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Research Grant - BI/Nº30 - 01/06/2021 - QIA
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº30 - 01/06/2021 - QIA
A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação“) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project QIA. Investigate applications for the Quantum Internet, as well as the corresponding architecture and resource requirements.
Scientific Area:
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Physics of Information and Quantum Technologies - Lx
Admission Requirements:
PhD degree (recognised in Portugal) in Information Engineering, obtained less than three years ago. Expertise in quantum information theory, quantum entanglement, quantum measurement, quantum computation. Further requirements include: self-motivation for scientific research; ability for teamwork. Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts and list of publications, Copy of the relevant certificates.
Work Objectives:
Investigate applications for the Quantum Internet. • Investigate the architecture and resource requirements of these applications
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 Prof. Yasser Omar
3 months, with the possibility of renewal till the end of the project. Start date: 01/07/2021 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary:
3000 € (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 (35%)
    Academic Record
  • C2 (35%)
    Scientific Record
  • C3 (30%)
    Statement of research interests

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 35% + C2 x 35% + 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. Yasser Rashid Revez Omar, Instituto Superior Técnico (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Gonçalo Martins Quinta, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
  • Prof. Bruno Gabriel Coelho Coutinho, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
  • Prof. João Carlos Carvalho de Sá Seixas, Instituto Superior Técnico (Substitute)
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, Copy of the relevant certificates (Copy of the Degree Certificate).

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:
01-06-2021 to 16-06-2021
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