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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/Nº 008/2020- POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016432 “RETIOT- Reflectometry Technologies to Enhance the Future Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems”
Funding Reference Number:
A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the project RETIOT- Reflectometry Technologies to Enhance the Future Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems, reference POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016432, funded by Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER) within Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização (COMPETE 2020).
Scientific Area:
Optical Communications
Optical Networking – Co
Admission Requirements:
• Bachelor degree (Licenciate) in Electrical and Computer Engineering or equivalent with with knowledge on the area of communication systems, great-motivation and ability for teamwork. The scholarships referred to in this call may be used to carry out initial R&D activities by students enrolled in a professional higher technical course, in a degree, an integrated master's or a master's degree graduates and also who are enrolled in non-conferencing courses academic degrees integrated into the educational project of a higher education institution, developed in association or cooperation with one or more R&D units.
Work Objectives:
RETIOT aims at developing a photonics-based network, integrating radar and communication features, able to operate in different RF bands, including the millimeter wave band, in a fully software defined configuration. The selected candidate will characterize photonic integrated chips fabricated in InP aimed at photonic generation of RF signals.
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 Coimbra, under the supervision of Professor Maria do Carmo Medeiros
4 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 1st of November 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 (70%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (20%)
  • C3 (10%)
    Fluency in oral and written English

Candidates may be interviewed for clarification of any aspect related to the above criteria
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 70% + C2 x 20% + C3 x 10%
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. Maria do Carmo Raposo de Medeiros, Universidade de Coimbra (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Paulo Miguel Nepomuceno Pereira Monteiro, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Prof. Luis Alberto da Silva Cruz, Universidade de Coimbra
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Coimbra 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 Degree Certificate). The candidates must be enrolled in an integrated master.

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:
25-09-2020 to 12-10-2020
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