Research Fellowship in Mobile Communication Systems / ICT, The University of Agder [Norway]

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The University of Agder invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term appointment as Research Fellow in Mobile Radio Communications/ICT for a period of three years, at the Department of Information and Communication Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Science. The position is currently located in Grimstad, Norway. The starting date is negotiable.

The Faculty of Engineering and Science offers PhD and Master’s programmes in Information and Communication Technology. With more than 30 academic staff and an extensive network of Norwegian and international partner universities, the Faculty, with its regional industrial partners, constitutes one of the largest R&D environments within the field of mobile communications in Norway.

The position belongs to the research project “Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communication Systems” funded by the Competence Development Fund of Southern Norway (CDFSN). Within this project, the Research Fellow will work on a sub-project on V2V communications using multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) techniques.

The sub-project covers the following research topics:

  • Modelling, analysis and simulation of wideband V2V MIMO channels
  • Development of V2V MIMO channel models under realistic propagation conditions
  • Development of V2V MIMO communication systems using space-time coding schemes and orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) techniques
  • Performance analysis of V2V MIMO communication systems under realistic propagation conditions.

Emphasis will be given to the applicant’s qualifications in the follow

    ing fields:
  • Strong background in mathematics and practical experience in linear algebra, matrix analysis, stochastic processes and signal theory
  • Practical experience in programming
  • Experience in use of mathematical and numerical tools such as MATLAB
  • Basic knowledge of mobile radio communications.

The successful applicant will have a master’s degree in information and communication technology. The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal-oriented work, ability to concentrate and attention to detail. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic background and results, and any previous research and development work. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability, good teamwork skills and a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English will also be emphasised.

The Research Fellow must be admitted to the PhD programme within three months of appointment. The Research Fellow is expected to complete a doctoral dissertation within the period of employment. Information on admission and entry requirements for the PhD programme in Information and Communication Technology is available at this page.

Information about the appointment criteria for a position as Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the Post of Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident, laid down by the Ministry of Education and Research on 31 January 2006 pursuant to section 6-4, sixth paragraph, of the Act Relating to Universities and University Colleges. The regulations can be downloaded from

Women are encouraged to apply.

The Civil Service is committed to reflecting the diversity of society in its work force. It is therefore a goal of personnel policy in the Civil Service to achieve balanced gender representation, include different age groups and recruit civil servants from immigrant backgrounds. Persons from immigrant backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply for the position.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their teaching qualifications, usually in the form of a trial lecture. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment.

Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the Civil Service. Organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected.

The position is renumerated within the State salary scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017, salary grade 45 (NOK 353.000). A 2 % compulsory pension contribution will be deducted and paid to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund according to current statutory provisions.

Applicants must submit their application and CV online. The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment to the online application:

  • Certified copies of diplomas and references
  • List of academic publications
  • Master’s thesis
  • Other academic publications

Please use the link “Send application” at:

The applicants are fully responsible for submitting complete documentation.

The application and all documentation should be in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, or English.

Pursuant to §25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that their name be exempted from public disclosure. The University may still decide to make public the name of the applicant. The applicant will be notified before his or her name is disclosed.

Closing date: 4 June 2009.

For further information please contact Head of Department Andreas Prinz, tel. (+47) 37 25 32 20, e-mail or Prof. Matthias P├Ątzold, tel. (+47) 3725 3283, e-mail: Matthias.Paetzold[ t ], web page:

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.