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 Nº 007/2021 - UIDB/50008/2020 - “PLIVE - PLenoptics for Immersive Visual Experience”
Funding Reference Number:
Two positions for a Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação para Licenciado“) are opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the project “PLIVE - PLenoptics for Immersive Visual Experience”, 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 – Co
Admission Requirements:
• BSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a grade point average not inferior to 14 in a 20 point scale.
• Preference will be given to candidates having solid knowledge of Digital Signal Processing, advanced video processing techniques, machine learning techniques, programming in C/C++ or Matlab, and providing evidence of self-motivation for scientific research. The candidates must be enrolled in a master degree program at a Portuguese Higher Education institution.
• Fluency in oral and written English.
Work Objectives:
The PLIVE project has as its main objectives the development of technologies for the efficient and reliable representation, coding and quality evaluation of immersive visual information stored as 3D point clouds, light fields and digital holograms. The research activities to be carried out in the context of these grants will be focused on the problems of compressing and processing 3D point clouds for use in different application contexts like virtual and augmented reality systems, heritage cultural artifacts preservation, autonomous vehicle guidance and others. The solutions developed will be showcased through demonstrations in a prototype platform and public presentations taking the form of oral communications and written reports as well as scientific papers to be submitted for publication in international journals.
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. 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 Coimbra, under the supervision of Professor Luis A. da Silva Cruz.
6 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: no later than the 1st of July 2021.
Monthly salary:
835,98€ (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 (70%)
    1. CV: Curriculum vitae evaluation based on submitted documents and publicly available information
  • C2 (30%)
    2. Profile: Adequacy of the candidate’s profile to the execution of the project task, with an evaluation based on the candidate’s recent work and academic experience (30%)

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 70% + C2 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. Luis Alberto da Silva Cruz, Universidade de Coimbra (President of the jury)
  • Prof. António Manuel Gonçalves Pinheiro, Universidade da Beira Interior
  • Prof. Maria Manuela Areias da Costa Pereira de Sousa, Universidade da Beira Interior
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Coimbra. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Required Documents:
Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, Copy of the relevant certificates (Copy of the Degree Certificate).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If the selected candidate has a BSc degree obtained outside Portugal, his degree must be certified in Portugal. For more information please consult Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES):

All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
13-05-2021 to 26-05-2021
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