Research Grant — R&D activities to be carried out by Students enrolled in an integrated master's program or master's program BI/UTAD/48/2023 (1 position)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 6 Oct 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Lisbon)

22 Sep 2023
Job Information

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Research Support Office
Research Field

Computer science » Other
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

6 Oct 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Lisbon)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Offer Starting Date

15 Nov 2023
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Offer description:

The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) opens a call for one (1) Research Grant for Students enrolled in an integrated master's program or master's program, in Computer Sciences, in the frame of the R&D project Vine & Wine PT, BI/UTAD/48/2023 with the financial support of Project Vine&Wine Portugal - Driving Sustainable Growth Through Smart Innovation, Application number C644866286-00000011, funded by the NextGeneration EU, through Portugal's Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP), within the scope of Mobilizing Agendas for Business Innovation, under the following conditions:




Scientific area/research field:

Computer Sciences

Researcher profile:

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Admission requirements:

1st - Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering*;

2nd - Experience in conducting research work on topics related to data analysis and intelligent computational models*;

3rd - Good command of the English language, especially in written form;

4th - Mandatory document submission (curriculum vitae, letter of motivation, declaration of honor regarding the submission of proof of enrollment up to the moment of contracting - see point 2 of article 10 of Regulation No. 950/2019 of FCT Research Scholarships - and personal identification elements)*;


* mandatory requirement


Work plan:

1. Collection, processing, and analysis of relevant data for the development of optimization models aimed at enhancing the efficiency of the hybrid solar-wind energy system with energy storage.

2. Study of synthetic data generation models and "Data augmentation" techniques for time series data.

3. Implementation and adaptation of the models mentioned in point 2 and their application to the data from point 1.

4. Testing and performance analysis of the developed models.

5. Collaboration in the writing of scientific articles, presentations at scientific events, and events targeted at other audiences, as well as all activities related to disseminating project results.


Applicable legislation and regulations:

Law N.º 40/2004, of 18 August (Statute of Scientific Research Fellow), amended by DL 123/2019 of 28 August; FCT, IP Research Grant Regulation, approved by Regulation N.º 234/2012, published in the II Series of the Diário da República of June 25, 2012, amended and republished by Regulation No. 326/2013, published in the II Series of the Diário da Republic of July 27, 2013, amended by Regulation No. 339/2015, published in the II Series of the Diário da República of June 17, 2015 and Law No. 71/2018 (State Budget Law for 2019) and by Regulation No. 950/2019, published in the II Series of the Diário da República of December 16, 2019, and the Regulation of Research Grants of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro - Dispatch RT.36/2011, of July 6, of Mr. Rector, published in Diário da República by Order No. 9157/2011 (II Series), of July 19 in its current wording.



The work will be developed at the Engineering Department of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, under the scientific guidance of Professor José Baptista.


Duration of scholarship:

The fellowship will last for x months, starting from November to 2023. The scholarship contract may be renewed, and the total duration may not exceed 12 months.



If the grant is awarded to students enrolled in a course that does not confer an academic degree, the contract cannot exceed a total duration of 12 months.



Monthly maintenance allowance amount:

The scholarship amount corresponds to €930,98 according to the table of scholarships awarded directly by the FCT, I.P. in the country ( ). The period of payment of the scholarship is monthly and through bank deposit, check or another equivalent method.


Selection Methods:

The selection methods to be used will be as follows:


Curriculum Evaluation and Interview, with a respective weighting of 50% and 50% respectively.



Composition of the Selection Jury:


Chair – JOSÉ MANUEL RIBEIRO BAPTISTA Professor from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Effective Member - TIAGO MANUEL CAMPELOS FERREIRA PINTO Professor from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Effective Member - MARIA ADELAIDE DA CRUZ CERVEIRA Professor from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro



Form of advertising/notification of results:

The final results of the evaluation will be publicized through a ranked list posted on the UTAD Campus Online Page ( ), with the candidate being approved notified via email.

In the event that the selected scholarship holder withdraws, the final ranking list of candidates in this competition may be used to replace them. If none of the candidates demonstrates that they have the profile indicated to carry out the work plan, the jury reserves the right not to award the scholarship to the competition.

If the decision to be taken is unfavourable to the granting of the requested scholarship, the candidates have a period of 10 working days, after the aforementioned disclosure, to express their opinion, if desired, in a prior hearing, under the terms provided for in the Code of Administrative Procedure.


Application deadline and form of submission of applications:

The tender is open from 25-09-2023 to 06-10-2023.

Applications must be formalized, obligatorily, by sending an application form accompanied by the following documents: Curriculum Vitae [proving the above-mentioned requirements]; Indication of the following data: citizen card number, tax identification number – TIN, date of birth, mobile phone number and email address; motivation letter; declaration of honour (to be requested by email to )  and documentary evidence of the requested requirements.


The application must be made through the UTAD Campus Online Page, in the Research Grants section, following the instructions:

• Access the UTAD Campus Online Page:  and select the Research Grants option. Or go directly to .

• Select the scholarship you intend to apply for.

• When selecting the “Apply” option, you will be redirected to the application page where you must complete and submit the respective form.


Equality of opportunities:

The candidate has the right to equal opportunities and treatment, and may not be privileged, benefited, prejudiced, deprived of any right or exempt from any duty due, in particular, to ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family situation, economic situation, education, origin or social condition, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and union membership.

Research Field
Computer science » Other
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
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University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
Vila real
Postal Code
Quinta de Prados

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Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Vila Real

Quinta de Prados
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