mmWave Sensing Postdoc

Job Description

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL) Climate & Ecosystems Division and Nuclear Science Division has an opening for a mmWave Sensing Postdoc to join the team.


In this exciting role, you will develop and implement novel sensing and networking technologies for advanced situational awareness and observations of atmospheric and geophysical properties in urban environments, as well as in natural ecosystems. The postdoc will work with a multi-disciplinary group of scientists to explore mmWave signals (e.g., in 5G networks) for field observations.


What You Will Do:

  • Study environmental effects (human activities, precipitation, vegetation, etc) on mmWave propagation
  • Develop and evaluate instrumentation for mmWave sensing (data acquisition, processing, and
  • connectivity)
  • Develop signal processing routines and edge computing algorithms for in-situ data processing
  • Conduct laboratory and field tests of the developed technology
  • Ability to work as a member of a large multidisciplinary research team.
  • (Co-) author peer-reviewed journal articles and technical reports


Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Mentor students and work with visiting faculty in their research at LBNL


What is Required:

  • Recent Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related discipline.
  • Experience with RF signal processing and embedded systems
  • Knowledge in communication technologies (e.g., 5G) and RF propagation
  • Proficiency in written and oral dissemination of scientific results
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration in a research environment


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in AI/ML algorithms
  • Experience in mmWave technology


Requested Application Material:
1. Curriculum Vitae and publication list
2. Statement of research experience and interests. (3-page maximum, excluding figures and references)
3. Cover letter (2-page maximum)
4. List of three references (Names and contact information)


 This position will remain open until filled.


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  • This is a full-time, 2-year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


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