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Research Position:

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Research Scholarships for Master in Telecommunications or Electrical Engineering - POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016432- BIM Nº2020/00043
Funding Reference Number:
BIM Nº2020/00043- POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016432
The project RETIOT, “Reflectometry Technologies to Enhance the Future Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems, with the reference POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016432, funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Program, Regional Operational Program of Lisbon, Regional Operational Program of the Algarve, in its component FEDER, and the Foundation for Science and Technology. The project RETIOT, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016432, intends to develop technology that integrates communication and reflectometry functionalities. Within the framework of the RETIOT project, Instituto de Telecomunicações - Polo de Aveiro intends to open and grant 3 fellowships.
Scientific Area:
Wireless Communications
Mobile Networks – Av
Admission Requirements:
Master in Telecommunications or Electrical Engineering, or related area, with knowledge in the area of signal processing for telecommunications and / or reflectometry. Expertise that may be relevant for the work include: FPGA programming with namely VIVADO; Matlab programming; Experience with USRPs; Signal Processing for Communications. The candidates must be enrolled in a PHD program.
Work Objectives:
The work plan includes the following points:
Grant 1: Experimental performance evaluation of joint waveforms for wireless communications and reflectometry including MIMO. The work will focus on multicarrier waveforms (OFDM type and multicarrier spread spectrum).
Grant 2: Development of simulation tool for cooperative sensing through reflectometry and compressed sensing.
Grant 3: Development of simulation tool for system analysis in cellular systems integrating radar type sensing.
According to the expertise of the candidate and time constraints the experimental performance evaluation can be for the more practical oriented work:
- Real time signal processing implementation in FPGA.
- Offline experimental setup using MATLAB ad interfacing it with programmable commercial hardware modules.
While for the more conceptual it could involve:
• Definition of the software architecture
• Integration of algorithms
• Validation
For any further information, please contact Prof. Atilio Gameiro, or Prof. Manuel Violas,
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 Prof. Atílio Gameiro.
3 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: September 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 (50%)
    Curriculum vitae
  • C2 (50%)

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. Atílio Manuel da Silva Gameiro, Universidade de Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Manuel Alberto Reis de Oliveira Violas, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Prof. Daniel Filipe Marques Castanheira, 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 and degree certificate. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form.
After the notification of the results, candidates have 10 working days, if they wish, to contest the decision.
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:
14-08-2020 to 27-08-2020
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