Post-doc position on Smart Energy Networks at the University of Athens, Greece

The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications at the University of Athens (UoA), Greece, offers a fully-funded Post-Doc position for an Experienced Researcher (ER) in the context of the FP7 Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) project SMART-NRG ( The project will go beyond state-of-the-art approaches for Smart Energy Networks (SENs) by introducing an innovative and integrated protocol stack, which will be made of three interlinked and optimized sub-systems: i) reliable communications and networking; ii) smart energy management; and iii) security and protection. The sub-systems will be studied, optimized, and integrated in a very efficient protocol stack, which will be tested via system level simulations and hardware testbeds, and, eventually, will be integrated into commercial devices. 

An experienced researcher, that owns a PhD degree in a relevant field and has between 4 and 10 years of research experience at the time of recruitment (time pursuing the PhD degree counting), will be hired for 18 months to work on the development and optimization of the SENs protocol stack, by merging and combining where possible data reliability and security solutions. He/She will have deep knowledge on protocol stack and security solutions, as well as long expertise on computer simulation and programming. The selected ER will join the GAIN research group ( and have a unique opportunity to pursue a career in SENs. Working in this ambitious research project, should lead the ER to research development, together with a very strong joint multidisciplinary research training program. 

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic scientists, with a preferential background in wireless/mobile networks and security protocols. Previous experience in fields directly related to the specific position is a plus. Excellent research skills and analytical abilities are required, fluency in English (both spoken and written), proactive communication skills and problem solving as part of a team, strong record keeping, great work ethic and initiatives are essential characteristics. Candidates must also meet the following criteria: 1) have between 4 and 10 years (full-time equivalent) of research experience; 2) be of any nationality, but not having resided or carried out their main activity in Greece for more than 1 year in the past 3 years; 3) have a PhD degree. 

To apply for this position, please send i) a full CV, including publications record, ii) a motivation letter, iii) recommenders’ contact details (up to 3), and iv) any other relevant document, to Dr. Nikos Passas (, not later than 30 June 2014, with subject: "SMART-NRG: Application for position UOA-RE1". 

Best regards, 
Nikos Passas 

Dr. Nikos Passas 
Group Leader - Green, Adaptive, and Intelligent Networking (GAIN) 
Communication Networks Laboratory 
Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications 
University of Athens 
Panepistimiopolis, Ilisia 
15784, Athens - Greece 
Tel: +30 210 7275651 
Fax: +30 210 7275601