Bolsa De Investigação - Ref. Bi_20_Dem_Tema_2021_Pac

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


August 3, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: University of Aveiro
  • Research Field: Engineering › Computer engineering
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 03/08/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Aveiro
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/09/2021
  • Reference Number: BI-20DEMTEMA2021PAC
  • A call for a Research Grant is open within the scope of the PAC project - Portugal AutoCluster for the Future (Mobilizing Project for the Automotive Cluster of Portugal), POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046095, funded by the European Development Fund Regional (FEDER) through the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Program (POCI), under the following conditions:

    Scientific Area: Engineering on Computers, Telecommunications, Informatics, Telemathics or equivalent.

    Work plan: This grant aims to develop work within the scope of PPS4 – Sensing and Connectivity Technologies of the Mobilizing Project for the Automotive Cluster of Portugal. In particular, the grantee should develop work in the areas of vehicular communications, access infrastructure and IoT integration, communication systems and services related to safety in the roads and a safe interaction between the vehicles and the vulnerable road users in the roads (people, cyclists and motorcyclists).

    Workplace: The work will be developed at the Instituto de Telecomunicações of the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics Engineering, under the scientific guidance of Professor Doutora Susana Isabel Barreto de Miranda Sargento.

    Duration of the fellowship: The fellowship will last for 12 months, starting in September 2021, with possibility of renewal of more 6 months.

    Deadline for application and submission of applications: The call is open from the from 21st july to 3rd august 2021. Only applications being admitted within the established deadline will be accepted.


    Monthly maintenance subsidy amount: The scholarship amount corresponds to € 835.98, according to the table of monthly maintenance subsidy amounts, set out in Annex I of Regulation No. 950/2019 (https: // www.

    Applicable legislation and regulations: Regulation for Scientific Research Fellows, as amended by Decree-Law No. 123/2019, of 28th of August; Regulation No. 950/2019, of 29th of November, published in Diário da República, No. 241, 2nd Series, of 16th of December (https: // (Regulation for Research Scholarships of FCT, IP); Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of 16th of August (Legal regime for recognition of academic degrees and higher education diplomas awarded by foreign higher education institutions).

    Eligibility criteria

    Selection methods: The selection methods will be curriculum assessment and an interview:

    1) Curriculum Assessment, where the items mentioned below will be assessed, with the respective valuation of:

    - Bachelor degree classification (50%);

    - Experience demonstrated in the CV about network communication concepts, access infrastructure and IoT integration (40%);

    - Motivation letter (10%).

    Finda a Avaliação Curricular, são aprovados para a fase de aplicação do método de avaliação seguinte os 3 melhores classificados.

    2) Interview, with a maximum duration of 30 minutes for each candidate.

    The final score of each candidate is obtained through a weighted average, with a 90% weighting factor being assigned to the curriculum evaluation grade and a 10% weighting factor to the interview session grade.

    The evaluation committee also has the right not to choose any candidate, if the members consider that the candidates do not meet the quality of the required criteria.

    Composition of the Evaluation Committee: The committee responsible for the selection will be composed by the President, Doctor Susana Isabel Barreto de Miranda Sargento, Full Professor; Members, Doctors Margarida Isabel Cabrita Marques Coelho, Assistant Professor with Habillitation, Doctor José Paulo Oliveira Santos, Assistant Professor; Substitute member: Doctor André Ventura da Cruz Marnoto Zúquete, Assistant Professor, Doctor Arnaldo Silva Rodrigues de Oliveira, Assistant Professor.

    Selection process

    Applications must be mandatory formalized by sending an application letter with the following documents:

    • Curriculum Vitae, dated and signed;

    • Copy of the Certificate of Qualifications;

    • Motivation letter;

    • Other supporting documents considered relevant by the candidate.

    The candidate must also indicate the email address to which he/she agrees to be notified for all purposes within the scope of this Call.

    Applications should be sent by email to the email address of the Scholarship Area of ​​the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro ( by the deadline, with the subject “BI20DEMTEMA2021PAC”. Additionally, applicants are requested to send the application to the email address of Prof. Susana Sargento,

    Additional comments

    Advertising/notification of results: The final results of the evaluation will be disseminated through a list ordered by final grade, posted on the University's website, within a maximum period of 90 working days after the final date of application submission, and the candidate approved will be notified by email, with a period of 10 working days being set for the purpose of prior hearing of interested parties, as predicted in the Code of Administrative Procedure. At the end of the period established for hearing interested parties and, in the absence of any response from them, the list of candidates will become definitive. From the final decision, candidates may submit an appeal within 15 working days, or appeal to the highest executive body of the funding entity within 30 working days after notification of the final decision, in accordance with the provisions of article 12 of the Regulation of Research Grants of the Science and Technology Foundation.

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    Required Research Experiences
  • Engineering › Computer engineering

  • 1 - 4

    Offer Requirements
  • Engineering: Undergraduate

  • ENGLISH: Good


    Admission requirements: Graduate registered in a Master in related áreas of the project.

    If the qualification has been granted by a foreign higher education institution, it will have to be recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, pursuant to the provisions of article 25 of Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of 16th of August, which approves the legal regime for the recognition of academic degrees and diplomas in Higher Education, awarded by foreign higher education institutions, and paragraph e) of paragraph 2 of article 4 of Decree-Law No. 60/2018, of 3rd of August, any formalities established therein must be completed by the date of the contracting act.

    Candidates who comply with the provisions of subparagraph a) of paragraph 1 of article 2 of the Research Fellowship Statute, in the wording given by Decree-Law No. 123/2019, of 28th of August, as well as paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 6 of the Research Grant Regulations of the Foundation for Science and Technology are eligible.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: University of Aveiro
  • Department: Mechanical Engineering Department - TEMA - Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // www.
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Aveiro
  • State/Province: Portugal
  • Postal Code: 3800-193
  • Street: Campus Universitário de santiago
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