Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant - BIL/Nº3 - 04/01/2018 - CMU/ECE/0030/2017 - CONQUEST - 1
Funding Reference Number: BIL/Nº3 - 04/01/2018 - CMU/ECE/0030/2017 - CONQUEST - 1
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project CONQUEST, CMU/ECE/0030/2017, funded by the applicable financial framework (FCT/MCTES) (PIDDAC). The work for this position is in the area of Carrier Aggregation for the Optimization of HetNets with Small Cells.
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Radio Systems – Lx
Admission Requirements: Bachelor (licenciatura) degree in electrical and computer engineering, or equivalent. master student with a dissertation in the area of telecommunications, background and experience on C/C++, C# and Visual Studio/Matlab programming, carrier aggregation and aspects of spectrum sharing for B4G, computational geometry; self-motivation for scientific research; ability for teamwork.
Work Objectives: Carrier Aggregation (CA) will be explored in the optimization of HetNets with Small Cells (SCs) to obtain high spectral efficiency. The performance of CA will be evaluated with independent carrier over non-contiguous blocks. Then unlicensed spectrum and licensed shared spectrum will be considered. After the analytical investigation of the co- and inter-cell interference among SCs, joint packet/multi-band packet schedulers will be evaluated in a packet-level simulator. Finally, the optimization of the economic tradeoff of the HetNet will be tackled, in terms of cost-revenue trade-off
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 DEM of University of Beira Interior, under the scientific supervision of Prof. Fernando José Velez.
Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 1st March 2018 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 745 € (net), according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal ( 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.
Fernando Jose da Silva Velez
Francisco António Bucho Cercas
Américo Manuel Carapeto Correia
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Covilhã. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Required Documents: Required Documents for Admission: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, Copy of the relevant certificates IMPORTANT NOTICE: If the selected candidate has a degree obtained outside Portugal, his degree must be certified in Portugal For more information: Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES):
Application Period: 17-01-2018 to 31-01-2018
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Published on: 04-01-2018