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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/Nº33- 04/09/2020 - PLIVE
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº33- 04/09/2020 - PLIVE
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 PLIVE, supported by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Scientific Area:
Networks and Multimedia
Multimedia Signal Processing – Cv
Admission Requirements:
The candidates should hold a master degree on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics science or similar qualifications, and preferably should have research experience on image processing and multimedia quality.
Work Objectives:
1) Rendering of plenoptic data on head mounted displays; 2) Random access and scalable solutions for point cloud compression; 3) Quality evaluation of plenoptic data.
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. (Reg. nº 950/2019 de 16 de dezembro)
Place of work:
The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Covilhã, under the supervision of Professor António Manuel Gonçalves Pinheiro
6 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 (40%)
    Academic performance
  • C2 (60%)
    Experience in the scientific area

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 40% + C2 x 60%
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. António Manuel Gonçalves Pinheiro, Universidade da Beira Interior (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Maria Manuela Areias da Costa Pereira de Sousa, Universidade da Beira Interior
  • Prof. Luis Alberto da Silva Cruz, Universidade de Coimbra
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, at Covilhã. 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:
18-09-2020 to 01-10-2020
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