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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.
B-0007-22 - Research Grant (BI) – 13/01/2022
Funding Reference Number:
A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project QUESTS – QUANTUM ENABLED SECURITY AND PRIVACY IN VEHICULAR NETWORKS. This project is funded by FCT/MCTES through national funds and when applicable co-funded EU funds under the project UIDB/50008/2020.
Scientific Area:
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Security and Quantum Information - Lx
Admission Requirements:
Research grants are intended:
- for students enrolled in a degree-conferring course to carry out R&D activities with the aim to consolidate their scientific training through the development of research work leading to the attainment of the respective academic degree or completion of the course (integrated or not in R&D projects).
- for students enrolled in courses that do not confer an academic degree but which are integrated in an educational project of a higher education institution and are developed in association or cooperation with one or several R&D units.

In what concerns the admission requirements for this research grant in particular:
- The candidate should have a Master's degree in Mathematics or Electrical Engineering and a previous background in postquantum cryptography;
- The candidate must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program to be admissible to the grant.
Work Objectives:
The candidate will work in the Security and Quantum Information Group namely on the development of post-quantum secure computation protocols and their analysis.
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 Av. Rovisco Pais, 1, 1049-001 Lisboa, under the supervision of Prof. Paulo Mateus.
3 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: February 1st, 2022 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 (60%)
  • C2 (10%)
    Motivation Letter
  • C3 (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 60% + C2 x 10% + C3 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. Alexandra Sofia Martins de Carvalho, Instituto Superior Técnico (President of the jury)
  • Prof. André Nuno Carvalho Souto, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
  • Prof. Bruno Miguel Santos Mera, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
  • Prof. Nikola Paunkovic, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa (Substitute)
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisboa. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Required Documents:
Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, Copy of the relevant certificates, and proof of enrollment (or proof of acceptance) in a higher education course.
Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button.
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)
All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
14-01-2022 to 27-01-2022
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