The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, at Aalborg University offers one or more PhD stipends in Ultra-reliable Low Latency Connectivity within the general study programme Wireless Communications in 2019.

Aalborg University is seeking to hire an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) to join the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on “Integrating Wireless Communication Engineering and Machine Learning”.(WindMill).

The ESR will be enrolled in the PhD programme at Aalborg University. The supervision team includes: Prof. Cedomir Stefanovic, Prof. Elisabeth de Carvalho, and Prof. Petar Popovski. The PhD project will focus on augmenting the wireless access networking with machine learning (ML) in order to lower latency and improve reliability. The specific objectives of the PhD project are: (1) Identification and extraction of side information from the observed metadata/data exchanges through the use of ML techniques; (2) Development of methods for joint encoding of data and metadata and for reducing the number protocol exchanges based on side-information; (2) Analysis of the theoretical bounds of the improvements in latency/reliability that can be obtained by using the anticipatory protocol information;

Worth of Award

The project offers excellent research and training programme:

  • Opportunity to join a network of leading Universities, research institutes and companies in the field of wireless communications and machine learning.
  • The ESR is primarily hosted by Aalborg University, campus in Copenhagen, with stays in partner institutions (secondments).
  • Training programme including regular summer and winter schools to build technical skills as well as soft skills.
  • The salaries are very competitive and composed by the following allowances: living, mobility and family
  • Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.


All candidates must meet the following requirements to be considered for this post:

  • Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall at the time of recruitment by the host organisation be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.
  • At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must 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 three years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status (under the 1951 Geneva Convention and the 1967 Protocol) are not taken into account.

If considered for the position, you will be requested to prove that you comply with those requirements.

Candidate Profile:

  • An undergraduate degree and Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Strong background in wireless communications and/or machine learning. Strong mathematical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills.
  • Highly proficient English language skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills, creative, innovative, independent thinker.
  • Motivation to collaborate in an interdisciplinary international team.
  • Motivation to participate in training programs.
  • Ability to travel and work in and outside Europe.
  • Compliance with the ITN eligibility requirements

How to Apply

The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button on their website.

Application must include:

  • A cover letter describing the motivation for applying to the position.
  • A Curriculum Vitae including education qualifications, research and industrial experience, awards and fellowships, any additional scientific achievements.
  • A list of publications.
  • A copy of the Master’s certificate (or equivalent).
  • An official transcript of the completed subjects and grades achieved in the course of the Master’s programme.
  • Documentation of English skills (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, CAE or CPE).
  • Emails of at least 2 researchers familiar with the academic activities of the candidate, e.g. the advisor of your Master’s thesis.
  • A one-page description of the research as envisioned by the candidate.
  • When you apply for this position, your application may be circulated within the consortium members as part of the evaluation process.
  • You may obtain further information from Prof. Elisabeth de Carvalho, Department of Electronic Systems, email: [email protected] , concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

Deadline: Applications close May 10, 2019.


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