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Barkhausen Institut

Open position

Research Associate: Joint Communications and Radar Sensing (m/f/d)

The Wireless Connectivity group is developing a secure and dependable architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT) using Joint Communications and Radar Sensing.

We are looking for a Research Associate for Joint Communications and Sensing (m/f/d) to creatively pursue our research agenda. Besides sharing your unique ideas, you will work at investigating new signal processing techniques for both communications and radar applications, by means of hardware demonstrations, computer simulations and theoretical work. 


Your responsibilities

  • development of hardware demonstrators for joint communications and RF sensing 
  • evaluation and design of physical-layer schemes and signal processing techniques for both communications and radar 
  • participation in writing research publications and project deliverables 


Your profile

  • MSc/Diploma or PhD degree in areas related to our research focus (Electrical/Computer Engineering)  
  • Good communication and writing skills in English 
  • Experience in the development of experimental communications and/or radar testbeds 
  • Familiarity with lab measurement equipment 
  • Good programming skills, preferably in Python and C++ 
  • Knowledge of wireless communications theory 
  • Basic understanding of RF transceiver building blocks 
  • Knowledge of signal processing for radar and/or communications 


What we provide

  • An open and creative team 
  • Agile working hours and workflows 
  • Cross-disciplinary projects 
  • Work on future technologies 
  • Flat hierarchies for your ideas and flexible teams 


If you have passion for new technologies and the desire to develop the connected world of tomorrow with us, we are looking for you.

Life and science are compatible at our institute. We offer a range of recognised family-friendly measures, such as part-time work, mobile working and flexible working hours that take family needs into account.  

Application Procedure: Your application should include: motivation letter, CV, copy of university degree certificate, short summary of Master/PhD thesis. Applications from women are particularly welcome. We only accept complete documents as one single PDF document by e-mail to Applications that contain other file formats (e.g. Word, Excel) will not be considered in the selection process. Informal inquiries can also be submitted to the same address.