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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:
2 Research Initiation Grants ("Bolsas de Iniciação à Investigação") – BII Nº2022/00091
Funding Reference Number:
BII Nº2022/00091 – QUANTAGENOMICS - QuantERA/0001/2021
Summary:
Two (2) research positions for two (2) Research Initiation Grants (“Bolsas de Iniciação à Investigação”) are open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project QUANTAGENOMICS - QuantERA/0001/2021. This project is funded by FCT/MEC through national funds.
Scientific Area:
Optics and Photonics
Group:
Optical Quantum Communications – Av
Admission Requirements:
Research Initiation Grants are intended:
- for students enrolled in a professional higher technical course, undergraduate degree, integrated master's degree or master's degree, to undertake initial R&D activities, with a view to beginning their scientific training through integration in R&D projects to be developed in national institutions.
- for students carrying out initial R&D activities who are enrolled in non-degree courses integrated in the educational project of a higher education institution, developed in association or cooperation with one or more R&D units.

Candidates must be enrolled in a higher professional technical course, a bachelor's degree, an integrated master's or a master's degree in the areas of Mathematics, Informatics, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics Engineering or equivalent, with great-motivation and ability for teamwork.
Work Objectives:
BIIC 1 - Contribute to the implementation of a encoding polarization method for being used in a quantum key distribution system;
BIIC 2 - Contribute to software development and the design of web applications associated to the quantum key distribution system implemented in the laboratory.
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 Prof. Armando Pinto.
Duration:
6 months, with the possibility of renewal. This type of scholarship has a maximum duration of 1 year. Start date: August 2022 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
486.12€ 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 of the candidate

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. Armando Humberto Moreira Nolasco Pinto, Universidade de Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Nuno Alexandre Peixoto Silva, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. Nelson de Jesus Cordeiro Muga, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. Gustavo Miranda Castilho dos Anjos, 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 (if applicable);
• Proof of enrollment in a higher education course or declaration of intention to enroll in a study cycle leading to an academic degree or in a course that does not confer an academic degree.

NOTE: The proof of enrollment in a study cycle leading to an academic degree or in a course not conferring an academic degree must be made until the contract is signed.
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:
26-07-2022 to 09-08-2022
Assistance:
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Published on:
26-07-2022
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