Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant - BIM/Nº4 - 04/01/2018 - CMU/ECE/0030/2017 - CONQUEST
Funding Reference Number: BIM/Nº4 - 04/01/2018 - CMU/ECE/0030/2017 - CONQUEST
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 in Scenarios using Millimetre Wavebands.
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Radio Systems – Lx
Admission Requirements: Master degree in electrical and computer engineering, or equivalent. The successful candidate has sound prerequisites in wireless communication systems at Master’s level and possesses strong wireless communications analytical, simulation and modelling skills. Mathematical skills on radio resource management, event-driven simulation and information theory are definitely an asset to the planned research, energy aspects involved in wireless/mobile communications, electronics design, as well as strong knowledge on C, C++, C# and Visual Studio.
Work Objectives: In beyond 4G deployment scenarios, it is important to consider the millimetre wavebands and future networks above and beyond LTE-Advanced systems applying OFDMA. New air interfaces, e.g., based on filter bank technology, will facilitate to use bandwidths wider than 20 MHz, thus allowing for SC operation with bandwidths of the order of 100 MHz, or more, at the millimetre wavebands (e.g., 28, 40 or 60 GHz). This researcher will address CA in scenarios using two of such bands, and will develop computational geometry-based tools to model the effect of propagation being mainly in LoS
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: 4 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 16th April 2018 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 980 € (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 (Copy of the Master Degree Certificate). 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