PhD position in Mobile Network Communications


Deadline for receipt of applications: July 30th, 2023 23:59 AoE (31 July 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

The NETCOM Lab invites applications for a PhD Student position in Mobile Network Communications.

We have a PhD Position open, a part-time at 50% (20 hours per week).

The student will work on:

  • Advanced quantum Internet technologies, participating in regional, national and EU research projects and also industry collaborations, involving the following topics and tasks:
    • Integration of quantum communications and classical Internet technologies in new mobile network infrastructures, 5G and 6G.
    • Development of mechanisms for efficient and secure transmission of information in 5G/6G networks, leveraging Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) technologies.
    • Study and deployment of cloud-native solutions to support control operations and classical communications in quantum Internet environments.
    • Development of an experimentation testbed with classical Internet technologies (TCP/IP networks, Kubernetes, OpenStack, L2S-M, etc.) and quantum technologies (for instance, QKD), based on open source tools and standard protocols.


  • Degree telecommunication engineering, telematics engineering, sound and image engineering (or equivalent disciplines)
  • Proficiency in English is mandatory
  • Excellent academic transcripts
  • Background in networking, virtualizacion technologies and testbed deployment
  • High motivation to conduct a PhD in the area of quantum Internet
  • The selected student will be supervised by Dr. Albert BANCHS

 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.

This project is funded by the Regional Government of Madrid, the Spanish State through the Plan for Recovery, Transformation and Resilience, and the European Union through the NextGeneration EU funds.


  1. Remember to select the following option: PhD: PhD Student positions [2023]
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: July 30th, 2023 23:59 AoE (31 July 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Albert BANCHS