Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

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/Nº18 - 19/03/2021– PROVEN - UIDB/EEA/50008/2020
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº18 - 19/03/2021– PROVEN - UIDB/EEA/50008/2020
Research position for a Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação BI“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project PROVEN funded by FCT/MCTES through national funds and when applicable co-funded EU funds under the project UIDB/EEA/50008/2020.
Scientific Area:
Information and Data Sciences
Multimedia Signal Processing – Lx
Admission Requirements:
Enrollment on a integrated master degree in electrical and computer engineering. Self-motivation for scientific research; ability for teamwork. Good knowledge of English language. Portuguese oral and writing skills will be considered as an added value. Good programming skills (C, C++ or Matlab).
Work Objectives:
To improve system availability, where more users can access 360º videos simultaneously, and also to enhance fairness, with an increased QoE for all the users. Another goal is to consider coexistence of other services in the optimization process, including the ones that also have latency constraints and compete in terms of prioritization with the 360º video delivery (e.g., VoIP and video conferencing), in order to maintain its target quality in a multiuser scenario. Moreover, the optimization process aims also at devising appropriate solutions for the network architecture, namely in terms of number and location of MEC units.
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 at Lisbon, under the supervision of doctor Maria Paula Queluz
3 months, with the possibility of renewal for an additional period of six month Start date: 01-05-2021 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary:
446.12€ (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 (35%)
    1- Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (35%)
    2- Suitability of the candidates’ profile for the project based, on the relevant work experience
  • C3 (30%)
    3- Statement of research interests

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 35% + C2 x 35% + C3 x 30%
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. Maria Paula dos Santos Queluz Rodrigues, Instituto Superior Técnico (President of the jury)
  • Prof. António José Castelo Branco Rodrigues, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. Ivo Luís de la Cerda Garcia e Sousa, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. João Miguel Duarte Ascenso, Instituto Superior Técnico (Substitute)
Communication of the results:
Once the provisional ranked list of the evaluation results has been communicated, applicants have 10 business days to, if they wish, dispute the decision during the preliminary hearing phase, according to Articles no. 121 and the following of the Administrative Procedure Code (CPA).
The final decision will be disclosed after the analysis of the applicants’ arguments presented in the preliminary hearing. The final decision can be claimed within 15 business days or, alternatively, appealed within 30 business days, after the communication of the results, respectively. Applicants who choose to submit a claim should present their arguments to the member of the FCT Board of the Directors with the delegated competence. Applicants who prefer to submit an appeal should present their arguments to the FCT Board of Directors.
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.
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:
05-04-2021 to 16-04-2021
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