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Research Position:

Title: Research Grant – BIM/Nº 1061/2018 – DSPMetroNet
Funding Reference Number: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029405
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project DSPMetroNet (DSP Functions for Simplified Coherent Transceivers in Optical Metropolitan Networks), reference POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029405, supported by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), through the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Programme (COMPETE 2020) of the Portugal 2020 framework, and funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) through national funds. The work for this position is in the area of coherent optical communications
Scientific Area: Optical Communications
Group: Optical Communications and Photonics – Av
Admission Requirements: Master degree on Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical engineering, Physics, Physics Engineering, or equivalent, with a final grade equal or higher than 14 (fourteen). Background and experience in advanced coherent detection schemes for optical metropolitan networks will be valued.
Work Objectives: Investigate, develop and validate new architectures in terms of optical coherent detection schemes and advanced digital signal processing (DSP) techniques to support optical coherent transceivers for future optical metro networks.
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 scientific supervision of Nelson Muga.
Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of renewal till the end of the project. Start date: July 2018.
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 admission requirements and relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan  (30%)
Interview of the candidate - The jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position (30%)
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.
Nelson de Jesus Cordeiro Muga
Armando Humberto Moreira Nolasco Pinto
Nuno Alexandre Peixoto Silva
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 and detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts and degree certificate. Copy of the relevant certificates, description of prior work in the area. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form. E-mail submissions are not accepted. IMPORTANTE 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: 26-06-2018 to 09-07-2018
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Published on: 12-06-2018