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Research Position:

Title: Research Grant – BIM/Nº 2020/00025- Virtual Fiber Box
Funding Reference Number: BIM/Nº 2020/00025- POCI-01-0247-FEDER-033910
Summary: A research position for 1 (one) Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project Virtual Fiber Box (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-033910).This work is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), through the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Programme (COMPETE 2020) of the Portugal 2020 framework. The target of the work is to further develop the simulations of the optical systems and subsystems required for the VFB project. The work will be mainly focused on simulating and testing platforms.
Scientific Area: Optical Communications
Group: Optical Communication Systems
Admission Requirements: The applicant must demonstrate knowledge in Optics and photonics; must also have experience in any simulation platform for optical communications. The candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral program.
Work Objectives: The target of the work is to simulate and test optical systems, subsystems and components.
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 Prof. António Teixeira.
Duration: 5 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: March 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:
  • C1 - CV (25%)
  • C2 - Relevant demonstrated experience (25%)
  • C3 - Interview (50%)

Candidates may be interviewed for clarification of any aspect related to the above criteria
Each criteria, and the final classification F will be evaluated in a scale (0-20). The candidates will be ordered according to:
F = C1 x 25% + C2 x 25% + C3 x 50%
In case of a tie, the tied candidates will be ordered according to C1, then C2...
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position whenever they consider that no candidate meets the minimum requirements for the position.
  • Prof. Antonio Luis Jesus Teixeira, Universidade de Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Mário José Neves de Lima, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Prof. Rogério Nunes Nogueira, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
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. 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):
All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period: 20-03-2020 to 02-04-2020
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Published on: 06-03-2020