PhD Researcher - Networks

Posted date:  Sep 12, 2022

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

About this opportunity


As the tech firm that created the mobile world, and with more than 54,000 patents to our name, we’ve made it our business to make a mark. When joining our team at Ericsson you are empowered to learn, lead and perform at your best, shaping the future of technology. This is a place where you're welcomed as your own perfectly unique self, and celebrated for the skills, talent, and perspective you bring to the team. Are you in?

Come, and be where it begins!

The mission and scope of Group Function Technology (GF Technology) is to enable the full value of connectivity for service providers through Technology Leadership. The unit shall sharpen Ericsson's competitiveness in the Technology Leadership arena through well defined Technology and Business Strategy, and ensure a strong industry position for Ericsson.

Our Exciting Opportunity

The Research Area Networks within Ericsson Research is responsible for end-to-end architectures and protocols for the radio access network, core network, transport, and cloud, and on how to optimize, handle, and orchestrate networks and network functions based on analytics, policies, and machine intelligence algorithms.

We also drive standardization in the areas, cooperate with leading academic institutions, develop prototypes and testbeds, and provide concepts and general expertise for Ericsson products and business units.

We are looking for a Researcher to build competence, create novel concepts, and develop capabilities to ensure Ericsson´s technology leadership towards an intelligent 6G network platform providing limitless connectivity with focus on radio access networks and its interfaces.

The focus of this position lies in concepts and technology development to enable global coverage by enhancing mobile systems to also cover the digital airspace.


What you will do


  • Perform, document and communicate Research studies, computer simulations and laboratory measurements regarding radio access network (RAN) architecture with focus on integration of non-terrestrial network components into the 3GPP architecture
  • Represent Ericsson at external forums such as EU projects, university collaborations, standards bodies, as well as customer meetings
  • Build new technical solutions providing limitless connectivity towards 6G and beyond and protect them with Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Work in our world-class cross-disciplinary teams on future-looking and groundbreaking technologies utilizing outstanding assets such as laboratories and simulators
  • Contribute to evolving the mobile technology used by billions of people worldwide with the opportunity to gain valuable experience to pursue a successful career


You will bring


  • Education: M.Sc. or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering or similar
  • Initiative and innovation culture with a positive dedication to Research
  • Solid knowledge in 3GPP-based mobile communication systems with a focus on physical layer, layer 2, and related interfaces
  • Strong analytical skills and interest in acquiring new knowledge and applying it at work
  • Skills in Matlab and related programming languages to conduct node and system level simulations
  • Good communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Ability to formulate problems and tackle them independently and in collaboration in a team with varied strengths and external partnerships
  • Experience with standardization would be a merit
  • Creativity and ability to work independently


Why join Ericsson?


At Ericsson, you´ll have an outstanding opportunity. The chance to use your skills and imagination to push the boundaries of what´s possible. To build never seen before solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. You´ll be challenged, but you won’t be alone. You´ll be joining a team of diverse innovators, all driven to go beyond the status quo to craft what comes next.


What happens once you apply?


Click Here to find all you need to know about what our typical hiring process looks like.

Feel free to apply and include a resume in English, outlining how you meet the specific requirements of the position.

The selection and interview process is ongoing. Therefore, send in your application in English as soon as possible.


Location: Stockholm, Sweden.


If you have any further questions, you are welcome to contact us.

Recruiter: Murat Aydinay (


Security clearance including references and relevant background screening will be conducted for final candidates.

Please note that we do not accept applications sent via e-mail.

We welcome the opportunity to meet you!

Encouraging a diverse and inclusive organization is core to our values at Ericsson, that's why we nurture it in everything we do. We truly believe that by collaborating with people with different experiences we drive innovation, which is essential for our future growth. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and realize their full potential as part of our Ericsson team.

Ericsson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, learn more.

Primary country and city:  Sweden (SE)   ||  Sweden : Stockholm : Stockholm  
Req ID: 693094  

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Our Culture

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Learning and Development

Being a part of our team means having the flexibility to take your career in many different directions, but it also means leveraging the supportive structure of a big organization, with clear personal and professional development opportunities. 

Benefits and Rewards

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