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Research Position:

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Research Grant - BI/Nº3 - 11/01/2021 - LAY(RF)^2
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº3 - 11/01/2021 - LAY(RF)^2
Summary: A research position for one Bolsa de Investigação para Licenciado (1 BI Licenciado) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações in the scope of the project LAY(RF)^2 - Ready-to-Fabricate RF and mmWave Integrated Circuit Layouts, funded by the applicable financial framework (FCT/MEC through national funds).
Scientific Area: Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Group: Integrated Circuits - Lx
Scientific Area:
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Integrated Circuits - Lx
Admission Requirements:
This research grant seeks candidates that: (1) have concluded the bachelor degree or 1st Cycle of an integrated MSc Course, and, (2) that are currently attending the MSc Course or 2nd Cycle of an integrated MSc Course, in Electrical and Computer Engineering, or similar. Additionally, prior expertise on deep learning techniques and electronic design automation tools for analog and radio-frequency integrated circuit design, and/or, prior experience with the AIDASoft framework ( are required.
Work Objectives:
The workplan is integrated in the LAY(RF)^2 project and addresses the development of electronic design automation tools that answer to several modeling, simulation and layout-induced issues that emerged with the state-of-the-art radio-frequency and millimeter wave circuit and system topologies, and also, deep nanometer integration technologies. Particularly, for this position, the work will be centered on the development of advanced machine learning methods, e.g., deep artificial neural networks, that will speed up the automatic generation (device, sizing and layout) of the radio-frequency and millimeter wave circuits already performed in the AIDASoft framework (
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 Lisbon, under the supervision of Professor Ricardo Miguel Ferreira Martins
3 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 01-04-2021 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary:
805,98€ (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 (100%)
    The selection is made by Curriculum evaluation

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. Nuno Calado Correia Lourenço, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa (President of the jury)
  • Prof. António Manuel Lourenço Canelas, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
  • Prof. Ricardo Filipe Sereno Póvoa, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. Jorge Manuel Correia Guilherme, Instituto Politécnico Tomar (Substitute)
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, at Lisbon. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form or at
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:
25-01-2021 to 05-02-2021
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