CALL 59-2022-1 Researcher position in the Services as networkS (SaS) Research Unit

  • Full Time
  • 24/11/2022
  • Applications have closed
  • Reference: CALL 59-2022-1

Who are we looking for ?

The recently established Services as networkS (SaS) Research Unit, a part of the former Mobile Networks department of the Communication Networks Division of the CTTC, is searching for interested candidates in a Researcher position to carry out cutting edge research activities related to 6G mobile networks. For more information about SaS please refer to

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: R3

More information about CTTC professional categories can be found at this link: (

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: December 2022, January 2023
  • 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.
  • Possibility to enroll in a Phd Program (Phd fees paid by CTTC)
  • 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 competencies of R3 category.
  • Required qualification/skills/experience:
  • MSc degree in Telecommunications, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related field (10 points)
  • 5 years of experience after graduation. Experience in industry is a must (10 points)
  • Experience in innovation and start-up environments (10 points)
  • Expertise on the application of artificial intelligence/machine learning to solve optimization problems, with particular emphasis on current technology trends in 5G and beyond such as network slicing, data-driven communications, virtualization and MEC (10 points)
  • Expertise on automation and resource management in 5G scenarios based on ETSI (ZSM, ENI) or 3GPP standards (10 points)
  • Expertise on scripting and programming languages (e.g., Python) and with ML frameworks, libraries, and toolkits (e.g., Keras, PyTorch, OpenAI Gym) (10 points)
  • Experience from participating in national and/or international research projects with partners from academia and industry, e.g., EC H2020 (10 points)
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills (10 points)

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. MSc 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.


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.