Research Group Coordinator (PhD) - Advanced Production Systems

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    CiTin - Associação Centro de Interface Tecnológico Industrial
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    02/01/2022 18:00 - Europe/London
    Portugal › Arcos de Valdevez



**** Applications until December 15th 2021 ****


CiTin – Associação Centro de Interface Tecnológico Industrial, is a new technological interface center (CiT), an entity in the Alto Minho Region, Portugal, whose mission focuses on applied R&D, and technology transfer, that aims to operate as a driving force for innovation in a symbiotic and synergistic ecosystem. CiTin is a scientific, technological, and technical assistance association, non-profit and of private nature, with mostly private capital. CiTin arises from the joint action of: i) IPVC - Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, ii) Municipality of Arcos de Valdevez, iii) CIM Alto Minho, iv) CEVAL - Confederation of Companies of Alto Minho, v) In.Cubo – Incubadora de Iniciativas Empresariais Inovadoras, to which 12 Industrial Companies, which constitute the Founding Partners, have joined. CiTin will develop R&D activities in three areas of specialization, which aim to respond to the future challenges of the manufacturing industry:


  1. Advanced Production Systems
  1. Cyber-Physical Systems
  1. Mobility and Environmental Industries

1.1. Automation/Mechatronics

1.2. Robotics

1.3. Human-Machine Interaction

1.4. Flexible Manufacturing Systems

2.1. Information Systems

2.2. Big Data e IoT

2.3. Embedded Systems

2.4. Artificial Intelligence

3.1. Automotive component production

3.2. Development of new materials

3.3. Circular economy

3.4. Eco innovation


Job Description

  • Coordinate the R&D of the Advanced Production Systems Department;
  • Define the technological roadmap of the Advanced Production Systems Department, coordinate the its R&D team, and plan and manage the Department's R&D projects;
  • Develop applied research in the context of R&D projects in the context of the technological roadmap of the Advanced Production Systems Department;
  • As a result of the research activity, manage the production of scientific articles, patent registration, and report the progress of research work;
  • Manage the human resources of the Department's R&D team;
  • Manage the Department's infrastructures (work tools and laboratory facilities);
  • Collaborate with CiTin's General Director and/or Business Managers in approaching industrial companies to identify solutions for their technological needs;
  • The Advanced Production Systems Department Coordinator reports to the General Director and the Administration.

Job Profile

The candidate should present project management skills and solid R&D experience in the fields of automation/mechatronics, collaborative robotics (Co-Bots), computer vision, flexible production systems (Smart Manufacturing), and proven competences in the development and integration of new technologies for factory floor process control and optimization (manufacturing/quality/etc), as well as in the design and conception of flexible production systems for the factory of the future.


The ideal candidate has the following profile:

  • Ph.D. degree (level 8 in the Portuguese National Qualifications Framework, cf. https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt/quadro_qualificacoes?plid=371), in Mechatronics, Mechanics, Advanced Production Systems, or similar;
  • Minimum professional experience of 10 years in R&D activities, carried out in the industry or ENESSI;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in leadership roles (direct or subordinate);
  • Scientific publications in the areas of automation and robotics (preferred factor);
  • Age over 35 years;
  • Knowledge and experience in project management;
  • Proven ability to deal and communicate with professionals internally and externally;
  • Goal-oriented professional, with a focus on business and autonomy;
  • English proficiency;
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication skills, sense of responsibility and proactive acting in the workplace.


It is an actor that strives for innovation, so it will be essential to have a resilient, dynamic, proactive, ambitious, and conciliatory spirit (consensus generator).



  • A good opportunity for your professional development;
  • We offer remuneration based on the submitted CV.


CV’s should be sent by email to recrutamento@citin.pt with the reference of this announcement in the subject field.

+ info: http://www.citin.pt

The hiring of highly qualified human resources (RHAQ) is done in the context of operation NORTE-06-3559-FSE-000226, financed by the European Social Fund (FSE), through the Northern Regional Operational Program (NORTE2020).


More Information

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
CiTin - Associação Centro de Interface Tecnológico Industrial
Viana do Castelo
Arcos de Valdevez
Passos - Guilhadeses

EURAXESS offer ID: 712402


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