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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Initial Training Network – European Industrial Doctorate [PhD position]

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    Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)
    Professions and applied sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)


The WiVi-2020 Consortium is recruiting one PhD student as “Early-Stage Researcher” (ESR) at the Foundation for Research and Technology –Hellas (FORTH, Greece), on the research areas of flexible spectrum, heterogeneous access, and network virtualization.

In particular, the following topic is to be assigned to the recruited researcher:

- ESR4: SDN-based wireless architecture for seamless integration of heterogeneous RATs


The post has secured funding for 18 Months by the EU under the rules of the MSCA ITN EID Scheme[1] and provides a very competitive salary (with fully covered social security fees and additional allowance for family obligations). The recruited researchers are required to:

  • follow a PhD program at the University of Crete (UoC - Greece)
  • spend 50% of their project involvement at CYTA (Greece) or Ericsson (Sweden).

The recruitment must start at the latest by March 2018

by that time the student should no longer have any other obligations (e.g. MSc theses, military, etc.)

[1]Details can be found in: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/doc/call/h2020/h2020-msca-itn-2014/1590152-itn_2014_-_guide_for_applicants_1.2_en.pdf. Each recruiting site will provide the funds for the non-EU funded part of the project.


1. Career Stage:

The Applicants, at the time of recruitment, must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree

2. Mobility Requirement:

At the time of recruitment, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Greece, for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

3. PhD Application and Enrolment:

Once selected by the WiVi-2020 consortium for the ESR positions the applicants must apply for PhD studentship at UoC.

4. Required skills

Applicants should be fluent in communicating in English both in speaking and writing. A strong mathematical background in communications and networking technologies as well as on optimization and software development are required. Competences in game theory are preferable skills.