Admin - 13.01.2022
Open Research Associate Position

The Department of Communications Engineering (headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Dekorsy) of University of Bremen offers an open position for a research associate.

The Department of Communications Engineering has many years of expertise in the research and development of communication systems, algorithms and signal processing methods. In addition to scientific-technical research, the Department of Communications Engineering has also been conducting scientific-organisational research activities for several years, especially in the topic area of "5G for industry" and, in the future, also for 6G for the implementation of a German 6G strategy. In the position offered, these scientific-organisational research activities are to be carried out for 6G through participation in the "6G Platform" project funded by the BMBF. The 6G Platform is part of the BMBF's 6G programme, which also includes the 6GHubs (basic research) and the 6G industry projects. The 6G-Platform brings together several national research teams with the aim of networking actors from different industrial sectors, harmonising technical approaches, ensuring that societal interests are taken into account in technological approaches and promoting the visibility of German research in politics and society. 


The main focus of the position is on (inter)national scientific-organisational activities. However, the position also includes the support and cooperation with scientific staff of the Department of Communications Engineering and thus enables the participation and active involvement in scientific-technical research on 6G. 

Examples of key tasks are:

  • Management of work package AP3 of the 6G-Platform for visioning a highly networked society of the future. This includes the analysis of application scenarios, evaluation and assessment of technological approaches and innovation content, harmonisation and preparation of research results, and the development of a 6G roadmap
  • Coordination of the harmonisation of technological approaches by and with (inter-) national stakeholders
  • Networking with projects in the BMBF's 6G programme and international 6G programmes, networking and participation in committees and standardisation organisations, networking with other relevant sectors (e.g. medicine, automotive, automation) and industry
  • Establishment and management of a research group in the field of communications engineering
  • Responsible planning and implementation of events
  • Science communication and public relations

Profile of qualification

  • A very good university degree (Master's/Diploma) or a doctorate in electrical engineering, information technology, computer engineering or related engineering or natural sciences
  • Good knowledge of communication technologies and systems
  • Strong interest in self-dependent strategic-political research activities
  • Extensive experience in project acquisition and participation in (inter-)national research projects
  • Ability to work and acquire knowledge and skills independently
  • Very good communication and teamwork skills
  • Very good written and spoken German (at least level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF)

Desirable knowledge and skills:

  • Publication experience (journals, conference proceedings)
  • Initial experiences in supervising students and doctoral candidates
  • Good written and spoken English language skills (at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF)

We offer:

Full-time employment with competitive salary. 

How to apply:

Please send your application (brief cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates, list of pub if applicable, at least two names of recommenders) to

Admin - 13.01.2022
Open PhD/PostDoc Positions

We have open positions for research assistants (PhD) / postdocs at the Department of Communications Engineering of University of Bremen with Prof. Armin Dekorsy. 

We are looking for excellent candidates to carry out independent research in the following areas:

  • 6G communication system 
  • Aerial and satellite communications 
  • Swarm exploration on Mars 
  • Quantum communications 

Your task will be at least one of the following 

  • Fundamental, theoretical-oriented research 
  • Software implementation of innovative technologies, e.g. in an 6G testbed

Potential research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Semantic communication
  • Machine learning methods, Bayesian learning methods
  • Source and channel coding (e.g. Information Bottleneck Method)
  • Event-based sampling, Event-based communication
  • Graph-based, distributed signal processing and compressive sensing
  • Information transmission and interference management in 6G network concepts (terrestrial-orbital (3D) networks, organic networks, dynamic subnetworks)
  • mmWave (26GHz) communication and localization

We offer:

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

Who we are:

The Department of Communication Engineering has many years of expertise in the research and development of communications systems, algorithms and signal processing methods. Through participation in programs of the German Research Foundation (DFG), cooperative projects of the European Union (EU), European Space Agency (ESA), and German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as well as industrial projects, the results of basic research find direct utilization in the development and standardization of mobile radio systems, industrial radio systems and space communication systems.

Current key projects are Open6GHub, 6G Platform, FunKI, MOMENTUM (full list:


  • Very good completed scientific university studies (Master/Diploma) in communications engineering/information technology, technical computer science, applied mathematics or related engineering or natural sciences
  • Profound knowledge that covers one or more of the following areas: communications engineering (baseband, resource management), signal processing and signal theory, coding and information theory, network information theory, machine learning, stochastic inference techniques
  • Strong interested in conducting independent research with your ideas and approaches as a member of one of our research teams
  • High motivation to work within trans-disciplinary research projects 
  • Organizational talent and team spirit
  • Very good English skills, ideally basic German skills
  • Ideally, experience in programming and development environments (Python, MATLAB, C++)

Your application must include:

  1. A cover letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications for the position and stating the applicant’s major achievements as well as research interest 
  2. Full CV
  3. Transcripts (Diploma or B. Sc. and M. Sc.) 
  4. Certificates
  5. List of publications if applicable

How to apply?

Send the required documents to

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