Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Early-Stage Researcher in IoTalentum Project

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    Wind Tre S.p.A.
    Computer science
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    16/01/2021 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Italy › RHO
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions


We are pleased to announce the opening of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) positions to carry out PhD thesis within the IoTalentum project (www.iotalentum.eu). IoTalentum is a European Training Network (ETN) funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA). The MSCA ITN programme offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. The overarching objective of IoTalentum is to provide high-level training in the field of next generation IoT (Internet of Things) to a new generation of ESRs. The global research objective of IoTalentum is to develop the next generation of IoT producing coordinated advantages in the area of infrastructures and cybersecurity and use it for the development of any application of next generation of IoT, and, in particular, those of smart grids. That global research objective is divided into three sub objectives:

  1. To develop an integral, autonomous and flexible control (assisted by artificial intelligence techniques) for a heterogeneous infrastructure for next generation of IoT based on 5G with an optical backhaul and equipped with the distributed computing and storage resources of the Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) paradigm.
  2. To propose new cybersecurity solutions to keep the integrity of the highly-distributed infrastructure of IoTalentum by acting on different layers.
  3. To develop smart grids using the infrastructure and the services of the next generation of IoT. To test the breakthroughs on infrastructure and cybersecurity in the smart grids sector. The global and interdisciplinary approach of IoTalentum ensures that their outcomes can be used by other sectors. 

ESRs will work in a stimulating, creative and internationally learning environment through an unique interdisciplinary research training program; ESRs will be enrolled in top-quality PhD programs. IoTalentum training program offers unique, leading edge infrastructure and expertise, which is not available at a single place. ESRs will be advised by excellent group leaders – they are all outstanding in their research and trainings. The IoTalentum consortium was generated with the firm purpose of training ESRs so that they can enter the labour market both in academic and non-academic environments. All ESRs will be exposed to very different and complementary research environment in both academia and industrial participating organisations. ESRs will spend 30% of their recruitment time in different institutions of the network. While ESRs recruited at a university will enjoy secondments of at least eight months at industrial beneficiary or partner organization, those recruited by industrial beneficiaries will take part in secondments in academic beneficiaries to participate in PhD training as well as working with other PhD students. Strong involvement of industrial partners in training activities. ESRs will have the opportunity to acquire outstanding complementary training in transferable skills (e.g. presentation techniques, networking, publishing, and outreach activities) as well as leadership, innovation and entrepreneurial skills. ESRs will have the opportunity to acquire lifetime skills and optimum opportunities to build and extend your international network available to you throughout your professional career.

In particular in WINDTRE the ESR ( number 4) will be invoved in  "Fast instantiation of VNFs in a real 5G deployment" accoording to the following two topics :

  1. To study the enhancements to support the fast instantiation of VNFs for 5G networks and its relations with the distributed processing infrastructure of IoTalentum to reduce the latency and improve the quality of the experience.
  2. To evaluate how an end-to-end orchestration of infrastructure and services (supported by big data from monitoring) should assure a reliable deploymen and execution of new 5G services in a few vertical contexts like media and energy and how to manage the lifecycle of those services.

More Information


The MSCA ITN programme offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. The successful candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for ESRs. Selected candidates will have a fulltime employment contract for the duration of 3 years (36months). The ESR will be contracted according the national rules of the country with full social security benefits. Selected candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for ESRs, constituted by a generous living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (depending on family situation).

Living Allowance, fixed amount (gross) that depends on the country of the recruitment beneficiary. To be paid as salary in the currency of the host country to all ESRs recruited. In Italy 3,413.88€/month

Mobility allowance, fixed amount of 600€/month to be paid to all ESRs recruited.

Family allowance of 500€/month, depending on family situation at the starting work contract date.


Family’ means persons linked to the researcher by marriage (or a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognised by the legislation of the country where this relationship was formalised) or dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher.

Eligibility criteria

The applicants must, at the date of the call deadline, comply with the following eligibility criteria:

  • To have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • At the time of recruitment by the host organization, you should be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career.
  • You must comply with the European Commission’s mobility rule, meaning at the time of recruitment by the host organization, they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the starting employment contract date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. The positions are open to all nationalities.

Selection process

The recruitment process will be open, transparent, merit-based, efficient, supportive of equal opportunities (i.e. unbiased by gender), nationality, etc., internationally comparable, and in accordance with the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. This guaranteed worldwide access and a fair and competitive selection of fellows by the host institutions in accordance to gender equality and minority rights.The evaluation of the applications will be carried out by the recruitment committee (RC) for the evaluated position.

Do you consider applying?

Please carefully read the Application Guide in IoTalentum webpage (http://www.iotalentum.eu/vacancies) for all specific information on the application and selection procedure.

Your application consists of two documents:

1. Application form (http://www.iotalentum.eu/vacancies).

2. Application files (PDF-file containing several documents, such as CV, Motivation letter, copy of Master´s Degree or equivalent, two references, other additional documents).

You submit your application by sending an email with both documents (Application form & Application files) attached to mariarita.spada@windtre.it   and  gianluca.rizzi@windtre.it with email subject "IoTalentum - application ESR-4".




Additional comments

All candidates will be duly informed about their process result by the supervisors of applied each position by email (acceptance or rejection).

The official acceptance e-mails/letters will be sent by the supervisors of each position to the selected candidates, on behalf of the whole Evaluation Committee.

In the same way, rejection e-mails will be sent personally to all ineligible and not selected candidates for each ESR position


Offer Requirements

    ENGLISH: Excellent


The applicants must, at the date of the call deadline, comply with the following eligibility criteria:

  • To hold a MSc degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related field.
  • To be proficient in English language.
  • To have basic knolwledge on telcommunication issues

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Largo Metropolitana 5

EURAXESS offer ID: 577490


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