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12 Prestigious PhD Student Positions in 5G mm-wave Antenna Systems, Netherlands


The European Innovative Training Network SILIKA on Massive MIMO mm-wave antenna systems for new telecommunication services offers 12 prestigious PhD student positions in the area of antennas, electronics and signal processing, starting in the autumn of 2016.


SILIKA consists of 8 leading European R&D laboratories from universities, industries, and technology institutes in the domain of wireless infrastructure that are located in The Netherlands, Sweden and Belgium.

SILIKA 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, such as fast computational electromagnetics methods, mm-wave array antenna design and optimization, hybrid analog and digital signal-processing, mm-wave electronics design and integration and packaging of mm-wave antennas with electronics. Each PhD student will be enrolled in a doctoral programme and is jointly supervised by supervisors from the academic and industry sector, where they spend 50% of their time.


SILIKA aims to develop new technologies and design methods that are required to meet the continuously growing need for higher data-rates in wireless communications. The focus will be on innovative antenna system concepts utilizing silicon semiconductor electronics that can generate or receive at millimeter-wave frequencies in order to truly expand wireless communications into the outer limits of radio technology. More information about the 12 individual PhD projects is provided in the appendix.

Job requirements


Applicants should have, or expect to receive, a Master of Science degree or equivalent in a relevant electrical engineering or applied physics discipline. In addition to the formal 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, CST, HFSS etc. are meritorious. According to EU regulations, 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 host country (Example: a candidate student who has stayed in The Netherlands for more than 12 months in the last 3 years cannot be hired by the university in The Netherlands). 


Conditions of employment

We offer a challenging job at a respected university through a fixed-term appointment for 4 years. The research during this period is intended to lead to a PhD degree. We offer a salary starting at Euro 2174 per month (gross) in the first year, increasing up to Euro 2779 per month (gross) in the last year. Moreover, an 8% bonus share (holiday supplement) is provided annually. Assistance for finding accommodation can be given. The university offers an attractive package of fringe benefits such as excellent technical infrastructure, child care, savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities. 

TU/e also offers you the opportunity for personal development by developing your social and communication skills. We do this by offering every PhD student a series of courses that are part of the Proof program as an excellent addition to your scientific education.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 11 July 2016

12 Prestigious PhD Student Positions in 5G mm-wave Antenna Systems : PDF

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