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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.
Integrated photonics design and testing MsC - BIM Nº2021/00071
Funding Reference Number:
BIM Nº2021/00071 – plugPON - POCI-01-0247-FEDER-047221
A research position for 1 (one) Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação”) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the project plugPON- POCI-01-0247-FEDER-047221. This work is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), through the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Programme (COMPETE 2020) of the Portugal 2020 framework. This grant aims to develop, design and test photonic integrated sub-systems for access networks.
Scientific Area:
Optics and Photonics
Optical Communication Systems
Admission Requirements:
MsC in a related topic (telecommunications, Physics, etc). Beneficial is the previous experience on each of the topics: design, development or test of photonic integrated circuits. Familiarity with simulation tools for optical communications is greatly beneficial. The candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral program.
Work Objectives:
Develop and test next generation photonic integrated circuits for access networks, including NGPON2, 25Gbit/s and 50Gbt/s.
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. António Teixeira.
6 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: May 2021 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
1104.64€ 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 (35%)
  • C2 (15%)
    Motivation letter supported by the 2 recommendation letters
  • 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 35% + C2 x 15% + 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:
03-05-2021 to 14-05-2021
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