Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant - BIM/Nº47 - 25/06/2018 - NanoSTIMA - NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000016
Funding Reference Number: BIM/Nº47 - 25/06/2018 - NanoSTIMA - NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000016
Summary: A research position for one Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre (1 BI-MSc) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project NanoSTIMA – Macro-to-Nano Human Sensing: Towards Integrated Multimodal Health Monitoring and Analytics, NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000016, funded by “FEDER - Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional” in the frame of “Norte2020 - Programa Operacional Regional do Norte”.
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Networked Systems – Po
Admission Requirements: Master degree in Network and Information System Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalente Practical or theoretical background on mobile or wireless systems advantageous. Good programming skills, experience with Android advantageous. Good English skills, spoken and written. Self-motivated and self-disciplined. Capable of working on a multidisciplinary, international team.
Work Objectives: The research work will be carried out in the scope of the tasks defined to RL1 “Human Sensing Technologies” – Research Line of the Project NanoSTIMA – Macro-to-NanoHuman Sensing: Towards Integrated Multimodal Health Monitoring and Analytics. Specifically, the work will aim at designing and implementing a packet scheduler that can leverage heterogeneous wireless access networks to deliver real-time communications while being energy-aware. This work will build on previous results obtained in the project and take a step towards an implementation. The work has potential to be extended to a longer term work, e.g. a PhD.
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 Department of Computer and Electrical Engineer, Faculty of Engineer, University of Porto, under the supervision of Professor Ana Cristina Costa Aguiar
Duration: 5 months or until the end of the project, whichever comes first, possibly renewed upon performance assessment and availability of project funds. Start date: 1 August 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:
 Quality of the candidates’ Curriculum Vitae (measured on a scale of 1 to 5)  (50%)
 Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project (measured on a scale of 1 to 5)  (50%)
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.
Ana Cristina Costa Aguiar
Luis Miguel Pinho de Almeida
Miguel Tavares Coimbra
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineer, Faculty of Engineer, University of Porto. 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: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, Copy of the relevant certificates (Copy of the Master Degree Certificate).
Application Period: 09-07-2018 to 20-07-2018
Assistance: Send Email
Published on: 25-06-2018