The Chair of Secure Mobile Networking at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is looking for a 

Research associate / Postdoc (m,f,x) for 3 years with 39,83 hours per week (TV-L E 14)

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the leading research universities in Germany. It is part of the University Alliance Ruhr, Germany’s largest academic hub, home to more than 120000 students, 14000 researchers and 20 Collaborative Research Centres. The research focus of Prof. Sezgin's Chair of Digital Communication Systems at the Ruhr University Bochum is information acquisition and processing as well as the characterization of fundamental limits with regard to reliability, latency and spectral efficiency of interference-limited, cognitive and cloud-supported communication systems.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
application deadline:

Your tasks:
Writing research proposals, publishing research papers and conducting startup-transfer with respect to the following topics:

  • Managing research and development projects
  • Simulation development
  • Development of experiments with SDRs and climate chamber
  • Investigation of
    - IRS-based key generation
    - Analog Relay
    - Anti Tamper Radio for Physical Oracles
    - ML-based signal analysis / ML-based applications (Radio Frequency Machine Learning Systems)
    - First Elaborations on Cell-/ Molecular Communication from an Information Theoretical Point of View
    - Inside Body channel model

Your profile:
The candidate should be familiar with at least some of the following

  • Programming languages: python, C++, Matlab
  • Theoretical background in mathematical design and analysis of algorithms esp. adaptive modulation schemes, OFDM, key generation, untrusted relay, channel pre-coder, pilot security
  • Physical Layer Security (Applied research / empirical studies / experiments)
  • You are comfortable in a diverse and international environment.
  • Phd in appropriate subject area is required.

Our offerings:

  • challenging and varied tasks with a high level of personal responsibility
  • support from and cooperation with competent colleagues
  • team-oriented cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team
  • employment at one of the largest universities in Germany in the University Alliance Ruhr network

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Michaela Joswig, Phone: +49234 32 23063

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 1889 until 19/06/2023, send by e-mail to the following address:

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