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Doctoral Student (Wireless Positioning Techniques)

Research fields in the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering (ELT) are Advanced Electronics Systems, Electronic and Biomaterials and Manufacturing, and Communication and Positioning Circuits and Systems. The department has a modern, forward-looking research agenda that is both scientifically ambitious and industrially relevant and well aligned with the general research strategy of the University. The research agenda combines elements of science and technology in innovative ways and is open to new initiatives. The department maintains close ties with industry and the broader society. For more information on ELT and its research, please refer to www.tut.fi/ece.
Job description: Signal processing for wireless positioning group is looking for a PhD student in the area of secure and privacy-preserving wireless positioning techniques. The selected person is expected to work in a multi-disciplinary project focusing, among others, on:
- robust non-GNSS based localization in both network-centric and user-centric modes
- outlier detection in databases and robust database maintenance in fingerprinting approaches with signals of opportunity
- cryptographic techniques for ensuring security of the user location
- anonymization and data security in data protection in wireless localization.
Requirements: The successful candidate must have demonstrated (during studies towards the higher university degree or otherwise) the competence and motivation to pursue postgraduate studies. A research plan for a doctorate will be prepared according to TUT's instructions in collaboration with the research group. The successful candidate must either already be or enroll as a doctoral student at TUT.

Other requirements:
- Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or in a related discipline
- strong background in at least one of the following areas: statistical signal processing, wireless communications, digital signal processing, cryptography, positioning/target tracking
- solid knowledge of MATLAB (preferably experience in object oriented programming).

English is the working language of the research group therefore fluency in English, both written and oral, are considered essential.
Salary: The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral Student is placed on the job demands levels 1-4. In addition, employees receive performance based salary.
Trial period: The position is subject to a probation period of 1 month.
Other: The position will be initially filled as full time and for a fixed term of 4 months with a view to a further extension with full or part-time employment for the rest of the PhD studies. The commencement date will be in September 2016 or as mutually agreed. The position will be located in the TUT Hervanta campus.
For more information, please contact: Elena Simona Lohan, email elena-simona.lohan(at)tut.fi.

More information about the research group: http://www.cs.tut.fi/tlt/pos/

Additional information on doctoral studies at TUT:
http://www.tut.fi/en/admissions/doctoral-studies-phd/index.htm
http://www.tut.fi/en/admissions/doctoral-studies-phd/computing-and-electrical-engineering/index.htm
How to apply: Applications must be submitted by TUT online application form. The application period has been extended, the closing date for applications is 28 September 2016 (24.00 EEST / 21.00 UTC). Applications and all accompanying documentation must be in English.

Applications must include (preferably in pdf format):
1. Letter of motivation, max 1 page
2. Full curriculum vitae listing all relevant experiences and including list of publications, max 4 pages
3. Certificate of Master's degree and transcript of records (including translation to English if certificate is not in English or Finnish)

Applicants who are not currently TUT students must also include the following:
- certificate of Bachelor's degree (including official translation to English if certificate is not in English or Finnish)
- certificate of language test IELTS/TOEFL/CAE/CPE/PTE A (if applicant's native language is other than Finnish or English).
Additional information on attachments to applications.

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