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PhD Research Fellowship in Mobile Communication Systems at the University of Agder, Norway

University of Agder

The Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway is offering a PhD research fellowship position. The position is offered for a fulltime fixed term appointment in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for a period of three years. The position is intended to address issues related to underwater communication systems. The successful applicant will have a master’s degree in a relevant field. Applicants who already hold a PhD degree will normally not be considered for the position. Women are especially encouraged to apply. 

About Scholarship: The University of Agder invites applications for a full-time fixed-term appointment as PhD Research University of Agder Fellow in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for a period of three years, at the Department of ICT, Faculty of Engineering and Science. The PhD Research Fellow is expected to complete a doctoral dissertation within the period of employment. The position is located in Grimstad, Norway. The starting date is negotiable. The Faculty of Engineering and Science offers Master’s and PhD programmes in ICT.

With more than 20 academic staff and an extensive network of Norwegian and international partner universities, the faculty, with its regional industrial partners, constitutes one of the largest research and development environments within mobile communications in Norway. The position is intended to address issues related to underwater communication systems.

The applicants are also fully responsible for successfully uploading the documentation, and must ensure that the documents are within a reasonable size and in a format (PDF, PNG, JPEG, ODF, DOC) suitable for attachment. Files that are overly large or in an irregular format will not be included in the documents that will accompany the application through the appointment process. Furthermore, please make sure that the documents are uploaded only once. 

Study: The position is intended to address issues related to underwater communication systems. Potential research topics for the PhD study include one or several of the following topics:

-Modelling, analysis, and simulation of underwater channels;

-Multiple input multiple-output (MIMO) communication systems for underwater communications;

-Cooperative communication techniques for underwater sensor networks;

-Performance analysis of underwater communication systems under realistic propagation conditions.

Course Level: PhD Research Fellowship

Scholarship by: The Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Agder

 

Location: Norway 

Eligibility: The following admission requirements apply to the PhD programme:

-The average grade for courses included in the bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) must be C (or equivalent) or higher;

-The average grade for courses included in the master’s degree (or equivalent) must be B (or equivalent) or higher;

-The master’s thesis (or equivalent) must have a grade B (or equivalent) or higher when the candidate is admitted to the PhD program.

-A high level of oral and written proficiency in English is required. Applicants from some countries must document their English proficiency through one of the following tests with the stated results or better:

(1)TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 550 on the paperbased

test (PBT), or 80 on the Internet based test (iBT);

(2)IELTS – International English Language Testing System, with a result of at least 6.5.

-Solid knowledge in mathematics, especially in stochastic processes, matrix analysis, linear algebra and signal theory;

-Excellent knowledge of English;

-Years of experience in using mathematical and numerical tools such as MATLAB;

-Solid knowledge of underwater communications, or mobile radio communications.

-The successful applicant will have a master’s degree in a relevant field and must be enthusiastic and greatly interested in basic and experimental research 

Scholarship Open for: International Students can apply for this position. Women are especially encouraged to apply. 

Duration: The fellowship is offered for a period of three years.

Value: The position is remunerated according to the State salary scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017, salary grade 50 (NOK 421 100). A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service. Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provision. 

Notification: Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment.

Apply: Applicants must submit their application and CV online. The following documentation should be submitted as attachments to the online application:

-Certificates and/or grades for all post-secondary education, up to and including the bachelor’s level;

-Master’s degree/higher degree certificate, with a summary of the courses/subjects included in the degree;

-Applicants with a foreign higher education must attach an official description of the grading system used at the issuing institution;

-Summary (approximately 1?2 pages) of the master’s thesis;

-Applicants who are required to document their English proficiency must submit their TOEFL or IELTS test results;

-Summary or links to the applicant’s scientific publications (if any);

-A description of the candidate’s research interests and background for the project applied for. 

Deadline: 21st June 2013

Further Information: http://www.slu.edu/school-for-professional-studies-home/majors-and-programs

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