Researcher position in cloud-native quantum secured developments – NETCOM-lab Group


Deadline for receipt of applications: March 7th, 2024 23:59 AoE (08 March 2024, 14:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

The candidate will work in the NETCOM-lab research Group, led by Albert Banchs.

The NETCOM-lab Group is looking for a Researcher. We are seeking a candidate to develop and maintain a cloud-native ecosystem utilizing Kubernetes and other open-source virtualization solutions, integrating ETSI NFV orchestration, notably OSM. Responsibilities include crafting a communication system for multi-site NFV ecosystems and exploring secure communication solutions, including quantum technology. Additionally, supporting experimentation activities within the NFV ecosystem employing cloud-native technologies.

The position offers

  • Working in a vibrant, collaborative, multi-cultural and English-speaking environment
  • The expectation to publish at top-tier venues in networking
  • A unique opportunity to experiment with cloud-native quantum secured developments
  • The chance of mentoring international PhD students

Skills Required

The position requires knowledge and experience in networking technologies. In particular, the following competences will be valued:

  • Cloud-Native Ecosystem Development:
    • Proficiency in developing and maintaining cloud-native ecosystems.
    • Experience with Kubernetes and other open-source virtualization solutions.
  • ETSI NFV Orchestration Integration:
    • Knowledge of ETSI NFV orchestration, particularly with OSM integration.
  • Communication System Design:
    • Ability to craft communication systems for multi-site NFV ecosystems.
  • Security Solutions Exploration:
    • Familiarity with exploring secure communication solutions, including quantum technology.
  • Experimentation Support:
    • Capability to support experimentation activities within NFV ecosystems.
    • Experience with employing cloud-native technologies for experimentation purposes.

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field
  • Very good research record, with publications in top academic conferences and journals
  • Proficiency in English is mandatory

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 position could be co funded by the project MADQuantum-CM: Comunicación Cuántica en la Comunidad de Madrid (Quantum Communication in the Autonomous Region of Madrid), belonging to the Quantum Communication Complementary Plan funded by the Regional Government of Madrid, the Spanish State through the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, and the European Union through the NextGeneration EU funds.


  1. Remember to select the following option: [Researcher] [Cloud-native quantum secured developments – NETCOM-lab Group] [2024]
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: March 7th, 2024 23:59 AoE (08 March 2024, 14:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Albert BANCHS