Post-doctoral position in Electrical Engineering oriented towards Massive MIMO


Company: Lund University
Location: Lund, Sweden
Duration: 2 years
Type: Full Time
Application deadline: 20th of December, 2018
Contacts: Ove Edfors,

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Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Elektro- och informationsteknik

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Subject description
The research area of this post doctoral position deals with Massive MIMO, a wireless communication technique gaining much attention, where massive number of antennas and transceiver chains makes possible large gains in spectral and energy efficiencies. Scaling up MIMO systems in this manner makes the entire construction less sensitive to the quality of individual transceiver chains and opens up for new system design principles. The research is performed in the context of a large joint research project with Ericsson AB, where we are investigating different aspects of massive MIMO technologies and applications. For more information on this cooperation see the Ericsson Research Blog (

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.
Detailed description of the work duties:

  • Research on Massive MIMO systems in general and associated scaling laws in particular.
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.