT...

  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 55 industry partners
  • Be part of a multicultural family. At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

Find out more about us!

  In Short...

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month (extendable up to 60 months)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Internal Title: Research and development specialist
  • Job Reference: UOL06220

  How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Full Curriculum Vitae, including your contact address, work experience, publications if any
  • Cover letter with motivations and topics of particular interest to the candidate (approx. 1 page)
  • A research statement (max. 1 page)
  • Contact information for 2 referees

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by Email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

  About the University of Luxembourg... University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.   

Further information Please contact Dr. Thang X. Vu (

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Research & Development specialist for 5G NTN Physical Layer Design
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