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Research Position:

Title: Research Grant - BIM/Nº2 - 04/01/2019 - XiPhy
Funding Reference Number: BIM/Nº2 - 04/01/2019 - XiPhy
Summary: A research position for one Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre (1 BI Mestre) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações in the scope of the project XiPhy – Xinhuanet Physiological Computing Scientific Research Cooperation, funded by Xinhuanet Co. Ltd. The work is in the area of Biomedical Signal Acquisition and Processing.
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
Admission Requirements: Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering or related areas; Strong knowledge in machine learning for biosignal analysis, pattern recognition and signal processing methodologies; Good programming skills preferably in Python; Experience in multimodal electrophysiological signal analysis, in particular Electrocardiography (ECG), Photoplethysmography (PPG) and Electrodermal Activity (EDA); Previous publications on biosignal acquisition and processing in real-world applications (preferable); Ability to integrate multi-disciplinary teams; Good English writing skills; Self-motivation for scientific research.
Work Objectives: The general objective of this research is to work in the area of electrophysiological signal acquisition and processing for biomedical applications, namely: Design and implementation of machine learning, pattern recognition and signal processing methods for biosignal analysis; Development of supporting software tools; Laboratory and real-world benchmarking data acquisition; Systematic analysis and reporting of the main findings.
Applicable legislation: A fellowship will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by, “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.
Place of work: The work will be developed at the Instituto de Telecomunicações based at the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, under the supervision of Professor Ana Luisa Nobre Fred and Professor Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva.
Duration: 12 months, possibly renewed in the scope of this project or another that comes next with same propose. Start date: 1 February 2019 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 980 € (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/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%)
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.
Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva
Ana Luisa Nobre Fred
Paulo Sérgio de Brito André
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, description of prior work in the area, recommendation letter(s).
Application Period: 18-01-2019 to 31-01-2019
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Published on: 04-01-2019