Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant - BIL/Nº49 - 26/07/2019 - SECURIoTESIGN - 2
Funding Reference Number: BIL/Nº49 - 26/07/2019 - SECURIoTESIGN - 2
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project SECURIoTESIGN, funded by Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER) trough Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização - COMPETE 2020 and Fundos Nacionais trough FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia under the project PTDC/CCI-COM/30657/2017 - POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030657.
Scientific Area: Networks and Multimedia
Group: Multimedia Signal Processing – Cv
Admission Requirements: Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Engineering If the academic degree required for this competition has been awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must comply with the provisions of Decree-Law no. 341/2007, of October 12, and any formalities established there must be fulfilled until the date of signature of the contract
Work Objectives: The work has 3 main tasks / objectives: (i) The first task will identify and describe the use cases for test specification and audit tools in the IoT environment and will output two possible tools: one for test specification and one for partially automated audits. (ii) The second task will cover the automatic generation of test specifications, taking security requirements and attack and system models as inputs, as well as specific details concerning the environment for the IoT system. The main goal will be to create a tool that will take the models and requirements as inputs and return security test specifications and well-structured documentation. (iii) The third and final task will identify or propose new tools for computer system auditing that can be used in IoT environments. Some effort should also be put into automating the orchestration of the different tools to facilitate the tester's work.
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 Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, under the supervision of Professor Pedro Inácio.
Duration: 21 months. Start date: 16 September 2019 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 752.38€ (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  (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.
Pedro Ricardo Morais Inácio
Mario Marques Freire
Hugo Pedro Martins Carriço Proença
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Covilhã. 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: Curriculum Vitae with a short description of prior research work, motivation Letter, copy of academic certificates. IMPORTANT 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: 12-08-2019 to 27-08-2019
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Published on: 26-07-2019