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Research Position:

Title: Research Grant – BIC/Nº 108/2019
Funding Reference Number: Research and Development unit funding – Instituto de Telecomunicações
Summary: Research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação Científica“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, funded under Research and Development unit funding – Instituto de Telecomunicações by FCT/MCTES through national funds. The work for this position is to study quantum physical processes suitable for the development of a photonic quantum random number generator.
Scientific Area: Optical Communications
Group: Optical Communications Systems – Av
Admission Requirements: University students from 1st cycle or from an Integrated Master in the area of Physics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent, with basic knowledge in optical communications, in particular in experimental design and optical detection, background in quantum mechanics and quantum technologies and strong will to be enrolled in scientific research.
Work Objectives: Development and optimization of a setup for the generation of quantum random numbers based on vacuum fluctuations
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. Nelson Muga.
Duration: 3 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: November 2019 (or soon thereafter)
Monthly salary: 388.81€ 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:
1st Stage: Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation  (50%)
2nd Stage: Interview - Only candidates with suitable workplan oriented profile will be considered by the jury to the 2nd stage  (50%)
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.
Nelson de Jesus Cordeiro Muga
Nuno Alexandre Peixoto Silva
Armando Humberto Moreira Nolasco Pinto
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. 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: 21-10-2019 to 04-11-2019
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Published on: 07-10-2019