05/12/2018
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

15 Funded Early Stage Researcher (ESR) PhD positions in H2020-MSCA-ITN-TESLA


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Various across the consortium
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringElectrical engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/01/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › Various across the consortium
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    To be defined
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    TESLA
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    811232

Space is key asset for Europe. Europe’s citizens enjoy the benefits, from jobs and economic growth, to public services, efficient communications and security. To respond to global challenges, Europe must continue to have a prominent role in space at a time when other world powers are rapidly developing their space capabilities. Since satellite payload RF components and systems are essential for delivering mission objectives and supporting ground equipment and telecommunication systems, new technologies and techniques are required to respond to emerging satellite applications and technology challenges. To this end, TESLA Innovative Training Network (ITN), a consortium of 8 academic universities and 11 industrial partners, will train 15 PhD students, i.e. Early Stage Researcher (ESR) fellows, in a vibrant, multidisciplinary training-through-research environment uniquely equipped to develop the Advanced Technologies for future European Satellite Applications. The TESLA ESR fellows will pursue PhD in collaborating with senior staff in academic and industrial sectors to conduct top-notch research into new and enabling technologies for satellite flexible payloads, big constellation systems and Internet of Space, satellite high-speed communications and remote sensing, as well as large satellite platforms. The research topics include

 

  • Highly integrated compact lightweight switch matrix technology

    (Scientist-in-Charge Prof. Jiasheng Hong, J.Hong@hw.ac.uk)

 

  • New design techniques of space systems suitable for metallic additive manufacturing technologies in the context of the IoS

(Scientist-in-Charge Prof. Miguel Laso, mangel.gomez@unavarra.es)

 

  • Millimetre-wave components for high-power space applications

    (Scientist-in-Charge Prof. Miguel Laso, mangel.gomez@unavarra.es)

     

  • Synthesis and design of reconfigurable topologies for high-power filters and multiplexers

(Scientist-in-Charge Prof. Vicente Boria, vboria@dcom.upv.es)

 

  • Novel technologies for miniaturized passive components and sub-systems with tuning capabilities

(Spain, Scientist-in-Charge Prof. Vicente Boria, vboria@dcom.upv.es)

 

  • Millimetre wave hardware for the next generation W band satellite communication systems

(Scientist-in-Charge Prof. Michael Höft, Michael.Hoeft@tf.uni-kiel.de)

 

  • Synthesis, design and fabrication of novel tunable components for satellite communication

    (Scientist-in-Charge Prof. Michael Höft, Michael.Hoeft@tf.uni-kiel.de)

     

  • Micromachined millimetre and submillimetre-wave filters for communication satellites and space-born remote sensing

(Scientist-in-Charge Prof. Joachim Oberhammer, joachimo@kth.se)

 

  • 3D micromachined micromechanics for low-loss, low-weight re-configurable satellites

(Scientist-in-Charge Prof. Joachim Oberhammer, joachimo@kth.se)

 

  • Additive manufacturing of non-planar microwave passive components

    (Scientist-in-Charge Prof. Wolfgang Bösch, wbosch@tugraz.at)

 

  • Design of mm-wave passive components in semi-planar technology

(Scientist-in-Charge Prof. Wolfgang Bösch, wbosch@tugraz.at)

 

  • High performance miniaturized component for aerospace applications

(Scientist-in-Charge Prof. Cristiano Tomassoni, cristiano.tomassoni@unipg.it)

 

  • Use of additive manufacturing (AM) for microwave components for space applications up to terahertz frequencies

(Scientist-in-Charge Prof. Cristiano Tomassoni, cristiano.tomassoni@unipg.it)

 

  • Advanced materials for high power components

(Scientist-in-Charge Prof. Nicolas Delhote, nicolas.delhote@xlim.fr)

 

  • Development of topology optimization tools for RF components

    (Scientist-in-Charge Prof. Nicolas Delhote, nicolas.delhote@xlim.fr)

 

 

Essential Criteria and Important eligibility rules for candidates:

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree or a postgraduate Master's degree (or equivalent) in electronic or electrical engineering or a physical sciences subject as well as highly proficient English language skills. The ability to thing logically, create solutions and make informed decisions is essential as are excellent organizational skills and the ability to travel and work across Europe.

There are no restrictions on the nationality, but researchers must be early-stage researchers (ESR), i.e. at the time of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

 

Researchers must comply with the mobility rule - Researchers may 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 3 years immediately before the reference date: the recruitment. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

 

Salary: The successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for Early Stage Researchers http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions. The PhD funding is for 36 months.

 

Application: Contact the Scientist-in-Charges at the host organizations for individual ESR positions as soon as possible for further details. (NB. the expected start date of 1st July, 2019 or as mutually agreed upon by both parties)

Benefits

Salary: The successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for Early Stage Researchers http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions. The PhD funding is for 36 months.

 

Selection process

Contact theTESLA  Project Manager at L.Smith@hw.ac.uk

Additional comments

Application: Contact the Scientist-in-Charges at the host organizations for individual ESR positions as soon as possible for further details. (NB. the expected start date of 1st July, 2019 or as mutually agreed upon by both parties)

 

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree or a postgraduate Master's degree (or equivalent) in electronic or electrical engineering or a physical sciences subject as well as highly proficient English language skills. The ability to thing logically, create solutions and make informed decisions is essential as are excellent organizational skills and the ability to travel and work across Europe.

Specific Requirements

There are no restrictions on the nationality, but researchers must be early-stage researchers (ESR), i.e. at the time of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

 

Researchers must comply with the mobility rule - Researchers may 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 3 years immediately before the reference date: the recruitment. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

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Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
15 position(s) available at
Various across the consortium
United Kingdom
Various across the consortium

EURAXESS offer ID: 361108