Organisation/Company: Instituto de Telecomunicações
Research Field: Engineering › Electronic engineering
Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline: 05/11/2021 17:00 - Europe/London
Location: Portugal › Coimbra
Type Of Contract: Other
Job Status: Other
Offer Starting Date: 01/12/2021
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de
Investigação”) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of
project HelicalMETA with Nr/Ref. UIDB/5008/2020. This project is funded by
FCT/MCTES through national funds and when applicable co-funded EU funds under
the project UIDB/EEA/50008/2020.
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Antennas and Propagation − Co
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.
In what concerns the admission requirements for this research grant in
particular: candidates must be enrolled in a first cycle of higher education,
in an integrated master, or professional higher technical course in the areas
of Electrical and Computer Engineering or Applied Physics or Physics
Engineering, or equivalent course. Under the terms of the “Estatuto do
Bolseiro de Investigação”, this scholarship cannot be awarded to candidates
who have already benefited from any other research grant.
Work Objectives: Controlling and manipulating light is crucial in several
well-established technologies and applications, from optical fiber networks to
imaging and sensing systems. With the continuous technological progress, new
challenges have been posed in the field of photonics. Metamaterials –
artificially microstructured materials with anomalous and extraordinary
electromagnetic properties – have been at the forefront of research and
development to address some of these most pressing photonic challenges. The
applicant will take part in the HelicalMETA project
(https: // www. it.pt/Projects/Index/4658) whose objective is to investigate
several crucial functionalities for the control and manipulation of light in
metamaterials formed by helical-shaped metallic wires. In particular, the
candidate will focus on the theoretical and numerical study of the scattering
properties of systems formed by an array of helical-shaped metallic wires
interlaced in an array of straight wires.
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).
Place of work: The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de
Telecomunicações at Coimbra, under the supervision of the Dr. Tiago A.
Morgado, Dr. David E. Fernandes e Dr. Sylvain Lannebère
Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 1st of
December 2021 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary: 446,12€ 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
Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation (50%)
Suitability of the candidates' profile to the project based on the relevant
work experience in the tasks described in the work plan (50%)
Dr. Tiago A. Morgado
Dr. David E. Fernandes
Dr. Sylvain Lannebère
Dr. Mário G. Silveirinha (substitute)
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de
Telecomunicações, in Coimbra. The selected candidate will be notified by
Required Documents: Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position,
Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, degree certificate, and proof of
enrollment in a higher education course. Apply online clicking on the “Apply
Now” button in this form
(https: // www. it.pt/Positions/OtherResearchPosition/7458).
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
Organisation/Company: Instituto de Telecomunicações
Organisation Type: Private with public mission
Website: https: // www. it.pt/
Postal Code: 3810-193
Street: Campus Universitário de Santiago