Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant –BI/ Nº 023/2019-22-07-2019 – UID/EEA/50008/2019 – Swing2
Funding Reference Number: Research Grant –BI/ Nº 023/2019-22-07-2019 – UID/EEA/50008/2019 – Swing2
Summary: 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 of the internal project Swing2, 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 Signal Processing for Wireless Digital Communications.
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Multimedia Signal Processing – Co
Admission Requirements: Master degree on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, Informatics and Telecommunications engineering or related areas. Preference will be given to candidates having background and experience on: Digital Communications (mainly on: Modulation and Coding; Frequency -Domain Equalization Techniques; MIMO-systems; mm-Wave communications); C/C++/Matlab programming; evidence of self-motivation for scientific research and ability for teamwork.
Work Objectives: Development and optimization of OFDM-based new waveform techniques for 5G and beyond, under MIMO and massive MIMO scenarios. It is intended, in particularly, to extend the new Time-Interleaved Block Window Burst OFDM (TIBWB-OFDM) technique, with windowing time overlapping to MIMO and m-MIMO, and the development of low complexity equalizers suited for those scenarios.
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 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Coimbra.
Duration: 4 months. Start date: 1st September 2019 (or soon thereafter) with possibility of being renewed.
Monthly salary: 989, 70 € (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  (30%)
Interview to the best three candidates upon evaluation of criterias (a)+(b)  (30%)
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.
Marco Alexandre Cravo Gomes
Vitor Manuel Mendes Silva
Fernando Manuel Santos Perdigão
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, recommendation letter(s) if has any.
Application Period: 02-08-2019 to 19-08-2019
Assistance: Send Email
Published on: 22-07-2019