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2 Research Initiation Grants ("Bolsas de Iniciação à Investigação") – BII Nº2022/00062
Funding Reference Number:
BII Nº2022/00062 – Joint-Lab-RD3
Two (2) research positions for Research Initiation Grants (“Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação”) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the project Joint-Lab-RD3.
Scientific Area:
Wireless Technologies
Wireless 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 a higher professional technical course, a bachelor's degree, an integrated master's or a master's degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent.
In addition, the following aspects will be valued:
A - Interest in scientific research;
B - Willingness to carry out future advanced studies in electronics;
C - Above average grades in subjects related to mathematics, physics and electronic circuits.
Work Objectives:
Implementation of a Software Defined Radio laboratory module using ADALM-PLUTO, from Analog Devices, and MATLAB, from Mathworks. The implemented system must be flexible and modular, allowing further improvements and incorporation of previously designed external modules.
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 Prof. Dr. Pedro Cabral.
3 months, with the possibility of renewal. This type of scholarship has a maximum duration of 1 year. Start date: May 2022 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
486.12€ 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 assessment
  • C2 (50%)
    Adequacy of the candidate's profile to the job considered, based on relevant work experience in the tasks described in the objectives

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. Pedro Miguel da Silva Cabral, Universidade de Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Telmo Reis Cunha, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Prof. Luís Carlos Cótimos Nunes, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. José Carlos Esteves Duarte Pedro, 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 (if applicable);
• Proof of enrollment in a higher education course or declaration of intention to enroll in a study cycle leading to an academic degree or in a course that does not confer an academic degree.

NOTE: The proof of enrollment in a study cycle leading to an academic degree or in a course not conferring an academic degree must be made until the contract is signed.

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:
13-05-2022 to 27-05-2022
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