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Scientifi c research fellowship - RoboShot@FRC - ID204

Politécnico de Leiria

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Politécnico de Leiria
School of Technology and Management - ESTG
Research Field
Engineering » Electrical engineering
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The Polytechnic of Leiria is now opening applications for one scientific research fellowship (BI_ID204), within the project RoboShot@FRC - Robotized System for the Shotcrete of Optimized Fibre Reinforced Concrete in Railway Tunnels, project number 047075 (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-047075 + LISBOA-01-0247-FEDER-047075) cofinanced by Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização (COMPETE 2020) and Programa Operacional Regional de Lisboa (POR Lisboa2020), in the scope of the Portugal 2020, through Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER), in the following terms:


.RECIPIENTS: Master's students in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or related fields. [pre-registration is not mandatory during the application phase].

.DURATION:  4 months, eventually renewable until the end of the project or the maximum duration for this research fellowship type. The fellowship is due to start in February 2023.

.WORK PLAN: The work consists of applied research and development of software and hardware for the integration and control of several automatic systems that compose the set of system peripherals. This work is part of a project that aims to robotize and optimize the concrete projection (shotcrete) process in railway tunnels. The integration and control of peripherals will depend on the various elements present in the system and will integrate with developments by the partners involved in the project. The main goal is the development of a system for the vehicle relative location inside a tunnel, characterization of the tunnel topography before and after the fibre-reinforced concrete deposition and integration with the projection algorithms. The scholarship holder will also contribute to the specification’s definition at the hardware level, in the definition of communication protocols between the various modules involved, contribute to the development of tests in simulation, laboratory and in a real environment, as well as collaborate in the development of the final prototype. The scholarship holder must document the work carried out through project progress reports and foster to disseminate results, both on digital platforms and on scientific.

.WORKPLACE AND SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISION: The work will be developed at Polytechnic of Leiria, at the School of Technology and Management - ESTG, under the supervision of PhD Professor Luís Manuel Conde Bento.

.GRANT FINANTIAL COMPONENTS: Monthly maintenance stipend of € 875,98, according to the FCT Regulation for Studentships and Fellowships (, plus, if applicable, the monthly Voluntary Social Insurance, according to the conditions defined in the Research Fellowship Holder statute, as well as the Personal Accident Insurance, during the research fellowship period.

. PAYMENT: The maintenance stipend will be monthly processed, through bank transfer, to the account identified by the research fellow.

.ACTIVITY SCHEME:  Exclusivity, according to the applicable legislation.

.EVALUATION PANEL: The jury responsible for the applications evaluation will be constituted by PhD Professor Luis Manuel Conde Bento (President), Carlos Fernando Couceiro de Sousa Neves and Hugo Filipe Costelha de Castro (effective members), Paulo Jorge Simões Coelho and Luis Miguel Ramos Perdigoto (substitute members)

.APPLICATION DEADLINE: 26 January – 08 February 2023.

.SELECTION METHOD AND EVALUATION CRITERIA:The evaluation will be made through curricular analysis and interview (the interview may be waived by decision of the jury), and will focus on the merits of the candidate, where they will be considered and weighted according to the following:

. Adequacy of the area of studies of academic qualification (AE);

. Classification of the academic degree (Cf);

. General experience/knowledge (E);

. Specific knowledge in the area (CE);

. Interview (Ent).

The following formula will be applied to compute the final grade:  NF (MC) = [AE*0.10 + Cf*0.25 + E* 0.20 + CE*0.20 + Ent*0.25].

If the jury chooses to waive the candidate’s interview, the following formula applies for compute the final grade: NF (MC) = [AE*0.15 + Cf*0.30 + E* 0.25 + CE*0.30].

Observation: Observation: If the candidate(s) with foreign qualifications(s) do not present, during the application phase, the recognition of the degree or foreign diploma and the classification conversion to the Portuguese scale, the jury defines the conversion only for the application purposes based on the rules of the legal regime applicable to the recognition of foreign degrees and diplomas or, when not possible, applies the minimal classification of 10 points.

Note that foreign academic degrees need to be registered by a Portuguese institution, in accordance with Decree-law no. 66/2018, dated August 16th, and Ordinance no. 33/2019, dated January 25th. The presentation of the certificate is mandatory for signing the contract. More information can be obtained at:

.ELIGIBILITY OF CANDIDATES: Without prejudice to the applicable rules to each type of research fellowship, the following candidates are eligible:

a) National citizens or citizens of other member states of the European Union;

b) Third-party states citizens;

c) Stateless persons;

d) Beneficiaries of political refugee status.

. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: Applications must be addressed to the president of the jury and submitted through the CRIS.IPLeiria portal at:, with the following documentation attached:

- Document(s) proving the ownership of the academic degree(s) and/or required application diploma(s), preferably with the final average and curricular units’ classification. Candidates with foreign qualifications must prove their academic degree and foreign diploma in the terms of the Decree-law no. 66/2018, dated August 16th. These documents can be dismissed during the application phase, by submitting a declaration of honour available in the application form, which can only attest to facts that occurred prior to the application, with the verification of this condition occurring only in the contract signing phase;

- (optional during the application phase) Document proving the enrolment and registration in the study cycle or non-awarding degree course, as stated in the application announcement;

- Updated candidate Curriculum Vitae;

- Document(s) supporting other evaluation parameter(s) indicated in the announcement;

- Other certifications and/or other documents considered relevant by the candidate.

. RESULTS | DISCLOSURE AND COMPLAINTS: The jury will send to the candidates, by e-mail, the provisional results of the evaluation (presented in the form of the minutes resulting from the evaluation process) within 90 working days after the application deadline. After this disclosure, candidates have 10 working days to pronounce, if they wish, in the appropriate form available in the institutional webpage, under the terms of the administrative procedure code (CPA). The final decision will be taken within a maximum period of 60 working days after the conclusion of the previous hearing of interested parties, of which a complaint can be filed within 15 working days, after notification, to the highest executive body of the Polytechnic of Leiria. Within the scope of the research fellowship award procedure, if the final ordering list, duly approved, contains a number of approved candidates higher than the number of research fellowships to be filled, an internal recruitment reserve is always created, which can be used when there is need for occupation due to withdrawal of the scholarship holder, under the terms of the CPA, to be used during the eligibility of the project.

. APPLICABLE LEGISLATION AND REGULATION: Research Fellowship Holder statute, approved by Law no. 40/2004, dated August 18th, in its current wording and Regulation of Scientific Research Grants of Politécnico de Leiria, Regulation 152/2021, dated February 22th.

Leiria, 25th of January of 2023.

The Vice-President of the Polytechnic of Leiria,

Pedro António Amado de Assunção


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Engineering » Electrical engineering
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School of Technology and Management - ESTG
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