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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 September 14, 2022, it was approved to open an international call to select one researcher with a master degree in the scientific the scope of the approved project AM-OPTICAL - PTDC/EME-EME/4593/2021, under the scope of an indefinite term working contract, overseen by the legal Work Code.

2. Job description:

• Design, optimization, and simulation of the freeform optical elements for 3D print.
• Characterization of the 3D printed freeform optical elements.

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. Ana Maria Sousa da Rocha, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Carlos Miguel Santos Vicente, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. Ricardo Jorge Figueiredo Oliveira, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. Rogério Nunes Nogueira, 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 Components and Subsystems

6. Duration: An indefinite term working contract.

7. Gross Salary: The monthly remuneration to be attributed consists of 1 333,35 Euros. €

8. Any national, foreign and stateless candidate(s) holding a master’s degree in Physics engineering, Physics, Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical Engineering 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:
Scientific background in optics and Photonics Field with theoretical and experimental skills. Experience in Geometric Optics, in free form optical elements and in Comsol Multiphysics simulations will be valued. Good oral and written communication skills in English. A high level of personal responsibility, initiative, and ability to work in a project team.

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 (40%)
    Curriculum vitae and other documentation
  • C2 (40%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on admission requirements
  • C3 (20%)

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 40% + C2 x 40% + C3 x 20%

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:
a) Copy of certificate or diploma;
b) 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 10 until December 12, 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 September 08, 2022

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