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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.
Title:
3 Research Initiation Grants ("Bolsas de Iniciação à Investigação") – BII Nº2021/00240
Funding Reference Number:
BII Nº2021/00240 – RES-SusanaSargento
Summary:
Three (3) research positions for Research Initiation Grants (“Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação”) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of several projects running in the group Networks Architectures and Protocols. The work for this position is in the area of communications networks, including networks for smart cities, beyond 5G, vehicular, unmanned aerial vehicles, and sensing networks, and its services.
Scientific Area:
Networks and Services
Group:
Network Architectures and Protocols – 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 electronics and telecommunications engineering, or equivalent, with knowledge in the area of communication networks and electronics, with great-motivation and ability for teamwork.
Work Objectives:
Design, implement and evaluate communication networks communications networks, including networks for smart cities, beyond 5G, vehicular, unmanned aerial vehicles, and sensing networks, and its services. The specific subject will be discussed with the candidate.
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 https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml.pt (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. Susana Sargento.
Duration:
6 months, with the possibility of renewal. This type of scholarship has a maximum duration of 1 year. Start date: January 2022 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
446.12€ according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal (www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Selection criteria:
  • C1 (60%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (40%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the area

Candidates may be interviewed for clarification of any aspect related to the above criteria
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 60% + C2 x 40%
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.
Jury:
  • Prof. Susana Isabel Barreto Miranda Sargento, Universidade de Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Nuno Miguel Abreu Luís, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa
  • Prof. Pedro Filipe Vieira Rito, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. Duarte Miguel Garcia Raposo, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes 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: https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt/pagina/reconhecimento?plid=374

All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
28-12-2021 to 17-01-2022
Assistance:
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Published on:
28-12-2021
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