13/10/2018
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

2 Ph.D. / MSCA Early Stage Researchers Positions Available at CNRS / Paris-Saclay University, Paris, France

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringCommunication engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/12/2018 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › Gif Sur Yvette
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    812991
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    812991

Job Description

PAINLESS Early Stage Researcher

Laboratory of Signals and Systems (CNRS UMR 8506), Paris-Saclay University, Paris, France

 

The Laboratory of Signals and Systems (CNRS UMR 8506), Paris-Saclay University, Paris, France is seeking to appoint two high-calibre Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to join the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on ‘energy-autonomous Portable Access points for INfrastructure-LESS networks - (PAINLESS)’.

 

Position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Early Stage Researcher

 

- ERS 5: “Wireless wireless networking”: Design and optimisation of “drop and forget” terrestrial and aerial ultra-dense small-cell base stations eliminating power and backhaul wire requirements

 

- ESR 13: Network-level modelling and optimisation of energy neutral ultra-dense terrestrial heterogeneous networks based on simultaneous wireless information, power transfer and renewables

 

 

Laboratory of Signals and Systems (CNRS UMR 8506), CentraleSupelec, Paris-Saclay Campus, 3 Rue Joliot-Curie, 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette, France

 

Working Time:

Full Time

 

 

Duration:

Fixed-Term (3 years)

 

 

Salary:

In agreement with the MSCA-ITN financial regulations (http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/guides_fo...)

 

 

About PAINLESS

The explosive growth of applications and industrial sectors that rely on broadband connectivity, is set to stretch the demand for wireless networks beyond the reach of the power grid infrastructure. Access points are being deployed on board of drones, while more than 84,000 hybrid-energy base stations are expected to be deployed annually in remote areas by 2020. Portable network nodes that are energy-autonomous and operate detached from the power grid will become indispensable in the coming applications of wireless networks. Energy-autonomy presents immense challenges for the wireless network design and imposes a complete re-think of technological solutions. PAINLESS has the visionary aim to establish a training and research platform to pioneer green, energy-autonomous portable network nodes which are self-subsistent and limitlessly-scalable, to satisfy future demands with minimal infrastructure. It promises a paradigm shift by integrating and jointly optimising wireless networks with renewable energy sources, radiated energy harvesting and airborne access points, as well as establishing disruptive performance benchmarks for the combined wireless power-and-information distribution. Our results will kick-start an innovation ecosystem for infrastructure and service providers of ICT to develop and commercialise a new generation of autonomous, sustainable and power-independent communication networks with self-organising functionality, to enable 100% coverage in urban environments in a power-efficient manner; provide network access to all types of emergency, disaster and special events areas; and connect remote / developing areas with problematic infrastructure. PAINLESS relates to H2020-MSCA with a vision to produce the first generation of experts in a radically new wave of energy autonomous networks that will revolutionise the wireless networking technology landscape and the plethora of associated vertical business sectors.

 

 

The Role

ESR-5 and ESR-13 will be hosted by the Laboratory of Signals and Systems (CNRS UMR 8506), which is located in CentraleSupelec, Paris-Saclay campus, Paris, France. Both ESRs will be enrolled on the PhD programme of Paris-Saclay University, Paris, France, and will write their thesis on a topic related to “Wireless wireless networking”: Design and optimisation of “drop and forget” terrestrial and aerial ultra-dense small-cell base stations eliminating power and backhaul wire requirements (ESR-5) and Network-level modelling and optimisation of energy neutral ultra-dense terrestrial heterogeneous networks based on simultaneous wireless information, power transfer and renewables (ESR-13), under the supervision of Dr. Marco Di Renzo for the entire duration of their Ph.D. programme. ESR-5 and ESR-13 will benefit, in addition, of a secondment period at other partners of the PAINLESS project.

 

Further information about the Ph.D. projects can be found in the following tables.

 

Position: ESR 5

Title: Wireless wireless networking”: Design and optimisation of “drop and forget” terrestrial and aerial ultra-dense small-cell base stations eliminating power and backhaul wire requirements

Objectives: To propose new architecture solutions and assess their fundamental communication-theoretic performance for enabling the “wireless wireless networking” vision: the realisation of the next generation of small dense cellular networks made of terrestrial and aerial (drones) base stations that require neither power generators nor wired connection for backhauling. Development of a new mathematical theory for analysing ultra-dense small cell deployments in 3D settings based on stochastic geometry and random shape theory.

Expected results: 1) A new mathematical methodology for system-level analysis of 3D cellular networks accommodating terrestrial and aerial BSs. 2) Design insight for network planning and system level optimisation. 3) Identification of promising architectural designs based on energy-neutral based stations, wireless front haul based on massive MIMO, integration of low and high frequency transmission technologies.

Planned secondment(s): NOKIA and RESEIWE.

 

 

Position: ESR 13

Title: Network-level modelling and optimisation of energy neutral ultra-dense terrestrial heterogeneous networks based on simultaneous wireless information, power transfer and renewables

Objectives: To  develop  a  comprehensive  mathematical  theory  for  analysing  ultra-dense  cellular  networks  whose  low-energy  mobile devices  and  terrestrial/aerial  base  stations  can  be  powered  via  conventional  power  generators,  radio  frequency  energy  (e.g., power beacons) and renewable energy sources. A new approach based on the theory of point processes will be developed that accounts for practical  deployment  constraints,  such as  the actual  location of all  network elements,  the  network  traffics,  and  practical  propagation conditions at low (sub 6 GHz) and high (millimetre-wave) frequencies.

Expected results: 1) A new mathematical methodology for system-level analysis based on inhomogeneous point processes. 2) Design insight for network planning and system level. 3) Quantification of the actual potential of emerging power (green) sources for cellular/portable network applications.

Planned secondment(s): ORION and UCY.

 

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Undertake postgraduate research in support of the agreed doctoral research project.
  2. Work closely with the academic supervisors to ensure the compatibility of the individual project with the overall goals of PAINLESS.
  3. Present and publish research in both academic and non-academic audiences.
  4. Attend and participate to academic and non-academic conferences, events and seminars.
  5. Attend and participate to all training events and supervisory meetings.
  6. Be seconded to other network partners as necessary to fulfil the grant obligations.
  7. Prepare progress reports and similar documents on research for funding bodies, as required.
  8. Contribute to the delivery and management of the wider programme, including attending and participating in programme committee meetings.
  9. Actively contribute to the public engagement and outreach activities as described in the grant agreement.

 

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the ESR may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above duties and responsibilities.

 

 

Person Specification

 

  1. An undergraduate degree and a postgraduate Master’s degree (or equivalent) in electronic or electrical engineering, mathematics, or a physical sciences subject.
  2. Excellent mathematical skills and background.
  3. High proficiency in Matlab, Mathematica, Maple, R, or similar programming software.
  4. Solid background on wireless communications (stochastic geometry is a plus).
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication, including presentation skills.
  6. Highly proficient English language skills.
  7. Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
  8. Ability to think logically, create solutions and make informed decisions.
  9. Willingness to work collaboratively in a research environment.
  10. A strong commitment to his/her own continuous professional development.
  11. Willingness to travel and work across Europe.

 

 

Eligibility Requirements

 

All candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for this post:

 

  1. Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall at the time of recruitment by the host organisation be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.

 

At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

 

 

 

 

How to Apply

 

Application must be must submitted by email to Dr. Marco Di Renzo (marco.di.renzo@gmail.com).

 

The application must include the following material:

  1. A cover letter explaining the motivation for applying for the post.
  2. A curriculum vitae setting out the educational qualifications as well as any additional scientific achievements and publications.
  3. Evidence of English proficiency.
  4. Copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s certificates.
  5. Copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s transcripts.

f)    Any additional material useful for the assessment of the candidate (e.g., recommendation letters).

 

 

Selection Process

 

The selection and recruitment processes of the ESRs will be in accordance with the European Charter and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The recruitment process will be open, transparent, impartial, equitable, and merit-based. There will be no overt/covert discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability or age. To this end, the following selection criteria for the recruitment of the ESRs will be considered:

 

1) Curriculum vitae

2) Academic performance (diplomas, university transcripts, etc.)

3) Research and industrial experience

4) Awards and fellowships

5) Publications and patents

6) Research, leadership, and creativity potential

7) English knowledge

8) Other relevant items based on the specific candidate

 

The recruitment process will adhere to the guidelines described in the Grant Agreement of the PAINLESS project. At the network’s level, the recruitment panel will include a minimum of 3 members of the project in order to guarantee gender- and sector-balance. At the CNRS’s level, the recruitment will be coordinated by the host laboratory (Laboratory of Signals and Systems). More precisely, the recruitment and selection of the ESRs will executed by the Scientist-in-Charge of the PAINLESS project for the CNRS (Dr. Marco Di Renzo), by the Administrator of the Laboratory of Signals and Systems and the Responsible of the Human Resources of the Laboratory of Signals and Systems.

 

The application deadline for both posts is on 31 December 2018. Each application will be acknowledged by return email and a unique ID number will be assigned to it. The applications will be analysed after the application deadline, and the shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Skype interview. The selected candidates will be recruited no later than the 1 October 2019. At the end of the selection process, all the applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by return email. Applicants interested in joining the CNRS are invited to apply to both posts ESR-5 and ESR-13, and to express their preference for one of them if they prefer to.

 

 

Further Information

 

For more information about the posts ESR-5 and ESR-13, please contact Dr. Marco Di Renzo (marco.di.renzo@gmail.com).

 

 

Disclaimer

 

By applying for this position, the applicants give their consent to circulate their application within the members of the consortium.

 

Benefits

Position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Early Stage Researcher

 

- ERS 5: “Wireless wireless networking”: Design and optimisation of “drop and forget” terrestrial and aerial ultra-dense small-cell base stations eliminating power and backhaul wire requirements

 

- ESR 13: Network-level modelling and optimisation of energy neutral ultra-dense terrestrial heterogeneous networks based on simultaneous wireless information, power transfer and renewables

 

 

Laboratory of Signals and Systems (CNRS UMR 8506), CentraleSupelec, Paris-Saclay Campus, 3 Rue Joliot-Curie, 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette, France

 

Working Time:

Full Time

 

 

Duration:

Fixed-Term (3 years)

 

 

Salary:

In agreement with the MSCA-ITN financial regulations (http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/guides_fo...)

 

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility Requirements

 

All candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for this post:

 

  1. Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall at the time of recruitment by the host organisation be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.
  2. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

 

Selection process

Selection Process

The selection and recruitment processes of the ESRs will be in accordance with the European Charter and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The recruitment process will be open, transparent, impartial, equitable, and merit-based. There will be no overt/covert discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability or age. To this end, the following selection criteria for the recruitment of the ESRs will be considered:

1) Curriculum vitae

2) Academic performance (diplomas, university transcripts, etc.)

3) Research and industrial experience

4) Awards and fellowships

5) Publications and patents

6) Research, leadership, and creativity potential

7) English knowledge

8) Other relevant items based on the specific candidate

 

The recruitment process will adhere to the guidelines described in the Grant Agreement of the PAINLESS project. At the network’s level, the recruitment panel will include a minimum of 3 members of the project in order to guarantee gender- and sector-balance. At the CNRS’s level, the recruitment will be coordinated by the host laboratory (Laboratory of Signals and Systems). More precisely, the recruitment and selection of the ESRs will executed by the Scientist-in-Charge of the PAINLESS project for the CNRS (Dr. Marco Di Renzo), by the Administrator of the Laboratory of Signals and Systems and the Responsible of the Human Resources of the Laboratory of Signals and Systems.

 

The application deadline for both posts is on 31 December 2018. Each application will be acknowledged by return email and a unique ID number will be assigned to it. The applications will be analysed after the application deadline, and the shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Skype interview. The selected candidates will be recruited no later than the 1 October 2019. At the end of the selection process, all the applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by return email. Applicants interested in joining the CNRS are invited to apply to both posts ESR-5 and ESR-13, and to express their preference for one of them if they prefer to.

Additional comments

How to Apply

Application must be must submitted by email to Dr. Marco Di Renzo (marco.di.renzo@gmail.com).

The application must include the following material:

  1. A cover letter explaining the motivation for applying for the post.
  2. A curriculum vitae setting out the educational qualifications as well as any additional scientific achievements and publications.
  3. Evidence of English proficiency.
  4. Copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s certificates.
  5. Copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s transcripts.

f) Any additional material useful for the assessment of the candidate (e.g., recommendation letters).

 

Further Information

For more information about the posts ESR-5 and ESR-13, please contact Dr. Marco Di Renzo (marco.di.renzo@gmail.com).

 

Disclaimer

By applying for this position, the applicants give their consent to circulate their application within the members of the consortium.

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringCommunication engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

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

Skills/Qualifications

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Undertake postgraduate research in support of the agreed doctoral research project.
  2. Work closely with the academic supervisors to ensure the compatibility of the individual project with the overall goals of PAINLESS.
  3. Present and publish research in both academic and non-academic audiences.
  4. Attend and participate to academic and non-academic conferences, events and seminars.
  5. Attend and participate to all training events and supervisory meetings.
  6. Be seconded to other network partners as necessary to fulfil the grant obligations.
  7. Prepare progress reports and similar documents on research for funding bodies, as required.
  8. Contribute to the delivery and management of the wider programme, including attending and participating in programme committee meetings.
  9. Actively contribute to the public engagement and outreach activities as described in the grant agreement.

 

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the ESR may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above duties and responsibilities.

 

 

Person Specification

 

  1. An undergraduate degree and a postgraduate Master’s degree (or equivalent) in electronic or electrical engineering, mathematics, or a physical sciences subject.
  2. Excellent mathematical skills and background.
  3. High proficiency in Matlab, Mathematica, Maple, R, or similar programming software.
  4. Solid background on wireless communications (stochastic geometry is a plus).
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication, including presentation skills.
  6. Highly proficient English language skills.
  7. Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
  8. Ability to think logically, create solutions and make informed decisions.
  9. Willingness to work collaboratively in a research environment.
  10. A strong commitment to his/her own continuous professional development.
  11. Willingness to travel and work across Europe.

Specific Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

All candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for this post:

  1. Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall at the time of recruitment by the host organisation be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.
  2. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

 

How to Apply

Application must be must submitted by email to Dr. Marco Di Renzo (marco.di.renzo@gmail.com).

The application must include the following material:

  1. A cover letter explaining the motivation for applying for the post.
  2. A curriculum vitae setting out the educational qualifications as well as any additional scientific achievements and publications.
  3. Evidence of English proficiency.
  4. Copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s certificates.
  5. Copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s transcripts
  6.  Any additional material useful for the assessment of the candidate (e.g., recommendation letters).

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
CNRS / Paris-Saclay University
France
Gif Sur Yvette
91192
Plateau de Saclay - 3 Rue Joliot-Curie - CentraleSupelec

EURAXESS offer ID: 346498

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