Research Engineer position in Internet Analytics Group - IAG-IAG-CG

Internet Analytics Group

Deadline for receipt of applications: September 21th 2023 23:59 AoE (22 September 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

The IAG group at IMDEA Networks is looking for a Research Assistant to join our international team in  the design and development of user-friendly mobile privacy-enhancing tools such as ad-blockers and anti-tracking solutions for Android and iOS.

The candidate will assist the research team, headed by Prof. Vallina-Rodriguez in augmenting the capabilities and usability of privacy enhancing technologies previously developed by the team as part of the Horizon Europe project TRUST aWARE ( For that, the candidate will be responsible for leading tech transfer and integration aspects, so that other tools and transparency technologies can be integrated in these solutions. Additionally, the candidate will collaborate closely with the research team to design new techniques and develop solutions for software testing that could be later integrated into their research pipelines for software analysis to enhance their accuracy and performance.

What we offer:

The candidate will gain first-hand practical and research experience in enhancing and transferring-to-practice cutting-edge technology. It is an ideal opportunity for junior software engineers and developers with industry or research experience who are interested in gaining experience in an international research environment.

Contract duration: 
24 months, renewable based on funds availability and performance.

Contract modality:


– Bs.C. or Ms.C in Computer Science.

– Proven experience in Java and Android development, including UI design, is required

– Prior experience in C/C++, RESF-ful APIs (i.e., back-end integration), iOS development will be positively evaluated (e.g., including experience in Linux systems, shell environments and command line tools such as SSH and Git).

– English language fluency is a must.

To apply, please send your CV in English and your academic transcript to indicating IAG-IAG-CG in the subject line.

Eligibility: It is necessary that the applicant have NIF or NIE and a residence/work permit in Spain. Also, the applicant must not have been employed by IMDEA in the SIX months prior to the start date of the contract. These are the requirements from the funding that supports this position.

Candidates must be aged between 16 and 29 and be enrolled as job seekers in the Spanish Employment Offices at the moment the contract is signed.

The evaluation of candidates CVs for this position will strictly follow a blind recruitment process, guaranteeing the principle of non-discrimination by any reason. All the documents submitted to the recruitment process will be dully anonymized.

IMDEA Networks is an equal employer, and explicitly encourages qualified female candidates to apply.

Funded by the European Union – Next Generation EU and the Ministry of Employment and Social Economy of Spain through the Spanish Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, in the framework of “Programa Investigo” call.

  1. Deadline for receipt of applications: September 21th 2023 23:59 AoE (22 September 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  2. If necessary choose as supervisor Narseo VALLINA-RODRÍGUEZ