PhD Student in Wireless Communication for Critical Control in the Factory of the Future

The Silicon Austria Labs – Doctoral College (SAL-DC) is a novel doctoral training programme for researchers focusing on the field of electronic based systems (EBS). SAL cooperates with industry, academic, and scientific partners on a regional, national, and international level with the aim to build an excellent research network and ecosystem for EBS. Fellows benefit from the training offered by SAL-DC in a highly international, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral setting to become future research leaders.

Your future responsibilities

  • Factory communication is facing the leap of the new generation wired and wireless technologies e.g. TSN, WiFi6, 5G, and more, expanding from automation to the IIoT. In this context, this project focuses on theoretic work, simulation and empirical research to use for factory automation 5G and WIFI6 technologies. This will lead to the investigation on requirements and challenges for communication of sensors and actuators used in industrial environments and design of protocols and methodologies for critical control in factory of the future.

Your profile

Technical Skills:
  • Applicants should have a Master of Science degree in a relevant field such as Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Communications or similar
  • Eexcellent English communication skills (spoken and written)
  • Advantageous qualifications: Knowledge of mobile communications systems, wireless communication, simulation tools such as NS3 and OMNET++
  • Programming skills: C++, Python, Java

Social Skills:
  • Both team player and independent researcher

Personal Skills:
  • Highly motivated
  • Organized

Important Facts

  • Begin­ning of the employ­ment: September 2020
  • This posi­tion is endowed with a gross annual salary of € 40.978 based on the collec­tive agree­ment for re­search („Forschungs-Kollek­tiv­ver­trag“) and depen­ding on your expe­ri­ence and skills.

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