Research Scholarship (“Bolsa de Investigação”) – BI/ Nº2024/00026

Instituto de Telecomunicações

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1 Mar 2024
Job Information

Organisation/Company
Instituto de Telecomunicações
Department
Instituto de Telecomunicações
Research Field
Engineering » Electrical engineering
Mathematics
Physics
Engineering » Other
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
Portugal
Application Deadline
15 Mar 2024 – 23:59 (Europe/Lisbon)
Type of Contract
Other
Job Status
Other
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Digital Europe
Reference Number
BI/ Nº2024/00026 – QSNP – 101091730
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

Summary: There is an open call for one (1) Research Scholarship (“Bolsa de Investigação”) at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project QSNP. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Digital European Programme under the project “Portuguese Quantum Communication Infrastructure” (PTQCI, grant agreement No 101091730).

Scientific Area: Optical Communications

Group: Optical Quantum Communications – Av

Work Objectives: Contribute to the study and design of a polarization based-discrete-variable quantum key distribution system with conjugate homodyne detection and passive basis selection.

Place of work: The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Prof. Armando Pinto.

Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: March 2024 or soon thereafter.

Required Documents:

  • Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position;
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts;
  • Degree certificate (if applicable);
  • Proof of enrollment in a higher education course or declaration of intention to enroll in a study cycle leading to an academic degree or in a course that does not confer an academic degree.

NOTE: The proof of enrollment in a study cycle leading to an academic degree or in a course not conferring an academic degree must be made until the contract is signed.

Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form (https://www.it.pt/Positions/OtherResearchPosition/8001 ).

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: https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt/pagina/reconhecimento?plid=374

Requirements

Research Field
Engineering » Electrical engineering
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Specific Requirements

Admission Requirements:

Research grants are intended:

  • for students enrolled in a degree-conferring course to carry out R&D activities with the aim to consolidate their scientific training through the development of research work leading to the attainment of the respective academic degree or completion of the course (integrated or not in R&D projects).
  • for students enrolled in courses that do not confer an academic degree, but which are integrated in an educational project of a higher education institution and are developed in association or cooperation with one or several R&D units.

Candidates must be enrolled in a master’s, integrated master’s, or be enrolled in a non-conferring academic degree course in the areas of Physics Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent, with great-motivation and ability for teamwork.

Additional Information
Benefits

Monthly salary: 990.98€ 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.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must be enrolled in a master’s, integrated master’s, or be enrolled in a non-conferring academic degree course in the areas of Physics Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent, with great-motivation and ability for teamwork.

Selection process

Selection criteria:

C1 – Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation (60%)

C2 – Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on admission requirements and relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan (15%)

C3 – Interview of the candidate (25%)

Each criterion, 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 15% + C3 x 25%. 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.

Jury:

Dr. Nuno Alexandre Silva

Dr. Nelson de Jesus Cordeiro Muga

Dr. Gustavo Anjos

Prof. Dr. Armando Pinto (Substitute Member)

Communication of the results: Candidates will be notified by email.

Additional comments

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 https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml.pt (Reg. 950/2019, published in the DR of 16 December).

Website for additional job details
https://www.it.pt/Positions/OtherResearchPosition/8001

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Instituto de Telecomunicações
Country
Portugal
State/Province
Aveiro
City
Aveiro
Postal Code
3810-193
Street
Campus Universitário de Aveiro
Geofield

Where to apply

Website
https://www.it.pt/

Contact

State/Province
Aveiro
City
Aveiro
Website
https://it.pt/
Street
Campus Universitário
Postal Code
3810-193
E-Mail
[email protected]

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