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EBTIC Senior Researcher (Synchronization)



EBTIC Senior Researcher

Benefits *

Salary Range: Competitive tax free salary range

Benefits Package: Benefits, including accommodation allowance and other in country (UAE) benefits.

( * Note: the UAE government does not currently levy income tax)


EBTIC, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


Applications are invited for a Senior Researcher position to join the Network research theme at EBTIC (

EBTIC is a jointly established research and innovation centre by Etisalat, BT and Khalifa University and is supported by ICT Fund in the UAE. It is located at the Abu Dhabi Campus of Khalifa University with management and research staff provided by BT, Etisalat and Khalifa University.


The network research theme at EBTIC carries out research and development to meet the needs of next generation’s systems and services both on the network and the IT sides of the infrastructure. One area of research focuses on clock synchronization (both time and frequency) over packet networks, with special interest in the synchronization of telecom networks. The research involves developing systems, architectures and algorithms that will support sub microsecond level clock accuracies as required for emerging mobile networks.

EBTIC’s first and foremost priority being innovation, the successful candidate will be expected to  be able to generate intellectual property that is relevant and valuable to the industry, develop Proof of Concepts to gain EBTIC partners’ support and drive effective partner engagement, as well as authoring academic publications to ensure dissemination of scientific results.


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or a related scientific discipline from a reputable university.
  • Research and development experience in one or more of following areas:
    • Required: Communication systems, communication networks and protocols, mobile networks and protocols, etc.
    • Required: Knowledge of TCP/IP networks and protocols, switches, routers, etc.
    • Required: Strong mathematical/analytical skills
    • Required: Strong programming skills in C++, C, Matlab, Simulink, etc.
    • Asset: Familiarity with mobile networks and protocols, standards, evolution of technologies and standards, small cells, etc. 
    • Asset: Control theory and systems, signal processing, Kalman filtering, etc.
    • Asset: PLLs, time and frequency synchronization in communication networks
    • Asset: Ability/desire to translate design concepts into prototypes and real world solutions, comfortable working in a lab/experimentation setting
  • Ability to develop his/her own strategy to achieve the objectives agreed with the theme leader.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team, depending on project requirements and resources availability.
  • Commitment to work in a highly customer-oriented organisation to support ETISALAT’s and BT’s objectives and challenges as customer-centric global communications service providers.
  • Commitment to supporting Khalifa University’s vision to become a leading international centre of higher education and research in technology and science.
  • Demonstrating imaginative and creative innovation in the context of business ICT problems.
  • An inquiring mind with a preference for working within less defined boundaries, creativity, self motivation and good written and oral communication skills in English, and must be passionate about achieving excellent results.
  • Experience of program and project management will be an advantage.


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