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Research Position:

Note: This is a free translation of the original announcement written in Portuguese, provided only for convenience of non-Portuguese speakers. Only the Portuguese version has official value.
Research Grant - BI/Nº9 - 11/05/2020 - HelicalMETA
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº9 - 11/05/2020 - HelicalMETA
Research position for a Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação Licenciado“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the HelicalMETA project funded by FCT/MCTES through national funds and when applicable co-funded EU funds under the project UIDB/EEA/50008/2020. The work for this position is in the area of Metamaterials.
Scientific Area:
Wireless Communications
Antennas and Propagation – Lx
Admission Requirements:
Bachelor degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering or Applied Physics or Physics Engineering, or equivalent course, with a grade point average not inferior to 14 out of 20. Self-motivation for scientific research and ability for teamwork. The candidates must be enrolled in a master program.

Work Objectives:
Work Objectives: Controlling and manipulating light is one of the greatest challenges of current and future electromagnetic technologies. This project will consider a microwave metamaterial formed of helical wires, which have the potential to host a promising kind of topological object known as Weyl points. These are accompanied by propagating modes with exceptional waveguiding properties largely unaffected by fabrication imperfections. The final goal of the project is to provide the first experimental verification of the predicted topological features in metamaterials and its associated protected surface states, characterizing their robustness. The work will consist of the theoretical study of mode dispersion in helical metamaterials, the design of structures hosting Weyl points, and the calculation of the associated topological invariants. There may be possibility of performing related experimental work under this contract.
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 Lisbon, under the supervision of doctor Filipa Prudêncio and Paloma Huidobro
6 months. Start date: 01-07-2020 (or soon
Monthly salary:
798.00€ (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 (40%)
    1- Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (50%)
    2- Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan
  • C3 (10%)
    3- Fluency in oral and written English

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 40% + C2 x 50% + C3 x 10%
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. Paloma Arroyo Huidobro, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Filipa Isabel Rodrigues Prudêncio, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
  • Prof. Tiago André Nogueira Morgado, Instituto de Telecomunicações Coimbra
Communication of the results:
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, at Lisbon. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
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E-mail submissions are not accepted.

Required Documents:
Required Documents for Admission:
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

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Application Period:
25-05-2020 to 05-06-2020
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