Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: NICE-HOME – BIL/Nº 2020/00033
Funding Reference Number: BIL/Nº 2020/00033- UIDB/50008/2020-UIDP/50008/2020
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project NICE-HOME (X-0006-AV-20), funded by FCT/MCTES through national funds and when applicable co-funded EU funds under the project UIDB/50008/2020-UIDP/50008/2020. The work for this position is in the area of optical communications, with emphasis on optical fiber sensors design and implementation.
Scientific Area: Optical Communications
Group: Optical Components and Subsystems - Av
Admission Requirements: The candidate must be a Master student and have completed a degree in physics, physics engineering, telecommunications engineering, electrical engineering, or equivalent/similar, with background and experience in the design, production and characterization of optical fiber sensors (FBGs, FPIs) for application in eHealth architectures and similar scenarios. Proof of knowledge of simulation using Matlab and Solidworks is a must. Other software skills like Origin or Python will be considered a plus. Fluency in oral and written English is a plus.
Work Objectives: Design of a mesh network of sensors (optical fiber based), to detect user’s activity within a defined space. The applicant will design the sensing network (type, number and layout of sensors) able to detect vertical forces distribution. The sensors will be characterized according to the required parameters and its performance will be evaluated.
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 University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Dr. Maria de Fátima Fonseca Domingues.
Duration: 6 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: April 2020 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 798€ 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 - Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation (40%)
  • C2 - Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan (50%)
  • C3 - Interview (10%)

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 40% + C2 x 50% + C3 x 10%
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. Maria de Fátima Fonseca Domingues, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Nélia Jordão Alberto, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. Paulo Fernando da Costa Antunes, Universidade de 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: Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position, Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form ( E-mail submissions will not be considered. (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