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TWO (2) research grants for candidates with BSc degree with reference number BI| 2022/338 and BI| 2022/339 are now available under the scope of project MS3 - PTDC/CCI-INF/6762/2020

INESC ID
14/11/2022

Job Information

Organisation/Company
INESC ID
Research Field
Engineering
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
Portugal
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Other
Job Status
Other
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Reference Number
MS3 - PTDC/CCI-INF/6762/2020 - BI| 2022/338 and BI| 2022/339
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

Public notice for research grant

MS3 - PTDC/CCI-INF/6762/2020

INESC-ID - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa is a R&D institute dedicated to advanced research and development in the fields of Information Technologies, Electronics, Communications, and Energy. INESC-ID has participated in more than 50 research projects funded by the European Union and more than 190 funded by national entities. Until today, our researchers have published more than 700 papers in international journal papers, more than 3000 papers in international conferences, and have registered 15 patents and/or brands.

1 | RESEARCH GRANT TYPE

TWO (2) research grants for candidates with BSc degree with reference number BI| 2022/338 and BI| 2022/339 are now available under the scope of project MS3 - PTDC/CCI-INF/6762/2020, funded by Fundação para a ciência e a tecnologia i.p., and under the following conditions:

2 | DURATION

SIX (6) months, starting in January 2023

- Renewable, if the candidate is enrolled in a MSc program - art. 6º, n.4 b)

https://files.dre.pt/2s/2019/12/241000000/0009100105.pdf

subject to suitable performance within the period of the project, not exceeding the maximum period set by FCT for such grants – 4 years (included contract renewals)

- Renewable, if the candidate is enrolled in a non-degree programme – art. 6º, n. 4 a)

https://files.dre.pt/2s/2019/12/241000000/0009100105.pdf

subject to suitable performance within the period of the project, not exceeding the maximum period set by FCT for such grants – 1 year (included contract renewals)

3 | LEGISLATION

A fellowship contract will be celebrated according to:

  1. Law 40/2004 of 18th of August (Scientific Research Fellow Status) and its successive amendments, including the amendments introduced by the Decree Law n. 123/2019 of 28 th of August

    https://dre.pt/web/guest/legislacao-consolidada/-/lc/124281176/201912061112/73740605/diploma/indice?lcq=estatuto+do+bolseiro,

     

  2. Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology in force (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf )

     

  3. INESC-ID Lisboa Grant Regulations

https://www.inesc-id.pt/scholarship-regulations/

The fellowship contract is awarded on an exclusive dedication basis – art. 5 of Scientific Research Fellow Status and art. 16 of Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology.

4 | MONTHLY AMOUNT

The monthly amount of the grant 875.98€ is in accordance with the values stipulated in the “Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology” in force https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/Tabela_de_Valores_SMM_2022.pdf and shall be rendered through a monthly bank transfer to an account held by the grantee.

5 | OBJECTIVES/WORKPLAN

The goal of this work is to design and implement deployment-ready technologies for generic services to be deployed on serverless cloud platforms, while making good use of the available resources to achieve a given performance goal but also aligned with cost considerations. As a demonstrating case study we will use a Byzantine fault tolerant state machine replication service in the context of a validator network, which should provide good performance even under faults.

One of the grantees will focus on developing a shim layer for the deployment of serverless functions, so that a good use of resources is achieved by making an informed runtime decision on whether to spawn a new serverless instance or attach the new function to a running instance as an additional thread. In addition to the design and implementation of this shim layer, the grantee will conduct an experimental evaluation of the system.

The other grantee will focus on developing an efficient state machine replication service that tolerates Byzantine faults in the context of a validator network, as a case study demonstrating a service that can be deployed efficiently on the cloud or other types of execution environments. For increased efficiency, this state machine replication service should make use of our recently developed asynchronous protocol. The grantee will be responsible for the implementation and experimental evaluation of the implemented prototype.

6 | SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISION

The activity will be supervised by Rodrigo Seromenho Miragaia Rodrigues, researcher at INESC-ID and Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon.

INESC ID will integrate the grantee in the research team of the scientific advisor

7 | ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The candidates should have a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering or related areas.

By the grant start date, the candidate must be enrolled in

  1. a MSc programme – art. 6º, n.1

https://files.dre.pt/2s/2019/12/241000000/0009100105.pdf

or

  1. a non-degree programme – art. 6º, n. 2

https://files.dre.pt/2s/2019/12/241000000/0009100105.pdf

Preferential factors:

Preference will be given to candidates who have strong knowledge in:

 

- maintenance and deployment of web applications in cloud platforms

 

- experience with the Docker technology, and with C++ and Go programming languages

8 | EVALUATION CRITERIA AND COMMITEE

The selection will be according to the following criteria:

  1. Academic background and curriculum – 50%
  2. Experience in the requested areas and technologies – 50%

The jury may also decide not to assign the scholarship, if none of candidates meets the required conditions

Jury

Name

Professional Status

Institutions

President

Rodrigo Seromenho Miragaia Rodrigues

Full Professor/Researcher

IST / INESC-ID

Member

João Pedro Faria Mendonça Barreto

Assistant Professor/Researcher

IST / INESC-ID

Member

João Coelho Garcia

Assistant Professor/Researcher

IST / INESC-ID

Substitute member

Luis Manuel Antunes Veiga

Associate Professor/Researcher

IST / INESC-ID

Substitute member

Paolo Romano

Assistant Professor/Researcher

IST / INESC-ID

9 | COMPLAIN AND APPEAL DEADLINES AND PROCEDURES

The jury has the faculty not to select a candidate who does not prove the requirements mentioned in required education Level and research experience

The admitted and excluded candidates will be notified by email of the final ranking list, including the copy of the Preliminary Report of the jury.

Prior Hearing and Deadline for Final Decision: After being notified, candidates have 10 working days to submit, if applicable, a formal rebuttal.

After that period, the jury notifies the candidates of the Final Report.

Excluded applicants may complain about the jury's final report for 15 working days after notification or appeal the jury's decision to the INESC ID Board of Directors for 30 working days after notification.

 

According to the Portuguese Law, a disabled candidate has a preference when in equal classification, which prevails over any other legal preference. Candidates must declare their respective degree of disability, the type of disability and the means of communication / expression to be used in the selection process, under the law.

10 | FORMALISATION OF APPLICATIONS

Applications are formalised by sending an email to rh@inesc-id.pt with the documents stated bellow and in pdf form.

The application email should clearly state the reference of the research grant and project.

 

 

10.1

Single copy of official academic degree certificate in the required education level

 

a) In the application submission, the candidates from portuguese education institutions may replace the copy of official academic degree certificate by a declaration of honour stating that they have the required academic degree.

 

 

  • It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents a single copy of the official academic degree certificate, required in education level

b) In the application submission, the candidates from foreigner education institutions may replace the copy of official academic degree certificate by a declaration of honour stating that they have the required academic degree.

 

 

  •  
  • It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents a single copy of the official diploma recognition, required in education level

 

 

  •  
  • For more information about diploma recognition:

 

 

https://www.dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/degree-and-diploma-recognition

 

10.2

Detailed list of grades (pdf form);

 

 

 

10.3

Proof of enrolment required on 7 a) or 7 b) (pdf form);

 

In the application submission, the candidates may replace the proof of enrolment by a declaration of honour stating that they are/will be enrolled required in 7 a) or 7 b)

 

 

  • It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents an official copy of the enrolment, required in 7 a) or 7 b)

 

 

10.4

Detailed curriculum vitae (pdf form);

 

 

 

10.5

Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position (pdf form);

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

11 | Application Dates

From

To

15-11-2022

 

02-12-2022

Requirements

Research Field
Engineering
Education Level
Undergraduate
Skills/Qualifications

The goal of this work is to design and implement deployment-ready technologies for generic services to be deployed on serverless cloud platforms, while making good use of the available resources to achieve a given performance goal but also aligned with cost considerations. As a demonstrating case study we will use a Byzantine fault tolerant state machine replication service in the context of a validator network, which should provide good performance even under faults.

One of the grantees will focus on developing a shim layer for the deployment of serverless functions, so that a good use of resources is achieved by making an informed runtime decision on whether to spawn a new serverless instance or attach the new function to a running instance as an additional thread. In addition to the design and implementation of this shim layer, the grantee will conduct an experimental evaluation of the system.

The other grantee will focus on developing an efficient state machine replication service that tolerates Byzantine faults in the context of a validator network, as a case study demonstrating a service that can be deployed efficiently on the cloud or other types of execution environments. For increased efficiency, this state machine replication service should make use of our recently developed asynchronous protocol. The grantee will be responsible for the implementation and experimental evaluation of the implemented prototype.

Specific Requirements

The candidates should have a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering or related areas.

By the grant start date, the candidate must be enrolled in

  1. a MSc programme – art. 6º, n.1

https://files.dre.pt/2s/2019/12/241000000/0009100105.pdf

or

  1. a non-degree programme – art. 6º, n. 2

https://files.dre.pt/2s/2019/12/241000000/0009100105.pdf

Preferential factors:

Preference will be given to candidates who have strong knowledge in:

- maintenance and deployment of web applications in cloud platforms

- experience with the Docker technology, and with C++ and Go programming languages

Additional Information

Benefits

The monthly amount of the grant 875.98€ is in accordance with the values stipulated in the “Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology” in force https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/Tabela_de_Valores_SMM_2022.pdf and shall be rendered through a monthly bank transfer to an account held by the grantee.

Eligibility criteria

The candidates should have a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering or related areas.

By the grant start date, the candidate must be enrolled in

  1. a MSc programme – art. 6º, n.1

https://files.dre.pt/2s/2019/12/241000000/0009100105.pdf

or

  1. a non-degree programme – art. 6º, n. 2

https://files.dre.pt/2s/2019/12/241000000/0009100105.pdf

Preferential factors:

Preference will be given to candidates who have strong knowledge in:

- maintenance and deployment of web applications in cloud platforms

- experience with the Docker technology, and with C++ and Go programming languages

Selection process

The selection will be according to the following criteria:

  1. Academic background and curriculum – 50%
  2. Experience in the requested areas and technologies – 50%

The jury may also decide not to assign the scholarship, if none of candidates meets the required conditions

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
2
Company/Institute
INESC ID
Country
Portugal
State/Province
Lisboa
City
Lisboa
Postal Code
1000-029
Street
Rua Alves Redol, 9
Geofield

Where to apply

E-mail
rh@inesc-id.pt

Contact

State/Province
Lisboa
City
Lisboa
Street
Rua Alves Redol, 9
Postal Code
1000-029
E-Mail
rh@inesc-id.pt