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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.
Title:
Research Scholarship – BI/Nº2021/00207
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº2021/00207 – DigCORE - UIDB/50008/2020-UIDP/50008/2020
Summary:
One research position for a (1) Research Grant ("Bolsa de Investigação") is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the project DigCORE - UIDB/50008/2020-UIDP/50008/2020, funded by FCT/MCTES through national funds and when applicable co-funded EU funds.
Scientific Area:
Optics and Photonics
Group:
Optical Quantum Communications – Av
Admission Requirements:
Research grants are intended:
- for students enrolled in a degree-conferring course to carry out R&D activities with the aim to consolidate their scientific training through the development of research work leading to the attainment of the respective academic degree or completion of the course (integrated or not in R&D projects).
- for students enrolled in courses that do not confer an academic degree but which are integrated in an educational project of a higher education institution and are developed in association or cooperation with one or several R&D units.
Candidates must be enrolled in a master's degree or an integrated master's program in the areas of Physics Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, or equivalent, with great-motivation and ability for teamwork. Background and experience in digital-signal processing (DSP) techniques supporting optical communications will be valued.
Work Objectives:
Hardware implementation of low-complexity digital-signal processing (DSP) techniques for self-coherent detection and effective reduction of the outage constraints imposed by inter-core cross-talk (ICXT) in weakly-coupled multi-core fiber (MCF) based optical communication systems.
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. 123/2019, dated August 28 (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 https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml.pt (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 University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Dr. Nelson Muga.
Duration:
3 months, with the possibility of renewal until the end of the project. Start date: December 2021 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
835.98€ according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal (www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores ). The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Selection criteria:
  • C1 (60%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (15%)
    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 (25%)
    Interview

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 15% + C3 x 25%
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.
Jury:
  • Prof. Nelson de Jesus Cordeiro Muga, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Nuno Alexandre Peixoto Silva, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. Armando Humberto Moreira Nolasco Pinto, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Prof. Isiaka Ajewale Alimi, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro (Substitute)
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, degree certificate, and proof of enrollment in a higher education course. 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)
NOTICE: Degrees obtained abroad are recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution under the terms of Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of August 16 and Ordinance No. 33/2019, of January 25. More information at: https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt/pagina/reconhecimento?plid=374

All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
22-11-2021 to 07-12-2021
Assistance:
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Published on:
22-11-2021
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