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Researcher at TU/e; test and validation of 5G photonic transceivers

Researcher at TU/e; test and validation of 5G photonic transceivers

(Postdoctoraal) onderzoeker, Promovendus
Faculteit Electrical Engineering


Work environment
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is one of Europe’s top technological universities, in the heart of one of Europe’s largest high­tech innovation ecosystems - the Eindhoven Brainport region. Research at TU/e is characterized by a combination of academic excellence and a strong real-world impact. This impact is often obtained via close collaboration with high­tech industries.

Research Challenges in 5G PPP project 5G-PHOS
The H2020 5G-PPP 5G-PHOS aims to architect and evaluate 5G broadband wireless networks for dense, ultra-dense and hot-spot area use cases. The 5G PHOS technology proposition leverages on recent results in the area of optical technologies towards producing and exploiting a powerful photonic integrated circuit technology toolkit for 5G and beyond systems. The project has entered the final phase of laboratory trials, experimental evaluation and final demonstrations.

TUe campus 5G test and evaluation site
At the TUe campus we are developing a 5G testbed offering attractive open environment for pilot tests as well as evaluations for applications and scenarios that require the new stringent 5G key performance indicators (KPIs) to be met, like, e.g., robot-to-robot communication, fronthaul to robot, robot-to-drone, broadcasting, city security, 3D-communications, 5G automated vehicle driving, to name but a few. Several 5G Project from several groups at TUe such as 5G PPP blueSPACE, Metro-haul, 5G MOBIX, 5G PHOS, 5G STEP FWD and others are cross-collaborating in setting up the 5G test-environment.

The candidate
We are looking therefore for strong researcher, at the level of post-doctoral, engineering or industrial researcher to help us tackle the challenges required to bring 5G research forward and specially to build further the TUe Eindhoven 5G test-beds.

Position profile: 5G sub-systems, demonstration and test-bed for end-end-to test and validation
The candidate for this position will carry out research and development in:

  • Test of subsystem for both analog and digital radio-over-fiber transceivers for the 5G-PHOS FlexBox concepts and versions
  • Test-bed preparation, experimental validation and demonstrations of use cases defined in 5G-PHOS
  • Contribute to the definition of the roadmaps for research and development for migration and deployment studies for 5G networks and what shall come next such as 6G systems.

The candidate for this position will contribute to the TU/e efforts in stablishing the collaboration liaisons with the blueSPACE and 5G-PHOS partners and other researchers in the project. The candidates will contribute to the related project reporting, scientific publication and dissemination activities and preparation of proposal for grant to national and European projects. The candidate is expected to interact with several teams at TUe in the efforts of stablishing and operating the common activities in the Eindhoven 5G test-beds.


  • Solid background and skills in optical fibre communication and wireless communications, experimental/laboratory set-ups, experience with latency measurements and mobile/outdoor RF communications system deployment is an asset
  • A PhD or MSc with relevant background. Candidate with a BSc and industrial experience are encouraged to apply too
  • Good knowledge of mm wave wireless communications is an asset
  • Knowledge of SDN/VNF is an asset
  • Ability to work with experts from a broad range of scientific and technology backgrounds
  • Fluent spoken and written English


  • A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university and a stimulating internationally renowned research group
  • The candidate will work in close collaboration with project partners in blueSPACE
  • Full-time temporary appointment for a maximum of 8 months.
  • A gross salary between € 2261,- and € 4274,- per month, depending on knowledge and experience level
  • An attractive package of fringe benefits, including excellent technical infrastructure, savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities, holiday allowance (8%, May), and end­of­year bonus (8.3%, December). Foreign experts may benefit from the 30% tax regulation in order to get a higher net salary, when granted.

Informatie en sollicitatie


  • For more information about the project and any informal enquiries, please contact Idelfonso Tafur Monroy (i.tafur.monroy[at]
  • For information concerning employment conditions you can contact  Ellen van der Mierden, (e.m.v.d.mierden[at]
  • More information on employment conditions can be found at .
  • Start date: as soon as possible.


If interested, please use 'apply now'-button at the top of this page. You should upload the following:

  • a letter of motivation and portfolio with relevant work;
  • a cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability for the position;
  • a detailed Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications and key achievements in research project(s));
  • contact information of two references;
  • copies of diplomas with course grades;

You can upload only one document (maximum file size is 10 MB). You have to bundle the documents.