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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/Nº11 -17/02/2021 - QUESTS - UIDB/50008/2020
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº11 -17/02/2021 - QUESTS - UIDB/50008/2020
Research position for a Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre)“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the project QUESTS, funded by FCT/MCTES, under the project UIDB/50008/2020
Scientific Area:
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Security and Quantum Information - Lx
Admission Requirements:
The candidate should have a Master's degree in Mathematics, Physics, or Electrical Engineering. Experience in quantum security proofs is preferable, namely expertise in device independence proofs, semi-definite programming, and quantum information.

Work Objectives:
The objective is to perform several security proofs on the protocols proposed in the project.
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 premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações, under the supervision of Prof. Paulo Mateus.
3 months, eventually renewed in accordance FCT scholarship regulations.
Start date: 01-04-2021 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary:
1.074.64€ (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 (50%)
  • C2 (25%)
    Previous experience
  • C3 (25%)

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 25% + C3 x 25%
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. Alexandra Sofia Martins de Carvalho, Instituto Superior Técnico (President of the jury)
  • Prof. André Nuno Carvalho Souto, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
  • Prof. Bruno Miguel Santos Mera, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
  • Prof. Nikola Paunkovic, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa (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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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:
03-03-2021 to 16-03-2021
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