Post-Doctoral Research Fellow In Information And Communication Technology

Country: Norway;

City: Kristiansand S

Vacancy added: 27.05.2019

Employer: University of Agder (UiA)

Resumes due: 31.07.2019


A fixed-term 100 % position as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in ICT is available for a period of 2 years at the University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science. The position is affiliated to the Department of ICT and located at Campus Grimstad in the South of Norway. The starting date is as soon as possible or to be negotiated with the Faculty.

The Department of ICT has several large and active research groups in Information and Communication Technology including 12 Professors, 15 Associate Professors, 10 Assistant Professors and about 15 Research Fellows on the PhD programme in ICT. The department pursues a variety of research interests, focusing especially on Wireless Communications and Embedded Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Crisis Management, eLearning and eHealth. The department has successfully led a number of large research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway; the EU research programmes FP7 and H2020, as well as national and international industries.


This open position is intended to carry out research in the area of propagation and mobile radio channel modelling with applications in human activity recognition. Potential research topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Developing a mathematical framework for the characterization of non-stationary massive MIMO radio channels;
  • Time-frequency analysis of non-stationary massive MIMO channels;
  • Modelling, analysis, and simulation of mobile radio channels for human activity recognition;
  • Measurement, analysis, and modelling of mobile radio channels in the presence of multiple active persons

Required qualifications

Provisions relating to the positions as Post-doctoral Research Fellows 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.

To be considered for the position, applicants must have:

  • Master and PhD in ICT, Electrical Engineering or a similar/related field and document expertise in areas relevant to the position. It is desirable that the applicants have defended their doctoral thesis within the last four years. To be considered for the position, applicants must have an approved PhD dissertation by the application deadline.
  • Strong academic credentials, written and spoken English proficiency;
  • Excellent knowledge in mathematics, especially in stochastic processes, analysis, and linear algebra;
  • Excellent knowledge in propagation and mobile radio channel modelling;
  • Profound knowledge in mobile radio communications and signal processing;
  • Strong programming skills and years of experience in using mathematical and numerical tools such as MATLAB.

The applicants must have strong academic credentials. Participation in ongoing projects, as well as initiating independent research projects and collaboration on external research funding applications is expected.

The working language is English. The successful applicant must have a high level of oral and written proficiency in English.

Personal qualities

Personal suitability, good teamwork skills, inventiveness, and a proactive approach, will be emphasized in the evaluation as well as relevant practical experience. The postdoctoral research fellow will be expected to contribute to an active research community that promotes the personal and professional growth of the doctoral candidates. The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal-oriented work, ability to concentrate and attention to detail.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

We offer

  • Professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation;
  • A positive, inclusive and diverse working environment;
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers; 
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352, NOK 524 200-565 500 gross salary per year. Higher salary may be considered for particularly well-qualified applicants. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position. 

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

Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 


The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link "Apply for this job".

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • CV with a complete list of scientific publications
  • Doctoral thesis
  • Credentials and diplomas (BSc, MSc, and PhD)
  • Selected scientific publications (no more than 10)
  • Three references with contact information

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. We draw your attention to the fact that we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process if attachments are missing. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 31.07.19


For questions about the position:

  • Professor Matthias Pätzold, tel. +47 37 23 32 83, e-mail
  • Head of Department Folke Haugland, tel. +47 37 23 31 12, e-mail

For questions about the application process:

  • HR Advisor Nina Rønningen, tel. +47 38 14 20 16, e-mail
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