Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems

PhD and Postdoc positions for research on 6G wireless communications (full-time)


  1. PhD/Postdoc applicants must hold a Master of Science / PhD degree in electrical engineering or computer science that is equivalent and compliant to RWTH Aachen requirements.
  2. The candidates must have excellent knowledge of radio/wireless communications, probability theory, and linear algebra with applications in signal processing. Evidence of projects applying machine learning is a plus.
  3. a) Extensive knowledge in C/C++ and Linux. List the evidence in the form of past projects.
    b) Or extensive hands-on experience with at least one of the SDR platforms and FPGA programming. List the evidence in the form of past projects.
    It is expected that missing skills will be proactively improved.
  4. The candidates must have an excellent team player spirit and communication skills while being able to work independently. High proficiency in oral and written English is mandatory.


  1. Contribute to R&D projects through the development of simulators and prototypes
  2. Participate in collaboration projects with our academic and industry partners
  3. Support event organization and assist in teaching, e.g. lecture exercises, labs, and seminars
  4. Contribute to patent and technical reports, lead the drafting and submitting of papers to top international journals and conferences and/or research proposals.

ICE is looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students and Postdoctoral researchers to conduct research on wireless communications, under the direction of Prof. Haris Gačanin.

The positions involve carrying out research and prototyping on physical-layer communications including wireless baseband processing, multiple antenna systems, machine learning for PHY-layer, estimation theory and statistical signal processing, and radio resource management. A particular focus of the research is to study the real-world constraints through prototyping. The overall objective is to develop reliable, high capacity and extended range wireless communication systems.

How to apply?

Send the required documents in the order a) - e) within a single pdf file

Subject: PhD-Jobs-DSP-RWTH-Name_SURNAME

Apply/Questions: jobs-dsp(at)

Your application must include:

  1. a) A research statement (max 1 page) indicating the candidate’s research interests, achievements, plans, and how these fit with the above position requirements and our ongoing research.
  2. b) Brief description of projects in C/C++/Python, SDRs/FPGA.
  3. c) Curriculum vitae (e.g., publications, R&D skills, awards, fellowships, grants).
  4. d) Copies of BSc, MSc and PhD degrees (or date of expected graduation), an official transcript of the completed subjects with GPA
  5. e) Names of at least two references

We offer:

Full-time employment. No tuition fees for Ph.D. studies.