Open Researcher Position at CTTC (Barcelona) on Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Communications

You are here

Top Reasons to Join SPS Today!

1. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
2. Signal Processing Digital Library*
3. Inside Signal Processing Newsletter
4. SPS Resource Center
5. Career advancement & recognition
6. Discounts on conferences and publications
7. Professional networking
8. Communities for students, young professionals, and women
9. Volunteer opportunities
10. Coming soon! PDH/CEU credits
Click here to learn more.

Open Researcher Position at CTTC (Barcelona) on Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Communications

Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya
Country of Position: 
Contact Name: 
Xavier Mestre
Subject Area: 
Signal Processing Theory and Methods
Signal Processing for Communications and Networking
Sensor Array and Multichannel
Machine Learning for Signal Processing
Start Date: 
November 18, 2020
Expiration Date: 
January 17, 2021
Position Description: 

The Communication Systems Division of the CTTC is searching for interested candidates in a Researcher position for its Advanced Signal and Information Processing (ASIP) Department.

The ASIP Department conducts fundamental and applied research on signal processing and communications, including algorithmic development, theoretical analysis and hardware development. For more information about the department, please refer to


The candidate is expected to carry out innovative research on signal processing and machine learning for communications, particularly on the physical and access layers for 6G. The position offers excellent opportunities to develop both fundamental and applied research on wireless communication networks, bringing your personal impact to the Division’s significant contributions. As member of the ASIP department the selected candidate will

  • Participate in the preparation of R&D competitive and industrial project proposals
  • Lead and participate in the execution of R&D projects
  • Contribute to the definition and development of the Division and ASIP department research activities
  • Support the department on demonstrations and experimental activities

The position also involves the establishment of cooperation and collaboration with external entities, as well as encourages visibility and impact through the organization and participation at international conferences, congresses, standardization bodies or industrial associations.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in telecommunications, computer science, electrical engineering, or closely related fields. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate capable of conducting independent research, as well as demonstrating excellent skills to carry out highly innovative R&D work in collaborative projects and industrial projects. Required skills and experience:

  • Strong background in the following specialization areas of interest: Signal Processing for Communications, Machine Learning
  • Capacity to pursue independent research and very good analytical and problem-solving skills,
  • Excellent track publication record and capacity of attracting competitive funds,
  • English written proficiency and good communication skills,
  • R&D work experience in physical and access layers for wireless communications
  • Preparation of research grant proposals such as EC funded programs,
  • Very good programming skills in Matlab and Python.
  • Management and participation in international and national R&D projects

Other valuable skills:

  • Good programming skills in C and C++.
  • Experience in experimental developments (Software Defined Radio, GNU Radio, etc)
  • Proven experience in coordination/task leadership in European and other international research projects.


The position is temporary, investigador/a interino/a, according to the Spanish national law. An interim contract for vacancy is issued to temporarily cover a permanent position during the selection or promotion process for its definitive coverage, expected to take place within 3 years of the approval of the public offer of occupation with regards to the vacant permanent position. The position lies within the R2-R3 professional category at CTTC. The rank and salary will be determined according to qualifications and work experience. The salary will be in the range between 37.600 and 41.500 euro (gross per year).

We offer high standards working conditions, under a flexible and international environment with access to cutting-edge experimental facilities and excellent professional and personal development possibilities.

The application shall include a full curriculum vitae, including list of publications, a cover letter stating the motivation and suitability of the candidate. They should also provide the names and contact details (email address, etc.) of at least two referees.

These documents should be sent in PDF format through this online application. CVs and any other information gathered during this process will be handled confidentially.

The deadline for applications is January 17th, 2021.


Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), 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.

Apply now:

SPS on Twitter

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: The 2023 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing is now accepting…
  • ONE MONTH OUT! We are celebrating the inaugural SPS Day on 2 June, honoring the date the Society was established in…
  • The new SPS Scholarship Program welcomes applications from students interested in pursuing signal processing educat…
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: The IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing is now seeking submissions for a Special…
  • Test your knowledge of signal processing history with our April trivia! Our 75th anniversary celebration continues:…

SPS Videos

Signal Processing in Home Assistants


Multimedia Forensics

Careers in Signal Processing             


Under the Radar