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Postdoctoral Associate - CCI xG Testbed Project

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Commonwealth Cyber Initiative
Location: Virginia Tech Research Center – Arlington
Categories: Engineering, Research / Scientific

Job Description

Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) - Virginia Tech welcomes applications and nominations for a Postdoctoral Associate to conduct research in the CCI xG Testbed. The CCI xG Testbed, led by Dr. Aloizio P. Silva, is looking for motivated and talented researchers with expertise in Software Defined Radio (SDR), Software Defined Network (SDN), Network Function Virtualization and Edge-computing systems design. Researchers will carry out research in network systems, with focus on large-scale experimentation using open-source (i.e srsRAN) and open-standards (i.e. O-RAN) to realize open-architecture technologies. Also, the researchers will leverage the CCI SRS Lab North America through showcase, enhancements, prototyping, and research on SRS solutions. The xG Wireless Testbed group specializes in the application and development of advanced hardware and software technologies to future advanced wireless networks and packet networks for 5G and beyond, data center, smart city, smart agriculture, vehicular, military and IoT applications. Virginia is uniquely positioned to demonstrate global leadership in secure cyber physical systems (CPS), including underlying cybersecurity technologies. The Commonwealth’s strengths include an unrivaled density of IT talent, industry, and venture capital, creating a highly fertile environment for innovation and tech-based economic growth. To support the CCI research efforts, this position will include the development of innovative xG network architectures and testbed experiments in collaboration with academic, commercial, and government researchers using the CCI xG Testbed.

Required Qualifications

• PhD in Computer Engineering or Computer Science or a related field with a communications and networking background. PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
• Hands-on experience with experimental research in wireless communications and with testbeds
• Solid background in network softwarization
• Solid background in wireless communication
• Demonstrated ability to working effectively with on a diverse team
• Track record in publishing in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
• Proven strong communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with computer network technologies
• Experience with 5G and Beyond 5G technology

Appointment Type


Review Date

August 1, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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