Vacancy for a Research Engineer at TU/e - profile 5G and QKD test-beds (V36.3522)

Vacancy for a Research Engineer at TU/e - profile 5G and QKD test-beds

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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. Research at TU/e is characterized by a combination of academic excellence and a strong real­world impact. This impact is often obtained via close collaboration with high­tech industries.

The Eindhoven 5G Brainport test-bed
The Eindhoven 5G Brainport 5G testbed offers 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, 5G automated vehicle driving, to name but a few. We are looking therefore for a research engineer to support the research and development challenges required to build further the Eindhoven 5G and Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) test-beds. 

Position: 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: 

  • Support, design and prepare the 5G test-bed for the 5G PPP blueSPACE and 5G-PHOS final demonstrations
  • Support the coordination and realization of the test of subsystem for both analog and digital radio-over-fiber transceivers for the blueSPACE SDM concept
  • Design and support the test and evaluation of beamforming systems for the blueSPACE and 5G-PHOSconcepts
  • Perform and contribute to the Integration of SDN and RAN in blueSPACE
    The candidates will contribute to the related project reporting, input for scientific publication and dissemination activities and preparation of proposal for grant to national and European projects. The candidate is expected to interact with the photonics integration technology centre (PITC) team in the efforts of stablishing and operating the common activities in the Eindhoven 5G and QKD test-beds.


  • At least an MSc in electronic 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 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
  • Good knowledge of mm wave wireless communications
  • Knowledge of SDN/VNF and or 4G/LTE systems 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 initially 1 year, with outlook on appointment for 3 years
  • A gross salary between €2514,- and €4852,- 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


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

  • A detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and portfolio with relevant work.
  • A cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability for the position.
  • Contact information of two references.
  • Copies of diplomas with course grades.

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