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 (“Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre”) - BIM Nº2021/00028
Funding Reference Number:
BIM Nº2021/00028 - POCI-01-0247-FEDER-069989
One Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre”) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of project STEROID - with Nr. 069989 (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-069989). 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. The work for this position is in the general area of cooperative, connected and automated mobility, with emphasis on vehicular communications.
Scientific Area:
Networks and Services
Embedded Systems – Av
Admission Requirements:
Master degree in computer science, telecommunications engineering, electrical engineering or equivalent, with background in networking and firmware development for embedded systems. The candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral program.
Work Objectives:
Development and installation of an intelligent and cooperative mobility testbed, including the implementation of a communications and sensing infrastructure.
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 University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Prof. Joaquim Ferreira.
12 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: March 2021 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
1074.64€ 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

Candidates may be interviewed for clarification of any aspect related to the above criteria
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. Joaquim José de Castro Ferreira, Universidade de Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Jose Alberto Gouveia Fonseca, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Prof. Diogo Nuno Pereira Gomes, Universidade de 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:
24-02-2021 to 09-03-2021
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