Postdoc in data driven optimization of wireless communications

The position focuses on data analytics and machine learning applied to wireless communications supporting smart grids, smart cities, Internet of Things, etc. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in an international environment on the EC funded projects that bring together wireless communication networks, energy networks, data analytics and edge computing. The responsibilities of the position are:
- Contribute to the project activities (research, scientific dissemination, reporting, etc.)
- Coordinate/write scientific papers for dissemination in journals and at conferences
- Help advise PhD and MSc students
- Help with new project proposals

Abous us:
Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of nearly 1000 including more than 460 researchers with PhD specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering. The mission of the Jožef Stefan Institute is the accumulation - and dissemination - of knowledge at the frontiers of natural science and technology at the highest international levels of excellence.

At the Department of Communication Systems (, we have been working for almost three decades at the junction of basic and applied research, prototyping and piloting, simulation and experimentation, witnessing and contributing to the development of new generations of mobile communications, wireless technologies and networking solutions.

Jožef Stefan Institute’s offices are located a 20-minutes walk from the center or Ljubljana, with convenient public transport connections. Ljubljana is a human sized city and a very pleasant place to live in with only 40 mins drive to ski resorts and 1 hour drive to the Adriatic sea, Austria or Italy.

What we offer:
- Working in a world class international research environment on international projects
- Opportunities to publish in the best journals and conferences in the field
- Additional training in the form of tutorials, summers schools, technical events
- Flexible working hours

Required qualifications and selection criteria:
The applicant must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in related field (computer science, software engineering, electrical/electronics engineering, physics or mathematics) obtained no more than three years prior to the application due date; however, for example, periods of sick leave or parental leave can be deducted from the three-year period. For this position, it is required to have analytic thinking, a good track record of publications, good knowledge of at least one programming or scripting language (Python, Matlab, Javascript, C++, etc.) and good written and oral command of English language. Any prior experience with data analytics, data and signal processing, code development and communication networks as well as knowledge of embedded systems is a plus.

Employment: The default is one year full-time employment with possible extension.

Place of work: Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Information: Further information is available from Polona Anzur,, phone, +386 1 477 3107 and dr. Carolina Fortuna More information can also be found at

Application: The application must include a cover letter describing motivation, research interests & relevant experience, a detailed CV, an access to a recent relevant project (e.g. GitHub repository) and journal publication(s), a digital copy of PhD certificate and possibly one letter of recommendation.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: Subject to agreement
Salary: Standard academic salary for the rank of research associate (approx. 28.5k€ per annum gross) and additional bonus for good performance