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Research Position:

Title: Research Grant ("Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação") - BIC/Nº 2020/00037
Funding Reference Number: UIDB/50008/2020-UIDP/50008/2020
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the QuRUNNER (Development of a quantum random number generator network server) project funded by FCT/MCTES through national funds and when applicable co-funded EU funds under the project UIDB/50008/2020-UIDP/50008/2020
Scientific Area: Optical Communications
Group: Optical Communications Systems – Av
Admission Requirements: University students enrolled in a first cycle of higher education, in an integrated master, or professional higher technical course in the areas of Physics Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Informatics, Computer Science Engineering,or equivalent, with great-motivation and ability for teamwork. Background and experience in optical laboratory will be valued.
Work Objectives: The goal of this work is to contribute on the implementation of a real time true random number generator from a homodyne detector noise.
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. Nuno Peixoto Silva
Duration: 6 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: April 2020 or soon thereafter
Monthly salary: 412.00€ 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 (60%)
  • C2 - ii) Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on admission requirements and relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan (15%)
  • C3 - Interview of the candidate - The Jury has the right to not admit any of this candidates that applied for this position (25%)

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 60% + C2 x 15% + C3 x 25%
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. Nuno Alexandre Peixoto Silva, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Armando Humberto Moreira Nolasco Pinto, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Prof. Nelson de Jesus Cordeiro Muga, 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: 08-04-2020 to 22-04-2020
Assistance: Send Email
Published on: 25-03-2020
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