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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 Initiation Grant ("Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação") – BII Nº2021/00204
Funding Reference Number:
BII Nº2021/00204 - 2-3SST2018-20
A research position for 1 (one) Research Initiation Grant ("Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação ") is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the project 2-3SST2018-20, funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Programme.
Scientific Area:
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Integrated Circuits – Av
Admission Requirements:
Research Initiation Grants are intended:
- for students enrolled in a professional higher technical course, undergraduate degree, integrated master's degree or master's degree, to undertake initial R&D activities, with a view to beginning their scientific training through integration in R&D projects to be developed in national institutions.
- for students carrying out initial R&D activities who are enrolled in non-degree courses integrated in the educational project of a higher education institution, developed in association or cooperation with one or more R&D units.
Candidates must be enrolled in the areas of physics, electronics & telecommunications, telematics or computing, and Informatics engineering. Knowledge on image processing for space science or astronomy will be majored. Previous internships within projects on space debris will be majored.
Work Objectives:
- Analysis of source extraction and detection pipelines used in wide field of view (WFOV) deep sky images for Gravitational waves optical counterparts. - Development of Automated processing pipeline for sources detection from CCD images. - Application to WFOV optical telescope for space debris monitoring. The prototype pipeline should be tuned for ground- and space-based observing scenarios.
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. 123/2019, dated August 28 (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 Dr. Domingos Barbosa.
12 months, with the possibility of renewal until the end of the project. Start date: December 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 (70%)
  • C2 (30%)

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 70% + C2 x 30%
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. Domingos da Silva Barbosa, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Bruno David Fernandes Coelho, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. José Miguel da Silva Bergano, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. Luis Filipe Mesquita Nero Moreira Alves, Universidade de Aveiro (Substitute)
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, degree certificate, and proof of enrollment in a higher education course. 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)
NOTICE: Degrees obtained abroad are recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution under the terms of Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of August 16 and Ordinance No. 33/2019, of January 25. More information at:

All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
16-11-2021 to 30-11-2021
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