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Marie Curie Early Career Researcher

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Fixed term
30,800 - 34,250
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Role Description

Applications are invited for two highly motivated, enthusiastic early career stage engineers/scientists, with a knowledge of wireless communications, to fill two full-time PhD positions on a fixed term contract (36 months duration), starting June 2017. These are new posts to work as part of a team on the new H2020 SPOTLIGHT MCSA Innovative Training Network (ITN) project. 

The Department of Electronics is participating in a project funded by the European Commission as part of H2020, in collaboration with a consortium of partners across Europe. Project SPOTLIGHT (“Single Point Of aTtachment communications empowered by cLoud computing and bIG data analytics running on-top of massively distributed and loosely-coupled Heterogeneous mobile data neTworks”) will work towards a 5G mobile network architecture that aims to break performance limitations of the currently loosely inter-connected, resource-fragmented and isolated in operation mobile network ecosystem, by transforming the existing multi-layered set of attachment points to a flat coalition of massively distributed transceivers utilizing a common pool of energy, radio, computing and storage resources that are optimally handled by a cloud-empowered network core.  York’s contribution will be supporting (1) Network coding and waveform design for concurrent downlink data delivery in massively distributed MIMO systems with centralized processing, and (2) Massive MIMO with 3D beamforming in the mm-wave band. More information on the project can be found here:

The successful candidates will contribute to the work packages WP1 Novel Radio Access Network Technologies and WP4 Content Delivery Optimizations. In addition to conducting individual research and contributing to the production of research outputs these post holders will undertake a PhD programme at the University of York.

Candidates are expected to hold a minimum of a Masters level degree in an Electronic Engineering or Computer Science related discipline, preferably wireless communications. 

Applicants must satisfy the EC’s eligibility requirements for the Marie Curie Early Career Research Fellowships and must not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months for the last three years. Full details regarding these criteria are available here:  

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof David Grace

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