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Research Position:

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Research Grant - BI/Nº1 - 07/01/2021 – PREDICT - PTDC/CCI-CIF/29877/2017
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº1 - 07/01/2021 – PREDICT - PTDC/CCI-CIF/29877/2017
Research position for a Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre inscrito em Doutoramento“) A research position for one Research Grant is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the research project PREDICT - PTDC/CCI-CIF/29877/2017.
The Rheumatic Diseases Portuguese Register (, developed by the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology (SPR), tackles all rheumatic patients treated with biological agents in mainland Portugal, Madeira the Azores, ensuring effective monitoring of treatment indication, efficacy, and safety. The main objective of this work is to investigate several health outcomes in Spondyloarthritis patients (from under biological therapies. Probabilistic graphical models present good interpretable models, allowing for tasks such as clustering, modeling, and inference.
Scientific Area:
Information and Data Sciences
Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
Admission Requirements:
Master in Engineering or Maths. Experience in multivariate time series data processing and analysis (preferable).
Work Objectives:
Stratify patients with Spondyloarthritis under biological therapies (from database) and perform tasks such as modeling and inference in each group, eliciting predictors for each treatment/outcome. Graphical models are required for clinicians' interpretation.
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 Professor Alexandra Carvalho.
8 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 16-02-2021 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary:
1.074,64€ (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%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (50%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan
  • C3 (10%)
    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. Paulo Alexandre Carreira Mateus, Instituto Superior Técnico (President of the jury)
  • Prof. André Nuno Carvalho Souto, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
  • Prof. Helena Isabel Aidos Lopes, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
  • Prof. Susana Vinga, Instituto Superior Técnico (Substitute)
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, at Lisbon. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
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:
Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES):

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Application Period:
21-01-2021 to 03-02-2021
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