Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications


Title: Research Grant – BPD/Nº 105/2019 – 5G-AHEAD
Funding Reference Number: IF/01393/2015/CP1310/CT0002
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project 5G-AHEAD reference IF/FCT- IF/01393/2015/CP1310/CT0002, funded by FCT/MEC through national funds and when applicable co-funded by FEDER – PT2020 partnership agreement. The work for this position is in the general area of wireless networking, with emphasis on 5G and beyond, network optimization, and networking for IoT.
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Mobile Systems - Av
Admission Requirements: Ph.D. degree in telecommunications engineering, electrical engineering, or equivalent, with proven background and experience in wireless communications, 5G, and networking for IoT. The candidate must show knowledge and hands-on experience in networking for IoT. Simulation using Matlab and NS2/3 is a must.
Work Objectives: The candidate will work on network design and optimization, for new upcoming IoT applications, with concentration on eHealth applications. The work will address the design of inter-operable fog-cloud networking, in addition to MEC (Mobile edge cloud). The candidate will be required to implement and test the proposed algorithms using simulations, and in some cases practical implementation.
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. 40/2004, dated August 18 (Status of Scientific Research Fellow), as amended and republished by Decree-Law No.202/2012 of August 27, and as amended by Decree-Law No.233/2012 of October 29 and by Law No.12/2013 of January 29, and Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of July 9, and also by Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P., approved by Regulation no. 234/2012, published in Series II of Diário da República of June 25 of 2012, amended and republished by Regulation no. 326/2013, published in Series II of Diário da República of July 27 of 2013 and amended by Regulation no. 339/2015, published in Series II of Diário da República of June 17 of 2015, and amended by Regulation nº137-A/2018, published in Series II of Diário da República of February 27 of 2018.
Place of work: The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Aveiro, under the scientific supervision of Dr. Ayman Radwan
Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of renewal till the end of the project. Start date: November 2019 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary: 1509.80€ 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:
Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation  (40%)
Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan  (50%)
Fluency in oral and written English  (10%)
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position.
Ayman Radwan
Rui Luis Andrade Aguiar
Maria de Fátima Fonseca Domingues
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: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position and detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts and degree certificate. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form. E-mail submissions are not accepted. IMPORTANTE NOTICE: IF the selected candidate has a degree obtained outside Portugal, his degree must be certified in Portugal For more information: Direcção Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES):
Application Period: 16-10-2019 to 29-10-2019
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Published on: 02-10-2019