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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.
Space Science Signal Processing for SKA and radiotelescope systems - BIM/ Nº 2020/00105
Funding Reference Number:
BIM/ Nº 2020/00105- 2-3SST2018-20
A research position for 1 (one) Research Grant ("Bolsas de Investigação") is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, funded by the Space Surveillance & Tracking (SST) program, Horizon 2020 Grant nº 2_3SST2018-20, European Commission. The work plan consists on the development and research of signal processing algorithms for a space radar prototypes and radio astronomy.
Scientific Area:
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Integrated Circuits – Av
Admission Requirements:
M.Sc. (Mestre) degree in Electronics and Telecommunications (or equivalent) with experience in the digital signal processing for pattern recognition. Experience in development of algorithms in Matlab, C++ and Python. Motivation to work hard in the topic. The candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral program.
Work Objectives:
Extensive digital processing signal programming for pattern recognition applied to space radar and radio astronomy systems. R&D for recent and new algorithms for pattern recognition. Test space radar hardware and perform data reduction using digital signal processing tools. R&D of novel super-resolution techniques in particular for SST Grant nº 2_3SST2018-20 WP7 tasks.
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 Dr. Domingos Barbosa.
12 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: October 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/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (50%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan

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. José Miguel da Silva Bergano, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Domingos da Silva Barbosa, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. Bruno David Fernandes Coelho, 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; Degree certificate(s). 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:
16-09-2020 to 30-09-2020
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