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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 - BI/Nº21 - 21/07/2020 - MobiWise
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº21 - 21/07/2020 - MobiWise
Research position for a Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação para Licenciado inscrito em Mestrado“)A research position for one Research Grant is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the research project Mobiwise, currently in progress in the Networked Systems–Po group.
Scientific Area:
Networks and Multimedia
Networked Systems – Po
Admission Requirements:
BSc in Electrical and Electrotechnical Engineering, Informatics, Computer Science or similar area. Candidates must be enrolled in a course within a higher school/university. Solid programming skills (Java, python); advantage given to Android programming skills and/ or cybersecurity. Good spoken and written English skills. Self-motivated and self-disciplined; capable of working on a multidisciplinary, international team.
Work Objectives:
Privacy for Location-Based Tools for Epidemic Monitoring
The goal of this work is to perform a systematic privacy assessment of a smartphone (android OS) based tool for monitoring the covid-19 epidemic. An initial version of the tool exists, and some privacy enhancing measures were taken. This work will carry out a systematic privacy assessment of the tool, identifying room for improvement and proposing measures to improve where possible while keeping the functionality of the tool. This work will be a cooperation with privacy experts.
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 the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineer, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, under the supervision of Professor Ana Cristina Costa Aguiar.
4 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 01-09-2020 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary:
798.00€ (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%)
    1- Quality of the candidates’ Curriculum Vitae
  • C2 (50%)
    2- Suitability of the candidates’ profile and motivation to the project

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. Ana Cristina Costa Aguiar, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Pedro Miguel Alves Brandão, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto
  • Prof. Pedro Miranda de Andrade de Albuquerque d´Orey, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, at Porto. 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:
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:
04-08-2020 to 17-08-2020
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