Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant - Research Grant - BIM/Nº14 - 28/01/2019 - UID/EEA/50008/2019
Funding Reference Number: BIM/Nº14 - 28/01/2019 - UID/EEA/50008/2019
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) 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 Optimization/Simulation tools for 5G mobile networks operating in the millimetre wavebands
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Radio Systems – Lx
Admission Requirements: Master degree in electrical and computer engineering, or equivalent. The successful candidate has sound prerequisites in wireless communication systems at Master’s level and possesses strong wireless communications analytical, simulation and modelling skills. Mathematical skills on radio resource management, event-driven simulation and information theory are definitely an asset to the planned research, energy aspects involved in wireless/mobile communications, electronics design, as well as strong knowledge on C, C++, C# and Visual Studio
Work Objectives: In beyond 4G deployment scenarios, it is important to consider the millimetre wavebands and future networks beyond LTE-Advanced systems applying OFDMA. Air interfaces, e.g., based on filter bank technology, or even OFDM(A), will facilitate to use bandwidths wider than 20 MHz, thus allowing for Small Cell operation with bandwidths of the order of 100 MHz, or more, at the millimetre wavebands (e.g., 28, 38, 60 or 73 GHz). This researcher will address spectrum sharing in scenarios using two of such bands, and will develop computational geometry-based tools to model the effect of propagation being mainly in Line-of-Sight
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 Covilhã site (Universidade da Beira Interior), under the supervision of Professor Fernando José Velez.
Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 16-03-2019 (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 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.
Fernando Jose da Silva Velez
Francisco António Bucho Cercas
Américo Manuel Carapeto Correia
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Delegação da Covilhã. 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 and the CV are mandatory documents in the online application platform)
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: 11-02-2019 to 22-02-2019
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Published on: 28-01-2019