Research Grant (“Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação” ) - BII/ Nº012/2021-- UIDB/50008/2020- HelicalMETA

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    Instituto de Telecomunicações
    EngineeringElectronic engineering
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    05/11/2021 17:00 - Europe/London
    Portugal › Coimbra


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

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.

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 transfer.

Selection criteria:

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 email.

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

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EURAXESS offer ID: 694027


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