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Important note: This is a summarized English version of the full original announcement written in Portuguese, provided for the convenience of non-Portuguese speakers. Only the full Portuguese version has official value for the evaluation and selection process.

1. Summary: By order issued by the Director General of the Telecommunications Institute on January 13, 2022, it was approved to open an international call to select 1 (one) researcher with a master’s degree in the scientific scope of the project DISCRETION, under a fixed-term employment contract (expected duration of 12 months), overseen by the legal Work Code.

2. Job description:

• Contribute to the implementation, test and validation of a quantum key distribution systems envisioning a real-field implementation in an already deployed optical/IP network.

3. Applicable Legislation:

• Labour Code, approved by Law no. 7/2009, of 12 February, in its current reading.

4. The selection panel shall be:

  • Prof. Armando Humberto Moreira Nolasco Pinto, Universidade de Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Nuno Alexandre Peixoto Silva, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. Gustavo Miranda Castilho dos Anjos, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. Nelson de Jesus Cordeiro Muga, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro (Substitute)

5. Place of Work: The workplace shall be at Instituto de Telecomunicações, Polo de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro., Optics and Photonics, Optical Quantum Communications – Av

6. Duration: A fixed-term employment contract (expected duration of 12 months).

7. Gross Salary: The monthly remuneration to be attributed consists of 1 543,88 Euros. €

8. Any national, foreign and stateless candidate(s) holding a master’s degree in Electrical engineering, Physics Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunications or other related scientific area and a suitable scientific and professional curriculum may submit an applications. In case of doctorate degrees awarded by a foreign higher education institution, the degree must comply with the provisions of Decree-Law no. 341/2007 of 12th of October, and all formalities established therein must be fulfilled by the deadline for application submission.

9. The curricular assessment of the candidate will be based on the curriculum vitae and other presented documentation, giving particular attention namely to:
Any publication or experience in any of the skills or topics of the work will be considered a plus.

Candidates with a classification of 14 or higher in the previous component will pass to an interview phase. The classification in the interview is expressed in 0 to 20 scale and takes into account the demonstrated knowledge and capacity of communication of the candidate.

Each panel member score is obtained by attributing a weighing factor to the following classifications:

  • C1 (60%)
    Curriculum vitae/academic evaluation
  • C2 (30%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on admission requirements and relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan
  • C3 (10%)

Each criteria, and the final classification F will be evaluated in a scale (0-20). The candidates will be ordered according to:

F = C1 x 60% + C2 x 30% + C3 x 10%

In case of a tie, the tied candidates will be ordered according to C1, then C2...

The Jury has the right to admit none of the candidates that applied for this position, whenever they consider that no candidate meets its minimum requirements.

10. Formalisation of applications:

Formalisation of applications:
- Applications are formalised by sending a Motivation Letter, addressed to the Board of Instituto de Telecomunicações, including this announcement identification, full name, parents’ names, ID card, or Citizen Card number and date, or civil identification number, taxpayer ID number, date and place of birth, marital status, occupation, residence and contact address, including email address and telephone.
- Applications shall include all supported documents encompassed by section 6 and 7 for tender admission, namely:
 Copy of certificate or diploma;
 Curriculum vitae.

11. Candidates shall submit their application files and supporting documentation on-line through the IT Job Applications Portal, following the "Apply now" link in this webpage or at the link The submission period opens on November 03 until December 04, 2023.

All the selection process is conducted through the IT official web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.

12. All candidates who formalize their applications in an improper way or fail to prove the requirements imposed by this tender are excluded from admission. In case of doubt, the panel is entitled to request any candidate to present further documentation supporting their statements.

13. False statements provided by the candidates shall be punished by law.

14. Communication of the Result: Both the admitted and excluded candidate list and final classification list shall be posted at Instituto de Telecomunicações – Pólo de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, all candidates shall be notified by email.

15. Preliminary Hearing and Final Decision Deadline: After notified, all candidates have 10 calendar days to respond. Panel’s final decisions are pronounced within a period of 90 days, from application deadline.

16. This tender is exclusively destined to fill this specific vacancy and can be terminated at any time up to the approval of the final candidate list. It expires with the occupation of said vacancy.

17. Instituto de Telecomunicações actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy.

18. The selection panel approved this announcement on January 03, 2022

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