09/03/2017
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Early Stage Researcher (ESR1)/ PhD position

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/05/2017 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Castelldefels
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2017
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    ESR1
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    722788

We are looking for highly motivated, an enthusiastic junior scientist, with an MSc in electrical engineering or related fields, aiming at significantly improving their career perspectives in both public and private sectors. Excellent research skills and analytical abilities are required, fluency in English (spoken and written), proactive communication skills and problem solving as part of a team, strong record keeping, great work ethic and initiatives are essential characteristics.

This position is fully funded for 3 years by the European Commission under the H2020 Marie Curie Innovative Training Network Programme. The recruited ESR will be highly encouraged to enroll to the Ph.D. programme.

 

In this context, the position is offered by Open University of Catalonia (UOC), located in Barcelona, Spain. The position will be oriented towards future 5G networks and architectures, including concepts such as:

- Network function virtualization and resource slicing

- Software Defined Networking (SDN) principles

- Edge cloud/fog network architectures

- 5G architectures and concepts (C-RAN, F-RAN, etc.)

- mmWave communications

Specific description of the open position is given below:

The ESR will focus on the design and optimization of efficient algorithms for fronthaul/backhaul networks, in the context of 5G networks with dense heterogeneous deployments (C-RAN, small cells, etc) and novel transmission techniques (mmWave communications, massively distributed MIMO, etc.). Network function virtualization and dynamic resource slicing will play a key role in the allocation and orchestration of the available network resources.

Requirements: The candidate must have a strong mathematical background, fluency in English (spoken and written) and excellent analytical and writing skills. Experience in optimization, game theory, stochastic modeling and network virtualization will be highly appreciated.

Mobility requirement: Within the duration of the project, the ESRs will perform a secondment of up-to 6 months at NESSOS, Athens, Greece (http://www.nessos.gr/), one of the SPOTLIGHT industrial partners.

 

Benefits

24 working days of holidays + 9 days of conciliation, flexibility in working hours, eWork

Additional comments

• The applicants should not be in possession of a doctoral degree, but they should have the qualifications to embark on a PhD program.

• The applicants (regardless of their nationalities) must not have resided or carried out their main activities (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

• Marie Curie ITNs provide competitive financial support to the ESR including: a competitive monthly living and mobility allowance, coverage of the expenses related to the participation of the ESR in research and training activities (contribution to research-related costs, meetings, conference attendance, training actions, etc.).

To apply, please provide:

1) a cover letter indicating the applied position(s) and justifying your suitability

2) a detailed CV and complete transcripts

3) the name and address of two referees to support your application.

Applications should be sent to ferranadelantado@uoc.edu

 

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Technology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Technology: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
IN3
Spain
Barcelona
Castelldefels
08860
Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 5

EURAXESS offer ID: 187530

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