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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.
3 Research Grants ("Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação") – BII Nº2021/00099
Funding Reference Number:
BII Nº2021/00099 – Joint-Lab-RD4
Three (3) research positions for Research Grant (“Bolsa de Iniciação Científica”) are open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project Joint-Lab-RD4 with Huawei Technologies on Semiconductor Device Modeling. The referred Project targets the development or device physics models of very fast semiconductor devices.
Scientific Area:
Wireless Technologies
Wireless Circuits – Av
Admission Requirements:
University students enrolled in a first cycle of higher education, in an integrated master, or professional higher technical course. In addition, the following skills will be highly appreciated: A – genuine interest for scientific research; B – willingness to carrying on future advanced studies in electronics and C – above average grades on courses related to mathematics, physics and electronic circuits.
Work Objectives:
The main goal of these scholarships is to stimulate the interest of young students for scientific research, in particular, in the field of electronic device modeling.
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. José Carlos Pedro.
6 months, with the possibility of renewal. This type of scholarship has a maximum duration of 1 year. Start date: June 2021 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
446.12€ 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 (50%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (50%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on admission requirements and relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan

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 50% + C2 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. José Carlos Esteves Duarte Pedro, Universidade de Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Luis Carlos Cotimos Nunes, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. Pedro Miguel da Silva Cabral, 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 the 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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