Research Associate in Optical-Wireless Communication Systems
University of Luxemburg


Research Associate in optical-wireless communication systems

Contract Type:

Fixed Term Contract


24 Month
About the SnT...

SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire a highly motivated and outstanding researcher in the area of Optical communication at its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability, and Trust (SnT). SnT is a centre carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) systems and services. SnT is active in several international research projects funded by the European Space Agency and the EU7th framework program. For further information, you may check:, and

The Centre is rapidly expanding its research activities and is seeking a highly motivated Researcher who wishes to contribute to its partnership and research projects. The successful candidate will perform theoretical and experimental research on Optical Systems applied for future communication, imaging, and radar systems.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

Your Role...

The successful candidate will join a strong and motivated research team led by Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas to work on one or more of the following areas:

  • Research on Optical communication particularly:Optical beam generation
    • Free space optics (Horizontal and slant path)
    • Intersatellite communication
    • Optical feeder links
    • Visible light communication
    • Underwater optical communication
    • Optical camera communication
  • Internet-of-Things
  • Optical networks
  • Vehicular communication

The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Integrate with the SIGCOM research group and contribute to the SIGCOM on-going research projects related to optical communications
  • Develop research around optical-based communications, including channel modeling, optimization of transmission and reception, network-based design, and evaluation
  • Design and develop algorithms able to provide a good performance-complexity trade-off for the identified scenarios and use cases
  • Compare with state-of-the-art and conventional solutions via numerical simulations and/or HW/chipset validation
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications and conferences
  • Assisting in the organization of relevant workshops and demos
  • Preparing new research proposals to attract new projects
  • Providing assistance in the supervision of PhD students
Your Profile...

Qualification: The candidate should possess a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or affine. With a proven record of accomplishment in the area of Optical communication

Experience: The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and experience in a number of the following topics:

  • A solid mathematical background
  • Active and passive optical components(MUX/DEMUX, Switches, transceivers, SFPs, combiner, etc.)
  • Experience with optical lab equipment(lens, collimator, beam profiler, CCD camera, etc)
  • Knowledge of Adaptive optics and optical channel modeling
  • Software Development using C++, Python, MATLAB
  • Experience with 5G/6G communication systems is desirable
  • Experience with non-terrestrial networks (NTNs) is considered a plus but it is not required.
  • International experience is desirable
  • Sound publication track record in relevant international conferences and top journals (at least one IEEE Transaction publication is mandatory)
  • Experience of working with industrial projects or public funded research projects is highly desirable
  • Highly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking skills

Language Skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

Here’s what awaits you at SnT...
  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 55 industry partners
  • Be part of a multicultural family. At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

Find out more about us!

  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month (extension possible)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Job Reference: UOL06505

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 83099 (full time)

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Full CV, including a list of publications and contact details of two referees
  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses
  • Research statement and topics of particular interest to the candidate (300 words)
  • All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by Email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About the University of Luxembourg...

University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

Further information

Please contact us at Dr. Eva Lagunas (, Dr. Mert Bayraktar (

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