Post-Doctoral Researcher Position in 6G Communications– The Smart Networked Systems Research Group

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Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher Position in 6G Communications 

Category: An initial one-year employment contract will be offered with the possibility for renewal depending on performance and project needs. 

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus 

Application Deadline: Remain open until position filled 

No. Of Positions:


About the position   

The Smart Networked Systems (SNS) Research Group at the CYENS Center of Excellence, invites applications for a Senior Researcher position. The successful candidate will conduct research related to Traffic Prediction and Offloading, Relaying, D2D communication, and Edge computing in 5G/6G wireless networks. 

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to conduct fundamental and/or applied research in the aforementioned areas. The performance of the envisioned methods/algorithms may be evaluated in both simulators and experimental platforms to be developed. Depending on their qualifications and expertise, successful candidates will be responsible to prepare reports and project deliverables, contribute to the preparation of research proposals, implement and deploy applications, engage in algorithm and software development, and assist in the supervision of undergraduate students. Furthermore, successful candidates will be strongly encouraged to publish their research results in high quality international conferences and journals. 

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Prof Vasos Vassiliou Leader of SNS MRG. 

General qualifications and requirements 

  1. Postgraduate degree (PhD) in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Telecommunications or Electronic Engineering or a related field from an accredited institution.  

  1. Previous research experience and publication record will be considered a significant advantage. 

  1. Research Experience in Traffic Offloading or Relay Node Selection, or D2D protocols\ 

  1. Understanding of Mobile Edge, Fog, and Mobile Cloud Computing 

  1. Good knowledge of radio resource allocation and management 

  1. Background of current technology trends in 5G such Network slicing, virtualization and SDN/ NFV 

  1. Very good programming skills 

  1. Effective verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work in an international team 

  1. Motivated candidates with strong mathematical and/or algorithm development backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  

  2. Language requirements: Excellent written and oral English-language skills will be required.   

For non-EU applicants a work permit will be required 


Profile of the ideal candidate – select relevant qualities required for specific role:  

  1. Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative and work independently.   

  1. Strong organizational, communication, presentation, and negotiation skills, having the ability to deal confidently and politely with enquiries.   

  1. Very good analytical skills coupled with attention to detail.   

  1. Dynamic, adaptable, hands-on and results driven. 

  1. A team player with an ability to work independently and under pressure.  

  1. High levels of commitment, energy, and drive. 

  1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 



Take advantage of this opportunity for your professional and personal development by being a part of our fast- growing Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence. A very attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate according to qualifications and experience. 


Application process  

For full consideration, interested applicants should submit the following items via the online application form and mention the position you are applying for: “Application for Post-Doctoral Researcher Position in 6G Communications”: 


Process for Research Associates:  

  1. A cover letter which clearly specifies 1) contact details, 2) employment availability date, 3) part-time or full-time availability 

  1. A detailed curriculum vitae in English. 

  1. Copies of academic transcripts  

  1. Description of their academic and research experiences as well as any relevant industrial / innovation / entrepreneurship experience, where applicable (500 words maximum). 

  1. Contact details of two University professors or one University professor and one industry referee who will provide the letters. 

  1. Two (2) representative publications (if applicable). 

  1. Two (2) representative innovation outcomes / products (if applicable). 


Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  


In case you previously applied for a post at CYENS CoE, a new application is required. 

For general enquiries, applicants may contact the HR Department of CYENS, Centre of Excellence at vacancies@cyens.org.cy

CYENS Centre of Excellence is an equal opportunity employer and the position is open to everyone, internationally. 

All applications are treated in the strictest confidence. 


Positions: 1
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Type: Post-Doctoral Researcher Position in 6G Communications– The Smart Networked Systems (SNS) Research Group