Open PhD, EngD, and Postdoc positions

We are currently recruiting multiple researchers in the general area of classical and quantum optical communications. For more information see the links below

Available Now: Paid Research Internships at the ICT Lab


During 2024, the ICT Lab will be hosting a very limited number of students for 6-month research internships. Applications are welcome from students living in any country and from any nationality. A financial compensation for the six months will be arranged on a case-by-case basis, which could include a stipend and/or paid housing. The goal of the research internship is to give students the opportunity to perform cutting edge research in the topics covered by the ICT Lab. The internship are expected to take place during 2024, but there is flexibility on the starting date.

The internship is expected to kick-start a research career for MSc students and will provide the candidate with:

  • a hands-on experience performing cutting edge research,
  • the possibility of expanding his/her network, and
  • supervision that leads to academic publications

The internship can be used (under certain conditions) to obtain academic credits. This will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.


This program is very competitive. We advice only students who are/were within the top 10% of their class to apply and who are also fluent in spoken and written English. Furthermore, you can apply only if you:

  • are a student currently enrolled in a MSc program (in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or similar), or
  • have received your MSc degree within four years of the application.

Topics of Interest

The research internships will most likely be on the topics covered by the research activities at the ICT Lab. These include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Information theoretic security
  • Multiuser information theory
  • Fiber optical communications
  • Modulation and error correcting codes
  • Signal shaping
  • DSP algorithm prototyping using FPGAs and/or GPUs
  • Free-space (laser) communications
  • Joint communication and sensing
  • DSP for quantum key distribution systems
  • Machine learning applied to communication networks
  • Automotive wireless communication and radar systems

Application Procedure

  • We are operating on a first come first serve basis. Apply as soon as possible. As soon as the vacancies have been filled, we will stop receiving applications.
  • Your application should include:
    • CV no longer than 2 pages (mandatory)
    • Motivation letter no longer than 1 page indicating your preferred research topic (mandatory)
    • BSc transcripts (mandatory)
    • MSc transcripts (mandatory if already graduated)
    • BSc and MSc reports (optional)
  • Email your application to following these rules:
    • The title of the e-mail should be “ICT Lab Research Internship 2024”
    • All the files should be sent as a single zip file
  • Applications that do not fulfill any of the rules above will not be considered. An email response will not be sent.
  • If you do not receive an email with an invitation for a virtual interview within 4 weeks of submitting your application, this means that your application is not being taken forward to the next step in the process.

MSc and PhD opportunities

The Information and Communication Lab is always looking for strong and motivated MSc and PhD students. PhD positions are always posted here in the general areas of Information and Communication Theory (ICT). Check our projects and publications for our current scope of research. For opportunities not listed in this link, contact Alex Alvarado directly. In your email, please include your CV and a short motivation letter. We receive many “automated” (spam-like) applications, so to avoid your email being filed as “spam”, please include the following password in your email heading: “ICTlabVacancies”.

Master students of TU/e can also find an overview of project opportunities within the ICT Lab in the Master Project Marketplace.

Visiting PhD Students

We have a limited number of places for visiting PhD students (normally for at least 6 months). We cannot offer financial support, but we provide access to all university facilities, office space, computing resources, etc. If interested, please get in touch via email, and include the password “ICTlabVacancies” in your email heading (see above).

Potstdoctoral Researchers

Research positions are always posted here. If you are interested in applying for a personal fellowship at TU/e, do get in touch to see if one of the academics at the ICT Lab can be your host.