Doctoral Researcher/ Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering and Signal Processing
Tampere University Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences


The project aims to take advantage of hybrid amplitude/time based digital transmitter structures (e.g., polar, outphasing, and pulse-width modulation) that have finite amplitude and phase resolution, as well as the spatial degrees of freedom of the MIMO channel, and tailor the precoding algorithms to optimize power and spectral efficiencies. To this end, the main tasks within the project include:

Development of simulation models for the potential transmitter structures and the overall MIMO system

Developing signal processing algorithms for the transmitter, both for waveform processing and RF impairment mitigation

Design and development of precoding techniques with discrete optimization tools

Investigation and optimization of the transmitter structures in terms of power and spectral efficiencies

Studying the design and implementation tradeoffs in beamforming transmitters for large-scale MIMO systems

Participation in the prototype measurements of the fabricated ICs

You will work in collaboration with researchers from Aalto University, and possibly other laboratories abroad. Therefore, the work includes travelling and intercultural cooperation.

Participation in teaching courses at the department of Electrical Engineering is possible and encouraged.



Potential candidates hold an M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline (communications engineering, electrical engineering, signal processing) and are enthusiastic to learn and study transmitter and precoder design, and the trade-offs in the design and implementation of real-world large-scale MIMO systems. They have good communication skills and are able to work in a team, while are also able to conduct scientific research at a high level. Experience in at least one of the following is considered an advantage: large-scale MIMO systems, MIMO precoder design, discrete optimization, power efficiency and/or spectral efficiency analysis, signal processing algorithm design and/or implementation.

Previous experience with the considered hybrid amplitude/time based transmitter structures is not necessary. We will give a good introduction to new-comers and guide you during the work.



The position will be filled for a fixed-term period, until August 31st, 2023. The starting date is at the earliest October 1st, 2019, and at the latest, January 1st, 2020. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.

The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. A typical starting salary for a doctoral researcher is between 2400-3000 €, and for a postdoc between 3500-4000 €, depending on previous experience.

Tampere University offers many benefits to its employees, e.g., occupational health services, flexible working hours, high-quality sport services and affordable lunch choices on campus. International HR services offer their help with the official issues in settling in Finland and Tampere. Tampere region is one of the fastest growing city areas in Finland. Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries and a traditional center of the Finnish industry. Today, the city is best known for its high-tech sector, with companies such as Nokia, Intel, Huawei, and Saab having research/development facilities here. Tampere is also the most popular city in Finland for higher education studies.

More information about living and working in Tampere and Tampere University.



The closing date for applications is September 15th, 2019. For questions and more information, please contact:

University Researcher Lauri Anttila,, +358505174017. (Notice: Limited availability between August 13th and 18th.)

Applications and all accompanying documentation must be in English.

The following appendices should be delivered with your application (in pdf format):

a CV, including list of publications (if applicable)
a free-form application letter including names of two referees
Applying starts: 2019-08-09 13:40Applying ends: 2019-09-15 23:59

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