Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Research Position:

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BsC in Eletronics or Physics- BIL Nº2021/00011
Funding Reference Number:
BIL Nº2021/00011- POCI-01-0247-FEDER-047221
A research position for 1 (one) Research Grant ("Bolsa de Licenciado") is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the project plugPON- POCI-01-0247-FEDER-047221. This work is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), through the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Programme (COMPETE 2020) of the Portugal 2020 framework. This grant includes the development, testing and documentation of a software solution for a Smart EVSE using Open Source Libraries and V2X technologies. The work will be included in a project aimed at developing the next generation of integrated optical interfaces.
Scientific Area:
Optics and Photonics
Optical Communications Systems – Av
Admission Requirements:
The scholarships referred to in this call may be used to carry out initial R&D activities by students enrolled in a professional higher technical course, in a degree, an integrated master's or a master's degree graduates and also who are enrolled in non-conferencing courses academic degrees integrated into the educational project of a higher education institution, developed in association or cooperation with one or more R&D units.Required: good knowledge in optical communications, if possible with some evidenced academic (related subjects) or experience background. Optional but beneficial: Simulation skills in VPI and/or other physical layer simulation environment for optical communications.
Work Objectives:
The aim of the work is to study the present requirements for the existing 10, 25 and 50Gb/s PON and access technologies.
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. For direct access to the FCT RBI go to the following link (Reg. 950/2019, published in the DR of 16 December).
Place of work:
The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at the University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Prof. António Teixeira.
6 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: February 2021 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
805.98€ 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 (10%)
    Motivation letter
  • C2 (40%)
    CV analysis
  • C3 (50%)

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 10% + C2 x 40% + C3 x 50%
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. Antonio Luis Jesus Teixeira, Universidade de Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Mário Jose Neves de Lima, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Prof. Rogério Nunes Nogueira, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
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:
Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position, Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts and degree certificate. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form.
After the notification of the results, candidates have 10 working days if they wish to contest the decision.
E-mail submissions will not be considered. (The cover letter and the CV are mandatory documents in the online application platform)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Academic degrees obtained abroad require recognition by a Portuguese institution under the terms of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of 16 August and Ordinance No. 33/2019, of 25 January. The presentation of the certificate is mandatory for signing the contract. More information can be obtained at:

All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
26-01-2021 to 08-02-2021
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