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Title: Research Grant - BPD/Nº66 - 12/11/2019 - FIREFRONT
Funding Reference Number: BPD/Nº66 - 12/11/2019 - FIREFRONT
Summary: A research position for one grant (Pós-Doutoramento - BPD) on image processing field is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações and supported by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) in the scope of the Project FIREFRONT (Real¬Time Forest Fire Mapping and Spread Forecast Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
Admission Requirements: 1. PhD in the area of signal/image processing. 2. Background in the fields of image processing, machine learning, and computer science. 3. Demonstrated publication track record in leading scientific journals and conferences. 4. Programming skills in matlab and C/C++. 5. Strong scientific skills and background on CNNs and DNNs. 6. Good written and spoken English skills. Applications should be sent by email (by sending a letter of application) to Attached to the e-mail the following documents must be submitted: 1. Curriculum Vitae with a short description of prior research work. 2. Copy of the PhD diploma. 3. Other supporting documents considered relevant. Deadline for applications: The application documents shall be submitted at Instituto de Telecomunicações platform between November 11th and November 22th, 2019 to with the subject "Application for FIREFRONT grant".
Work Objectives: Based in the following parameters: 1- Curriculum Vitae and submitted documents (60%), 2- Previous experience in the aforementioned areas (40%). 3- An interview (of the top candidates) might be requested if considered relevant by the selection jury, where it is taken into consideration educational performance, professional experience, matching the admission requirements, merit, and motivation. The interview will be included in criteria 2.
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 Lisboa, under the supervision of Prof. José Manuel Peixoto do Nascimento
Duration: 24 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 16/01/2020 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 1509.80 € net, 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 and submitted documents  (60%)
Previous experience in the aforementioned areas  (40%)
Candidates may be interviewed for clarification of any aspect related to the above criteria
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position.
José Manuel Peixoto do Nascimento
Mário Alexandre Teles de Figueiredo
Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Lisbon. The selected candidate will be notified by email. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form. E-mail submissions are not accepted.
Required Documents: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, Copy of the relevant certificates (Copy of the Degree Certificate). IMPORTANT NOTICE: If the selected candidate has a degree obtained outside Portugal, his degree must be certified in Portugal For more information see: Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES):
Application Period: 26-11-2019 to 23-12-2019
Assistance: Send Email
Published on: 12-11-2019