Friday, October 19, 2007

PhD position in Wireless Communications - Portugal

Ph.D Position in Wireless Communications
Mobile Systems Communications Group (MOTION)

Job Description

The Mobile Systems Communications Group (MOTION) within the Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) is seeking to recruit Ph.D candidates to conduct top-level research in the general area of wireless communication, specifically addressing one of the following themes:

- MIMO signal processing techniques for wireless networks using Distributed Antenna Systems and Cooperative Diversity
- Vertical Handover for heterogeneous systems.
- Radio Resource Management for wireless networks using cooperative diversity .
- Architectures and methodologies for system level simulations of wireless networks.

Applicants should have a good honours degree in telecommunications, and must be fluent in at least C/C++, or Matlab programming. Creativity, independence and the ability of critical analytical thinking are essential.


You will join an established research group at the Instituto de Telecomunicações and the opportunity to conduct research at the highest international level. The group has extensive expertise in 3G systems and future emerging technologies. The group has also been involved in EU Framework Programme 5&6 projects such as MATRICE, 4MORE, ACE, ASILUM, NEXTWAY, UNITE, and ORACLE and has wide collaboration with industry, including Siemens and Portugal Telecom.

Contact for informal enquiries

Informal email enquiries can be made to Prof. Atilio Gameiro by email: amg[at] or Dr. Jonathan Rodriguez: jonathan[at] For further information on the Instituto de Telecomunicações and the MOTION group, please visit the following sites: and


To apply, please email or post a covering letter attaching a detailed CV, together with the names and addresses of two referees to Sandra Corujo, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Campus
Universitário de Santiago, P-3810-193 Aveiro- Portugal.
Phone: +351 234 377900, Fax: +351 234 377901
e-mail: Sandra[at]

The positions are fully funded and the offered grant is in accordance with the funding scales imposed by the FCT (Portuguese Research Council).

The closing date for applications is Monday 3rd December 2007