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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/Nº27 - 17/05/2021 - FLOYD - POCI-01-0247-FEDER-045912
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº27 - 17/05/2021 - FLOYD - POCI-01-0247-FEDER-045912
A research position for one Bolsa de Investigação (BI) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project POCI-01-0247-FEDER-045912, funded by Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização (POCI), in its FEDER component and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P., through national funds.
Scientific Area:
Networks and Services
Networked Systems – Po
Admission Requirements:
Students enrolled in a master's degree, integrated master's degree, or graduates enrolled in non-academic degree courses integrated within a higher education institution, in the areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Informatics and Computer Engineering, Computer Science or similar;
- Valued prior experience in 1) wireless networking and 2) vehicular networking;
- Good spoken and written English skills;
- Self-motivated and self-disciplined; capable of working independently on a multidisciplinary, international team.
Work Objectives:
Study and development of a mechanism for the coordination of assisted and autonomous vehicles with vulnerable road users (VRU) considering a heterogeneous environment with cellular and unlicensed wireless networks as access to edge computing resources.
Applicable legislation:
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:
Premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineer, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto
12 months, extendible. Start date: 01-07-2021 (or soon thereafter).
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 (50%)
    Quality of the candidates Curriculum Vitae
  • C2 (50%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project

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 50%
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. Pedro Miguel Alves Brandão, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Rui Pedro de Magalhaes Claro Prior, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto
  • Prof. Luis Miguel Pinho de Almeida, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
  • Prof. Sérgio Armindo Lopes Crisóstomo, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (Substitute)
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Instituto de Telecomunicações at the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineer, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. 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, Copy of the relevant certificates (Copy of the Degree Certificate).

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):

All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
31-05-2021 to 02-07-2021
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