CALL 53-2022-1 Researcher position in the Geomatics Research Unit

  • Full Time
  • 03/11/2022
  • 02/12/2022
  • Reference: CALL 53-2022-1

Who are we looking for ?

The Geomatics Research Unit (GM RU) is searching for interested candidates in a Researcher position. For more information about the Geomatics Research Unit visit https://www.cttc.cat/geomatics-gm/.

We offer a position to work in the technical and scientific fields of geodesy, navigation, positioning and remote sensing. The position is meant to develop scientific activities in cooperation with the researchers of the GM RU of CTTC, and to participate in the research projects of the same RU.

What do we offer? :

  • We offer an indefinite contract of scientific technical activities
  • Annual gross salary according to the profile of the candidate
  • Full-time contract: 7,5 h/day. Flexibility
  • CTTC category: R2. More information about CTTC professional categories can be found at this link: https://www.cttc.cat/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/CTTC-Professional-categories.pdf.
  • Exceptional candidates may be considered even if they do not meet all the requirements.
  • Tenure track: Career progression with possibility of stabilization trough a permanent structural contract
  • Prospect start date: 15 December 2022
  • Continuous training, access to lab facilities, state of the art infrastructure and polyvalent working spaces, participation in scientific events and R&D projects, complementary skills development.
  • We have great benefits for employees:
    • Paid time off: vacation (33 working days per year), holidays, sick and parental leave and more
    • Up to 3 days of Telework per week. Other requests may be studied to accommodate special needs.
    • Flexible working hours for work-life balance
    • Tax-free optional benefits: restaurant ticket, nursery ticket, transport pass, private health insurance for employees and family.

Qualifications and Experience

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 the competences of R2 category.

  • Required qualification/skills/experience:
    • PhD degree in Geomatics, Civil Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science, or a closely related field.
    • Track record and capacity of carrying out experimental work in positioning and/or remote sensing areas.
    • Experience in interaction with researchers as well as technology transfer staff.
    • Programming skills (C/C++ or Java).
    • Hardware integration skills.
    • Full professional proficiency in English.
  • Other skills that are valuable, but not mandatory are:
    • Experience in international research centres.
    • Career distinctions.
    • Knowledge of Catalan and Spanish.
    • Experience in preparation of research grant proposals for funding agencies.

Even if you do not meet all the requirements, we encourage you to apply. The candidates’ past performance but also future potential will be considered as criteria for selecting researchers.

How to apply?

All applications must include:

  1. A complete CV, including a list of publications and the contact details of two potential referees.
  2. The PhD degree.
  3. Cover letter stating the motivation and suitability of the candidate.

The application documents must be submitted in pdf format through this online application.

*ONLY APPLICATIONS VIA WEB https://www.cttc.cat/talent/careers/job-openings/ WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.*

CVs and any other information gathered during this process will be handled confidentially.

Who are we?

  • The Center Tecnològic de Telecomunicaciones de Catalunya (CTTC) is a non-profit public sector research institution dedicated to fundamental and applied research activities, focused mainly on technologies related to the physical, data link and network layers of communication systems and Geomatics.
  • CTTC received the “HR Excellence in Research” award in 2015 from the European Commission. This is a recognition of the Institute’s commitment to develop a Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), designed to bring the practices and procedures in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code).
  • The CTTC is located in the beautiful Mediterranean Technological Park of Castelldefels, a science park that houses the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, research institutions, innovative companies and startups. The PMT-UPC is located 10 minutes’ walk from the beach and the city center of Castelldefels, also close to childcare centers, public schools and the best international schools. It can be reached by car, train (RENFE) and various bus lines.
  • We have 2 buildings on campus, with state-of-the-art facilities, comfortable work spaces, meeting rooms, and multipurpose spaces, as well as social spaces.
  • The institute has a multicultural environment with more than 130 members (scientific, technical and administrative staff) from all over the world.

CTTC offers and promotes a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

The CTTC seeks to increase the presence of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages them to stand as candidates.

It is also committed to increasing the number of people with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages their applications.

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