Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

Title: Research Grant –BIM/Nº 121/2019 – MCTechs
Funding Reference Number: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029282
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project MCTechs (Multicore fibers technologies for high-capacity Optical Networks), reference POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029282, supported by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), through the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Programme (COMPETE 2020) of the Portugal 2020 framework, and funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) through national funds. The work for this position is in the area of devices for Multicore Space Division Multiplexing (SDM).
Scientific Area: Optical Communications
Group: Optical Communications Systems – Av
Admission Requirements: Master degree on Physics Engineering, Physics, Telecommunications Engineering or equivalent with knowledge on the area of optics and photonics. Background and experience in Optical Fiber Communications will be valued. The candidate should also demonstrate self-motivation for scientific research.
Work Objectives: Design, production and characterization of long period grating (LPG) based multicore couplers and switches for SDM systems
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 Ana Maria Rocha
Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of renewal till the end of the project. Start date: January 2020 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary: 989.70€ 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 admission requirements and 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.
Ana Maria Sousa da Rocha
Gil Gonçalo Martins Fernandes
Rogério Nunes Nogueira
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. Copy of the relevant certificates, description of prior work in the area. 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: 28-11-2019 to 20-12-2019
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Published on: 14-11-2019