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Industrial PHD Candidate: Polarimetric Electronically Scanning Arrays

  • Den Haag, Netherlands

Job description

Industrial PhD Researcher - Polarimetric Electronically Scanning Arrays


Join the frontier of innovation in 6G: the future of mobile network technology! A unique Dutch alliance comprising 60 leading ICT businesses, mobile operators, semiconductor manufacturers, and research institutions have united to spearhead the development of specific aspects of 6G: Software antennas, AI-driven network software, and groundbreaking 6G applications. Join us as a PhD student in this prestigious Future Network Services (FNS) flagship project, where research and entrepreneurial pursuits converge.

We offer a PhD position on designing polarimetric antenna elements for wide scanning polarimetric arrays, including the beamforming network, to achieve maximal isolation between polarimetric channels while keeping similar phase shifts and propagation losses for all elements.


● Conduct in-depth research on polarimetric electronically scanning arrays, staying abreast of the latest advancements and breakthroughs in the field.
● Develop innovative algorithms and techniques for optimizing the performance of polarimetric electronically scanning arrays in telecom and radar applications, as well as innovative designs for polarimetric antenna elements and feeding networks.
● Verify theoretical results via experiments.
● Contribute to the scientific community knowledge through high-quality publications.
● Collaborate with industry partners, academic institutions, and research organizations to stay connected with the latest developments and foster collaborative opportunities.
● Prepare and defend the PhD thesis, which summarizes the research results.

Conditions of employment

As an industrial PhD, you will be employed by Robin Radar Systems and work at the Faculty of Electronical Engineering of the Technical University of Delft, which will also provide scientific supervision. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2770 per month in the first year to € 3539 in the fourth year. 

As a PhD candidate, you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, knowledgeable and experienced academic staff, and excellent experimental facilities. The Doctoral Education Programme aims to develop your transferable, discipline-related, and research skills.

Job requirements


● An MSc in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related field;
● Strong background in microwave technology, antenna design, and electro magnetics. Background in signal processing is appreciated;
● Proficiency in programming languages such as Python or MATLAB;
● Experience with simulation tools and software for electromagnetic analysis;
● Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
● Effective communication and collaboration skills;
● Excellent oral and written skills in English.

What's in for you:

Working in a Great Place to Work® certified company;
An international team of 35+ nationalities, full of high performance colleagues you can exchange experiences with and learn from. As well as having a lot of fun in our social events and Friday drinks!

Robin is a technology leader in tracking and classification of small objects. Our mission is to increase the safety of people and wildlife by preventing bird strikes in aviation, reducing the environmental impact of wind farms, and protecting humans and critical infrastructure against drones. We achieve this by combining purpose-built radars with unique software algorithms. This powerful combination allows us to provide actionable information that empowers users to prevent serious incidents.

We’re growing. Fast. In fact, we are one of the Top 250 Scaleups in the Netherlands. But despite this growth, we stay true to our core values of trust, transparency and responsibility. At Robin, our accomplishments rely on our remarkable team of dedicated professionals who bring passion to their work every day.

Looking for a new adventure? Hit apply and join us!