CALL 5-2020-1 - Researcher position in Communication Network Division – Mobile Networks Department

10 February 2020 - Expires: 10 March 2020

The Communication Networks Division of CTTC invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in its Mobile Networks Department. The successful candidate would join a dynamic and international research group to carry out research to bring intelligence and automation in mobile networks through blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies, with special emphasis in the area of spectrum management for 6G.


We are looking for a researcher with background in one or more of the following areas: blockchain, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence for communications and networking, performance evaluation of 5G and beyond wireless networks, capacity analysis methods for complex wireless networks. Knowledge of 3GPP and IEEE mobile networks will be positively evaluated.

Interested candidates must be strongly motivated, hold a PhD. degree at the moment of the incorporation, in the areas of telecommunications, electrical engineering, computer science, or related area.

Successful candidates should demonstrate a strong publication record, should have the capacity of carrying out innovative research, should have strong programming skills, strong knowledge of wireless communications and networks, strong oral and written English communication skills.


The position is associated to an internal project for fundamental research, funded by CTTC, of the duration of 24 months. Depending on the applicable labor law, budget availability and the performance of the selected candidate, the contract may be extended beyond the duration of this specific project.

The salary will be in the range of 34-37 k€ (gross per year). Professional category and salary will be determined according to qualifications and work experience.


Researchers interested in joining the Mobile Networks Department should send their curriculum vitae, including list of publications, and the names and addresses of at least two referees. These documents should be sent in PDF format through this online application, which will remain open during 1 month starting from 10 of February 2020. CVs and any other information gathered during this process will be handled confidentially.

Communication Networks Division – CTTC

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

Inside the COMNET division, the Mobile Networks department focuses on the design and optimization of programmable heterogeneous and dynamic mobile and wireless networks through theoretical, simulation, and experimental work combining cloud computing, data networking, and mobile networking, including SDN and NFV in the RAN, backhaul/fronthaul, and core. For more information, please visit:

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.

Online application.