Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Note: This is a free translation of the original announcement written in Portuguese, provided only for convenience of non-Portuguese speakers. Only the Portuguese version has official value.
Research Grant – BIM/Nº005/2020 – 21-05-2020 – CIBME
Funding Reference Number:
Project -UIDB/50008/2020
1 research position for a Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação de Mestre“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações – Delegação de Leiria, in the scope of the Project “CIBME - Compression of Images from Emergent Modalities” funded by FCT/MCTES through national funds and when applicable co-funded EU funds under the project UIDB/EEA/50008/2020. The work for this position is in the area of Processing, Analysis, and Coding of Audio and Visual Information.
Scientific Area:
Networks and Multimedia
Multimedia Signal Processing – Lr
Admission Requirements:
Master degree in Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent course, with a grade point average not inferior to 14 out of 20. Self-motivation for scientific research and ability for teamwork. The candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral program.
Work Objectives:
This project aims to propose new coding tools tailored specifically for emerging medical imaging technologies, such as Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy (LSFM), High-Resolution Episcopic Microscopy (HREM), and histological Whole-Slide Images (WSI). The applicant will take part in the CIBME project (, specifically, with the following two main goals of the work to be developed within the scope of this research grant:
 To study and update the most recent image coding tools; gather and choose a suitable set of representative images of each of the modalities of interest to this project;
 To propose and develop new compression tools for these types of images.
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 – Delegação de Leiria at the Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão (ESTG) of the Politécnico de Leiria under the supervision of Professors Sérgio Faria and Luís Cruz.
12 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 1st July 2020 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary:
1064,00 € (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 (50%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (50%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan

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 50% + C2 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. Sérgio Manuel Maciel de Faria, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Luis Alberto da Silva Cruz, Universidade de Coimbra
  • Prof. Lucas Arrabal Thomaz, Instituto de Telecomunicações Coimbra
  • Prof. Fernando José Pimentel Lopes, Instituto Superior Engenharia Coimbra (Substitute)
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Leiria. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Required Documents:
Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, Copy of the relevant certificates (Copy of the Master Degree Certificate).
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):
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Application Period:
04-06-2020 to 19-06-2020
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