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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: [Post-Doc Researcher]: [Machine learning and algorithmic aspects in a Human-Centric Data Economy] [2020].

The modern digital economy relies on data as its main resource. With the resurgence of deep neural networks, at the beginning of the decade, a vast array of applications have fuelled economic growth as well as new business models. This project will focus on contemporary problems of machine learning such as model interpretation and feature importance, among others. The interested applicant will work as part of a team with a diverse range of skills, on setting the foundation of a new human-centric data economy, where users become active participants in the value flow, and are remunerated for their efforts.

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Skills Required

  • PhD in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or related technical field.
  • Strong background on Machine Learning and Algorithms.
  • Strong grasp of Python and relevant libraries for statistics / data science.
  • Familiarity with either Tensorflow or Pytorch.
  • A background in statistics or at least an understanding of basic notions is strongly desired.
  • A desire to work on foundational topics and publish at top conferences.

How To Apply

TO APPLY PLEASE FILL IN THIS ONLINE FORM (https://careers.networks.imdea.org/), choosing the position: Post-Doc: [Post-Doc Researcher]: [Machine learning and algorithmic aspects in a Human-Centric Data Economy] [2020].

Deadline for Receipt of Applications

20 Apr 2020 - 14:00 (Madrid Time)

Post-Doc: [Post-Doc Researcher] [Global Computing Group] [2020]

The Global Computing Group is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to join its research effort on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. The researcher will work under the supervision of Antonio Fernandez Anta. The postdoc researcher will be in charge of the blockchain and distributed ledger technologies line of research within the group in tight collaboration with the supervisor. This will involve doing research, publishing the results, supervising other group members, applying for funding, and developing software.

This contract is funded through the EDGEDATA-CM Program (S2018 / TCS-4499) of the call for grants for the realization of Technology R&D Programs 2018 of the Community of Madrid.
"This contract is 50% co-financed by the European Social Fund for the programming period 2014-2020".

Research area

Distributed Computing, Blockchains, Distributed Legder Technology, Edge Computing

Skills Required

The candidate must be able to conduct independent research in the areas of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. This must be shown with a solid research publication record. The candidate must be proficient in programmming, and system design and development. The candidate must be able to supervise students in their research, and engineers and interns in their developments. The candidate must be able to help in writing grant proposals. The candidate must be proficient in presenting the research and engineering results to wide audiences.

Additional Complementary Skills

Research and development experience on related complementary areas, like peer-to-peer systems, security, cryptography, edge and cloud computing, containers, databases and distributed systems in general will be highly valued.


High proficiency in English

Academic Qualifications

PhD in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or a related field


Experience in performing high-level research, and publishing the results of this research in high-impact high-visibility conferences and journals. In particular, experience in the areas most related to the call wil be valued, like blockchains, distributed ledger technologies, peer-to-peer systems, and edge computing. Experience in raising and handling research funding (writing grant proposals and managing funded projects). Experience in supervising researchers and engineers. Experience in designing, developing and deploying computing systems.

Tasks and responsibilities

Perform research on the topics of the call. Write research articles. Prepare grant proposals. Supervise students and engineers. Design and develop proof of concept implementation of the research results. Attend conferences and project meetings. Present the group and its research to officials, companies, and researchers. Transfer the research results to industry if required.

Start Date

01 Apr 2020 - 13:00 (Madrid Time)


Includes social and health benefits.

Contract Duration & Type

40 hours/week

How To Apply

TO APPLY PLEASE FILL IN THIS ONLINE FORM (https://careers.networks.imdea.org/), choosing the position: Post-Doc: [Post-Doc Researcher] [Global Computing Group] [2020].

Note: Candidates should submit a CV including at least a list of publications, and a summary of both educational and work experience, and previous research projects. Names and email addresses of at least 2 references will be required.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications

24 Feb 2020 - 13:00 (Madrid Time)