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.
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. ( 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.
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