Karlstads universitet / Fakulteten för hälsa, natur- och teknikvetenskap / Institutionen för matematik och datavetenskap

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he Faculty of Health Science and Technology has an opening for a full-time post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in the field of computer networking with focus on next generation wireless networks and small cell backhauling using mmWave frequency bands. The position is a full-time position for one year and can be extended for another year based on mutual agreement. The starting date for the position is by mutual agreement within the time span June 1, 2017 and August 1, 2017.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science consists of the two research subjects: Computer Science and Mathematics. It has a research and teaching staff of more than 60 employees. In Computer Science, research and education are focused on computer networking and distributed systems, computer security and privacy, and software engineering, and are conducted in close cooperation with international, national and regional partners from both academia and industry.

Computer Science is currently in an expansion phase to further strengthen its focus areas and consolidate and develop its international position in research. It has recently been established as an excellent research group at Karlstad University and funding for the expansion is available through the University's strategic efforts to strengthen research. The Knowledge Foundation has also granted additional funds to develop a research profile within the Computer Science focus areas in close collaboration with industry.

The post-doctoral researcher will work in the framework of the project SOCRA (Software defined small cell RAN optimization), funded by the Knowledge Foundation. Together with three leading companies in their field, SOCRA aims to design and evaluate protocols and algorithms that allow to strike a balance between energy efficiency and capacity for future 5G access and backhaul networks based on the HetNet (Heterogeneous network) concept, where macro cells coexist with a dense deployment of small cells. For this post, we are looking for a strongly motivated individual that models and/or simulates network and transport layer performance of small cell backhauling, focusing on mmWave frequency bands. The work is to be conducted in a collaborative and energetic research group with strong track records in transport layer protocols, low latency communication, and software defined networking.

The successful candidate will join a strong and motivated research team in order to carry out the following tasks:

  • Conducting high quality research and producing results
  • Coordinating research projects and delivering outputs
  • Providing guidance to PhD and MSc students
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Assisting in teaching duties
  • Participate in the organization of scientific conferences and workshops

The position also includes interaction with other parts of the university as well as with the community and it is therefore important that the candidate has the ability to collaborate with other groups.

To be eligible for the position, applicants are required to hold a PhD in Computer Science with a specialization in Computer Networking/Telecommunication or have corresponding qualifications. The candidate must have completed the degree no more than three years before the last date for applications, unless special grounds exist.

Assessment grounds                    
In the assessment procedure, emphasis will be given to the applicant's scientific experience in relation to the project in which the applicant is expected to work. Knowledge or experience in network performance modelling and simulation, as well as knowledge on wireless networks such as LTE, LTE-Advanced or on radio signal propagation is required. Experience with mmWave link characteristics is an advantage. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required. The candidate should have excellent skills in the area of network simulation tools (ns-3 knowledge is desirable).

Karlstad University values personal qualities such as the ability to cooperate and establish good relations with colleagues as well as the ability to work independently and to take initiatives.

The application should include:

  • Letter of application describing the applicants and her/his research interests in relation to the announced position
  • A detalied CV
  • List of published works
  • Copies of relevant diplomas, certificates and recommendation letters  
  • Contact information of at least two reference persons

Application should be submitted electronically via the Karlstad University web-based recruitment tool, MyNetwork with uploaded attachments. Documents that cannot be sent electronically, should be sent to: Karlstads universitet, Registrator, 651 88 KARLSTAD, state ref.no REK2017/17.

Application deadline: 2017-04-30

We look forward to your application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment By agreement, within the time span June 1, 2017 and August 1, 2017
Salary .
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2017/17
  • Prof Andreas Kassler, andreas.kassler@kau.se / +46(0)54 700 2168
Union representative
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, +46(0)54 700 1434
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +46(0)54 700 1714
  • Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , +46(0)54 700 1404
Published 13.Mar.2017
Last application date 30.Apr.2017 11:59 PM CET

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