Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, CWC - Radio Technologies

The University of Oulu is one of the biggest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We create new knowledge and innovations that help to solve global challenges. We offer you an international and inspiring working environment where you are given responsibility and can use your skills, develop yourself and do work that matters. Our flexible and family-friendly workplace makes it easy for you to balance work and leisure. The University of Oulu is ranked in the top 3% of the world´s universities.

In conjunction with a recently-awarded Academy of Finland Fellowship ULTRAGRAM (Ultra-Compact Reconfigurable Antennas using Acoustic Resonance and Gravitational Mechanism), we are now looking for:

Doctoral Researcher in Antenna Design

To join us in the Centre for Wireless Communications – Radio Technologies (CWC-RT) at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE). Close collaboration with the Microelectronics Research Unit (MIC) from ITEE is expected in this project.

CWC is one of the leading research units in wireless communications globally. Its mission is to conduct world-class research, create new technologies, train world-class graduates, and transfer technology to practical application.

Antenna research is conducted in the RF group in the CWC-RT research unit. The group and unit contribute to the national Finnish 6G Flagship and other European and national projects in the field, including, among others, the HEU TERRAMETA consortium and the national RF Sampo project. Besides that, antenna research in the group is also sponsored by the US Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) and the Academy of Finland (LiBERATE project). Our research vision in 6G can be found here.

About the job

As a Doctoral Researcher, you will:

  • perform high-quality research work within a multidisciplinary research team,
  • attend doctoral courses
  • publish research results in the most esteemed international fora,
  • complete your doctoral thesis within four years.

Please also read the detailed requirements for entering the University of Oulu Graduate School that all doctoral candidates must apply to.

What we offer?

  • A place in a highly motivated and talented research group, working to solve globally significant research problems in various fields of antenna technologies in collaboration with other research groups, from new materials to communications systems
  • Modern research facilities, including state-of-the-art design tools, the opportunity to manufacture and experiment with your designs using a laboratory facility with comprehensive RF testing capabilities of up to 330 GHz.
  • The support of an experienced and enthusiastic team where you can share your expertise and grow as an expert.
  • Wellness benefits ePassi, covering sport, culture, and well-being. Read more about other staff benefits.
  • Work that matters and a workplace that promotes flexibility and work-life balance. Read more about working with us.
  • Finland is one of the most livable countries in the world, with a high quality of life, safety, an excellent education system, and a competitive economy. Read more about living in Oulu.

Who are you?

Aspiring applicants are expected to have:

  • an applicable Master's degree in electrical or communications engineering (or other relevant fields), completed with very good grades
  • strong fundamental knowledge of antennas, arrays, metasurfaces, and their foreseen integration with radio front-ends/electronics for biomedical applications
  • strong understanding of electromagnetic and multi-physics simulation principles and tools (e.g., CST Microwave Studio and COMSOL)
  • fluent in written and spoken English
  • positive mindset, high motivation, and work efficiency, readiness for demanding challenges
  • co-operational/team working skills and the ability to interact with people from various backgrounds
  • capability to write scientific publications based on the results achieved during doctoral studies

We also appreciate any of the following knowledge/experience:

  • antenna miniaturization
  • integration of antennas with tunable components for reconfiguration
  • antennas and RF prototyping and measurements


The position is fixed term for four (4) years starting from Sept 1, 2023, or as soon as possible after that.

The salary will be based on levels 2-4 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (a maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component). Starting gross salary will be approx. 2300-2600 € per month (before taxes). A trial period of 6 months is applied for the position.

How to apply?

Interested? If yes, please apply through our recruitment system by Sunday, August 6th, 2023 (23:59 Finnish local time).

The application should be written in English and include the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV following the guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity
  3. Certificates/Diplomas
  4. Contact information of two persons available for recommendation

The eligible applicants fitting best in the profile expected for the position will be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified during the selection process.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, including people of different ages, genders, and linguistic, cultural, or minority groups.

Contact Information

If you have any further questions, please contact:

  • Associate Prof. Ping Jack Soh, Academy Research Fellow, CWC-RT Research Unit (pingjack.soh@oulu.fi)
  • Adjunct Prof. Jari Juuti, Senior Research Fellow, Head of Research Unit, MIC Research Unit. (jari.juuti@oulu.fi)

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Oulu
County Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Country Finland
Reference number 2023/295
  • Jack Soh, 0504730123
  • Jari Antero Juuti
Published 21.Jun.2023
Last application date 06.Aug.2023

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