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Research Grant - BIPD/Nº23 - 28/07/2020 - DARING
Funding Reference Number:
BIPD/Nº23 - 28/07/2020 - DARING
A research position for one Post-Doc Research Grant – BIPD, is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project DARING, supported by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.
Scientific Area:
Networks and Multimedia
Multimedia Signal Processing – Lx
Admission Requirements:
Graduate of electrical and computer engineering, computer science with a PhD degree; 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:
In the context, the main objective of this work is to study, design, implement and disseminate (in top level IEEE publications) novel algorithms to advance existing solutions in the learning-based image coding field.
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), in its actual redaction, and also by Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P.
Place of work:
The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Av. Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001 Lisboa, under the supervision of Professor João Ascenso
12 months with the possibility of renewal.
Monthly salary:
1.600.00€ (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:
  • 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. Joao Miguel Duarte Ascenso, Instituto Superior Técnico (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Maria Paula dos Santos Queluz Rodrigues, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. Catarina Isabel Carvalheiro Brites, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, at 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;
Proof of registration and enrollment in a study cycle in the preferred areas

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):

All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
11-08-2020 to 24-08-2020
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