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Scientific assistant (Postdoc) (f/m/d)
Department of Communication Engineering

Faculty 1 Physics/Electrical Engineering

Classifications E 13 - full-time
Reference number: A283/22
Closing date: 01/20/2023
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The Department of Communication Engineering (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dekorsy) at the Faculty 1 (Physics/Electrical Engineering), University of Bremen is offering (under the condition of job release) up to four positions of a

Scientific assistant (postdoc) (f/m/d)
salary group 13 TV-L (100 %)

to be filled at the earliest possible date for a fixed term of at least 3 years.

The fixed-term contract is for scientific qualification according to § 2 para. 1 WissZeitVG (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz). Accordingly, only applicants who still have qualification periods to the corresponding extent according to § 2 para. 1 WissZeitVG can be considered.

Job description

The Department of Communication Engineering has many years of expertise in the research and development of communications systems, algorithms and signal processing methods. Through partic¬ipation in programs of the German Research Foundation (DFG), cooperative projects of the European Union (EU), European Space Agency (ESA), and German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as well as industrial projects, the results of basic research find direct utilization in the development and standardization of mobile radio systems, industrial radio systems and space communication systems.


The tasks within the BMBF project "Open6GHub", which is funded until July 31st, 2025, include the execution of independent research in the following areas:

  • 6G communication system
  • Satellite communications
  • Swarm exploration on Mars
  • Quantum communications

Potential research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Information transmission and interference management in 6G network concepts (terrestrial-orbital (3D) networks, organic networks, dynamic subnetworks)
  • Source and channel coding (e.g. Information Bottleneck Method)
  • Event-based sampling, Event-based communication
  • Semantic communication
  • Graph-based, distributed signal processing and compressive sensing
  • Machine learning methods, Bayesian learning methods
  • mmWave (26GHz) communication and localization

We are looking for candidates conducting research in at least one of the following domains:

  • Fundamental, theoretical-oriented research
  • Application and industrial-oriented research optionally including SDR prototyping

Your research will include:

  • establishing and shaping new research fields
  • cooperating and mutually supporting with other members of the Department of Communication Engineering
  • coordinating collaborations with universities and external partners
  • the possibility for research stays with international cooperation partners


  • A very good university degree (master's/diploma) and a doctorate (preferably with distinction) in communications engineering/information technology, computer engineering, applied mathematics or related engineering or natural sciences
  • Profound knowledge that covers one or more of the following areas: communications engineering (baseband, resource management), signal processing and signal theory, coding and information theory, network information theory, machine learning, stochastic inference techniques
  • Strong publication record in international, peer-reviewed journals or proceedings
  • Ideally, proven experience in project acquisition
  • Proven ability to work independently and to acquire new skills and knowledge
  • Good communication and teamwork skills, organizational talent
  • High motivation to work within trans-disciplinary research projects
  • Very good English skills, ideally basic German skills

General hints

The University of Bremen follows a diversity strategy. It strives to increase the number of women in the academy and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates. International applications and applications of academics with a migration background are explicitly welcome. Disabled persons with the essentially same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.

Your Application

Please send your application, quoting the reference number A283/22, byJanuary 20th, 2023 to

Universität Bremen
FB 01 - Physik/Elektrotechnik - ITH -
Prof. Dr.-Ing.Armin Dekorsy
Postfach 330 440
28359 Bremen

or in electronic form to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Dekorsy: applicationsprotect me ?!ant.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de.

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications for the position and stating the applicant’s major achievements as well as research interest
  • Full CV
  • List of publications
  • Transcripts (Diploma or B.Sc., M.Sc. and doctoral degree )
  • Certificates
  • Two names of referees at least

Only copies of documents will be accepted, original documents will not be returned.