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Research Position:

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Research Grant - BI/Nº10 - 12/02/2021 - RES Hugo Silva
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº10 - 12/02/2021 - RES Hugo Silva
A research position for one Bolsa de Iniciação Científica (BIC) for a student enrolled in a Licenciatura degree (1 BIC) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações in the scope of the project TeamBIT, funded by the applicable financial framework (FCT/MEC through national funds and when applicable co-funded by FEDER – PT2020 partnership agreement).
Scientific Area:
Networks and Services
Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
Admission Requirements:
Strong knowledge in biomedical signals and acquisition methodologies; Good programming skills in Arduino; Basic experience in Python; Ability to integrate multi-disciplinary teams; Good English writing skills; Self-motivation for scientific research; Communication, coordination, and teamwork skills..
Work Objectives:
The general objective of this research is to work in the area of biomedical technologies and signal acquisition for distributed biomedical applications, namely: Laboratory and real-world benchmarking data acquisition; Dataset curation; Systematic analysis and reporting of the main findings. The student will be responsible for the creation and implementation of an annotated database for emotion recognition using physiological data, collected in an unconstrained group setting. This comprises: the development of an experimental protocol for data acquisition; Sensors calibration and placement; Knowledge of the data acquisition and emotion annotation hardware and software; Development of usability and mental load tests; Creation of supporting documentation; Management and recruitment of volunteers for the data acquisition; Dataset creation and management using the devised protocol. The data will be used to evaluate the comfort, usability and mental load of the sensors, acquisition and emotion annotation software tools, as well as the replicability of the setup in unconstrained scenarios.
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. (Reg. nº 950/2019 de 16 de dezembro)
Place of work:
The work will be developed at the Instituto de Telecomunicações based at the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, under the supervision of Professor Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva.
3 months, eventually renewed in accordance FCT scholarship regulations.
Start date: 01-04-2021 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary:
416.12€(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 (20%)
    Curriculum vitae
  • C2 (20%)
  • C3 (50%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan
  • C4 (10%)
    Fluency in oral and written English

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 20% + C2 x 20% + C3 x 50% + 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. Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Ana Luisa Nobre Fred, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. Paulo Luis Serras Lobato Correia, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. Paulo Sergio de Brito Andre, Instituto Superior Técnico (Substitute)
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, at Lisboa. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
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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
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Application Period:
26-02-2021 to 11-03-2021
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