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 Nº 2021/00096
Funding Reference Number:
BIM Nº 2021/00096– NGN-ET
(1) Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre”) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of project NGN-ET. The work for this position is in the general area of networking, with emphasis on 6G and heterogeneous networking and intelligent networks.
Scientific Area:
Networks and Services
Telecommunications and Networking – Av
Admission Requirements:
M.Sc. in computer science, telecommunications engineering, electrical engineering or equivalent, with background in networking and telecommunications. The candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral program.
Work Objectives:
The candidate will work on the fundamental tradeoffs for bringing intelligence into 6G networks, namely aspects of timing, sampling and complexity – both distributed and centralized. The candidate will be required to understand the requirements of the communications systems, and help in the design of the overall system architectures coping with intelligent machine learning mechanisms. The candidate will then proceed to implement a proof of concept of the novel network-concepts. The candidate will be also required to execute other related tasks, such as project reporting.
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. Diogo Gomes and Prof. Rui Aguiar.
12 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: June 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 (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. Diogo Nuno Pereira Gomes, Universidade de Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Daniel Nunes Corujo, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Prof. Rui Luis Andrade Aguiar, 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:
28-05-2021 to 15-06-2021
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