Research Initiation Grant ("Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação") – BII Nº2024/00047

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 16 May 2024

2 May 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Instituto de Telecomunicações
Department

Instituto de Telecomunicações
Research Field

Physics
Engineering » Electrical engineering
Mathematics
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Portugal
Application Deadline

16 May 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Lisbon)
Type of Contract

Other
Job Status

Other
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

HE
Reference Number

BII Nº2024/00047 – 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 Initiation Grant (“Bolsa de Iniciação à 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 design and implementation of a numerical platform to test the performance and security bounds of a discrete-variable quantum key distribution system with conjugate homodyne detection.

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. This type of scholarship has a maximum duration of 1 year. Start date: May 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/8034 ).

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
Undergraduate

Specific Requirements

Admission Requirements:

Research Initiation Grants are intended:

  • for students enrolled in a professional higher technical course, undergraduate degree, integrated master's degree, or master's degree, to undertake initial R&D activities, with a view to beginning their scientific training through integration in R&D projects to be developed in national institutions.
  • for students carrying out initial R&D activities who are enrolled in non-degree courses integrated in the educational project of a higher education institution, developed in association or cooperation with one or more R&D units.

Candidates must be enrolled in a higher professional technical course, a bachelor's degree, an integrated master’s, or a master's degree in the areas of Physics Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent, with great-motivation and ability for teamwork.


Additional Information
Benefits

Monthly salary: 601.12€ 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 higher professional technical course, a bachelor's degree, an integrated master’s, or a master's degree 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/8034

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 Santiago
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]

STATUS: EXPIRED

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