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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.
Use of High-Altitude Balloons to Support Decision- Making in Rural Fire- Fighting Operations - PCIF/SSI/0103/2018- BIL Nº2020/00146
Funding Reference Number:
BIL Nº2020/00146- PCIF/SSI/0103/2018
A research position for 1 (one) Research Grant ("Bolsa de Licenciado") is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, funded by FCT/MEC through national funds under the project EyeInTheSky- PCIF/SSI/0103/2018. The work plan consists of the research and implementation of a relay communication system based on VHF / UHF and LoRA to be applied on an UAV platform to support emergency communications and, simultaneously, provide fire scene images to ground and national combat agents. Other costs correspond to Social Security, work accidents insurance and update of grant value.
Scientific Area:
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Integrated Circuits – Av
Admission Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in electronics & telecommunications engineering, telematics and computing, physics or equivalent with great-motivation and ability for teamwork. The candidate should show good background and experience in Ham Radio. The candidates must be enrolled in a MSc course.
Work Objectives:
Implementation of a communication system to support emergency entities in a firefight situation. Implementation and development of a VHF/UHF and LoRA repeater for transferring telemetry, meteorological data, and images (visible and IR). Implement a ground station to manage all the data provided by the previous communication system attached to an UAV. Implement a satellite communication service to populate emergency data for the National and District legal entities. Test the integrated system in a laboratory. System testing and validation in a real experiment.
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. For direct access to the FCT RBI go to the following link (Reg. 950/2019, published in the DR of 16 December).
Place of work:
The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at the University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Dr. Miguel Bergano.
12 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: January 2021 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
805.98€ 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 (100%)
    CV analysis

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 100%
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. António Navarro Rodrigues, Universidade de 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 and degree certificate. 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:
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All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
07-12-2020 to 21-12-2020
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