CALL 34-2019-1 - Early Stage Research Position at the Communication Technologies Division – SMARTECH Department

18 December 2019 - Expires: 28 February 2020

The Communication Technologies Division of the CTTC is searching for interested candidates in a Early Stage Research position in its Smart Energy Efficient Communication Technologies (SMARTECH) Department in the famework of the Marie-Curie ETN SEMANTIC project. For more information about the Department please refer to

The candidate must hold a Master degree in telecommunications, electrical, computer engineering or related disciplines, and should have experience in the area of wireless technologies and/or networks.


The successful candidate will conduct both academic and experimental system research and will design innovative techniques mobility prediction-based framework for the proactive placement and migration of MEC servicesfor ultra-dense 5G networks with small cells and MEC. Mobility prediction will be empowered by a deep machine learning that will allow dynamic partitioning of resources at the network edge. Localization techniques in the form of chained VNFs may also be applied. The candidate may use existing in SMARTECH department performance evaluation experimental platforms


We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic junior scientists, with a MSc in electrical engineering or related fields, aiming at significantly improving their career perspectives in both public and private sectors. Required: Excellent research skills and analytical abilities, fluency in English (spoken and written), proactive communication skills and problem solving as part of a team, solid programming skills, strong record keeping, great work ethic and initiative. Desired: Previous experience in fields related to the specific positions is a plus.


The position is fully funded for 3 years by the European Commission under the H2020 Marie Curie Innovative Training Network Programme. Candidates should be in their first four years of their research career (measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate), and not having awarded a doctoral degree. Candidates could be of any nationality but not having resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 1 year in the past 3 years. The recruited ESRs will be highly encouraged to enroll to the Ph.D. programme of local universities (UOC, UPC, UB, etc.).


A full-time fixed-term contract is offered. Marie Curie ITNs provide competitive financial support to the ESR including: a competitive monthly living and mobility allowance (salary in the range between 34000 and 38000 € gross per year), coverage of the expenses related to the participation of the ESR in research and training activities (contribution to research-related costs, meetings, conference attendance, training actions, etc.). The recruited researchers will have a regular contract with the same rights and obligations as any other staff member of CTTC. The ESRs should start within 2 months of the acceptance of the fellowship, which should be done during 2020.


Applicants should complete and upload the requested information via the on-line application form:

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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 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.