MSc/PhD Positions: 802.11 Wireless Mesh Networks

Basic Description

Applications are invited for a number of postgraduate positions in the Hamilton Institute at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. The vacancies are in the broad area of wireless mesh networks. It is expected that the student will work on collaborative research with Professor Doug Leith and others at the Hamilton Institute on projects in the area of wireless networks. The Hamilton Institute has a very active research group in communication networks and wireless networks in particular. The successful applicant will be expected to work on some or all of the following projects: measurement-based wireless mesh network management, network coding and joint routing/coding, distributed optimization of wireless networks.

Candidate Profile

The candidate should hold a degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Applied Mathematics or a related field. Some degree of familiarity with information theory, coding theory or measurement-based network management, will be an advantage. Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills are required. In addition, the candidate should be a team player who is capable of working with a minimum of supervision.


This position carries a stipend of €21,000 (tax free). Appointment commencing by the beginning of Fall 2009 is highly desirable. The Hamilton Institute is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and a stimulating research environment.

To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV, transcripts of undergraduate grades, motivation letter and the names and addresses of two referees for letters of recommendation to:

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