5G Radio Bell Labs Summer Intern
Naperville, IL 
Posted 3 days ago
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About Nokia


At Nokia we create the technology to connect the world. Developing and delivering the industry's only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing that is available globally. Through our research teams, including the world-renowned Nokia Bell Labs, Nokia is leading the world to adopt end-to-end 5G networks that are faster, more secure and capable of revolutionizing lives, economies and societies. Nokia adheres to the highest ethical business standards as we create technology with social purpose, quality and integrity. A truly global company, we are 160 nationalities working in more than 100 countries.


About Nokia Bell Labs


Over its nearly 100-year history, Nokia Bell Labs has invented many of the foundational technologies that underpin information and communication networks and all digital devices and systems. This research has resulted in nine Nobel Prizes, four Turing Awards, three Japan Prizes and a plethora of National Medals of Science and Engineering, as well three Emmys, two Grammys and an Oscar for technical innovations. Nokia Bell Labs continues to conduct disruptive research focused on solving the challenges of the new digital era and innovating the technology that will define the next industrial revolution.


Job Description

Research & Innovation (RIN) comprises the conduction of extensive fundamental scientific research on a field of expertise aiming at fuller, more complete knowledge and understanding of the fundamental aspects of a concept or a phenomenon. Covers encouragement of disruptive innovations and the provision of novel solutions while building up robust intellectual property for Nokia. The Research Scientist conducts research projects investigating fundamental scientific and conceptual problems with the goal of breaking new ground which could lead to new inventions, new or enhanced products, or new business or market opportunities by disruptive and innovative solutions. Creates a substantial competitive advantage by generating company intellectual property.


Job Responsibilities & Competencies


The primary duty for this position is to design and standardize current and future radio technologies.  The candidate should be able to perform analysis and simulation of cellular radio systems to support the design and development of algorithms and radio technologies, research new technologies, publish key results, and file patent disclosures at the end of their internship period.

  • Analyze system designs and provide associated technical recommendations and reports for 5G evolution and beyond broadband technologies (3G Partnership Project (3GPP).      
  • Investigate multiple antenna techniques (MAS) for 5G Evolution systems for downlink and uplink. MAS techniques includes transmit diversity, single user MIMO (SU-MIMO), multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO), Massive MIMO with focus on Multi-TRP, Digital beamforming and Advanced CSI methods.
  • Contribute towards 5G evolution and beyond technologies specifically in bands from sub 6 GHz and mm Wave bands. The job includes development of channel models in bands beyond 100 GHz, physical layer and MAC design at these higher bands including suitable MIMO/beamforming technologies, self-backhauling technologies and system/link simulations to validate the design. 
  • Non-terrestrial communication, V2X, Industrial IoT (IIoT) using 5G New Radio evolution and beyond technologies.
  • File multiple patent disclosures related to 5G Evolution and beyond air-interface and MAC design.
  • Publications of analysis and results related to 5G Evolution and beyond both externally and internally. Externally, it should be published at an IEEE conference, magazine or journal.


  • Machine learning in physical layer
  • The candidate needs to have very good writing skills 

Student Criteria:

Overall GPA of 3.0/4.0 or above. Should be enrolled in a Masters and Ph.D. program in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Must be enrolled as a full-time student.


Work Authorization:  U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident preferred.  Will accept students on F-1 Visa dependent upon program requirements or may consider sponsoring short-term J1 Visa PhD students dependent upon program requirements.


Education Requested:  Must be pursuing a degree in Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Business Modeling, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Nanotechnology, Operations Research, Physics, Statistics, Systems Engineering and Telecommunications from an accredited college/university.


Imagine creating technology that has the potential to change the world. Working with us, you will have a positive impact on people's lives and help to overcome some of the world's most pressing challenges. We act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people. At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Nokia culture welcomes people as their true selves. Come create the technology to connect the world. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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As soon as possible
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