CALL 4-2021-2 - Researcher position in Communication Technologies Division – SMARTECH Department

04 May 2021 - Expires: 11 June 2021

The Communication Technologies Division at CTTC invites applications for one Researcher position in its SMARTECH Department in the framework of a H2020-funded project PROGRESSUS (Grant Number 876868) in the area of Smart Grid and 5G. The successful applicant should have a Master Degree in Telecommunications, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science. The applicant will be incorporated in the SMARTECH department (

The selected candidate will:

  • Become a member of a competitive research Department with reputation in top-notch publications and fund-raising capacities.
  • Access to cutting-edge experimental facilities and a competitive salary.
  • Carry out research activities associated to the SMARTECH department, e.g. Network Slicing, Zero Touch Networks, Data-Driven Management Communications and Energy Efficient Communications for AI/ML aided-mechanisms, cybersecurity and experimental validation.
  • Support the team members in the preparation of the reports of the project
  • Support the team members in the preparation of research funding proposals
  • Participate in dissemination activities of the project, including technical papers to be submitted to international conferences and peer-reviewed journals


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 successful applicant should have a Master degree in Telecommunications, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related field.

Required skills:

  • Good knowledge of Resources (radio and computational) Allocation and Management in cellular and IoT networks
  • Good knowledge of analytical skills and tools (i.e.OpenAI Gym) in the area ofmachine learning.
  • Knowledge of current technology trends in 5G and Beyond such Network slicing, data-driven communications, virtualization and MEC/NFV.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work in an international team
  • Outstanding oral and writing English skills

Valuable skills:

  • Experience in hands-on on wireless network platforms.
  • Experience from participating in national and international research projects with partners from academia and industry is also an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the ETSI (ZSM, ENI) or ORAN or 3GPP standards.
  • Capacity to work autonomously and be an excellent team player.


A full-time fixed term contract until the end of PROGRESSUS project, March 2023.

The starting date is flexible from August-September 2021. The position corresponds to the R2 professional category at CTTC. The rank and salary will be determined according to qualifications and work experience. The salary will be in the range between 36.000 and 41.000 euro (gross per year).

We offer an excellent working environment in an international and multilingual team with many development possibilities.


Applications should include:

• Full CV, including a list of publications and name (email address, etc) of three referees

• MSc degree

• Cover letter stating the motivation and suitability of the candidate

CTTC is particularly interested in candidates with good balance of academic qualifications and know-how in their field of knowledge. The application documents must be submitted in pdf format through this online application. No applications received by email will be taken consideration for the position.

The deadline for applications is June 11th, 2021.


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.