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Note: This is a free translation of the original announcement written in Portuguese, provided only for convenience of non-Portuguese speakers. Only the Portuguese version has official value.
Post-Doctoral Research Grant (Bolsa de Investigação pós - doutoral) - BIPD Nº2022/00003
Funding Reference Number:
BIPD Nº2022/00003 - MH-SDVANET - PTDC/EEI-COM/5284/2020
One (1) research position for one (1) Post-Doctoral Research Grant (“Bolsa de Pós-Doutoramento”) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project MH-SDVANET (PTDC/EEI-COM/5284/20), funded by FCT/MEC through national funds. The work for this position is in the area of SDN architectures for mobile networks.
Scientific Area:
Networks and Services
Network Architectures and Protocols – Av
Admission Requirements:
The candidate should have a PhD on informatics, telematics, and telecommunications engineering or similar, and with knowledge on the area of communication networks, great-motivation and ability for teamwork.
The PhD degree must have been obtained in the three years prior to the date of submission of this scholarship application.
Work Objectives:
Design, development and implementation of resilient SDN mechanisms for multi-radio access technology mobile networks.
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 University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Prof. Nuno Miguel Abreu Luís.
12 months, with the possibility of renewal. This type of scholarship has a maximum duration of 3 years. Start date: February 2022 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
1,646.00€ 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 (60%)
    Evaluation of the curriculum vitae and other relevant documentation
  • C2 (40%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work objectives

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 60% + C2 x 40%
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. Nuno Miguel Abreu Luís, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Susana Isabel Barreto Miranda Sargento, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Prof. Pedro Filipe Vieira Rito, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
  • Prof. Duarte Miguel Garcia Raposo, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro (Substitute)
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Aveiro. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Required Documents:
Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position, Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts and, degree certificate.
Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form.
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)
NOTICE: Degrees obtained abroad are recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution under the terms of Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of August 16 and Ordinance No. 33/2019, of January 25. More information at:

All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
14-01-2022 to 28-01-2022
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