CALL 17-2021-1 - Researcher position in the Communication Technologies Division – PHYCOM Department

19 April 2021 - Expires: 19 May 2021

The Communication Technologies Division of the CTTC is looking for interested candidates in a full-time fixed-term Researcher position for its PHYCOM Department. The contract will be funded by the Catalan Government (ACCIO – Generalitat de Catalunya) through the competitive Tecniospring INDUSTRY call, see


The principal objective of the position is to carry out applied research on topics related to the following areas:

1.- Optical sensor design and simulation using commercial and developed software.

2.- Design and implementation of experimental setups using optoelectronic components.

3.- Fabrication and characterization of sensor prototypes with laboratory equipment.

4.-Sensor optimization.

5.- Disseminate results through scientific publications in high-quality journals and top-tier international conferences.

The selected candidate will join the PHYCOM Department and will contribute to the group activities and discussions.


-          The following qualifications and competences are required for the position:

-          The candidate should hold a PhD title on electrical and electronic engineering, or physics.

-          At least 2-years of postdoc research experience.

-          Solid understanding and project-based experience in (a subset of) the following areas:

  • Design and simulation of optical sensors.
  • Experiments using optical sensors.
  • Surface plasmon resonance sensors.
  • Micro and nano technology.

-          Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

-          Scientific ambition, motivation and proactive attitude.

-          Excellent communication and team-working skills.

-          Strong academic credentials, written and spoken English proficiency.

-          Simulation software: Matlab, Mathematica, Comsol.


The duration of the contract will be 2 years, starting between October 2021 and April 2022. The selected candidate will prepare jointly with CTTC their candidature to be submitted to the competitive Tecniospring INDUSTRY call (deadline: 15th June 2021).

The position corresponds to the R3 professional category at CTTC. The rank and gross salary, according to the text of the call is 58.500€/year (including company costs, which roughly corresponds to 44.000€/year of gross salary before taxes and deductions). More information about CTTC professional categories is available at: categories.pdf

Interested candidates in joining the Communication Technologies Division should send their curriculum vitae in PDF format through this online application. No applications received by email will be taken consideration for the position.

Applications should include:

  • Full CV, including a list of publications
  • PhD Degree

CVs and any other information gathered during this process will be handled confidentially. The application will be open for one month from its date of publication.


The 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. CTTC offers a young and multi-cultural environment aimed at fostering excellent research and development activities, providing access to an outstanding research network, top-tech labs, and all tools needed to conduct top-quality research and development activities.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.