CALL 7-2021-1 - Post Doctoral Position in Communication Networks Division – Mobile Networks Department

11 March 2021 - Expires: 11 April 2021

The Communication Networks Division of the CTTC is searching for candidates interested in a Postdoc contract in its Mobile Networks (MONET) Department. The contract will be funded by the Catalan Government (Acció – Generalitat de Catalunya) through the competitive Tecniospring INDUSTRY call, see The activity of this contract will related to the work of the MONET department, see .


Applicants must have a PhD in telecommunications, computer science, or related disciplines, and 2-year Postdoc research experience. This latter requirement has to be fulfilled by the closing date of the Tecniospring call (expected by June 2021). Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to this closing date. Fluent English writing and speaking is required.

Required skills and experience:

  • Solid computer networking knowledge
  • Programmable and Virtual networking knowledge (incl. SDN, NFV)
  • Mathematical analysis and optimization of computer networks (e.g., routing, virtual function placement)
  • Mathematical analysis and optimization of wireless networks (e.g., channel allocation)
  • Experience in open source operating systems and software for networking and virtualization
  • Experience in building testbed and/or prototypes
  • Experience in supervising students
  • Work experience in industry is highly valued


The duration of the contract will be 2 years, starting between October and April 2021. The selected candidates will prepare jointly with CTTC their candidature to be submitted to the competitive Tecniospring INDUSTRY call (deadline: 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 58500€/year (including company costs, which roughly correspond to 44000€/year of gross salary).  More information about CTTC professional categories is available at:

Interested candidates in joining the Mobile Networks Department 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. Since the publication date, the offer will be open during one month.


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

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.