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Tenure Track position for a researcher in software-defined 5G systems for satellite networks

CREATE-NET’s center mission is built around three key points that determine the direction of its Research, Engineering and Innovation activities:
•   Achieve Research excellence in ICT, with focus on telecommunications
•   Promote technology transfer towards the industry through engineering of technologies & solutions
•   Focus on key application areas and services with impact on quality of life for the global society
By creating synergies between leading academic institutions, research centers and ICT industry in Europe and around the world, CREATE-NET’s objective is to develop the highest quality research and innovation, while impacting communications-enabled services that improve the quality of life of the global society in focused application areas.
The Wireless and Networked Systems (WiN) unit is a system research unit engaging in fundamental research in the area of design, analysis, and management of wireless and mobile systems. Our R&D priorities include software-defined radio access networks, multi-access edge computing, lightweight management and orchestration, and observable artificial Intelligence for network management.
Job Description
The purpose of FBK’s Tenure Track program is to offer high level professionals the opportunity of pursuing a structured career path in order to become a tenured researcher contributing to the long-term strategy of the organization.
Within this framework, FBK CREATE-NET is looking for researcher in software-defined 5G systems for satellite networks. The successful applicant will contribute to the 5G Initiatives at CREATE-NET and will carry out systems research activities in the areas of Mobile Network Architectures, Network Orchestration and Virtualization, Mobile Edge Computing, and Demand Attentive Networking.
In addition to a relevant publication record in the wireless and mobile networking field (with a particular focus on virtualization of satellite systems and multi-domain network service orchestration), the successful application will be required to have deep knowledge of mobile communications networking with a specific focus on, experimentally driven research and network virtualisation.
The candidate is expected to:
  • Perform system research on software-defined 5G systems, network orchestration and virtualization, and mobile edge computing;
  • Be proactive in proposing new research lines and supervise Bachelor and Master students;
  • Support the team in the acquisition of new funding;
  • Support the team in the execution of existing research and industrial projects.
  • M.S. Degree or equivalent, in Computer/Network Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields;
  • Research experience or track record in the field of virtualized satellite systems;
  • Research experience or track record in the field of SDN/NFV and Mobile Edge Computing;
  • Experience and working knowledge in cellular communication technologies (3GPP/ETSI);
  • Basic experience with the H2020 project workflow (deliverables preparation, conference calls, workpackage/task structure, etc.);
  • Experience with network and numerical simulators, e.g. Omnet++ and Matlab, in particular for the simulations of LTE systems for safety communications and handover management;
  • Creativity, flexibility, proactivity and goal orientation; 
  • Teamwork approach, good communication and relational skills;
  • Fluent in English and italian (both written and oral).
Type of contract: Tenure Track position leading to an FBK fourth Level Researcher (R4) permanent contract.
The maximum duration of the Tenure Track contract is 5 years (which may be reduced depending on the assessment by the Committee of the candidate’s capacities and skills). If the final assessment of the Tenure Track experience is positive, the selected candidate for the tenure track position will be offered a permanent R4 contract.
Gross annual salary: about € 33.300
Working hours: full time
Benefits: flexi-time, company subsidized cafeteria or meal vouchers, internal car park, welcome office support for visa formalities, accommodation, social security, etc., reductions on bank account opening fees, public transportation, sport, language course fees. More info about benefits offered to employees can be found at
Start date: September 2018
Workplace: Povo (TN)
Application deadline: 9th of July 2018
Candidates are required to submit their applications by clicking on "Apply online" at the bottom of this page.
Please make sure that your application includes the following attachments written in English language (pdf. format):
  • Detailed CV including publications list
  • Cover Letter (explaining your motivation for this specific position)
  • Two references (e-mails and phone numbers)
Please read the Guidelines for Selection, and Tenure Track FAQ before completing your application.
For further information or technical issues regarding the application, please contact the Human Resources Service at
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