FEUP - 2 Research Grant - 2BI-LIC-DIGI2-SMARTCUT (# of pos: 2)
Porto, Portugal
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2 Research Grant Announcement (M / F)

Call open for applications for two (2) research grant within the framework of project SMARTCUT Diagnóstico e Manutenção Remota e Simuladores para Formação de operação e manutenção de Máquinas Florestais , with reference POCI-01-0247-FEDER-048183, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the Operacional Programme for Competitiveness and Internationalization (COMPETE 2020), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, under the following conditions :

  • Scientific Area : Electrical and Computer Engineering, Informatics Engineering, Computer Science or related scientific areas;
  • Admission requirements : Candidates who cumulatively meet the following two requirements may apply for this grant :

  • To be a student enrolled in a master degree or integrated master or in an integrated master's program who has already completed the 180 credits corresponding to the first six curricular semesters in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a requirement to be duly proven at the time of signing the contract.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Science, Engineering Informatics’ Sciences or related areas.
  • If the degree has been awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must comply with the provisions of the Decree-Law no.

    66 / 2018, of august 16th, and any formalities established there must be fulfilled until the time of signing the contract.

    Activity Outline :

    The fellows will be integrated in the research activity, planned for profile 12 of the SMARTCUT-DIGI2 project, within the scope of activities 2, 3 and 4 :

  • Activity 2 - Concept Development
  • Activity 3 - Prototype construction
  • Activity 4 - Tests and trials
  • participating in tasks related to the development of the Digital Twin Management Platform, telediagnostic methodologies, dashboards, dataloggers and tele-assistance testing interfaces, in an environment.

    Legislation and regulations : Law Nº. 40 / 2004, of 18th August, in its current wording (Statutes of Scientific Research Fellow) and Regulation of Research Grants of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, in force ( ) and Regulation of Research Grants of University of Porto, in force.

    Work place : The work will be developed at Digital and Intelligent Industry research lab (DIGI2), of the Systems and Technologies Research Center (SYSTEC) of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, under the scientific supervision of Professor Gil Manuel Magalhães de Andrade Gonçalves, Doctor Vítor Hugo Machado Oliveira Pinto and Master Luís Carlos de Sousa Moreira Neto.

    Grant duration : The grants will have a duration of 3 months, with the predicted starting date in October 2022, on an exclusive basis, eventually renewable but never exceeding the project's conclusion date.

    The eventual renewal of the scholarship will be carried out as determined in article 6 of the Research Grants Regulation of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P.

    Stipend : The grant stipend amounts to 875,98€ according to the table of values of the grants awarded directly by FCT, I.P. in the Country ().

    The payment will be made by bank transfer.

    Selection procedure :

    The selection of fellows will be based on a curriculum evaluation (CE), which will focus on the candidate's merit, and an interview (I).

    The curriculum of each candidate will be evaluated in a 1-5 points scale. The interview will be conducted with the four best ranked candidates whose classification in the curricular evaluation is equal to or higher than 4 points (4 in 5 points).

    The evaluation criteria for the curricular component are :

    Curricular Evaluation (30%*A)+( 30 %*B)+( 30%*C)+( 10%*D)

  • A. Academic profile of the applicant : Bachelor s in Electrical Engineering, Informatics Engineering or Computer Science (5 points);
  • Bachelor’s in related fields (2 points);
  • B. Knowledge of automation, sensors, IoT systems, communication networks, robotics, actuators and cyber-physical systems (1 to 5 points);
  • C. Knowledge of industry 4.0, intelligent systems, machine learning, data science, databases, data structures and algorithms, and their application in the industrial domain (1 to 5 points).

    D. Motivation letter that will allow to evaluate the English proficiency and motivation of the candidate (1 to 5 points)

    After reviewing the submitted documentation, the Selection Jury will interview the top 4 ranked candidates, where it will be verified :

    Interview Classification (50%* I-C1) +(25%

  • I-C3)
  • I-C1 - Knowledge and motivation to perform the job :

  • Excellent knowledge and motivation - 4 to 5 points
  • Good knowledge and good motivation - 2 to 3 points
  • Lack of knowledge or motivation - 0 to 1 points
  • I-C2 - Attitude (evaluates the applicant's behaviour in terms of teamwork skills, conflict management skills, persuasiveness, presentation and confidence)

  • Excellent attitude - 4 to 5 points
  • Adequate attitude - 2 to 3 points
  • Inadequate attitude - 0 to 1 point
  • I-C3 - Ability of expression and verbal fluency in Portuguese and / or English (coherence and clarity of speech, richness of vocabulary, ability to understand and interpret the questions asked).

  • Very good ability of expression, communication or interpretation - 4 to 5 points
  • Good capacity of expression, communication or interpretation - 2 to 3 points
  • Difficulty of expression, communication or interpretation - 0 to 1 point
  • The final classification of the candidates interviewed will result from the sum of the classifications obtained in the Curricular Evaluation (CE) and Interview (I), attributing to each a weighting factor of 50%.

    Candidates whose application is evaluated with a final mark of less than 4 (four) in 5 (five) points will not be eligible for a scholarship.

    Selection Jury :

    President : Professor Gil Manuel Magalhães de Andrade Gonçalves

    Effective member : Professor Maria Margarida de Amorim Ferreira

    Effective member : Doctor Vítor Hugo Machado Oliveira Pinto

    Supplementary member : Professor António Pedro Rodrigues de Aguiar

    Supplementary member : Professor Fernando Arménio da Costa Castro e Fontes

    Advertisement of final decision : The results of the evaluation will be released to the candidates

    by email to the email address indicated in the application process.

    Deadline for applications and form of presentation of the applications :

    The call is open from 22-09-2022 to 06-10-2022 (until 23h59m, GMT time).

    Applications must be formalized by email to and to , clearly stating the reference 2BI-LIC-DIGI2-SMARTCUT and including the following pdf documents : Motivation letter, Copy of certificates evidencing academic degree (referring the classification of each separated or integrated degree),Curriculum Vitae and other documents considered relevant by the applicant.

    In order to assure that all documents can be read, the preferred saving format is the Portable Document Format (.pdf).

    875,98 euros

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