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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 (“Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação”)- Verão com Ciência 22
Funding Reference Number:
Verão com Ciência 22
A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação”) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of project Verão com Ciência 22 with Nr/Ref. P-0001-IT-22. This project is funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.
Scientific Area:
Information and Data Sciences
Multimedia Signal Processing – Lr
Admission Requirements:
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: candidates must be enrolled in a graduation program in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Work Objectives:
The main tasks to be performed under the fellowship will be:
a) participation in experimental research activities and laboratory meetings related with the workplan.
b) study, implementation and test of compression methods for medical images using regions of interest.
c) performance evaluation study of the impact of compression on medical image classification tasks using machine learning techniques.
d) analysis of results and writing the final report.
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 in person at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Leiria Delegation, under the supervision of Prof. Pedro António Amado de Assunção.
1 month, with no possibility of renewal. Start date: 1 of September 2022.
Monthly salary:
486,12 € 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%)
    Motivation letter (CM) of the candidate, considering the adequacy to the work plan
  • C2 (40%)
    Academic curriculum (CA) and relevant experience in technical and scientific areas related with the workplan
    Applying the following formula to calculate the final grade: NF = [CM*0.6 + AAC*0.4].

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 60% + C2 x 40%
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 Antonio Amado Assunção, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Luís Miguel de Oliveira Pegado de Noronha e Távora, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
  • Prof. Lucas Arrabal Thomaz, Instituto de Telecomunicações Coimbra
  • Prof. Sérgio Manuel Maciel de Faria, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (Substitute)
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações. 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 (if the candidate owns an academic degree), and proof of enrollment in a higher education course. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form (link do Portal).
E-mail submissions will not be considered. (The motivation 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:

All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
19-07-2022 to 19-08-2022
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