PhD Research Fellow in ICT - Concurrent data transmissions in beyond 5G and massive internet of things networks

PhD Research Fellow in ICT - Concurrent data transmissions in beyond 5G and massive internet of things networks

Norway 28 Feb 2021
University of Agder (UiA)

University of Agder (UiA)

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About the position

A fixed-term 100% position is available at the University of Agder (UiA), Faculty of Engineering and Science as a PhD Research Fellow in ICT, affiliated to the Department of Information and Communication Technology, for a period of three years. The position is located, at the present, at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is as soon as possible or upon agreement with the Faculty.

The position is associated with the “A Massive MIMO Enabled IoT Platform with Networking Slicing for Beyond 5G IoV/V2X and Maritime Services (SOLID-B5G)” project which is funded through the European Economic Area (EEA) program for research cooperation between Romania and Norway. The main goal of this project is to develop breakthrough beyond state-of-the-art solutions in orchestration, management and control of resources, in the context of network slicing and edge computing based on massive Internet of things (mIoT) enabled radio access network and core network for beyond 5G Internet of vehicles (IoV)/vehicle-to-everything (V2X) and maritime applications. The partners in this project include the University “Politehnica” of Bucharest (UPB)/Romania, UiA/Norway, Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)/Spain, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN)/Canada, and three industrial partners.


The successful candidate will perform cutting-edge research on concurrent data transmissions in massive multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) based radio access networks focusing on algorithms and air interface design. The key tasks of this position include developing algorithms for concurrent transmissions via massive MIMO; air interface design for ultra-low latency data transmissions; and ultra-low energy data collection for battery-powered or battery-free IoT devices.  

This research work involves primarily theoretical analysis and computer simulations, and may include testbed based data collection and prototype development.

The goal of the PhD program is to train students to become autonomous researchers. This means that students need to complete a coursework component of 30 ECTS intended to provide the necessary background for conducting research. Additional self-study will also be required to fill possible background gaps or specialized knowledge requirements.

Required qualifications

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic background and results, attainment, and any previous research and development work.

A prerequisite for employment is that the candidate is to be admitted to UiA’s PhD programme at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Specialisation in Engineering Sciences.

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

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The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 482 200 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

UiA is an open and inclusive university. We believe that diversity enriches the workplace and makes us better. We, therefore, encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position independent of gender, age, cultural background, disability or an incomplete CV.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position. 

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interview. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 


The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link "Apply for this job".

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in English or in a Scandinavian language.

Application deadline: 28.02.21


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