Researcher in hardware-software development

Section for Medical ICT Research performs R&D in in-body sensor communications including RF and  molecular communications, signal processing and machine learning. The Section has recently involved in using 5G mobile networks to develop novel medical services. The project is funded by the EU's H2020:ICT program and has 23 partners.    


Healthcare, transport and food verticals are hugely important in Europe, in terms of trade and commerce, workforce development, etc. Moreover, they are vital from a social perspective, for better patient outcomes, safer transportation and safer and more sustainable food production. 5G is important for these verticals, in terms of improvements for utility, efficient processes, safety among others.

The project 5G-HEART (validation trials) will focus on these vital vertical use-cases of healthcare, transport and aquaculture. In the health area, 5G-HEART will validate pillcams for automatic detection in the screening of colon cancer and vital-sign patches with advanced geo-localization as well as 5G AR/VR paramedic services. 

Oslo university hospital will develop and prototype a working system that can bridge a high data rate video data of a capsule endoscope using a 5G network to imply the network capabilities in making a fast, reliable and low latency decision on detection, processing and command. The physical layer in the capsule is based on using high data rate backscatter communication method in the uplink path and a standard command link in the downlink. A gateway will be used to interrogate with the implant, collect the video data, make simple processing and compression and bridge the data to the 5G medical network.

The video data will be processed remotely through a set of deep learning algorithms. Remote controlling of the on-body gateway and subsequently the pillcam system, network allocation and data compression are a part of the project.


The candidates should have strong background knowledge in electronics and communications systems, hardware implementation and software design for both communication and networking. He/she should have knowledge in backscatter communication system and RFID systems. 5G network is a pluss. The main requirement is to conduct research and engineering tasks in the project, to design necessary custom prototypes, and to make embedded implementation and programming. Experiences in programming languages (C/C , Python) and hardware description languages (VHDL/Verilog) and working with design tools such as Matlab are necessary for this position.

The candidate should have PhD in electronics, communication systems and have experience within the field of research and development. We expect excellent English language skills to present the project outcome in the group meetings, international conferences, reporting, and documentation.  

Personlige egenskaper
- Innovative  
- Eager to learn new skills
- Communicative
- Cooperative
- Social

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    Terms of employment - The position is available for two years with possibility for an extension. The salary and terms at the Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet are in accordance with the Norwegian state regulations. Salary scale will be between NOK 480 000 and 600 000 pr. year, depending on qualifications and relevant work experiences. Full salary during illness and five weeks paid holidays are according to the state regulations