Research Fellow / Postdoc Position in the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dresden (DE)
30 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

At the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the SFB 912 – HAEC (Highly Adaptive Energy Efficient Computing) offers as soon as possible the following position for a

Research Fellow / Postdoc Position
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated
according to salary group up to E 13 TV-L)

The contract is limited to June 30th 2019. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position aims at obtaining further academic qualification (e.g. habilitation thesis).

Tasks: The research will be directed towards the study of channel coding for energy efficient ultra high-speed wireless board-to-board computer communication to enable reliable communication with very small latency. Special focus will be on the study of decoding architectures for LDPC convolutional codes including their hardware implementation.

The researcher will get the opportunity to gain valuable project experience, to work with excellent scientists in an international team on a versatile range of tasks and connect to academia as well as to industry partners. Your research tasks will include the investigation of different architectures for windowed decoding of LDPC convolutional codes and their hardware implementation. To enable small latency, parallelization and scheduling of decoding iterations should be studied. In addition, participation in HAEC researcher meetings and exchange with other HAEC subprojects is expected. The results shall be published at international conferences and distinguished journals.

Requirements: We are looking for a highly qualified postdoctoral researcher and expect: university degree and PhD (or close to completion) in electrical engineering, information technology or related fields, such as physics or mathematics; an excellent background and a proven capacity for high-quality research in the area of channel coding and hardware implementation of digital baseband algorithms, e.g., decoders; excellent analytical skills to solve complex tasks in the field of wireless communications.

Moreover, we expect the following: An independent, target- and solution-driven work attitude; inter- and multidisciplinary thinking; an integrative and cooperative personality with excellent communication and social skills; fluency in English - written and oral. Basic knowledge of German language is beneficial.

For questions about this position please contact Dr. Meik Dörpinghaus, Tel. +49 (351) 463-41061. For further information on the SFB 912, see:

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Please submit your application documents, including a motivation letter, a full CV, a copy of degree certificate, a transcript of grades (i.e. the official list of coursework including your grades), a proof of language skills, and additionally a detailed research statement addressing your past research experience and two names of professors acting as a reference for you by April 25, 2017 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) preferably as a single PDF-file to:, (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data.) Subject: “HAEC Application, your_surname” or by mail to TU Dresden, Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Vodafone Stiftungsprofessur für Mobile Nachrichtensysteme, Herrn Prof. Dr.-Ing. G. Fettweis, 01062 Dresden, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.