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15 Early Stage Research Positions Available

FIWIN5G – “Fiber-Wireless Integrated Networks for 5th Generation delivery,”

15 Early Stage Research Positions Available

UCL is pleased to announce the launch of the FIWIN5G – “Fiber-Wireless Integrated Networks for 5th Generation delivery,” European Training Network (ETN).

FIWIN5G comprises 10 leading research institutions across Europe and 11 industrial partners to deliver a comprehensive research and training program. Currently applications for 15 Early Stage Researchers (3 year research fellowships with PhD funding available) are open across the 10 partners. The network is coordinated by Dr John Mitchell in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and has received €3.9M of funding as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, European Training Network.

FIWIN5G aims to produce the next generation of researchers who will enable Europe to take a leading role in the multidisciplinary area of 5G high-speed wireless internet and beyond, involving devices, systems and networks. To achieve this, the network integrates multidisciplinary scientific expertise, complementary skills, and experience working in academia and industry to empower the researchers to work in interdisciplinary teams, integrate their activities and share expertise.

The network promotes a vision of a converged wireless and optical access network that seamlessly and efficiently supports the services and applications being demanded. The support of high-bandwidth and high-mobility services is central to the driving vision of future networks. This requires a large number of technologies to converge, co-exist and interoperate, and most importantly, cooperate, if this vision is to be efficiently and cost-effectively realised. A key area within this next generation jigsaw is the integration of optical fibre networks and radio networks at mm-wave frequencies, to provide high-bandwidth front/backhaul services and enable scalable and manageable networks without a highly complex interface structure and multiple overlaid protocols.

The FIWIN5G ETN aims to provide doctoral students with exposure to the range of skills, necessary to address these challenging demands. It aims to provide a range of research experience for early stage researchers by including a secondment to another partner and collaboration with industry in each project. While becoming expects in one particular sub-domain, the next generation of researchers must understand the broad context of their work, whether it is systems/network engineers understanding the devices and technologies that make up the networks or device engineers understanding the networks in which their devices will function. These activities are all design to meet the MSA policy objective of producing a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers with the skills needed to convert knowledge and ideas into products for economic and social benefit.

For further details visit or contact Dr John Mitchell (