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Researcher in communication protocols and system simulations for connected vehicles H/F

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General information


The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas :
• defence and security,
• nuclear energy (fission and fusion),
• technological research for industry,
• fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences.

Drawing on its widely acknowledged expertise, and thanks to its 16000 technicians, engineers, researchers and staff, the CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and industrial partners.

The CEA is established in ten centers spread throughout France



Division description

CEA-Leti, the Laboratory for Electronics & Information Technology is operated by Direction de la Recherche Technologique at CEA. CEA-Leti benefits from 8000 m2 state-of-the-art clean rooms, with pieces of equipment worth some 160 million euros. It is currently employing about 1600 people among whom CEA employees co-workers of various status, including 100 people from industrial partners. CEA has a very important patents portfolio and an active scientific dissemination policy, with more than 200 filed patents and 700 publications per year.

Position description


Engineering science


Fixed-term contract

Job title

Researcher in communication protocols and system simulations for connected vehicles H/F

Socio-professional category


Contract duration (months)


Job description

The wireless system department of CEA-Leti is studying new of communication systems between vehicles and between vehicles and road infrastructures and their future evolutions. These systems are bound to take an important part in the management of connected and autonomous vehicles.

To strengthen its research teams, the laboratory is looking for a researcher. The following tasks are envisaged:

• Study the communication standards used for vehicular applications (V2X) - C-V2X and their evolutions, 5G V2N, IEEE 802.11p

• Study and propose new concepts of protocols

• Study and implement new simulation modules containing V2X protocol layers using a system simulator (type NS3)

• Evaluate performance gains using the proposed concept simulator

• Investigate how occupancy maps are generated by vehicle sensors and propose fusion approaches in this context

• Propose and evaluate methods for optimizing V2X connectivity for high-level applications such as detection and protection of vulnerable road users (pedestrian, cyclists)


The work will be carried out in the context of an EU funded project with leading industrial and academic partners of the automotive domain.

Applicant Profile

- Engineer or doctor, you have a first experience in the following fields:
- Digital Communications and Digital signal processing
- Communication protocols and their architecture (ideally IEEE 802.11x, ITS-G5, 5G systems)
- Network simulation tools (ideally NS3)
- Experience in software programming (C / C ++)
- Matlab
- Fluent in English

Position localisation



Job location

France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Isère (38)



Candidate criteria


English (Fluent)

Recommended training

PhD, Engineering Degree


Position start date