Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: BIM/ Nº 2020/00036- NICE-HOME
Funding Reference Number: BIM/ Nº 2020/00036- NICE-HOME- UIDB/50008/2020
Summary: A research position for a Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, funded by FCT/MCTES through national funds and when applicable co-funded EU funds under the project NICE-HOME- UIDB/50008/2020-UIDP/50008/2020. The work for this position is in the area of wireless networking, focused on cloud computing, SDN, open stack and network optimization.
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Mobile Systems - Av
Admission Requirements: Master degree in informatics, telecommunications engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering or equivalent/similar, with background and experience in wireless communications. Proof of knowledge of simulation and software development using Matlab and NS2/3 is a must. Experience with SDN and Cloud computing is required. Knowledge of C++ will be considered an asset. Experience/knowledge of 5G and beyond, and open stack will be highly appreciated. The candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral program.
Work Objectives: The candidate will work on optimization of cloud-fog architecture. The candidate will design a fog-cloud computing architecture, for healthcare monitoring applications in general. The candidate will also design a task scheduler, for scheduling tasks, and determine where to be executed, based on various parameters. The candidate will be required to analytically evaluate the proposed solution, then implement and test it using simulations (Matlab or NS). The candidate has to understand the requirements of the proposed solutions and what is required to implement on the Simulator.
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. Ayman Mohamed M. Radwan.
Duration: 6 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: April 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 - Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation (25%)
  • C2 - Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan (35%)
  • C3 - Interview (30%)
  • C4 - Fluency in oral and written English (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 25% + C2 x 35% + C3 x 30% + C4 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. Ayman Mohamed Metwally Radwan, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Rui Luis Andrade Aguiar, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Prof. Haoran Chi​, 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: 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: 24-03-2020 to 06-04-2020
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Published on: 10-03-2020