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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.
Master degree (Mestre) - BIM/ Nº2021/00091
Funding Reference Number:
BIM/ Nº2021/00091 - VisIoN - 764461
A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Mestre”) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project VisIoN – 764461. The Project VisIoN targets the development and experimental validation of a Visible Light Positioning Systems based on optical cameras as receivers and a Machine Learning algorithms for the position estimation.
Scientific Area:
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Integrated Circuits – Av
Admission Requirements:
The following technical skills are considered compulsory A - skills on visible light positioning systems B - skills on machine learning, especially artificial neural networks C - proficiency on Matlab, Python and Optics Studio D - good publication record in the field. The candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral program.
Work Objectives:
The goals of this grant are: 1) to design and validate a visible light positioning system 2) to access system performance in indoor realistic scenarios 3) to adapt the test scenario to a realistic room size with furniture 4) to compare experimental performance with predictions obtained by simulation.
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. For direct access to the FCT RBI go to the following link (Reg. 950/2019, published in the DR of 16 December).
Place of work:
Place of work: The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Aveiro of Prof. Luís Nero Alves.
8 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: June 2021 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
1104.64€ 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 (60%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (30%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on admission requirements and relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan
  • C3 (10%)
    Good knowledge of English, written and spoken

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 60% + C2 x 30% + C3 x 10%
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 Filipe Mesquita Nero Moreira Alves, Universidade de Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Mónica Jorge Carvalho de Figueiredo, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
  • Prof. Pedro Nicolau Faria da Fonseca, Universidade de Aveiro
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Aveiro. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Required Documents:
Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position, Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts and degree certificate. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form.
After the notification of the results, candidates have 10 working days if they wish to contest the decision.
E-mail submissions will not be considered. (The cover letter and the CV are mandatory documents in the online application platform)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Academic degrees obtained abroad require recognition by a Portuguese institution under the terms of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of 16 August and Ordinance No. 33/2019, of 25 January. The presentation of the certificate is mandatory for signing the contract. More information can be obtained at:

All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
11-06-2021 to 24-06-2021
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