R&D Engineer [MSc] – Advanced Production Systems (Two Positions)

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


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. Indústria da Mobilidade e Ambiente

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

  • Develop applied research in R&D projects in the context of the technological roadmap of the Advanced Production Systems Department;
  • As a result of the R&D activity, actively collaborate in the production of scientific articles, patent registration, as well as in reporting the progress of the R&D tasks;
  • Collaborate in the technical and scientific activity of the Advanced Production Systems Department, namely in the execution and the reporting of R&D activities;
  • Collaborate in the management of the Department's infrastructure (work tools and laboratory facilities);
  • Collaborate in technical-scientific training activities in the context of projects and partnerships established by CiTin in the context of its mission;
  • The R&D engineer reports to the Advanced Production Systems Department Coordinator.


Job Profile

The candidate should present solid 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:

  • M.Sc. degree (level 7 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 5 years in R&D activities, carried out in the industry or ENESSI;
  • Scientific publications in the areas of mechatronics, automation and robotics (preferred factor);
  • 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, and ambitious spirit.



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

EURAXESS offer ID: 712409


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