Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

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-0145-22 – Research Grant (BI) – 29/07/2022 – PTDC/EEI-COM/1125/2021 - Deep-PCR
Funding Reference Number:
A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project Deep-PCR - PTDC/EEI-COM/1125/2021. This project is funded by COMPETE 2020 IN THE FEDER COMPONENT, AND BY FUNDAÇÃO PARA A CIÊNCIA E TECNOLOGIA, I.P., IN THE NATIONAL COMPONENT.
Scientific Area:
Information and Data Sciences
Multimedia Signal Processing – Lx
Admission Requirements:
Enrolled in a Ph.D. degree course on electrical and computer engineering; - background on multimedia signal processing, visual compression; - knowledge of Python/C++ programming; and - fluent in English with good skills in technical writing and presenting.
Work Objectives:
The main objective of this work is to study, design, implement and disseminate (in top-level IEEE publications) novel, advanced solutions for deep-learning based point cloud scalable coding.
Applicable legislation:
A fellowship will be celebrated according to “Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação”, according to Law no. 40/2004, dated on 18th of August (Status of Scientific Research Fellow -, in its actual redaction, by Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia (, according to Reg. 950/2019, dated on 16th of December, and also by “Regulation of Instituto de Telecomunicações’ fellowships”.
Place of work:
The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações – Pólo Lisboa, under the supervision of Professor Fernando Manuel Bernardo Pereira.
12 months, with the possibility of renewal (according to the regulations defined by FCT). Start date: September 1, 2022 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
1.144,64€ according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal ( / according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by Instituto de Telecomunicações. The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Selection criteria:
  • C1 (50%)
    Curriculum vitae/academic evaluation
  • C2 (50%)
    Suitability of the candidate profile based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan.

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 50% + C2 x 50%
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. Fernando Manuel Bernardo Pereira, Instituto Superior Técnico (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Nuno Miguel Morais Rodrigues, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
  • Prof. Paulo Luis Serras Lobato Correia, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. João Miguel Duarte Ascenso, 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 and relevant background, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, Copy of the relevant certificates (Copy of the Degree Certificate(s), if applicable); and proof of enrollment (or proof of acceptance) in a higher education course or declaration of intention to enroll in a higher education course.
NOTE: The proof of enrollment in a higher education course 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)

All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
01-08-2022 to 12-08-2022
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