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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 012/2020- Rede de Sensores sem Fios para Monitorização Ambiental- POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030539 -PTDC/EEI-EEE/30539/2017– WSN-EM
Funding Reference Number:
POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030539 -PTDC/EEI-EEE/30539/2017– WSN-EM
Research position for one Research Grants (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the project – Wireless Sensor Network for Environmental Monitoring financed by “Programa Operacional Temático Competitividade e Internacionalização” - FEDER and by “Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia” - OE . The work for this position is in the area of antennas, radiowave propagation modelling, radio measurement and analysis
Scientific Area:
Wireless Communications
Antennas and Propagation – Lr
Admission Requirements:
• Bachelor degree (Licenciate) in degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or Telecommunication Engineering, with experience in radio frequency measurements and analysis
Work Objectives:
The work addresses the detailed radio coverage study of a wide range wireless sensor network for environmental monitoring, including coverage optimization, with practical validation through appropriate data gathering via coordinated drive tests. It also includes the design of small-form antennae for both base station and nodes.
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 Leiria, under the supervision of Professors Rafael Ferreira da Silva Caldeirinha and João Ricardo Vitorino Reis.
3 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 (40%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (40%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan
  • C3 (10%)
    Fluency in oral and written English
  • C4 (10%)

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 40% + C2 x 40% + C3 x 10% + C4 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. Rafael Ferreira da Silva Caldeirinha, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Nuno Ricardo Cordeiro Leonor, Universidade de Coimbra
  • Prof. João Ricardo Vitorino Reis, Instituto de Telecomunicações 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
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Application Period:
29-09-2020 to 13-10-2020
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