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Research Position:

Title: Research Scholarship for Licentiate degree – BIL/Nº 118/2019 - Implementation of a Proactive Voice Assistant for the Television Ecosystem - Frontend
Funding Reference Number: HOMENET Project
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project HOMENET . The purpose of this fellowship will be to contribute to the implementation of a proactive voice assistant (in Portuguese) for the Television Ecosystem, to run on MEO's set-top box, which, for example, let the user know that a new episode of a series that the user follows is available; ask if the user wants to continue watching the program that was playing before falling asleep. These uses cases will be specified by the other team members involved in the project, and their selection and the order of priority of their implementation will result from tests that will be performed in the laboratory (with non-functional prototypes) and, simultaneously, the corresponding feasibility of technical execution. The focus of this fellowship will be on the Frontend interface with the end user.
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Telecommunications and Networking – Av
Admission Requirements: Licentiate degree on Informatics Engineering, Information Technologies, Multimedia Communication, Communication Sciences and Technologies. Candidates should have technical skills and experience in applications development and have knowledge in client-side and server-side programming languages
Work Objectives: • Identification and study of technologies that will be used to implement the various uses cases of the proactive solution. • Implementation of the various uses cases • Support for the writing of scientific publications for the dissemination of project results
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 Aveiro premises of of Instituto de Telecomunicações, under the supervision of Engª Telma Mota
Duration: 10 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: November 2019 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 752,38€ 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  (60%)
Interview of the candidate - Only the 3 best candidates (those with the highest score in the first selection criteria) - If the Jury considers that there are conditions to evaluate the candidate without resorting to the interview, the curriculum evaluation will have a weight of 100%. The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position.  (40%)
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.
Telma Mota
Filipe Cabral Pinto
Luis Miguel Andrade Firmo Moreira Cortesão
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: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position and detailed Curriculum Vitae with degree certificate. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form. E-mail submissions are not accepted.
Application Period: 24-10-2019 to 15-12-2019
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Published on: 24-10-2019