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

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We are now looking for

Assistant Professor in Radio Frequency Transceiver Signal Processing

to join us in the Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) - Radio Technologies (RT) Research unit at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE).

The technical scope of the position has an emphasis on the design of RF transceivers for communication and sensing systems, new concepts and architectures for a broad range of RF applications, including experimental testing and signal processing related to non-idealities and performance improvement techniques like transmitter linearization and calibrations. The work is expected to model RF transceivers and their components and experiment with key findings with hardware demonstrators. Mastering both theoretical and experimental research methodologies in RF signal processing and interference mitigation is a core requirement for the position.

Research at CWC covers signal processing and radio frequency (RF) engineering, radio access and network technologies, wireless network technologies, and wireless for various vertical applications. CWC employs total personnel of about 200 persons, including about 20 assistant, associate, or full professors. The focus of CWC-RT is on the lower layers, signal processing, and enabling RF technologies, including hardware design. CWC also leads the 6G Flagship covering research beyond connectivity and networking.

About the job

  • As an assistant professor, you will conduct research and supervise doctoral researchers and students in the field of research.
  • Your responsibilities also include teaching some courses in the field upon mutual agreement also based on your own interest and the needs of the curriculum.
  • You are expected to make research project and grant proposals, acquire competed research funding, and lead the projects.

What we offer?

  • The support of an experienced and enthusiastic team of more than 30 people in RF Engineering (RFE) research group within CWC and also the whole CWC with 200 persons. Therein you can share your expertise and grow as an expert.
  • World-class laboratory facilities for RF testing.
  • Wellness benefit 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.
  • If you are moving from abroad, we offer comprehensive relocation packages to support your smooth relocation to Oulu.
  • Our Buddy Programme and Spouse Network support you and close ones in settling into Oulu
  • 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?

You should have excellent potential for a successful scientific career. The top candidates undergo an evaluation by external experts and are required to reach top scores (5-6 on a scale from 1 to 6 for scientific activity and as the overall score), to be recruited. Find out more about our tenure track system, entry criteria, evaluation procedure, and advancement on our careers website.

In order to succeed and enjoy the position, we expect from you: 

  • Doctoral degree in applicable research field.
  • Proven expertise in the field of research and required methodology via top-level scientific international publications.
  • Capability and proven competence to experimental work in RF laboratory environment with commercial equipment testing research prototypes related to your field of expertise.
  • You must demonstrate the ability to work independently and have proven teaching skills.
  • In order to be eligible for a position as Assistant Professor, you must have received your doctoral degree not more than ten years ago.
  • Fluency in English and good command in Finnish is required.


The position is fixed-term for five years as of as soon as possible or upon mutual agreement.

The salary will be based on levels 05-06 of the requirement 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. 4000-4800 € per month (before taxes).  A trial period of 6 months is applied for the position.

How to apply?

Interested? If yes, please apply by 30.09.2023 (23:59 Finnish local time) through our recruitment system.

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: http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae
  3. List of publications following the guidelines of the Academy of Finland: https://www.aka.fi/en/research-funding/apply-for-funding/how-to-apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines2/list-of-publications/ (with the ten most important ones marked)
  4. Brief account of research merits 
  5. Brief account of teaching merits or a teaching portfolio 
  6. Details regarding acquisition of research funds 
  7. A brief research and action plan 
  8. Contact details of 2–4 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.

The selection process follows the University of Oulu tenure track guidelines. The process is carried out by a recruitment committee and the candidates are subjected to publication analyses based on their publication lists. The candidates that are considered most suitable by the recruitment committee will also undergo an expert evaluation.

Contact Information

If you have any further questions, please contact Prof. Aarno Pärssinen, Leader of RF group in CWC-RT (aarno.parssinen@oulu.fi or tel. +358 294 482844)


Edited: Application period extended from 15.9.2023 to 30.9.2023
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 2023/346
Published 18.Aug.2023
Last application date 30.Sep.2023
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