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Research Position:

Important note: This is a summarized English version of the full original announcement written in Portuguese, provided for the convenience of non-Portuguese speakers. Only the full Portuguese version has official value for the evaluation and selection process.
B-0167-22 – Research Grant (BII) – 21/09/2022 – P-0001-LX-21 - AIMHealth
Funding Reference Number:
FEDER – PT2020
A research position for one Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação (1 BII) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações in the scope of the project AIMHealth - AI-based mobile applications for public health response, funded by the applicable financial framework (FCT/MEC through national funds and when applicable co-funded by FEDER – PT2020 partnership agreement). The work is in the area of hardware for physiological data acquisition.
Scientific Area:
Information and Data Sciences
Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
Admission Requirements:
- BSc student in Biomedical Engineering or related areas; Strong knowledge in biomedical instrumentation; Good programming skills preferably in C/C++ and Python; Experience in physiological sensor integration and characterization, with special emphasis in Electrocardiography (ECG); Demonstrated ability to integrate multi-disciplinary teams; Good English writing skills; Self- motivation for scientific research.
Work Objectives:
The general objective of this research is to work in the area of non-intrusive data acquisition and remote patient monitoring, physiological signal acquisition, and physiological sensors characterization for biomedical applications, namely “invisible” Electrocardiography (ECG); Development of supporting software and hardware tools; Laboratory and real-world experimentation; Systematic analysis and reporting of the main findings.
Applicable legislation:
A fellowship will be celebrated according to “Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação”, according to Law no. 40/2004, dated on 18th of August (Status of Scientific Research Fellow -, in its actual redaction, by Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia (, according to Reg. 950/2019, dated on 16th of December, and also by “Regulation of Instituto de Telecomunicações’ fellowships”.
Place of work:
The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações – Pólo Lisboa, under the supervision of Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva
3 months, with the possibility of renewal (according to the regulations defined by FCT). Start date: November 1, 2022 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
486,12€ according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal ( / according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by Instituto de Telecomunicações. The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Selection criteria:
  • C1 (40%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (50%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan
  • C3 (10%)
    Fluency in oral and written English

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 40% + C2 x 50% + C3 x 10%
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. Ana Luisa Nobre Fred, Instituto Superior Técnico (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Nuno Gonçalo Coelho Costa Pombo, Universidade da Beira Interior
  • Prof. Mario Alexandre Teles de Figueiredo, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. Paulo Luis Serras Lobato Correia, Instituto Superior Técnico (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 and relevant background, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, Copy of the relevant certificates (Copy of the Degree Certificate(s), if applicable); and proof of enrollment (or proof of acceptance) in a higher education course or declaration of intention to enroll in a higher education course.
NOTE: The proof of enrollment in a higher education course must be made until the contract is signed.
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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:
22-09-2022 to 06-10-2022
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