Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant – BIL/Nº018/2019 – 27-02-2019- UID/EEA/50008/2019 -Project Rinposys
Funding Reference Number: UID/EEA/50008/2019 -Project Rinposys
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 - Reference Rinposys funded, by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)/MCTES trough National Funds (PIDDAC). The work for this position is in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet of Things.
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Multimedia Signal Processing – Lr
Admission Requirements: Bachelor (Licenciatura) degree on computer science engineering, informatics engineering, telecommunications engineering, electrical engineering, or equivalent with a grade point average not inferior to 14 out of 20; familiarity with IoT (Internet of Things) programming environment and previous experience are mandatory pre-requisites; self-motivation for scientific research; ability for teamwork.
Work Objectives: The aim is to carry out research, development and performance evaluation of a novel low-cost RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Indoor Positioning System (IPS) based on some ESP8266 microcontrollers with Wi-Fi and some directional antennas controlled by a small robot. The IPS prototype will be based on two patents and will be programed with Arduino IDE, C, and C#.
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. https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2018.pdf
Place of work: The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Leiria (ESTG/IPLeiria/Portugal), under the supervision of the Professors João Pereira, Sílvio Mendes, and Rui Vasco Monteiro.
Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 15st June 2019 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 752, 38€ (net), according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by IT for positions held in Portugal. (www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Selection criteria:
Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation  (40%)
Suitability of the candidate´s 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%)
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position.
Jury:
João da Silva Pereira
Sérgio Manuel Maciel Faria
Pedro António Amado Assunção
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Coimbra. 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, description of prior work in the area.
Application Period: 17-05-2019 to 31-05-2019
Assistance: Send Email
Published on: 06-05-2019