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Research Position:

Title: Research Grant - BIC/Nº46 - 21/06/2018 - UID/EEA/50008/2013 - SmartHeart
Funding Reference Number: BIC/Nº46 - 21/06/2018 - UID/EEA/50008/2013 - SmartHeart
Summary: A research position for one Bolsa de Iniciação Cientifica (1 BIC) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project SmartHeart - Smarter Cardiac Sensing via Integrated Signal Processing, UID/EEA/50008/2013, funded by the applicable financial framework (FCT/MCTES) (PIDDAC). The work is in the area of Biomedical Signal Acquisition and Processing.
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
Admission Requirements: University students enrolled for the first time in a first cycle of higher education or in an integrated master in the area of Biomedical Engineering or related field; Strong knowledge in biosignal acquisition and recording, wireless communications and signal processing methodologies (preferably using BITalino); Good programming skills (preferably in Python); Experience in electrophysiological signals, in particular Electrocardiography (ECG); Ability to integrate multi-disciplinary teams; Good English writing skills; Self-motivation for scientific research
Work Objectives: Support the collection of experimental data using the final prototype of the SmartHeart project.
Applicable legislation: A fellowship will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by FCT, “Regulation of Instituto de Telecomunicações’ fellowships” and ” Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação”, 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, and amended by Regulation nº137-A/2018, published in Series II of Diário da República of February 27 of 2018.
Place of work: The work will be developed at the Instituto de Telecomunicações based at the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, under the supervision of Professor Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva.
Duration: 3 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 1st September 2018 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 385€ (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.
Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva
Ana Luisa Nobre Fred
Paulo Sérgio de Brito André
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Lisbon. The selected candidate will be notified by email. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form. E-mail submissions are not accepted.
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 Degree Certificate/Pecurso Académico). IMPORTANT NOTICE: If the selected candidate has a degree obtained outside Portugal, his degree must be certified in Portugal For more information see: Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES):
Application Period: 05-07-2018 to 18-07-2018
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Published on: 21-06-2018