Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant - BIM/Nº10 - 25/01/2019 - UID/EEA/50008/2019
Funding Reference Number: BIM/Nº10 - 25/01/2019 - UID/EEA/50008/2019
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project UID/EEA/50008/2019, funded by the applicable financial framework (FCT/MCTES) (PIDDAC). The work for this position is in the area of antennas and inverse methods for medical imaging using fused data from microwaves and ultrasound screening.
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Antennas and Propagation – Lx
Admission Requirements: Master degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, or related. The candidate must have verifiable previous practice of scientific research in the area of telecommunications, and teamwork experience. Solid background on electromagnetic wave theory. It is very important to describe any experience or the motivation to work specifically on the topic of this position. Availability to start the position in March is one important preference factor.
Work Objectives: The objective is to explore the use of microwaves together with ultrasounds for breast cancer screening. With this objective, a hybrid phantom will be developed that emulates adequately the breast response to both microwaves and ultrasound.
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 Lisbon, under the supervision of Professors Carlos A Fernandes and João Felício
Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: March 1st 2019 (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  (30%)
Interview (20%)
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.
Carlos Antonio Cardoso Fernandes
João Manuel de Almeida Monteiro Felício
Jorge Manuel Lopes Leal Rodrigues da Costa
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. (The cover letter, motivation letter and the CV are mandatory documents in the online application platform)
Required Documents: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with complete 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: 08-02-2019 to 21-02-2019
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Published on: 25-01-2019