Vacant postdoc position under the COEL ERA-Chair - Resource-efficient and Reliable Communication in Cognitive Electronics

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    Tallinn University of Technology
    Mobility Incoming
    Formal sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
    Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)


A postdoctoral (“Research Scientist“) position in the above topics is open within Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics at Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia. The topic concerns medium access control (MAC) activities, including for example baseline MAC layer actions in LoRaWAN; however, to provide robust connectivity, high performance and reliability in packet reception, distributed MAC protocols (i.e., CSMA/CA) may not be very suitable. In this work, investigate of new MAC protocols and techniques which would be cognitive and adaptable to the dynamic variations of the applications use-cases of IoT.

The post is funded by the prestigious European Research Area Chair project “Cognitive Electronics (COEL)”. Applicants must have a doctoral degree (or about to complete) in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or in a relevant field. Research experience in MAC protocols and resource constraint optimization is essential. Networks simulator experience is a significant advantage. Familiarity with physical layer system designs and smart signal processing techniques would be an advantage. Candidates should have experience in publishing research findings in impact international journals and reputable conference proceedings.

The candidate will be responsible for conducting research and possibly mentoring MSc and PhD students in research projects.


The closing date for receipt of applications is January 15. 2017. Interviews will be held during the 3rd calendar week 2017. The position is initially available for one year and is possibly renewable, based on mutual interest and on the availability of funding.

Application submission details:


Candidates should send the following information, as “One” .pdf or .doc attachment:

  • CV, including lists of publications, summary of educational background and grades;

  • Summary of work experience;

  • Short research statement to explain how this position will match their previous experience (maximum 1 page);

  • Names and email addresses of at least 3 references;

  • A soft copy‎ of one or two recent publications considered by the candidate as being representative(s) of his/her research work.


On behalf of the COEL project,


Prof. Toomas Rang

Head of Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics

E-mail: toomas.rang@ttu.ee


Mr Alvar Kurrel

Project Manager of Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics

E-mail: alvar.kurrel@ttu.ee

Tallinn University of Technology

Ehitajate tee 5

19086 Tallinn, Estonia



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