Development of Passive Sensors for the Railway - BIM/ Nº 2020/00129

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    Instituto de Telecomunicações
    Formal sciences


Summary: One (1) research position for one (1) Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação de Mestre“) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), through the Regional Operational Programme of Lisbon (POR LISBOA 2020) and the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Programme (COMPETE 2020) of the Portugal 2020 framework, under the project FERROVIA 4.0- POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046111. Development of Passive Sensors for the Railway and corresponding reading systems.


Scientific Area: Wireless Communications


Group: Radio Systems


Admission Requirements: Master degree in Electronics; Prior knowledge on Antenna developments; Prior knowledge on Radio Frequency systems.

The candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral program.


Work Objectives: Development of Passive Sensors for the Railway and corresponding reading 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. For direct access to the FCT RBI go to the following link https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml.pt (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 Borges de Carvalho.


Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of renewal until the end of the project. Start date: November 2020 or soon thereafter.


Monthly salary: 1074.64€ according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal (www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores ). The payment will be made by bank transfer.


Selection criteria:

Final grade of the Master in Electronics- (25%)

Prior knowledge of Antenna developments- (40%)

Prior knowledge of Radio Frequency systems- (35%)



Nuno Carvalho

Arnaldo Oliveira

Pedro Pinho


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 (https://www.it.pt/Positions/OtherResearchPosition/7179 ).

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)

IMPORTANTE NOTICE: Academic degrees obtained abroad require registration by a Portuguese institution under the terms of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of 16 August and Ordinance No. 33/2019, of 25 January. The presentation of the certificate is mandatory for signing the contract. More information can be obtained at: https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt/pagina/reconhecimento?plid=374



Start appearing: 21/10/2020

Application acceptance start day: 04/11/2020

Closing date: 17/11/2020





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