Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant - BIM/Nº97 - 27/11/2018- S-0002-LX-18 MESMOQoE
Funding Reference Number: BIM/Nº97 - 27/11/2018- S-0002-LX-18 MESMOQoE
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project Reference S-0002-LX-18 MESMOQoE, funded by the applicable financial framework (P2020). The work for this position is in the area of electrical engineering, specifically the wireless communications research area.
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Radio Systems – Lx
Admission Requirements: 5 year degree in electrical and computers engineering. Self-motivation for scientific research; ability for teamwork. Considering the national nature of the project, Portuguese oral and writing skills will be considered as an added value. A wireless telecommunications systems course is also a requirement.
Work Objectives: To develop research in the field of wireless networks configuration management and optimization. The aim of this work is the application of supervised and unsupervised learning (machine learning) techniques, in order to assess the best combinations of 3G/4G and beyond mobile network configuration parameters and physical configuration (antenna type/orientation and power), maximizing the end-user performance.
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 premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Lisboa, under the supervision of Professor Pedro Vieira.
Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of renewal, untill the end of this project or another project that replaces it. Start date: 1st January 2018 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 980 € (BI), 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  (35%)
Suitability of the candidates’ profile for the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan  (35%)
Statement of research interests  (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.
Pedro Manuel de Almeida Carvalho Vieira
António José Castelo Branco Rodrigues
Maria Paula dos Santos Queluz Rodrigues
Communication of the results: 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, two recommendation letters (in alternative, the contact information of two persons able to provide references is also accepted). Copy of the relevant certificates. IMPORTANT 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: 11-12-2018 to 24-12-2018
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Published on: 27-11-2018