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Research Position:

Title: Research Grant - BIM/Nº54 - 10/07/2018 - Verbas Próprias
Funding Reference Number: BIM/Nº54 - 10/07/2018 - Verbas Próprias
Summary: A research position for one Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre (1 BI Mestre) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações in the scope of the project Verbas Próprias. 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: Master Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related areas; Strong knowledge in design of instrumentation for biosignal acquisition and recording, wireless communications protocols and signal processing methodologies; Good programming skills preferably in C++ and Python; Experience in electrophysiological signals, in particular Electrocardiography (ECG) and Electrodermal Activity (EDA); Previous publications on biosignal acquisition and processing in real-world applications (preferable); Ability to integrate multi-disciplinary teams; Good English writing skills; Self-motivation for scientific research.
Work Objectives: The general objective of this research is to work in the area of electrophysiological signal acquisition and processing for biomedical applications, namely: Design, implementation and validation of feature extraction and pattern recognition algorithms for ECG and EDA data; Development of supporting software and hardware tools; Laboratory and real-world benchmarking data acquisition; Systematic analysis and reporting of the main findings
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 Ana Luisa Nobre Fred.
Duration: 12 months, possibly renewed in the scope of this project or another that comes next with same purpose. Start date: 01 September 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.
Ana Luisa Nobre Fred
Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva
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). 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: 24-07-2018 to 06-08-2018
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Published on: 10-07-2018