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Researcher SDN/NVF for 5G test and evaluation trials in autonomous driving

Researcher SDN/NVF for 5G test and evaluation trials in autonomous driving

(Postdoctoraal) onderzoeker
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.

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 Projects 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.

Research Challenges in 5GMOBIX

The project 5G-MOBIX aims at executing CCAM trials along x-border and urban corridors using 5G core technological innovations to qualify the 5G infrastructure and evaluate its benefits in the CCAM context as well as defining deployment scenarios and identifying and responding to standardisation and spectrum gaps.

5G-MOBIX will evaluate several CCAM use cases, advanced thanks to 5G next generation of Mobile Networks. Among the possible scenarios to be evaluated with the 5G technologies, 5G-MOBIX has raised the potential benefit of 5G with low reliable latency communication, enhanced mobile broadband, massive machine type communication and network slicing.

Several automated mobility use cases are potential candidates to benefit and even more be enabled by the advanced features and performance of the 5G technologies, as for instance, but limited to: cooperative overtake, highway lane merging, truck platooning, valet parking, urban environment driving, road user detection, vehicle remote control, see through, HD map update, media & entertainment.


The candidate

We are looking therefore for a strong post-doctoral researcher or industrial applied research engineer to take up these challenges related to:

- Implementation and test of (virtualized) 5G core network software

- Implementation and test of 5G radio protocol stack and signalling

- Implementation of radio stack on OBU (car UE) and integration with in-car autonomous driving systems

- Interfacing between all software and signal processing elements of end-to-end system

Job Requirements

  • MSc or PhD in electrical engineering, telecommunications, optical fibre communications, wireless communications. Candidates with a BSc in Engineering with and/or an equivalent industrial engineering background and experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • Solid background in communication networks and protocol stacks/implementations.
  • Experience with experimental/laboratory set-ups, experience with latency measurements and mobile/outdoor RF communications system deployment is an asset.
  • Knowledge of SDN/VNF and network control
  • 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 5G MOBIX
  • Full-time temporary appointment for 1 year
  • 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 end­ of­ year 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.