Join us in Shaping the Future of Space Communication!

Our research group has several postdoc positions available. If you are interested in being a part of our new groundbreaking project, GO-Space (ERC Advanced Grant), please see the information below:

GO-SPACE (ERC Advanced Grant)

Project Abstract: The accelerated pace of space exploration and interplanetary and non-terrestrial connectivity calls for scalable and efficient communication network architectures that can achieve end-to-end effectiveness for increasing numbers of bursty flows occurring in applications such as remote inference, monitoring, and automation. This is made challenging by the variable delays and disruptions that sometimes preclude real-time communication and end-to-end acknowledgments. We propose to tackle this fundamental challenge by leveraging insight and methods from the recent progress in the area of goal or task-oriented communication by setting three fundamental goals: (1) principles and decision metrics for goal-oriented sampling and multi-user scheduling that can handle highly variable delay processes that contain memory, (2) random access policies for massive machine-type communications that replace exogenous arrivals with goal-oriented traffic shaping, and (3) flow control mechanisms that exploit the cross-layer operability at application and link layers of Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) protocols. Through achieving these objectives, we will enable effective data flow on space networks using a fraction of the resources with respect to the state-of-the-art, which will provide the required scalability for the growth of interplanetary and non-terrestrial networks (NTN). To ensure the timely transfer of results to the space community, as well as the beneficial impact on the upcoming 6G standard, GO SPACE includes collaborations with specialists in Aerospace and Satellite Networks and experimentation on real-world satellites and DTN protocols.

Your Mission: Successful candidates will get a chance to contribute to the forefront of future space networks. The candidate can choose between, or combine the two focal areas: theoretical exploration or practical implementation. On the theoretical side, you will pioneer innovative algorithms that are compliant with the challenging conditions of space networks. On the implementation side, your expertise will be required to translate these algorithms into real-world solutions, either by developing protocols from scratch or customizing existing protocols to handle the unique challenges of space environments. You can expect your work to result in highly cited papers in top journals and conferences, and contributions to DTN and LPWAN standards, with possible real-world deployment. Your ideas may also make it to the impending 6G standard.
We believe in the power of working together closely. In line with this, the selected candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow researchers, mentor both master’s and undergraduate students, and create a supportive academic environment.


Applicants to this position should have a PhD in Communications or Computer Science related areas. As the project involves European travel, we require the candidate has, in the past, received a visa to travel to the European Union or one of the associated countries.

Please contact the CNG coordinator, Ms. Ayça Osunluk, at and attach the following documents to your email:

  • A detailed resume
  • A complete list of publications