SCAVENGE European Training Network offers 14 positions for early-stage-researchers (ESRs).


The hiring process is now CLOSED.

In case some project needs more candidates, we will re-open the relevant position.

The number of applications received was very high and, for this reason, a number of good candidates could not be offered the positions. For this reason, we would like to keep your resumes in our database for possible future re-openings, unless otherwise stated.

Many thanks to all the numerous applicants for the interest in our project!


Job conditions

The host organisation appoints each eligible researcher under an employment contract. The duration of the contract is 36 months. The fellows are expected to join their host organizations starting from July 2016 (estimated time).
The ESR is covered under the social security scheme, which is applied to employed workers within the country of the host organization, or under a social security scheme providing at least sickness and maternity benefits in kind, invalidity and accidents at work and occupational diseases, and covering the researcher in every place of implementation of the project activities.

Basic gross salary amount is €3,110 per month. This amount is then adjusted of a correction coefficient to the Living Allowance of the country in which the researcher will be recruited.

Additional Allowances

A Mobility Allowance contributes to the expenses of the researcher caused by the mobility. The amount of the mobility allowance amounts to €600 per month.

A Family Allowance of €500 per month will be paid should the researcher have family, regardless of whether the family will move with the researcher or not. In this context, family is defined as persons linked to the researcher by (i) marriage, or (ii) a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognised by the national or relevant regional legislation of the country where this relationship was formalised; or (iii) dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher.
The family status of a researcher will be determined at the time of their (first) recruitment in the project and will not evolve during the project lifetime.


Rules for applicants

Early-Stage Rule: applicants should be, at the time of recruitment by the host institution, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree, which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.

Location Rule: at the time of recruitment, the applicant must not have lived in the country where the position is offered for more than 12 months in the previous 36 months.

PhD Rule: once selected by the SCAVENGE consortium for the ESR positions, the applicants must apply for the PhD program at the respective recruiting sites.

Priority List: applicants can select up to 4 individual projects (listed here below). The hiring process will take into account the priority specified by the applicant.

Application deadline: 31st May 2016 31st July 2016 31st August 2016

What and How to Apply

The applicants must upload their CV, two Recommendation Letters by two referees and a Motivation letter.
Please follow the instructions in the Job Application form.

Individual Projects

ESR01: Offloading strategies for mobile devices with energy harvesting capabilities
ESR02: Network survival with energy harvesting: secure cooperation and device assisted networking
ESR03: Data Analytics for mobile network usage patterns in 5G networks powered by energy harvesting
ESR04: Traffic management for mobile networks with harvested ambient energy
ESR05: Network resource allocation policies with energy transfer capabilities
ESR06: Joint design of transmission / energy management for energy trading with the electricity-grid
ESR07: Distributed sensing from energy harvesting mobile devices
ESR08: Joint access-fronthaul design for energy-harvesting C-RANs
ESR09: Cellular-Enabled IoT Communications Among Energy-Harvesting Devices
ESR10: Design and implementation of renewably-powered based stations with heterogeneous access channels
ESR11: Core network management procedures for self-organised and sustainable 5G cellular networks
ESR12: Energy Harvesting Aware Multi-Radio Access Technologies Network Design for 5G
ESR13: Machine type traffic scheduling with carrier aggregation for sustainable 5G dense small cell networks
ESR14: Energy efficient scheduling algorithms for ultra dense 5G mobile networks