Thursday, October 18, 2012

Research Engineer in Wireless Communications and Networking Research at Elche, Spain

Positions Available - Wireless Communications and Networking Research
The Ubiquitous Wireless Communications Research (UWICORE, laboratory is part of the Communications Engineering
Department of the Miguel Hernandez University of Elche in Spain. UWICORE
is an active Spanish research laboratory with close links with national
and international industry. Its research activities are focused in:
multi-hop cellular networks, vehicular communications and networks,
heterogeneous wireless systems, and wireless system design and
optimization. The laboratory has also strong expertise in the
implementation of research hardware and software testbeds. 
The laboratory is leading the project OPPORTUNITIES, a nationally funded
research project working in the area of multi-hop cellular networks with
mobile relays (MCN-MR). MCN-MR integrate cellular and ad-hoc
technologies through the use of mobile relaying techniques in order to
improve the system capacity and user-perceived QoS by substituting
long-distance cellular links with various multi-hop transmissions with
improved link budgets. To this aim, MCN-MR technologies would use the
mobile terminals communications and computing capabilities in an
opportunistic and collaborative operational framework. In this context,
the project OPPORTUNITIES is investigating contextual, adaptive and
opportunistic communications and networking techniques to improve the
reliability and energy/resources efficiency of mobile relaying schemes
in MCN systems. In addition to analytical and simulation research work,
the project has a strong experimental focus. 

UWICORE is looking to hire two Research Engineers to work on the
OPPORTUNITIES project. Ideally, the candidates would be interested in
conducting a PhD, although this requirement is not mandatory. Also,
postdoctoral candidates with expertise in wireless communications and
networking research could be welcome. The research topics include:
opportunistic and adaptive cross-layer transmission techniques for
peer-to-peer communications, opportunistic networking for multi-hop
mobile relaying, and end-to-end opportunistic MCN-MR communications and
networking solutions. The selected candidates will also be involved in
the project management activities.

Candidate Requirements
* Masters (5 years degree) in Telecommunications, Electronics or
Computer Science. Electronics or Computer Science candidates must
demonstrate sufficient knowledge of wireless communications &
networking. Master level studies are required to enter the PhD program.
* Candidates without working experience but with a very good grade
record are welcome.
* Strong background on communications systems and networks. Good
knowledge of mobile/wireless communication technologies.
* Strong programming capabilities (mainly in C/C++, Matlab and Linux
environments). Experience in mobile/wireless communications simulation
and/or testbed implementation will be valuable.
* Good English level (written and spoken).
* Hard working and work-quality driven engineers with a passion for
research and going beyond technology limits. Candidates with initiative
and willing to take research & management responsibilities.
* Team working skills, and good written and oral communication skills.

Starting date and duration
As soon as possible. The positions remain open until they are filled.
The project lasts until the end of 2014, with the possibility for an
additional year of funding in the case the candidate conducts a PhD as
part of its research within OPPORTUNITIES.

Contact information
Interested candidates must email a research statement (where the
candidate should describe its interest for research and how he can
benefit the project activities), CV and academic record to Dr. Javier
Gozalvez ( The research statement and CV must be
written in English. If the candidates have already published scientific
works, they can include sample publications together with the other
documents. There is no need to include references at this first stage.

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