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Research Position:

Title: BI/Nº014/2018 - 28-06-2018-UID/EEA/50008/2013-MMSuper
Funding Reference Number: BI/Nº014/2018 - 28-06-2018-UID/EEA/50008/2013
Summary: Two positions for two Research Grants for MSc degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering or equivalent are opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project “MMSUPER - Metamaterial superabsorbers for harnessing wireless power”. The scholarship will be founded by Project Reference UID/EEA/50008/2013, funded by the applicable financial framework (FCT/MCTES)(PIDDAC).
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Antennas and Propagation – Co
Admission Requirements: MSc (Mestre) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering or equivalent; knowledge of the circuit theory and wave propagation in transmission lines and waveguides; practical experience with the microwave electronics and measurements; solid knowledge of the CST Microwave Studio; self-motivation for scientific research; ability for teamwork
Work Objectives: A) Modeling and simulations of a transmission-line based metamaterial (MM) superabsorbing structure (MM wormhole) for energy harvesting applications; design and testing of a prototype of such MM superabsorber; performing near-field measurements with a robotic scanner. B) Design of an optimized RF-to-DC converter for the MM-based energy harvesting device, including the matching networks, the rectifiers, and the RF and DC power combiners; performing the related printed circuit board prototyping and electrical measurements.
Applicable legislation: A fellowship will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by FCT.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. https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2018.pdf
Place of work: The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at DEEC FCTUC – Polo II, Coimbra, under the supervision of Dr. Stanislav Maslovski (work objective A), and at Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Leiria, under the supervision of Dr. Telmo Rui Carvalhinho Cunha Fernandes (work objective B).
Duration: 5 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 1th of August 2018 (or soon thereafter)
Monthly salary: suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan .
Selection criteria:
the 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  (60%)
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position.
Jury:
Stanislav Maslovski
Telmo Rui Carvalhinho Cunha Fernandes
Henrique José Almeida Silva
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Coimbra. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Required Documents: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, copy of the relevant certificates, description of prior work in the area, recommendation letter(s). (Copy of the Degree Certificate). Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form or at https://www.it.pt/Positions/OtherResearchPosition/6689
Application Period: 11-07-2018 to 24-07-2018
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Published on: 28-06-2018