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Title: Research Grant - BPD/Nº7 - 30/01/2020 - SymBreak
Funding Reference Number: BPD/Nº7 - 30/01/2020 - SymBreak
Summary: A research position for one Post-Doctoral Research Grant (“Bolsa de Pós-Doutoramento“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project “ Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Optics”, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. The work for this position is in the area of nanophotonics and quantum optics.
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Antennas and Propagation – Lx
Admission Requirements: PhD degree in Physics, or Electrical Engineering, or in a related area, and desirably with knowledge in the area of nanophotonics and quantum optics.
Work Objectives: The selected candidate will investigate if/how thermal or quantum fluctuations can trigger the spontaneous symmetry breaking effect in atomic systems.
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. 40/2004, dated August 18 (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, I.P.
Place of work: The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Lisbon, under the supervision of doctor Mário Silveirinha
Duration: 6 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 16-03-2020 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 1.600.00€ (net), 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:
Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation  (65%)
Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan  (35%)
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position.
Mário Gonçalo Mestre Verissimo Silveirinha
Tiago André Nogueira Morgado
Filipa Isabel Rodrigues Prudêncio
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, at Lisbon. The selected candidate will be notified by email. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form or at E-mail submissions are not accepted.
Required Documents: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position; Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts; Proof of registration and enrollment in a study cycle in the preferred areas IMPORTANT NOTICE: If the selected candidate has a degree obtained outside Portugal, his degree must be certified in Portugal For more information see: Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES):
Application Period: 13-02-2020 to 27-02-2020
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Published on: 30-01-2020