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7 prestigious PhD Student Positions with the REVOLVE project

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Part of the European Commission’s H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the European Industrial Doctorate programme REVOLVE: Radio Technologies for Broadband Connectivity in a Rapidly Evolving Space Ecosystem: Innovating Agility, Throughput, Power, Size and Cost offers 7 PhD student positions in the area of antennas with related technologies, electronics and signal processing, starting in the autumn of 2017.   


 Structured around a major European satellite integrator (Thales Alenia Space), REVOLVE brings together a further 4 leading European R&D laboratories from universities, industries, and technology institutes in the domain of radio frequency electronics and antennas for space applications that are located in France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.   

REVOLVE addresses the rapidly growing need for performance and cost in emerging satellite missions focusing on new technologies and design methods for antenna and radio front-ends. Selected candidates from this process will receive a generous employment contract for 36 months with one of the consortium partners. All selected candidates will be expected to enrol in a doctoral programme commencing the academic year 2017-18 (ie. Start date in fall 2017) that is jointly supervised from academic and industrial advisors. During the course of the PhD training, each PhD student will be seconded to at least three of the partners and spend as a minimum 50% of their time in the industry sector – including a minimum of 6 months with Thales Alenia Space France.   

Applicants should, by August 2017, have concluded their undergraduate or postgraduate studies in a relevant engineering or applied physics discipline. 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. Gender equality will be ensured in the recruitment process.


Job Description REVOLVE: Job_description_REVOLVE.pdf