Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant – BIL/BIM/Nº944/2017- SPINE
Funding Reference Number: SPINE
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project SPINE. The work for this position is in the area of Self Organizing Networks.
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Radio Systems – Av
Admission Requirements: Bachelor or Master’s degree with strong insights on Telecommunications, Mathematics, Computer Science, Informatics, or related areas. The applicant should have the following personal profile: - Proficiency on discussing concepts, architectures and technologies in a team environment; - Autonomous time management; - English proficiency and capacity for collaborating on international projects with partners from different european countries. The applicant should have the following technical profile: - Good knowledge on Machine Learning topics, preferably on Reinforcement Learning algorithms; - Strong knowledge on Object Oriented Programming, preferably with experience on C++ and/or Java.
Work Objectives: The applicant shall focus on the development of new solutions for the evolution of Operations Support System (OSS) from Altice Labs, on the context of 4G Mobile Network automatic management. For this, the aim is the fulfillment of the following tasks: - Identification of SON (Self Organizing Networks) application scenarios on mobile networks; - Algorithm specification and design for the following solutions:  Network Load Balancing;  Mobility Optimization (automatic parametrization of inter-cell handovers);  Network Cover and Capacity Optimization; - Development of the software blocks and interfaces required for the functional architecture of the MUSCLES platform that implements SON functionalities; - Validation of the SON functionalities of the proposed system through the test in a simulation environment and using an LTE test network; - Development of a complete demonstrator to promote the project results.
Applicable legislation: A fellowship will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by FCT, “Regulation of Instituto de Telecomunicações’ fellowships” and ”Regulation of Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources”, according to Law no. 40/2004, dated August 18 (Status of Scientific Research Fellow), as amended and republished by Decree-Law No.202/2012 of August 27, and as amended by Decree-Law No.233/2012 of October 29 and by Law No.12/2013 of January 29, and Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of July 9, and also by Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P., approved by Regulation no. 234/2012, published in Series II of Diário da República of June 25 of 2012, amended and republished by Regulation no. 326/2013, published in Series II of Diário da República of July 27 of 2013 and amended by Regulation no. 339/2015, published in Series II of Diário da República of June 17 of 2015.
Place of work: The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Aveiro, under the supervision of Eng. Álvaro Gomes.
Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 2nd November 2017 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: The value of grant will according the education qualifications, according to the table of grant amounts accorded between IT-Aveiro and AlticeLabs. The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Selection criteria:
Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation  (40%)
Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan  (50%)
Fluency in oral and written English  (10%)
Candidates may be interviewed for clarification of any aspect related to the above criteria
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position.
Álvaro Henrique C. Gomes
Carlos Parada
Francisco Manuel Marques Fontes
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Aveiro. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Required Documents: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, copy of the relevant certificates. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form. E-mail submissions are not accepted.
Application Period: 11-09-2017 to 25-09-2017
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Published on: 11-09-2017