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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/Nº32- 24/08/2020 - TheBlinQC - QuantERA/0001/2017
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº32- 24/08/2020 - TheBlinQC - QuantERA/0001/2017
A Research position for a Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre inscrito em Doutoramento“). A research position for one Research Grant is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the research project TheBlinQC, a project within the QuantERA/0001/2017 program, 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; knowledge of quantum information theory, quantum entanglement, classical and quantum computational physics; self-motivation for scientific research; ability for teamwork. 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
Work Objectives:
Understanding and control of hybrid classical-quantum systems
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.
4 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%)
    Academic Record
  • C2 (35%)
    Scientific Record
  • 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. José Manuel Nunes Leitão, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. Manfred Niehus, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, at Lisboa. 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:
07-09-2020 to 18-09-2020
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