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Research Grant - BI/Nº20 - 20/07/2020 - BioPlus
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº20 - 20/07/2020 - BioPlus
A research position for one Doctoral degree in Physics, Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent to work in Deposition and characterization of diamond films on optical fibers, functionalization of the films and characterization of the response of the biosensors.
Scientific Area:
Optical Communications
Optical Networking – Lx
Admission Requirements:
Doctoral degree in Physics, Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent. Former experience in deposition of diamond films using hot filament chemical vapor deposition and in electrical and morphological characterization of diamond films is required. The candidate should demonstrate self-motivation for scientific research, independence and ability for teamwork
Work Objectives:
Deposition and characterization of diamond films on optical fibers. Functionalization of the films. Characterization of the response of the biosensors. to the previous task by using latent variables to learn representations form the unlabeled data.
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 – Lisboa - Aveiro under the joint supervision of Dr. Paulo André and Dr. Joana Mendes.
6 months with the possibility of renewal of up to 2 years.
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:
  • C1 (40%)
    Curriculum vitae / Academic evaluation
  • C2 (30%)
    Suitability of the candidates profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan
  • C3 (20%)
  • C4 (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 30% + C3 x 20% + C4 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. Paulo Sérgio de Brito André, Instituto Superior Técnico (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Joana Catarina Mendes, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. Rogério Nunes Nogueira, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
Communication of the results:
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.
E-mail submissions are not accepted.

Required Documents:
Cover letter explaining the interest in the position;
Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts.

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):

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Application Period:
03-08-2020 to 14-08-2020
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