CALL-23-2019-1 - PhD Student Fellowship in CTTC Optical Networks and Systems department

17 October 2019 - Expires: 07 November 2019

The Communication Networks Division of the CTTC is offering one FPI (Formación Personal Investigador) Fellowship funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and Universities, to carry out fundamental and applied research on the project AURORAS (Autonomic and disaggregated optical networks leveraging edge computing and photonic technologies – RTI2018-099178-B-I00). For further information on the scope and topics addressed in AURORAS (

Eligible candidates

The eligible candidates are students, with a good academic record and strong motivation for research, who already defended or will defend their Master thesis in Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related fields, before the end of the evaluation process. The evaluation process should take at most 6 months from the beginning of the submission period, so that the successful candidates are expected to join CTTC before the summer break of 2020.

Fellowship conditions

The Fellowship contract has a duration of 48 months. The fellowship will be implemented through a work contracts with a salary of 17.785 € /year (gross). Additional funding is allocated for health system coverage, academic registration fees to the PhD program, research secondment abroad and publication costs. Further details are provided in the text of the call ( ).

How to apply

Online submission of application forms will be open from October 17 to November 07 (14:00), 2019.

Submission should be made electronically through the web page of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and University The candidate has to register to the Unified registry of applicants ( During the application, the candidate will be required to upload documentation about curriculum vitae, complete transcript of academic records, valid passport, etc. Once filled in the application, the candidate has to validate it. To officially present the application, the candidate is required to proceed in one of the following ways:

  • If the candidate does not opt to electronically sign, he/she needs to print the documents generated by the application and bring them to a valid registry point (art. 16.4 of law 39/2015), or to a Spanish postal office. In this case the documents need to be dated and stamped. Alternatively, if the candidate is abroad, the documents can be presented in a Spanish consulate or embassy.

All the details to submit the applications are available here (in Spanish, art 12):

For further information and/or assistance in the application process, the interested candidates can contact with the PI and Co-PI of the project:

Raul Muñoz  (

Michela Svaluto Moreolo  (


 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.