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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.
Research Grant for BSc (“Bolsa de Investigação para Licenciado” ) - BI/ Nº001/2023
Funding Reference Number:
A research position for one Research Grant for BSc (“Bolsa de Investigação para Licenciado”) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of project “CIBME - Compressão de Imagens Biomédicas de Modalidades Emergentes” with Nr/Ref. UIDB/50008/2020. This project is funded by FCT/MCTES.
Scientific Area:
Information and Data Sciences
Multimedia Signal Processing – Co
Admission Requirements:
• BSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering or Biomedical Engineering or Physics Engineering with a grade point average not inferior to 14 on a 20 point scale.
• Knowledge of Digital Signal Processing, image processing, machine learning techniques, programming in C/C++ or Python, and Matlab.
• Proficiency in oral and written Portuguese or English.
In what concerns the admission requirements for this research grant in particular: candidates must be enrolled in a master’s degree program at a Portuguese Higher Education institution, in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering or Biomedical Engineering or Physics Engineering.
Work Objectives:
The CIBME project has as its main objectives the development of coding and processing technologies for efficient representation and processing in the compressed domain of medical and biomedical images and volumes. The research activities to be carried out in the context of this grant will be focused on the problems of compressing biomedical and medical images like microscopy and MRI images and volumes and processing in the compressed domain. The compression techniques to be developed or evaluated should be compatible with compressed domain processing. The solutions developed will be presented and disseminated publicly in the form of oral communications and written reports as well as scientific papers to be submitted for publication in international journals.
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 Coimbra, under the supervision of Prof. Luis Alberto da Silva Cruz.
9 months. Start date: 15st March 2023 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
875,98 € 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 (40%)
    CV: Curriculum vitae evaluation based on submitted documents
  • C2 (30%)
    Profile: Adequacy of the candidate’s profile to the execution of the project task, with an evaluation based on the candidate’s recent work experience
  • C3 (30%)

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 40% + C2 x 30% + 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. Luis Alberto da Silva Cruz, Universidade de Coimbra (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Sérgio Manuel Maciel de Faria, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
  • Prof. Fernando Jose Pimentel Lopes, Instituto Superior Engenharia Coimbra
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Coimbra. 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. Further informations:

Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form (link do Portal).

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:
16-01-2023 to 20-02-2023
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