Phd Positions (Marie Curie) On Non-Terrestrial Antenna Systems For 6G (Anterra) (# Of Pos: 3)

Universities and Institutes of Italy


September 30, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  • Research Field: Engineering › Communication engineering Engineering › Electronic engineering
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 30/09/2022 18:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Italy › Turin
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/11/2022
  • Eu Research Framework Programme: HE / MSCA
  • Reference Number: HORIZON-MSCA-2021-DN-01
  • Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number: 101072363
  • Are you looking for a high impact PhD position in close collaboration with industry?

    The European Doctoral Network ‘ANTERRA' offers 15 fully funded industrial PhD student positions in the area of antennas, integrated circuits and signal processing, starting in the autumn of 2022. Three of them will have Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) as first hosting institution.

    ANTERRA is focussed on Antenna Systems for 6G Non-Terrestrial Networks. The consortium consists of 14 leading European R&D laboratories from universities, industries, and technology institutes in the domain of satellite communication and wireless infrastructure which are located in The Netherlands, France, Sweden, Italy and Belgium.

    ANTERRA will provide the PhD students with a comprehensive set of theoretical and practical skills relevant for innovation and long-term employability in a rapidly growing sector. This highly innovative training will cover several inter-disciplinary areas as shown in the figure below. Each PhD student will be enrolled in a doctoral programme and will have two official employers, one from academia and one from industry. Highly qualified personnel from both employers will jointly coach the PhD student.


    3-year full-time employment contract will be issued in accordance with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action regulations for Early Stage Researchers.

    The successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) regulations for early stage researchers (EUR 3400 per person per month), will include a both mobility allowance (EUR 600 per person per month) and a family allowance (EUR 660 per person per month, if applicable).

    Eligibility criteria

    Candidates must have not been awarded a doctoral degree and be in the first four years of their research career.

    For the PhD positions the EU ‘Mobility rules' apply. This means that candidate students cannot have resided for more than 12 months during the period of 3 years immediately before the start of the PhD, in the prospective first host country (Example: a candidate who has stayed in The Netherlands for more than 12 months in the last 3 years cannot be hired for the position where the first placement is at the university in The Netherlands).

    Applicants must have an ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English to a level that is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.

    Selection process

    Applicants must include their CV with detailed academic and professional records (e.g. work experience and publications).

    Applicants must possess a Master of Science Degree issued by an officially recognized academic institution.

    Applicants must achieve a valid GRE Certificate and an English Language certificate (e.g. IELTS, Cambridge PET, ETS Toefl).

    Selection process

    Pre-selection: will be based on CV, experience, skills.

    Short-listed candidates will be encorauged to apply to the formal selection process (formal verification of eligibility criteria, titles and interview).

    Additional comments

    The recruited candidates will work for 18 months at CNR-IEIIT in Turin and then 18 months at either Thales Alenia Space - Italia, Rome or Ericsson AB (Sweden) depending on their research project.

    They will be asked to attend 100 hours of hard skill courses and 40 hours of hard skill courses at Politecnico di Torino (same location as CNR-IEIIT). Additional requirements to achieve PHD title are one journal publication and one italian exam level A1.

    Web site for additional job details

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    Offer Requirements
  • Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent


    Applicants should have, or expect to receive, a Master of Science degree or equivalent in a relevant electrical engineering or applied physics discipline and should not have more than four years of research experience. In addition to the formal Research Fellow qualifications, selection is also based on the performance of the candidates in other works (e.g. thesis and advanced level courses), as well as through interviews and assignments. Besides good subject knowledge, emphasis will be on creative thinking, motivation, ability to cooperate, initiative to work independently and personal suitability for research training. Previous experience in the area of antennas, electronics and signal processing as well as proficiency in using scientific and engineering software packages such as Matlab, ADS, CST Microwave Studio, etc. are advantageous.

    Specific Requirements

    Knowledge and scientific interest in electromagnetics, antenna design and communication engineering.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  • Department: Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https:// www.
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  • Country: Italy
  • City: Turin
  • Postal Code: 10129
  • Street: Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24
  • Phone: +39 011 090 5431