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PhD vacancies

Applications are invited for PhD positions in the following thematic areas:

  1. GNSS integrity monitoring and quality control (e.g., integrity theory, ambiguity resolution, validation)
  2. Precise orbit determination of small LEO satellites and CubeSats and its applications
  3. GNSS air/space-based applications (e.g., relative navigation, attitude determination, formation-flying)
  4. GNSS remote sensing (e.g., meteorology, reflectometry, ionospheric sounding)
  5. GNSS surveying and geodesy (e.g., RTK, PPP, and CORS networks)

The general team strategy is to exploit the diversity of the multi-constellation GNSS and the unique properties of their ultra-precise, multi-frequency carrier-phase tracking data to enable high-precision, high-integrity, real-time kinematic GNSS parameter estimation, and precise orbit determination (POD) of LEO satellites (including CubeSats) and its applications.

Requirements for the PhD positions

  • See for the rules for entry eligibility criteria
  • Ability to work independently and to tight deadlines and timeframes
  • Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • A commitment to maintain a high standard of professional work

Salary and benefits:

Accepted PhD candidates receive a shift in fees (will not pay for enrollment) and a scholarship based on the Research Training Program (RTP) law, with the opportunity to earn extra by part-time tutoring.

Further information:

Applicants can discuss their potential projects with Professor Ahmed El-Mowafy (