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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.
B-0005-22 – Research Grant (BI) – 12/01/2022
Funding Reference Number:
own funds – O-0025-LX-15
Research on distributed optimization for sensor networks and distributed machine learning. This research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação”) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of project O-0025-LX-15. This project is funded by own funds.
Scientific Area:
Information and Data Sciences
Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
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.

In what concerns the admission requirements for this research grant in particular:
- Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or other related scientific area.
Work Objectives:
Development of distributed optimization algorithms for sensor networks and distributed machine learning.
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 (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 Av. Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001 Lisboa, under the supervision of Prof. Mário Figueiredo.
3 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: February 1st, 2022 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 (100%)
    Previous work and experience in the research topic

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 100%
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. Ana Luisa Nobre Fred, Instituto Superior Técnico (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
  • Prof. Paulo Luis Serras Lobato Correia, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. Paulo Sergio de Brito Andre, Instituto Superior Técnico (Substitute)
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisboa. 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, and proof of enrollment (or proof of acceptance) in a higher education course.
Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button.
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)

All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
13-01-2022 to 26-01-2022
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