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Research Position:

Title: Research Grant – BIM/N 101/2019 - Smart Programmable Beamforming Metasurfaces
Funding Reference Number: Research and Development unit funding – Instituto de Telecomunicações
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação”) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, funded under Research and Development unit funding – Instituto de Telecomunicações by FCT/MCTES through national funds. This research position in the area of Electronics and Telecommunications is devoted to the smart, reconfigurable antennas and antenna arrays based on the concept of programmable metasurfaces
Scientific Area: Optical Communications
Group: Optical Communications Systems – Av
Admission Requirements: 1. M.Sc. (Mestre) degree in Electronics and Telecommunications (or equivalent); 2. Enrollment into a doctoral program in Telecommunications. Preference is given to candidates with background and experience in: a) Electromagnetics of metamaterials and metasurfaces; b) Metamaterial-inspired antennas and rectennas; c) High-frequency analog electronics; d) Electromagnetic simulations and measurements.
Work Objectives: The objective of this work is to design and test a programmable metasurface to be used in a future intelligent beamforming system. Programmable metasurfaces are patterned screens loaded with control elements. This research work will be a part of the doctoral training of the grantee and shall result in scientific publications. The tasks of the grantee will be: 1) To perform a literature survey on the programmable metasurfaces and their designs; 2) To implement a numerical model of a selected design; 3) To build and test a metasurface prototype; 4)To prepare a report that will lead to a scientific publication
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 University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Dr. Stanislav Maslovski
Duration: 3 months with possibility of renewal. Start date: November 2019 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 989.70€ 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  (30%)
Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project, based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work objectives  (50%)
Interview - The Jury has the right to admit none of the candidates that applied for this position (20%)
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.
Stanislav Igorevich Maslovski
Antonio Navarro Rodrigues
Nuno Miguel Gonçalves Borges de Carvalho
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Aveiro. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Required Documents: Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position, Detailed Curriculum Vitae with certificate degree. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form. E-mail submissions will not be considered. IMPORTANTE NOTICE: IF the selected candidate has a degree obtained outside Portugal, his degree must be certified in Portugal For more information: Direcção Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES):
Application Period: 15-10-2019 to 28-10-2019
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Published on: 01-10-2019