Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Scholarship for Master - BIM/Nº 2020/00003
Funding Reference Number: FreeComm-B5G project -UIDB/50008/2020
Summary: 1 research position for a Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação de Mestre“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the FreeComm-B5G project ( funded by FCT/MCTES through national funds and when applicable co-funded EU funds under the project UIDB/EEA/50008/2020. The workplan for this position is within the framework of ultra-high-capacity free-space optical communications.
Scientific Area: Optical Communications
Group: Optical Communications Systems – Av
Admission Requirements: Master degree on telecommunications engineering, informatics and telematics engineering, or equivalent, with knowledge on the area of communication networks, great motivation and ability for teamwork. The candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral program.
Work Objectives: The selected candidate will work on development, implementation and optimization of high-capacity free-space optics (FSO) transmission systems, including the following main tasks: - development of adaptive modulation techniques for the mitigation of atmospheric turbulence effects; - development of adaptive mechanical alignment for the mitigation of pointing errors; - optimization of spatial diversity (MIMO) for FSO capacity maximization; - implementation and optimization of machine learning techniques for the orchestration of FSO links.
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), in its actual redaction, and also by Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P.
Place of work: The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Aveiro, under the supervision of Dr. Fernando Guiomar.
Duration: 12 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: February 2020 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 1064, 00€, 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 (40%)
Suitability of the candidate's profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan  (30%)
Interview (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.
Fernando Pedro Pereira Guiomar
Paulo Miguel Nepomuceno Pereira Monteiro
Pétia Georgieva
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, detailed Curriculum Vitae and degree certificate(s). Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form or at ( ). E-mail submissions are not accepted. (The cover letter and the CV are mandatory documents in the online application platform) 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: 28-01-2020 to 10-02-2020
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Published on: 13-01-2020