Postdoctoral position in 5G/6G Wireless Communication Technologies

Mid Sweden University, The Department of Information and Communication System
Mid Sweden University is a place where people meet, find inspiration and think innovatively. Our campuses are situated in Sundsvall and Östersund, and we offer a wide range of courses and education, both on-campus and distance education. Our good relations with society ensure well-supported research and education, not least in the region.

The Department of Information Systems and Techonology is situated at Campus Sundsvall. Its activities include research in the field of Computer and System science, mainly in the fields of the subjects Computer engineering and Industrial organization and economy.

The research center STC (Sensible Things that Communicate, announces one open postdoctoral position in the wide area of beyond 5G/6G wireless communication technologies. STC is continuously seeking to hire highly motivated and outstanding researchers to work on enabling technologies for the next generation (Beyond 5G/6G) wireless communication networks.

Job description
The research will be conducted in the research group Communication Systems and Networking (CSN), which is internationally renowned for its leading role in the area of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) for time- and mission-critical industrial applications. The candidate will actively collaborate with other researchers within the research group, STC research center, as well as with our external collaborators in academia and industry.

The successful candidate will join a Scandinavia’s proficient and motivated research team lead by Prof. Mikael Gidlund in order to carry out cutting edge and impactful research in one of the following topics: machine learning (ML) solutions for physical layer and medium access control of future wireless systems, age of information/information freshness-aware resource allocation, scheduling, and network optimization for battery-operated devices, radio resource slicing for URLLC, eMBB and mMTC communications. The duties include theoretical analysis, algorithm design and implementation in SW/HW (SDR etc.) and writing scientific papers in recognized journals and conferences. The position may also involve teaching and other administrative duties such as support in project management and writing new research proposals to attract industrial, national and European projects, but not more than 20% of work time.

Requirements and assessment
The eligible candidates are required to have a PhD degree in wireless communications, signal processing, machine/deep learning or a closely related field in Electrical and Computer Engineering is required. The successful candidate must have an outstanding track record of publications in top journals within one or several of the research group’s research fields, and demonstrated independence and excellence in research. Moreover, strong knowledge on some of the following topics: PHY and MAC layer design of 5G wireless systems, wireless IoT technologies, network virtualization, network slicing, graph signal processing, machine/deep learning techniques/tools, and optimization methods. We are looking for strongly motivated candidates, who are able to work independently and cooperate with PhD students. Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills are a requirement. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to present and publish research results.

To qualify for an employment as a post-doctor, the applicants must hold a PhD degree or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a PhD, while the PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application date.

Terms of employment: Two year full time starting March 1st 2021 or according to agreement.

Further information is available from Prof. Mikael Gidlund (Head of Research),, or Dr. Patrik Österberg (Head of Department),, phone +46 60 148614.

The application should include a verified CV, copies of official transcripts and degree certificates, description of objectives according to the above as well as other documents the applicant would like to refer to.

Welcome to apply through our recruitment tool no later than Dec. 15th, 2020.

Mid Sweden University works actively for equal opportunities and strives to embrace the qualities that diversity and equality bring to the organization.

Contract type
Full time

First day of employment
March 1st 2021 or according to agreement

Monthly salary, According to agreement

Number of positions

Working hours


Västernorrlands län


Reference number
MIUN 2020/2577

Union representative
Gertrud Olauzon, Saco, 010-142 83 58
Per Bergman, Fackförbundet ST, 010-142 83 71


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Postdoctoral position in Intelligent Wireless Sensor Networks

Sundsvall, Västernorrlands län Veröffentlicht: 2020-11-20