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/Nº009/2021– Project -UIDB/50008/2020
Funding Reference Number:
1 research position for a Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação de Licenciado“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações – Pólo de Coimbra, in the scope of the Project UIDB/EEA/50008/2020 funded by FCT/MCTES through national funds and when applicable co-funded EU funds under the project. The work for this position is in the area of Integrated Sensing and Communication.
Scientific Area:
Wireless Technologies
Antennas and Propagation – Co
Admission Requirements:
Degree of Licenciado in Electrical and Computing Engineering, or equivalent course, with a grade point average not inferior to 16 out of 20. Self-motivation for scientific research and ability for teamwork. The candidates must be enrolled in a master program.
Work Objectives:
Integrated sensing and communication (ISAC), is a paradigm change where the previously competing sensing and communication operations can be jointly optimized via the shared use of a single hardware platform and a joint signal processing framework. The objective of this grant is to assemble an experimental optical wireless test bed facility with ISAC functionalities. The communication signal reflected by the objects will be used for localization.
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:
The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações –Pólo de Coimbra under the supervision of Prof. Maria do Carmo Medeiros.
3 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 15st 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 (50%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (50%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan

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 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. Maria do Carmo Raposo de Medeiros, Universidade de Coimbra (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Vitor Manuel Mendes da Silva, Universidade de Coimbra
  • Prof. Marco Alexandre Cravo Gomes, Universidade de Coimbra
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Leiria. 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 Licenciatura Degree Certificate).

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

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Application Period:
09-06-2021 to 24-06-2021
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