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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.
Research Grant - BI/Nº25 - 04/05/2021 - I2ACAS - PTDC/EEI-EEE/30723/2017
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº25 - 04/05/2021 - I2ACAS - PTDC/EEI-EEE/30723/2017
A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project I2ACAS Reference PTDC/EEI-EEE/30723/2017, funded by the applicable financial framework (FCT/MCTES) (PIDDAC). The work for this position is in the area of Electromagnetic non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation.
Scientific Area:
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Instrumentation and Measurements – Lx
Admission Requirements:
Master degree in electrical and computer engineering. Expertise on non-destructive testing and evaluation; significant publishing track record in relevant journals and conferences; experience on Matlab programming; self-motivation for scientific research; ability for teamwork. Enrollment in a PhD course in the same area of the Master
Work Objectives:
To construct a model based on the semi analytical Boundary Element Method (BEM) to predict the perturbation of the voltage induced in an eddy current coil due to narrow opening flaws that are usually encountered in eddy current nondestructive tests. The modelling is performed for rectangular narrow opening flaws that are located on the surface of an aluminium plate of finite thickness. The excitation to the coil varies time harmonically and the BEM results are corroborated by experiments performed in a controlled environment in the laboratory
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; Laboratory of Instrumentation and Measurement, under the supervision of Prof. Helena Geirinhas Ramos.
12 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 16/06/2021 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary:
1.104,64€ (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 (40%)
    Suitability of the candidates profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan
  • C3 (20%)
    Competence in experimental work

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 40% + C3 x 20%
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. Artur Fernando Delgado Lopes Ribeiro, Instituto Superior Técnico (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Helena Maria dos Santos Geirinhas Ramos, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. Jorge Manuel Torres Pereira, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. Dário Jerónimo Loureiro Pasadas, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa (Substitute)
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
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Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES):

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Application Period:
18-05-2021 to 31-05-2021
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