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Research Assistant in Wireless Communications for Smart Grids

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Electronic Systems a position as Research Assistant in Wireless Communications for Smart Grids is open for appointment from October 15, 2015 or soon hereafter. The position is 1 year in duration. The Department of Electronic Systems is one of the largest departments at Aalborg University with a total of more than 300 employees. The department is internationally recognized in particular for its contributions within Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The offered position is under a European Union Marie Curie Initial Training program (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN) ADVANTAGE. The research topic is development of high reliability wireless links for use in smart grid communications systems, with an emphasis on the use wireless communications as an enabler of distributed smart grid control.

The researcher will be affiliated with Antennas, Propagation and Radio Networking section (APNet), Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University.

Highly motivated candidates should hold a valid MSc degree with a specialization in communications or signal processing. In addition, candidates should comply with the Marie Curie mobility requirements (i.e. within four years of the first degree and not having lived, worked or studied in Denmark for more than 12 months out of the three years immediately prior to the start of the work).

The employed researcher will be also involved in a smart grid training program within the ADVANTAGE network, as well as in secondments to other project partners. The tentative start date is October 15, 2015.

Based on the evaluation of the researcher performance, the researcher may be offered with a follow-up PhD stipend at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Electronic Systems, within the general study programme Wireless Communications.

The applicants are expected to have:
•Knowledge of statistical modeling and probabilistic analysis.
•Knowledge of PHY/MAC layer for wireless link establishment.
•Principles of communication protocols used in wireless access and networking.
•Working knowledge of MATLAB, C++.

Research experience from the master studies with short/medium range wireless technologies, like IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.15/ZigBee, software defined radio programming and/or Linux and embedded C is highly desirable. Knowledge in electrical power systems is a plus.

You may obtain further information from Prof. Petar Popovski, Department of Electronic Systems, phone: +45 99 40 98 97, email: petarp@es.aau.dk, concerning the scientific aspects of the position.

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