Research Scholarship (“Bolsa de Investigação” ) - BI/ Nº2022/00116
Instituto de Telecomunicacoes
Aveiro, Portugal
há 4 dias
source : Euraxess

Summary : There is an open call for one (1) Research Scholarship ( Bolsa de Investigação ) at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project QUANTAGENOMICS - QuantERA / 0001 / 2021.

This project is funded by FCT / MEC through national funds.

Scientific Area : Optical Communications

Group : Optical Quantum Communications Av

Work Objectives : The selected candidate will contribute to the design and implementation of a Quantum Key Distribution management layer / service capable of retrieve cryptographic keys from a physical layer and distribute them from different applications.

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

Duration : 6 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date : October 2022 or soon thereafter.

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.

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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 :

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Monthly salary : 875.98€ according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal ( ).

The payment will be made by bank transfer.

Candidates must be enrolled in a master's, integrated master's, or in a non-conferring academic degree course in the areas of Electrical Engineering, Informatics, Computer Science, Physics Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent.

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 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 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 : Prof. Armando Pinto

    Dr. Nelson Muga

    Dr. Gustavo Anjos (substitute)

    Communication of the results : Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Aveiro. The selected candidate will be notified by email.

    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).

    Offer 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 in a non-conferring academic degree course in the areas of Electrical Engineering, Informatics, Computer Science, Physics Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent.

  • Background and experience in C++ will be valued; - Self-motivated and self-disciplined; - Capable of working independently on a multidisciplinary, international team.
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