CALL 4-2019-1 - Research and Innovation Position at the Communication Technologies Division – M2M Communications Department – 5GCroCo Project

13 February 2019 - Expires: 22 March 2019

The Communication Technologies Division of the CTTC is searching for interested candidates in a Research and Innovation position in its Machine-to-Machine Communications Department in the framework of a H2020-funded project, 5GCroCo ( The position involves both technical and managerial activities. The position is located in Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain.

5GCroCo started 1st November 2018. This is an innovation action partially funded by the European Commission under the 5G-PPP (Public Private Partnership) program. The main objective of the project is to trial and validate 5G technologies for cooperative, connected and automated vehicles, conducting real tests in a highway connecting the cities of Metz (France), Merzig (Germany) and Luxembourg. This project, with a total cost of 17 million euro, involves key players in the intersection of both the telco and automotive domains, gathering efforts from 24 partners from 7 European countries. The coordinator of this project is the CTTC.


  • Become a member of the team of both the 5GCroCo project and the M2M Communications Department of the CTTC.
  • Lead and conduct R&D activities in the areas of Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Wireless V2X Communications for 5G networks, applied to automated and connected driving use cases. This includes both the conceptual design of innovative solutions and their implementation in a real testbed.
  • Lead and support the team members in the preparation of the reports of the project, deliverables, and all related documentation related to reporting and review phases of the project with the European Commission.
  • Lead, coordinate, and participate in dissemination activities of the project, including technical papers to be submitted to international conferences and peer-reviewed journals, as well as public talks and preparation of training activities.


We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, energetic person, aiming at significantly improving his or her career perspectives in both public and private sectors. The candidate should also be willing to enjoy becoming a team member of such a unique project in the intersection of 5G and automated and connected driving.

Mandatory skills:

  • Master degree in telecom, electrical engineering, computer science, or similar.
  • Experience programming in C++ and Python.
  • Knowledge of wireless communication protocols for vehicular applications (V2X).
  • Knowledge of the ITS-G5 protocol stack.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Outstanding oral and writing English skills.
  • High degree of autonomy and capability to define goals with the project team.

Highly Valuable skills:

  • Experience in the design of wireless communication protocols for vehicular applications (V2X).
  • Knowledge and experience with security in V2X communications.
  • Knowledge and experience with virtualization tools and container-based solutions for distributed cloud computing (e.g., Kubernetes, Docker).
  • Knowledge and experience with Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions in the context of 5G technologies.
  • Experience with Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS).
  • PhD in telecom or electrical engineering, computer science, or related areas.
  • Experience in an R&D environment, with participation in European-funded research and innovation actions.
  • Publication record in both international conferences and technical journals either as main author or co-author.


  • This is a full-time fixed term contract aligned with the duration-frame of 5GCroCo project, which started 1st November 2018 and will end in October 2021, with a total duration of 3 years.
  • The position is located in Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain.
  • The call for applications will close on March 22nd, 2019, and the contract for the offered position will start as soon as the evaluation procedure is finalized. The end of the contract will be in October 2021.
  • The candidates must have a valid work permit for Spain and must be available to start working at CTTC between April 1st and April 15th, 2019.
  • The rank and salary will be determined according to qualifications and work experience, but it will be within the range of 30K-38K yearly gross salary, depending on the qualification and experience of the selected candidate.


Please, do not send emails for your application. Any application received by email will not be considered for the position.

Applications must be done through the website, and they should include the following two documents in pdf format:

1) Brief cover letter stating the motivation and suitability of the candidate for the offered position.

2) Full CV including the name and contact details (email address, etc.) of at least one referee.

The deadline for applications is March 22nd , 2019.


Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), located 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.

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