Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

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/Nº13 - 19/05/2020 - NICE-HOME
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº13 - 19/05/2020 - NICE-HOME
A research position for one Bolsa de Investigação para Licenciado (1 BI Licenciado) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações in the scope of the project NICE-HOME - Non-Invasive Fog-Cloud Enabled Home Monitoring for Elders, X-0005-LX-20 - UIDB/50008/2020, funded by the applicable financial framework (FCT/MEC through national funds and when applicable co-funded by FEDER – PT2020 partnership agreement). The work is in the area of Biomedical Systems and Signal Acquisition.
Scientific Area:
Networks and Multimedia
Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
Admission Requirements:
Strong knowledge in design of electronic systems, low-level firmware programming, wireless communications protocols and signal acquisition methodologies; Good programming skills preferably in C++ and Python; Experience in embedded systems programming, in particular devices involving Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy and WiFi connectivity; Previous developments in the field (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 embedded systems development, signal acquisition and processing for telemedicine and biomedical applications, namely: Design and implementation of a device for multimodal physiological data acquisition; Development of supporting software and hardware 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 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 Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva.
12 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 01-07-2020 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary:
1.064.00€ (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. Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Ana Luisa Nobre Fred, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. Paulo Sérgio de Brito André, Instituto Superior Técnico
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:
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Application Period:
02-06-2020 to 17-06-2020
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