PhD positions in Mobile Network Communications (2 positions)


Deadline for receipt of applications: July 2nd, 2023 23:59 AoE (03 July 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

The NETCOM Lab invites applications for two PhD Student positions in Mobile Network Communications.

We have two PhD Positions open, one full-time (40 hours per week), the other part-time at 50% (20 hours per week).

The student will work on advanced quantum communication technologies, participating in regional, national and EU research projects and also industry collaborations, involving the following topics and tasks:

  • Integration of quantum communications in new mobile network infrastructures, 5G and 6G.
  • Development of mechanisms for efficient and secure transmission of information in 5G/6G networks, using quantum communications technologies.
  • Research and development of cloud-native approaches for Quantum Key Distribution (QKD)
  • Development of a quantum Internet tested in 5TONIC.
  • Development of quantum Internet proof-of-concepts and use cases.


  • Degree in Physics, telecommunication engineering, telematics engineering, or equivalent disciplines
  • Master degree studies in related disciplines will receive positive consideration
  • Proficiency in English is mandatory
  • Excellent academic transcripts
  • Background in networking and quantum communications (QKD)
  • 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 2nd, 2023 23:59 AoE (03 July 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Albert BANCHS