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Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher – 5G Network System Level Simulation

LH-05 Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher – 5G Network System Level Simulation

Contract Type: Full Time/Fixed Term (24 months)

The Wireless Communications Laboratory at Tyndall National Institute in Dublin is advertising for the position of a Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher in 5G network simulation modelling for the ANDES project. The project is a collaboration between academic (Tyndall, UCC) and industrial partners (Analog Devices).

The successful candidate will develop a 5G system level simulator and carry out performance analysis of different cellular network deployments and evaluation of new wireless techniques and algorithms.

The post offers a superb opportunity for an ambitious individual to work collaboratively between academia and industry and across teams in Ireland and the US.

Tyndall’s Wireless Communications Laboratory intends to grow to 50+ researchers based in Dublin by 2025. As part of this, follow-up opportunities within the lab may be available after the successful completion of the ANDES project, subject to performance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a high-performance system-level 5G network simulator, including massive MIMO and small cell deployments, 3D radio channel modelling, and user traffic and mobility modelling.
  • Perform comprehensive simulation studies of different cellular network deployment scenarios.
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of new wireless techniques and algorithms.
  • Prepare and disseminate the findings through presentations and reports to internal and external stakeholders, contribution to white papers, and publications in leading journals and conferences.
  • Liaise with counterparts in Analog Devices to ensure that the project objectives and milestones are met in a timely manner. This will involve regular interactions through email, audio and video calls, and occasional travel for face-to-face meetings.
  • Manage the simulation software repository, and create documentation to allow researchers to access and use the simulator.
  • Participate in developing future research initiatives within the Tyndall research group.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may be reasonably required within the general scope and level of the post. 

Essential Criteria

  • PhD in Wireless Communications, Computer Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Experience in developing cellular network system simulators, including 3D channel modelling, physical layer signal processing and multi-antenna techniques.
  • Very strong software programming skills, and able to independently learn to use new programming languages and software tools.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams from academia and industry.

Desirable Criteria

  • Highly skilled in mathematical modelling tools such as MATLAB, Julia and/or Python.
  • Experience in 5G NR and 3GPP channel models is highly desirable.
  • Experience in implementing radio ray-tracing calculations.
  • Familiarity with event-driven simulation.

Appointment will be on the Senior Post-doctoral Researcher scale, €50,540 to €54,966 per annum. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

For any informal queries, please contact Dr Lester Ho at and Prof. Holger Claussen 

Application Instructions

Step 1 - click here to download and complete the application form and indicate Job Reference LH-05.

Step 2 – return completed application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to

Please ensure that your motivation letter, CV and application letter are submitted in pdf format.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities