PhD opportunity in Telecommunications Engineering (6G Networks) - University of South Wales (USW- Marie Courie Program)

PhD opportunity in Telecommunications Engineering (6G Networks) - University of South Wales (USW- Marie Courie Program)

by Alberto de Jesus Nascimento -
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Research Assistant
Starting Salary £32,348  per annum


The University of South Wales (USW) has a thriving research culture. At USW our research provides solutions to the challenges faced by our society and the economy. Our researchers work across disciplines to help businesses, communities and policy makers benefit from our research. The Engineering Research Centre of the School of Engineering is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant specializing on digital platforms for enhanced learning.

This position is based at School of Engineering, of the University of South Wales. The successful candidate will be required to design Network Models for 6G coverage-capacity optimization in 3D urban environments. In addition, the candidate will prepare draft technical reports based on the research findings. This will require a background in mobile/digital communications and mathematics for engineering. The researcher will be a Doctoral Candidate and member of the EWOC (Efficient optical and wireless convergence for beyond 5G networks)(2022-2026)(101073265) project, an International Doctoral Training Network that aims to provide research and professional training. The post will require international travel and enrollment within a PhD degree program at USW.


This is a full time fixed term post (36 months). For an informal conversation about this post please contact Professor Jonathan Rodriguez, or Professor Alberto Nascimento












Job Description

Job position

Research Assistant


Faculty Computers, Engineering and Science


Electronic Engineering

Providing Services to


Grade and salary

E Grade £32,348 per annum 

Living Allowance £517 per month

Family Allowance £427 per month (Subject to demonstration of dependent family costs)

Hours of work


Contract duration (perm/fixed term)

Fixed Term – 36 months

Reports to (job title)

Professor Jonathan Rodriguez     

Responsible for

Undertaking studies on 3D Network Modelling for 6G


Job purpose


Design of Networking Models for 6G coverage-capacity optimization in 3D urban environments, including analytical characterization and Monte Carlo methods


Key responsibilities


  1. To undertake supervised research which includes designing 3D Network models for 6G systems harnessing probabilistic tools and system level simulations.
  2. Participation in international research training networks, that includes the Horizon Europe program (EWOC)
  3. To undertake continuous personal and professional development which contributes to knowledge and skills within the subject area as part of the EWOC training program
  4. Participation in international conference events for disseminating scientific work
  5. Preparation of deliverable reports, and presentation of information to research groups, steering groups, etc. - particularly progress reports
  6. To write up own work and results of personal research
  7. To analyse and interpret results of own research, making use of standard research methods and techniques
  8. To assist, as required in the supervision of student projects as part of research training
  9. To support other research staff, e.g. academic staff, Research Fellows, Principal Investigators, in the furtherance of their research and of specific projects
  1. To comply with University policies relating to health, safety & wellbeing, equality of opportunity and data management, being pro-active to meet and enhance measures within your area of responsibility
  2. Any other duties as maybe assigned from time to time commensurate with the grade



Person specification


To be able to undertake this role effectively you will need the key attributes and skills outlined below. When completing your application ensure you demonstrate how you meet these criteria.



Bachelor´s degree (2:1)/Master’s degree in the areas of Telecommunications and/or Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Physics Engineering or equivalent degrees


Ability to demonstrate fundamental knowledge in Mobile/Wireless networking, Mathematic for Engineering, and Software Design


Ability to innovate. Any relevant publication experience will be considered an advantage


Independent drafting of scientific reports


Experience in Matlab modeling, knowledge of C/C++ or Python


Ability to work independently in a typical research engineering laboratory


Good organisational skills


Ability to work as part of a team


The candidates are eligible if they have not resided in the United Kingdom for more than 12 months within the period of the past 3 years (UKRI/MSCA eligibility requirement)


Language requirements for non-native English speakers are IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in every skills category.


Health and Safety 

You must a) familiarise yourself with, and comply with, the organisation’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures which are available on Connect (Intranet); and b) be fully conversant with your health and safety responsibilities outlined in the Faculty/Department Health and Safety Management Arrangements document and implement accordingly.


Disability Confident Committed


USW is committed to employing a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment where staff can be themselves and every person is treated with dignity, fairness and respect. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and communities, especially with regards to age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race and religion or belief. We guarantee that all disabled candidates who meet all the key criteria for the job vacancy they are applying for are offered an interview.  Key criteria are identified by * in the person specification above.