Short-term Research Project on Experimentation with RIS Deployment

Fecha: 29 mar. 2024

Ubicación: BARCELONA, ES

Empresa: Telefonica S.A.


Telefonica Innovación Digital - Discovery Research is hiring for a short-term research project focused on Experimentation with RIS deployment. 


Telefonica Innovación Digital - Discovery Research is a leading industrial research lab based in Spain (Barcelona and Madrid). At Telefonica Innovación Digital - Discovery Research, we follow an open research model in collaboration with Universities and other research institutions, promoting the dissemination of scientific results both through publications in top-tier peer-reviewed international journals and conferences and technology transfer. Our multi-disciplinary and international team counts several full-time researchers, holding PhD degrees in various disciplines of computer science and electrical engineering. 
We are looking for a researcher (close to finishing their PhD or in early stages after the PhD) to join our team of experts who are working on evaluating the benefits of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RISs) for a telco operator. During this short-term project, which can last up to 6 months, the researcher will be responsible for running a proof -of-concept experimental trial with RIS prototypes in a 5G testbed.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute experimentation with RIS prototypes in a 5G network testbed.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of a measurement methodology for assessing the radio coverage gains of RIS solutions in an outdoor scenario.
  • Conduct experiments and evaluations to assess the performance of different RIS prototypes.
  • Write technical reports and documentation to communicate results to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Analyse and provide technical insights on the impact of emerging technologies and requirements on the radio mobile networks.



  • PhD (or close to completion) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • Strong understanding of telecommunications and 5G networks, with a focus on radio coverage evaluation.
  • Strong experience in testbed-driven experimentation, with proven experience with open-source projects (e.g., srsRAN).
  • Deep technical knowledge in RAN (the needed skills to be capable of finding solutions to tackle issues) & deep data analytics knowledge (statistical tools, methods/processes to analyse and correlate data).
  • Experience with network experimentation platforms and testing tools for radio prototypes.
  • Strong programming skills in languages such as Python and Go.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams.



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