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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 25, 2023

About the Opportunity

Job Summary

The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things (WIoT) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on the design, development, and realization of future communications technologies. You will be part of the team and contribute to ongoing developments in theory, algorithms and translation to practice in new applications.


Must have a PhD or equivalent in engineering or mathematics. Must be able to undertake full-time research and scholarship. Must be able to work in collaborative multi-institutional teams with senior and junior scholars. Strong foundations in information theory, communications and applied probability are required. Clear writing and presentation skills are essential.

A one-year post, with a possible extension to two years depending on availability of funds and sustained excellence in meeting the duties and expectations is offered.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

15% - Work collaboratively in developing the standard for the next generation of error correction decoders

65% - Invent new algorithms, develop new theory using non-standard approaches to analyse them, and collaborate with experts on designs that enable rapid translation it into hardware.

20% - Take the lead on disseminating research results, including leading the writing of conference and journal papers.

Position Type


Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.