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One or more Postdocs in 6G Energy Efficiency Research (2022-224-04746)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, one or more positions as postdoc in 6G Energy Efficiency Research are open for appointment from October 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. The positions are available for 24 months. In the area of electronics engineering, Aalborg University is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the societal relevance of its research programmes. In electronics engineering, Aalborg University is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the societal relevance of its research programmes. The Department of Electronic Systems consists of more than 200 employees, of which about 40 % are international and about 90 are enrolled PhD students. The Department hosts 620 students. The Department's excellent research infrastructures and facilities accentuate its global position in teaching and research. The Department's research centres around communication, antennas, control systems, AI, sound, cybersecurity and robotics. The Department plays an active role in translating discoveries and results into practical applications with industrial partners and IPR. The Department provides teaching for several BSc and MSc programmes using a problem- and project-based learning model.

Job description

As PostDoc in 6G Energy Efficiency Research, you will collaborate closely with researchers at Aalborg University as well as Nokia Bell Labs Research, also located in Aalborg. Besides conducting own research for publications and potential patenting, the job may include supervision of students, including PhD candidates, working within the same field of research.

A key design goal of 6G systems is environmental sustainability and drastic improvement of device and network energy efficiency to cope with the projected traffic growth while considering new services. The research area includes but may not be limited to the following topics:

  • Study 6G network deployments for improved network energy performance and assess energy saving potential holistically using realistic energy models along with user and traffic data expected in 2030, including energy data extrapolations from live networks.
  • Develop and evaluate by realistic simulations radio concepts for enhancing network energy savings considering the expected 6G radio access network architecture, distributed MIMO technology, bandwidth adaptation mechanisms, micro sleep, advanced air interface concepts based on machine learning, etc.
  • Develop and evaluate by realistic simulations application-aware discontinuous transmission and reception concepts for devices to minimize energy consumption for power hungry and latency intolerant services, from critical control message delivery to meta-verse and cyber physical systems type applications.
You may obtain further professional information from Professor Klaus I. Pedersen, email: 

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Gritt Larsen by mail or phone (+45) 9940 3892. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

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