Chalmers University of Technology is launching the project Optical Interconnects for Harsh Computing Environments, a 5-year project funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, and has a number of positions open for recruitment of PhD students and postdocs to the project. This position is a great opportunity for you as a postdoc to apply your scientific and technical skills as part of a multidisciplinary team of leading researchers at the interface of applications and science in with great importance for industry and society.

Information about the research groupYou will be part of the Communication Systems Group at Chalmers, which is known for its contributions to wireless and optical communication systems. The group has about 40 members from all over the world. The working language at Chalmers in English. 

Your role in the project is to lead the research activities on machine learning to adapt communication to the time-varying harsh environment (e.g., extreme temperature variations). For this you will work closely with researchers from embedded system and hardware design as well the researchers working the optical systems. There exist also opportunity to interact with the industry-partners involved in the project.

The position is for 2 years, with the possibility to extend, depending on your performance and the available funding. You will receive a competitive salary with social benefits and pension. 

Major responsibilities
In this project, you will lead and perform cutting-edge research on machine learning for physical layer communication in time-varying and harsh environments. You are expected to publish high-quality high-impact papers, work with PhD students and other senior researchers in the team. In particular, you are expected to process experimental data and support experiment design, in order to validate your research. You will also gain knowledge in proposal writing and there are opportunities for teaching.

The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master’s levels as well as supervising master’s and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment.

PhD in electrical engineering or computer science. 
Proven experience using machine learning platforms (e.g. PyTorch, Tensorflow). Ability to work in inter-disciplinary teams and to coordinate research activities. Publications in IEEE Transactions or similar. Good programming skills (Python). Excellent English skills (written and oral). 

It is positive if you have the ability to supervise PhD students and attract funding, if you have experience in optical communications, and strong mathematical knowledge in signal processing, statistics, photonics, or communications. Your doctoral degree should generally not be older than three years. You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement but if you have an interest in learning Swedish, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to youChalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20200544 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself 
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 31 January, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Henk Wymeersch, Electrical Engineering Department,

Information about the department
At the department of Electrical Engineering we value all our co-workers and we know that a variety of personalities and experiences makes the most creative workplaces. We therefore encourage applicants with any genders, backgrounds and abilities.

Our overall ambition is to contribute to a sustainable future. We aim to create a positive impact on the development of society, both environmentally, socially and economically. Research and education are performed in the areas of Communication and Antenna systems, Systems and Control, Computer vision, Signal processing, Biomedical engineering and Electric Power Engineering. Our knowledge is of use everywhere where there is advanced technology with integrated electronics, no matter if it involves electricity, electrical signals, optical signals or microwaves. The department is a dynamic and international work environment with about 200 employees from more than 20 countries. We collaborate closely with both national and international academia, industry and medical researchers.

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


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