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PhD projects in Telecommunication Engineering

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet


DTU Fotonik would like to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position in Telecommunication Engineering.

The communication section at DTU Fotonik works with a wide areas of communication systems ranging from small IoT devices to ultra-high capacity optical transport systems.

The section is divided into 4 research groups (Coding & Visual Communication, Networks Technology and Service Platforms, High-Speed Optical Communications, Machine Learning in Photonic Systems) with different focus, but also strong collaboration in between the groups as well with the rest of the department and other department with the university (virtual centres on e.g. IoT, Quantum technology, etc.)

Grant opportunities

We are now seeking PhD students to do research within different projects over a broad area of topics covering 5G networks, IoT solutions, datacentre infrastructures, SDN and NFV, Machine learning in communication systems, transmission and video coding, Silicon Photonics, Pbit/s transmission systems, QKD etc.

All our research are to some extend related to national or international research programs and the PhD study will usually be related and integrated into one or more of these activities.

Approval and Enrolment

The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.


The candidate must hold a master's degree in engineering, specializing in telecommunication or similar degree. Good communication skills in English are required.


The assessment of the applicants will be made by Head of Section Lars Dittmann.

We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Professor Lars Dittmann,

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Please submit your online application no later than 15 April 2019 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Fotonik has 210 employees with competences in optics and is one of the largest centers in the world based solely on research in photonics. Research is performed within optical sensors, lasers, LEDs, photovoltaics, ultra-high speed optical transmission systems, bio-photonics, nano-optics and quantum photonics.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.