Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: BIL Nº026 - 27-12-2018 - UID/EEA/50008/2019
Funding Reference Number: BIL Nº026 - 27-12-2018 - UID/EEA/50008/2019
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação para Licenciado“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project PC180, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)/MCTES trough National Funds (PIDDAC) / Laboratório Associado. The work for this position is in the area of telecommunications, focusing on signal processing for millimetre-wave communications.
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Antennas and Propagation – Lr
Admission Requirements: Bachelor (licenciatura) degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, or related area, with final grade of at least 14/20.
Work Objectives: The objective of this work is to implement 5G MIMO algorithms in the existing multi-gigabit mmWave testbed and evaluate its performance over-the-air. A candidate with experience on the physical layer of mmWave systems, Xilinx’s System Generator-based FPGA programming and multi-carrier communications is highly valued.
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 – Leiria, under the supervision of Professor Carlos Ribeiro
Duration: 4 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 15th February 2019 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 745€ (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 objectives  (50%)
Fluency in oral and written English  (10%)
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position.
Carlos Miguel Nogueira Gaspar Ribeiro
Rafael Ferreira da Silva Caldeirinha
Telmo Rui Carvalhinho Cunha Fernandes
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Leiria. 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 (Copy of the Degree Certificate).
Application Period: 11-01-2019 to 25-01-2019
Assistance: Send Email
Published on: 27-12-2018