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Post-Doc Researcher

IMDEA Networks Institute is a networking research institute whose multinational team is engaged in cutting-edge fundamental science. As a growing, English-speaking institute located in Madrid, Spain, IMDEA Networks offers a unique opportunity for pioneering scientists to develop their ideas. IMDEA Networks is establishing itself internationally at the forefront in the “development of future network technologies“ and has already incorporated highly-reputed scientists (see our research team here). Our researchers share the potential to shape the future of networking science over the coming years.

Further information regarding our areas of research can be found here.

Post-doctoral Researchers at IMDEA Networks Institute are early-stage, post-doctorate researchers who are looking to establish their research career, working with top senior researchers and a team of young, pre-doctorate researchers.

Post-Doc position in the Wireless Networking Group

IMDEA Networks’ Wireless Networking Group (http://wireless.networks.imdea.org/) led by Joerg Widmer invites applications for a Post-Doc Researcher position in the area of Millimeter-wave Wireless Networking.

The research group is involved in several millimeter-wave related projects. The post-doctoral fellow will primarily perform research in the context of mmMAGIC (Millimeter-Wave Based Mobile Radio Access Network for Fifth Generation Integrated Communications), a Horizon 2020 5G PPP project. The project develops new concepts for mm-wave mobile radio access technology (RAT), a key component in the 5G multi-RAT ecosystem, and within this project the research focus of the post-doctoral fellow will be specifically on MAC and network layer research topics. More details about the project can be found at http://www.networks.imdea.org/research/projects/mmmagic. As a member of the research group, you will be involved in cutting edge research and experimental work as well as close interaction with PhD students.


  • PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • Strong background in wireless networking, ideally including experience in mmWave communication/IEEE 802.11ad
  • Past experience in building systems and experimental work in the area of wireless networking is a plus
  • Good publication record in top academic conferences and journals
  • Excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills
  • Interest in mentoring graduate students
  • Very good organization and communication skills

Starting date & Duration

1st January, 2016 (or later)
Contract duration: 12 months
The position has a duration of 1 year, renewable depending on performance and funding.

How to apply

If you are interested in the position, please send your CV, including a list of publications, a summary of academic and work experience, a short research statement (~1 page), and names and email addresses of at least 3 references (.pdf or .doc attachments) to: joerg.widmer@imdea.org.

Please include the following reference in the email subject: “2015-10-28_PostDoc_JW”.

Post-Doc position in Localization for Flexible 5G Networks

IMDEA Networks and The Pervasive Wireless Systems Research Group, led by Dr. Domenico Giustiniano, invite applications for a Post-Doc position in the area of Localization for Flexibile 5G Networks.

By 2020, 5G networks will promise substantial advancements in wireless area capacity, connectivity to people and objects. These goals require a paradigm shift in wireless innovation and a highly reconfigurable architecture able to deal with a plethora of possible new services (from low bit-rate/power, and power for M2M to interactive and high resolution applications), and taking into account increased capacity, scalability and modularity. The objective of this postdoc position is to investigate and implement scientific solutions to bring mobile localization into flexible network protocols and design anticipatory network protocols able to take system level decisions in a distributed manner.


  • An excellent PhD degree in electrical engineering, telecommunication engineering or equivalent disciplines.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with solid theoretical and practical background in wireless networks and localization systems, and hands-on experience in experimental work.
  • Strong publication record in top venues in the networking area.
  • Proven experience on the technologies related to the position they are applying for.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language (both spoken and written).

Starting date & Duration

1st of December 2015
Contract duration: 12 months
The position has a duration of 1 year, renewable depending on performance and funding.

How to apply

Candidates must apply for admission at http://www.networks.imdea.org/careers/post-doc-researcher. If you are interested and believe that you qualify, please send your CV, PhD degree, MSc degree, name of two referees, as well as one or two selected publications to: recruit.networks@imdea.org.

Please include the following reference on the email subject: “2015-09-14_PostDoc_DG”.