PhD position in digital twins for 6G mobile networks


Deadline for receipt of applications: April 14, 2024 23:59 AoE (15 April 2024, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

The NETCOM Lab invites applications for a PhD Student position supervised by Prof. Albert Banchs in digital twins for 6G mobile networks. The successful candidate will work closely with a world-leader industrial partner to do research on the use of digital twins to improve the performance of Artificial Intelligence in 6G mobile networks. The goal will be to publish the research results in top worldwide scientific venues and to patent them jointly with the industrial partners.

The position offers:

  • hands-on training in 5G/6G mobile networks architectures and protocols
  • hands-on training in digital twins and AI models
  • a unique opportunity to work with world-leader instrtial partner
  • a vibrant, collaborative, multi-cultural and English-speaking environment
  • the prospect to publish at top-tier venues in networking
  • the prospect to patent results with a high industrial impact

The position requires:

  • a degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications Engineering or related field, with a solid academic record
  • good programming skills
  • a strong interest in mobile networks, digital twins and AI for telecoms
  • at least one of (a) knowledge of mobile networks or (b) strong AI know-how
  • fluency in written and spoken English
  • enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research.

Inquiries on the position can be directed via mail to the supervisor, Dr. Albert BANCHS (

Candidates shall submit by the call deadline a CV, a motivation letter, and two reference letters through the IMDEA Networks Institute hiring portal, at:

Equal Employment Opportunity:

IMDEA Networks Institute aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Until a balanced ratio of men and women has been achieved at the institute, preference will be given to women if applicants have similar qualifications. IMDEA Networks Institute actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (anti-discrimination). People with disabilities who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply

  1. Remember to select the following option: PhD: PhD Student positions [2024]
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: April 14, 2024 23:59 AoE (15 April 2024, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Albert BANCHS