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Research Position:

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Research Grant - BI/Nº28 - 21/05/2021 – MATISSE - DSAIPA/DS/0026/2019
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº28 - 21/05/2021 – MATISSE - DSAIPA/DS/0026/2019
A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project MATISEE - DSAIPA/DS/0026/2019, funded by FCT. The work for this position is in the area of Machine Learning, in particular, in causal inference based on information-theoretic tools
Scientific Area:
Networks and Services
Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
Admission Requirements:
Bachelor (licenciatura). The candidate is expected to have good knowledge of probability and statistics, machine learning, and some previous exposure to information theory
Work Objectives:
Causal inference from data is a central topic in statistics and machine learning, which is highly relevant for scientific discovery. In the impossibility of carrying out randomized or interventional experiments, causal inference from purely observational data is a challenging task, which has been the focus of some research effort. The goal of this work is to study and test a recent class of methods to infer causal relations between pairs of variables, which is based on information-theoretic tools.
Applicable legislation:
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 Prof. Alexandra Carvalho
3 month renewable once for other 3 month. Start date: 01-07-2021 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary:
835,98 € (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. Bruno Miguel Santos Mera, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
  • Prof. André Nuno Carvalho Souto, 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.
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, Copy of the relevant certificates (Copy of the Degree Certificate).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If the selected candidate has a degree obtained outside Portugal, his degree must be certified in Portugal
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Application Period:
04-06-2021 to 18-06-2021
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