CALL 13-2020-1 - Research Assistant position in Communication Network Division – Optical Networks and Systems Department

09 June 2020 - Expires: 09 July 2020

The Communication Networks Division of the CTTC is searching for interested candidates in a Research Assistant position in its Optical Networks and Systems Department. For more information about the Department please refer to

We offer a position to work on the design, planning and development of software for optical networking testbeds and proof-of-concepts, exploring new technologies and their applicability in the scope of the H2020 5GPPP 5GMed research project.



Applicants must hold an MSc/Engineering degree in telecommunications, computer science, or related fields. Experience in R&D or industrial projects carried out in the context of research institutions or industry is appreciated.

We are looking for candidates with a strong motivation and desire to learn and explore new technologies. Interested candidates should have good analysis, problem solving, proactiveness, organizational and multi-tasking skills. Candidates should also demonstrate strong oral and written English communication skills.

Interested candidate must have knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Python programming, with experience in small and medium-sized projects
  • Linux programming and system administration
  • Networking and cloud concepts and technologies


Background in one or more of the following key topics will be positively evaluated:

  • Software defined Networking (SDN)
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM)
  • Testbed management and proof-of-concept / demo skills (e.g., GUIs and supporting applications)




The position is full time, linked to the duration of the H2020 5GPPP 5GMed project to which the candidate will be assigned. 5GMed project will last until August  31, 2023.

The rank and gross salary, in the range 24,000-30,000€/year, will be determined according to qualifications and work experience.



Interested candidates in joining the Optical Networks and Systems Department should send their curriculum vitae in PDF format through this online application

CVs and any other information gathered during this process will be handled confidentially. Since the publication date, the offer will stay open during one month.



Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), in Castelldefels – Barcelona, is a growing and well-funded research institution fostering excellence and diversity. CTTC offers a highly international environment at an exceptionally attractive location. As a research center in telecommunications technologies CTTC provides a fertile environment for research cooperation and innovation between different disciplines. More specifically, the Communication Networks Division (COMNET) aims at providing an integrated end-to-end view of mobile and transport, optical and wireless, access and core networks by exploiting SDN and NFV architectural principles. For more information, please visit

CTTC seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

CTTC is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.