PhD Student in data analytics for IoT


The position focuses on data analytics for IoT including radio spectrum analytics, network data analytics and analytics for smart grids. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in an international environment through the European collaborative projects. The responsibilities of the positions are:

- Carry out world class original scientific research

- Write scientific papers to top journals and conferences

- Contribute to the project activities (research, scientific dissemination, reporting, etc.)

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

- 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 BSc/MSc degree or equivalent in related field (computer science, electrical engineering, physics or mathematics). For this position, it is required to have analytic thinking, 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, communication networks or/and embedded systems is a plus.

Employment: The contract will cover up to 4 years full-time employment with yearly extension subject to successful progress in PhD study.

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 CV and a statement describing your research interest.

The application must include a cover letter describing motivation, research interests & relevant experience, a detailed CV, a digital copy of BSc/MSc certificate and possibly an access to a recent relevant project (e.g. GitHub repository) or/and any publication.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months

Contract type: Full time

First day of employment: Subject to agreement (study year starts in October)

Salary: Standard academic salary for the rank of research assistant (approx. 19.2k€ per annum gross) with possibility for additional bonus for good performance and covered tuition fees