MSc by Research Position

MSc by Research Position
Telecommunications Software & Systems Group,
Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

Closing date for Applicants 30th of September.

Applications are invited for MSc by Research positions with the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) ( at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Waterford, Ireland. The start date is currently set for 1st December 2016, however this may be flexible. The candidate will work as a member of the EU H2020 funded COGNET project, comprising TSSG and research groups from European partners including IBM, Telefonica, Franhoufer FOKUS, Interoutes, VicomTech, NOKIA, Polytechnic University of Madrid, University of Trento and Technical University of Berlin.

The candidate will investigate an autonomous solution for policy creation, management, and sharing for the cognitive-based network management architecture that is being developed in the project. The work will take place in close collaboration across with most patterns and dedicated a reasonable amount time in working closely with them.

Candidate Profile

The candidate should hold a good (first-class honours preferred) primary degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or a cognate discipline. He/she should have good engineering and mathematical skills potentially including experience of test-bed deployment/experimentation or devops type activities.. This should be accompanied by a strong proficiency in programming and having a good understanding of object oriented programming through JAVA. Ideally, the candidate should also have, prior to the application, an understanding of telecoms including software-defined networking, network function virtualization, network management and the application of machine learning to engineering problems. Strong inter-personal and communications skills are also required. For non-native English speaking applicants, evidence of English proficiency is required.


The candidate will receive a non-taxable stipend of €18,000 per annum for a period of 2 years for MSc by Research. Tuition fees will be paid separately. The scholarships are open to candidates of all nationalities. Waterford Institute of Technology is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer.

Application Procedure

To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV, transcripts of undergraduate grades and a motivation letter by email to