13/11/2018
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

TeamUp5G Marie-Curie ETN: 15 Early Stage Researcher Fellowships (ESR) - 3 year PhD positions


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Institutions across Europe in the TeamUp5G ITN network
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringCommunication engineering
    EngineeringElectronic engineering
    MathematicsAlgorithms
    TechnologyInternet technology
    TechnologyTelecommunications technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/03/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Leganés
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35-40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    03/06/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    813391

We are pleased to advertise 15 Early-Stage Researcher PhD positions in “New RAN TEchniques for 5G UltrA-dense Mobile networks” - TeamUp5G, H2020 funded project that begin in January 2019. These are part of Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) of the European Commission (read more on MSCA ITN ETNs). These PhD positions are considered quite prestigious, as they allow the PhD candidates to be exposed to and to interact with, early on, an entire network of Universities and companies that collaborate on the inter-disciplinary topics of the project.

In TeamUp5G we believe that motivation from involvement and engagement is a key to learning. We want to place creative young researchers in front of the real world, enabling them to work on real-life technical issues, working across multiple European countries and organizations, presenting at workshops in front of industrial users/stakeholders, and becoming involved in standardization activities and secondments at academic as well as industrial partners.

About TeamUp5G project

With the continuous increase of data rates and the number of people using mobile communications, wireless connections are evolving towards 5G. To fulfil the user satisfaction and a plethora of challenging requirements, pivotal to the evolution towards 5G are the ultra-dense networks (UDN) with small-cells (SCs). Nowadays, although there is a worldwide market of SCs, the network solutions have inherent technical limitations, e.g., limited available spectrum, the need to coexist within complex environments of multiple heterogeneous technologies and users. Possibly the most important challenge is the demand of increasing data rates per km2. Indeed, nowadays SCs are mostly plug-and-play devices that are connected to the core network through an existing DSL line that forms the backhaul. For this reason, femto-cells (FCs), very small cells that are installed today, have very-limited cooperation, as communication between them is imperfect, if feasible at all. The “New RAN TEchniques for 5G UltrA-dense Mobile networks” (TeamUp5G) consortium strongly believes that it is possible to leverage the backhaul, enhancing the overall network performance.

The research objectives of TeamUp5G are focused on solving the following three problems:

-  Interference Management, waveforms and Massive MIMO (mMIMO)

-  Dynamic Spectrum Management and Optimisation

-  Energy Consumption Reduction

We will propose metrics and develop energy-aware algorithms and protocols to enhance Small Cells in ultra-dense deployments, making use of massive antenna solutions (mMIMO), millimeter wave (mmW) bands and visual light communications (VLC), in relevant scenarios, through a combination of analytical work, simulation and prototyping.

The global objective of the TeamUp5G training network program is to set up an inter-national doctoral training network for interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral research, and knowledge and training sharing, to team up a new generation of researchers and entrepreneurs ready to address complex engineering problems and innovation that are required to work both at university and the industry. To that aim, TeamUp5G includes:

-  To guide and support ESRs through excellent supervision and with the support of a Personalized Career Development Plan.

-  To provide to ESRs first-hand industry experience by offering training opportunities in relevant industry organizations through secondments.

-  To provide the ESRs with excellent technical training and with training to develop transferrable skills such as entrepreneurship, project management, team work and knowledge transfer skills.

The consortium includes both academic and non-academic sectors and provides inter-sectoral and inter-disciplinary training for the researchers in their areas of expertise. Cooperation between academic and industrial partners will be used to experience both environments, to promote the transfer of the obtained research results and to prepare the younger academicians towards innovative and practical solutions.

The positions will be hosted at the following institutions:

  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) – 3PhD positions: ESR1, ESR2, ESR3
  • Instituto de Telecomunicações – 5PhD positions: ESR4/IT-Lisbon, ESR6/ IT-Aveiro, ESR7/ IT-Covilhã, ESR8/ IT-Aveiro, ESR14/ IT-Lisbon
  • Innovative Solutions Slawomir Pietrzyk (ISW) – 1PhD position: ESR5
  • Aarhus University (AU) – 1PhD position: ESR9
  • Alexander Technological Education Institute‏ of Thessaloniki (ATEITHE) – 2PhD positions: ESR10, ESR11
  • Eclexys SAGL (EXYS) – 1PhD position: ESR12
  • Projecto Desenvolvimento Manutenção Formação e Consultadoria (PDM) – 1PhD position: ESR13
  • Nokia Spain SA (Nokia) – 1PhD position: ESR15

 

The TeamUp5G consortium also includes both academic and non-academic sectors partners:

  • Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas
  • Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo SA
  • LiPhi Technologies
  • TELENOR ASA
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Universidade da Beira Interior
  • Universidade de Aveiro
  • ISCTE IUL: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
  • University of Western Macedonia
  • UNIAUDAX: Centro de Investigação e Apoio ao Empreendedorismo e Empresas Familiares

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the scientists in charge of the projects.

 

ERS POSITIONS AND INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH PROJECTS (IRP):

Details of each project can be found here: http://teamup5g.webs.tsc.uc3m.es/

  • ESR1 – New Scheduling Algorithms for Interference Management in Small Cells at millimetre-wave frequencies.
  • ESR2 – New Transmitter and Receiver Algorithms for mMIMO with Limited Channel State Information.
  • ESR3 – Interference management for visible light communications in radio-frequency hostile environments.
  • ESR4 – PHY/MAC Design of Future SCs adopting Multi-packet Reception and Full-Duplex Communications.
  • ESR5 – Cell-less RAN and cooperative schemes for interference management.
  • ESR6 – Opportunistic Gathering of Sensing Data.
  • ESR7 – Licensed Shared Access in Heterogeneous Networks with Small Cells.
  • ESR8 – Waveforms and separation algorithms for joint use in radar and communications.
  • ESR9 – Architectures and Supporting Algorithms for Spectrum and CA for Small Cells and Ultradense Deployments.
  • ESR10 – Coexistence of Small Cells and Low Power Wide Area Networks for Supporting IoT Connectivity.
  • ESR11 – New Interference-Based Dynamic Channel Access Algorithms for Ultra-Dense Small Cell Deployments.
  • ESR12 – Signal Processing Techniques for Massive MIMO Enabled mm Wave Communication.
  • ESR13 – Design of Privacy Preservation Mechanisms and Secure Authentication in small cell networks.
  • ESR14 – Development and production of Drone-Mobile Smallcell Station´s prototypes.
  • ESR15 – Application of 5G Ultra-Dense Networks for the distributed implementation of immersive media rendering.

Benefits

The selected candidates will receive a 36 month, full-time employment contract as per Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) regulations for early stage researchers. The monthly salary will be confirmed upon offer, paid in the currency of the host country, and with a correction factor applied to the host country (additional information EU MSCA website).

The approximate allowances under each national regulation are: Living allowance – €3270/month (before all compulsory deductions), additional mobility allowance of €600/month, and family allowance of €500/month depending on family situation at the time of recruitment.

Eligibility criteria

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks have strict eligibility requirements:

  • At the time of appointment, applicants “may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in the country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before their recruitment”
  • “Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) must, at the date of recruitment by the beneficiary, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.”

Selection process

 If you apply to more than one position in the same host institution, please send only one application form and document set. However, if you apply to several host institutions, please send an application form and document set to each of them.

  • Application form
  • Transcripts and certifications from University: Bachelor and master degrees, including class ranking if possible
  • Curriculum vitae of at most 3 pages. Europass C.V. format preferred (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae)
  • Supporting letters from two referees
  • Brief description of why the applicant wishes to become a PhD student within TeamUp5G

Additional comments

Please check out the pages of the individual vacancies for specific details shown in the TeamUp5G website:

http://teamup5g.webs.tsc.uc3m.es/phd-positions/

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Requirements according to the eligibility requirements within Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks.

Specific Requirements

Master's degree completed at the time of appointment.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN eligibility requirements:

  • At the time of appointment, applicants “may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in the country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before their recruitment”
  • “Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) must, at the date of recruitment by the beneficiary, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.”

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
15 position(s) available at
Institutions across Europe in the TeamUp5G ITN network
Spain
Madrid
Leganés
28911
Avda. de la Universidad 30 (Edificio Torres Quevedo)

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EURAXESS offer ID: 354864