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Research Position:

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Research Grant - BI/Nº12 - 13/05/2020 - QuantHEP
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº12 - 13/05/2020 - QuantHEP
A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project QuantHEP – Quantum Computing Solutions for High-Energy Physics, reference QuantERA/0001/2019, supported by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Scientific Area:
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Physics of Information and Quantum Technologies - Lx
Admission Requirements:
Master degree in Physics, preferably in Theoretical Physics; expertise in quantum entanglement, quantum optics, and quantum computation; very good student academic record; enrollment in a PhD Program related to the topic ; ability for teamwork. Good level of spoken and written English.
Work Objectives:
To develop research work on quantum algorithms for High-Energy Physics.
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 Lisboa, under the supervision of Professor Yasser Omar.
12 months, eventually renewed in accordance FCT scholarship regulations.
Monthly salary:
1.064.00€ (net), 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 (35%)
    Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, two recommendation letters (in alternative, the contact information of two persons able to provide references is also accepted). Copy of the relevant certificates. Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (35%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C3 (30%)
    Statement of research interests

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 35% + C2 x 35% + C3 x 30%
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. Yasser Rashid Revez Omar, Instituto Superior Técnico (President of the jury)
  • Prof. João Carlos Carvalho de Sá Seixas, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. Gonçalo Martins Quinta, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, at Lisbon. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form.
E-mail submissions are not accepted.

Required Documents:
Required Documents for Admission:
Cover letter explaining the interest in the position;
Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts;
Proof of registration and enrollment in a study cycle in the preferred areas

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If the selected candidate has a degree obtained outside Portugal, his degree must be certified in Portugal
For more information see:
Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES):

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Application Period:
27-05-2020 to 10-06-2020
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