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Postdoc in Experimental propagation modelling for wireless communication and sensing (2022-224-04819)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a position as postdoc in Experimental propagation modelling for wireless communication and sensing is open for appointment from October 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is 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, cyber security 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 Experimental propagation modelling for wireless communication and sensing, 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.

The key target for the position is to ensure the link between real world radio propagation characteristics in relevant use cases and the modelling applied in simulations studies, based on an experimental approach combining empiri with state-of-the-art knowledge within the field.

The research includes but may not be limited to the following use-cases and topics:

  • Short range In-Body and In-Car subnetworks   
  • Sensing by communication systems (for drone detection or 6G use cases) 
  • Characterisation of propagation in mm-Wave bands for 5G FR2 (Mobile and FWA)
  • LPWA IoT channel characterisation for special use cases (e.g. underground)
  • Time varying radio channel characterisation for NTN LEO satellite communication
  • Drone, robotic and car communication
  • Measurements for co-existence in 5G private networks
You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Troels B. Sørensen, 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 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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