17/12/2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

11 ESR/PhD Positions in ITN-5VC Marie Curie Initial Training Network


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    TechnologyCommunication technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/03/2021 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Multiple locations, see work locations below.
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/04/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    955629

OFFER DESCRIPTION

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time fixed-term positions (36 months) as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR). The Ph.D. positions are funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union, (No. 955629) and are expected to start from April the first until July the first 2021, depending on the specific position.

 

11 ESR/Ph.D. positions are available in highly reputed organisations, which include, University of Twente, Netherlands, GAPWAVES, Sweden, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Volkswagen and Bosch, Germany, and Universitat Politècnica de València, Casa Systems and Fivecomm, Spain.

 

Applicants must ensure that the complete application for respective ESRs shall be sent by email to the respective person/host organizations in-charge of ESR. Please, read below ''Early Stage Researcher/Ph.D. Positions''. Note that some public institution in the list of recruiters have specific public procedures for the selectoin process that must be followed on per case basis.

 

Please, refer to ''Additional Info'' for application requirements. Incomplete and late submission shall not be considered.

 

  • ITN-5VC

ITN-5VC aims to investigate how multi-band multi-antenna communications, including mmWave, could be integrated together with radar heads and other wireless sensors into the same telematics unit, so that transmission chains and radiation systems were reused using the same spectrum in an opportunistic manner. This idea has important implications in the design of the vehicle and its communications that will also be addressed in the project. With this premise, the project aims to investigate the future C-V2X systems based on 5G NR and how to integrate them with autonomous driving sensor systems. The objectives of the project are the following:

  • Design an optimum multi-antenna deployment for enhanced performance of the new hyper connected car concept.
  • Integrate Cellular-assisted Vehicular to Anything (C-V2X) protocols, basically NR Release 16 on (Releases 17 and 18 according to 3GPP current time plan), with autonomous driving sensor systems.  
  • Adapt signalling (RRC) and MAC protocols on IoT specific 5G NR chipsets.
  • Explore new hardware solutions for radar and SoC integration and configure the new design of the car electronics.

 

  • Early Stage Researcher/Ph.D. Positions

11 ESR positions are available to address research topics related to the integration of 5G into the autonomotive new V2X communication ecosystem. The details of the ESR/Ph.D. positions are as follows:

 

  • ESR-1

 

Research Topic: Design and characterization of phased array for joint 3D Sensing and wireless communications at the mmWaves

 

Research Description: The candidate will be devoted to research and development of low-cost low form-factor and highly efficient phased array MIMO antenna prototypes and layouts embedded on the bodywork of a car for V2X/cellular applications. To develop an all-inclusive characterization of the joint communication and sensing antennas at component and system levels.

 

Host Institution: University of Twente, Netherlands

 

Contact for ESR application submission: a.alayonglazunov@utwente.nl

 

Deadline for applicants: 31/03/2021

 

  • ESR-2

 

Research Topic: OTA-aided design and characterization of transmit phased array MIMO solution on vehicles

 

Research Description: The candidate will be devoted to research and development of compact, low cost and highly accurate OTA measurements of sensor and telecom phased arrays in 5G V2X. To define corresponding relevant performance metrics based on the probability of error detection and new technology based on the mixed RIMP and RLOS propagation fields extended to sensor use scenarios. To develop an integral approach for characterizing the impact of mmWaves antenna radiation characteristics on beamforming performance and circuit design.

 

Host Institution: University of Twente, Netherlands

 

Contact for ESR application submission: a.alayonglazunov@utwente.nl

 

Deadline for applicants: 31/03/2021

 

  • ESR-3

 

Research Topic: Numerical modelling, design and fabrication of phased array antennas and packaging for automotive radar applications

 

Research Description: The candidate will be devoted to research and development of low cost, miniaturized and highly efficient phased array antenna prototypes for RADARs based on the gap wave technology. To develop an all-inclusive characterization of the phased array antenna at the component and system levels.

 

Host Institution: Gapwaves AB, Sweden

 

Contact for ESR application submission: thomas.emanuelsson@gapwaves.com

 

Deadline for applicants: 31/03/2021

 

  • ESR-4

 

Research Topic: Multi-band wireless propagation modelling for meshed 5G V2X scenarios

 

Research Description: The candidate will be devoted to investigate multi-band MIMO channel characteristics covering selected bands from FR1 and FR2 in particular for V2X scenarios. The goal will be to provide modelling methods to enable reliable and widely consistent multi-band channel simulations based on geometry-based propagation channel models (GBCM).

 

Host Institution: Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany

 

Contact for ESR application submission: christian.schneider@tu-ilmenau.de

 

Link of the application: https://jobundkarriere.tu-ilmenau.de/jobposting/f6fb6348d54796ea515037bcfed3b9d1d71824570

 

Deadline for applicants: 15/02/2021

 

  • ESR-5

 

Research Topic: 5G NR based cooperative communication and localization

 

Research Description: The candidate will be devoted to investigate novel concepts for joint communication and sensing (JC&S) principle. In particular, the focus will be on cooperative multi-static target estimation based on 5G and beyond 5G waveforms. Challenging part will be the evaluation considering sparsely distributed radio resources within multi-band configuration.

 

Host Institution: Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany

 

Contact for ESR application submission: christian.schneider@tu-ilmenau.de

 

Link of the application: https://jobundkarriere.tu-ilmenau.de/jobposting/5febc92642aa595115d630e62f9f0190f2f78dbc0

 

Deadline for applicants: 15/02/2021

 

  • ESR-6

 

Research Topic: 5G enabling technologies for hybrid and interoperable 5G V2X/cellular networks allowing range extension

 

Research Description: The candidate will will deal with extending 5G V2X enabling technologies so as to 1) allow seamless interoperability between hybrid V2X/cellular networks and 2) allow the use of cellular 5G V2X asynchronous transmission modes to extend the range of such networks and supplement them with additional capacity even in harsh environments. The main effort of the felllow will be to optimize the reliability and robustness of hybrid V2X/cellular networks by aligning already standardized interfaces, aiming at network interoperability for communication readiness and semantic interoperability for accurate data management and control.

 

Host Institution: Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

 

Contact for ESR application submission: jomondel@upv.es

 

Link of the application: https://www.upv.es/entidades/SRH/conypi/1147735normalc.html

 

Deadline for applicants: 02/02/2021

 

  • ESR-7

 

Research Topic: Over the Air System Testing for Integrated Massive MIMO and Beamforming V2X Communications Systems

 

Research Description: The candidate will be devoted to develop new integration concepts for highly integrated, high efficient MIMO and beamforming antenna systems in the FR1 sub 6 GHz bands as well as test and verification concepts for future integrated MIMO antenna systems integrated in autonomous vehicles using new modem interfaces.

Those new systems will fulfil the increasing quality and interference management requirements in high density traffic as well as rural poor coverage areas, especially for Autonomous Vehicles (AV). Therefore main work items are also to support standardization efforts at 5GAA, ETSI and 3GPP by researching concepts, to developing new unified KPIs, to verify them in simulation and measurement and to apply those KPIs in system performance verification via new standard modem interfaces.

 

Host Institution: Volkswagen AG, Germany

 

Contact for ESR application submission: extern.andreas.kwoczek@volkswagen.de

 

Details of the application: Link

 

Deadline for applicants: 28/02/2021

 

  • ESR-8

 

Research Topic: Reliable communication for dense vehicular networks

 

Research Description: 5G Vehicular-to-X-Communication support increased traffic safety as well as traffic efficiency and enables Automated Driving. The objective of this project is to address the new challenges in vehicular systems arising from increasing data amounts, varying traffic requirements, and varying mobility conditions while achieving ultra-reliable communication for safety-critical applications. For this purpose, different factors influencing the communication reliability have to be evaluated and mechanisms developed to describe the Quality-of-Service (QoS) in terms of reliability and latency. Methods based on AI/ML (artificial intelligence/ machine learning) will be considered. The work includes the development of new approaches to describe QoS for safety-critical functions, research on methods to monitor and increase the reliability as kind of feed-back loop, building a simulation framework based on the newly developed 5G V2X technology, evaluating different proposed solutions for realistic vehicular environments (e.g. mobility, data traffic and channel models) and proposing potential enhancements of the existing standards based on the performed studies.

 

Host Institution: Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany

 

Contact for ESR application submission: Frank.Hofmann2@de.bosch.com

 

Link of the application: https://www.bosch.de/karriere/job/REF92344E-phd-position-5g-vehicular-communication/

 

Deadline for applicants: 31/01/2021

 

  • ESR-9

 

Research Topic: Integration of sensoring into 5G V2X protocols

 

Research Description: The candidate will research on the extension of the coming 5G V2X standard towards the inclusion of sensoring procedures in an opportunistic manner. The fellow will design communication techniques to incorporate sensor data antennas into an autonomous driving use case on a cooperative communications environment with the idea of increasing safety and reliability. Inclusion of the performance of real sensors and antennas is expected.

 

Host Institution: Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

 

Contact for ESR application submission: jomondel@upv.es

 

Link of the application: https://www.upv.es/entidades/SRH/conypi/1147735normalc.html

 

Deadline for applicants: 02/02/2021

 

  • ESR-10

 

Research Topic: 5G chipsets for on-board autonomous driving sensors

 

Research Description: The candidate will deal with modifying the current 5G chipsets in order to adapt them to on-board autonomous driving sensors. The main focus of ESR10 will be on the modification of the light RRC and MAC protocols of a 5G communication system for the specific use of IoT and 5G V2X communication, evaluating the Radar-Communication platform that will be built implementing the 5G V2X link.

 

Host Institution: CASA COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, Spain

 

Contact for ESR application submission: faiza.bouchmal@casa-systems.com

 

Deadline for applicants: 28/02/2021

 

  • ESR-11

 

Research Topic: New integrated telematics unit with sensor and communications capabilities

 

Research Description: The candidate will develop an innovative prototype of a telematics unit based on a unified hardware platform for 5G vehicular-to-anything (V2X) communication and radar-based sensoring, considering a multi-antenna multi-band system. The candidate will be in charge of the hardware and software integration of all the required system components in the prototype.

 

Host Institution: 5G COMMUNICATIONS FOR FUTURE INDUSTRY VERTICALS S.L. (FIVECOMM), Spain

 

Contact for ESR application submission: david.martin-sacristan@fivecomm.eu

 

Deadline for applicants: 15/02/2021

 

More Information

Benefits

The selected candidates, after a thorough selection process, will be part of an excellent international research team and benefit from the scientific and complementary training programme of the EU-funded Innovative Training Network (ITN) ITN-5VC ESRs, upon successful completion, shall be entitled to PhD. degree from the host organization.

 

We offer highly competitive and attractive salaries according to regulations of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, plus mobility and family allowances as applicable.

 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to itn5vc@iteam.upv.es. For detailed enquiries, please contact the respective person/organization in-charge of ESR.

Eligibility criteria

We seek an excellent, open-minded and team-spirited PhD candidates with a MSc degree in Computer Science, Telecommunication Engineering, Informatics Engineering or physics. Fluent communication skills in English, both spoken and written, and a solid background and knowledge are required.

 

Candidates will be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early-Stage Researcher eligibility criteria (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/).

 

In particular, at the time of appointment candidates must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.

Selection process

The application is host driven. However, for initial contact the applicants has to submit the following documents in single PDF file:

       a. Motivation letter,

       b. Curriculum vitae,

       c. Transcripts of records from University/University College and copy of degrees,

 

In case the candidates are from outside Europe, they shall include also a letter from the graduating University/University College stating that their studies allow them to access the doctorate programme in their institution.

 

The applicants must ensure that the complete application for respective ESRs shall be sent by email to the respective person in-charge of ESR. Incomplete and late submission shall not be considered.

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
    Communication sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

LANGUAGES

  • ENGLISH: Excellent - B2 minimum
  • SPANISH: Basic knowledge but not mandatory in positions located in Spain
  • GERMAN: Basic knowledge but not mandatory in positions located in Germany

OTHER SKILLS

Map Information

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
University of Twente
Netherlands
Enschede
1 position(s) available at
GAPWAVES AB
Sweden
Gothenburg
2 position(s) available at
Technische Universität Ilmenau
Germany
Ilmenau
2 position(s) available at
Universitat Politècnica de València
Spain
Valencia
1 position(s) available at
Volkswagen AG
Germany
Wolfsburg
1 position(s) available at
Robert Bosch GmbH
Germany
Hildesheim
1 position(s) available at
CASA COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Spain
Valencia
1 position(s) available at
5G COMMUNICATIONS FOR FUTURE INDUSTRY VERTICALS S.L. (FIVECOMM)
Spain
Valencia

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