Python Job: Research Scholarship – BI-Nº2022-00165

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Aveiro - Portugal

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There is an open call for two (2) Research Scholarships (“Bolsa de Investigação”) at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project SmartGlow with No. 069733 (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-069733). This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), through the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Programme (COMPETE 2020) of the Portugal 2020 framework.

Scientific Area:
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies

Integrated Circuits – Av

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.

  • Candidates must be enrolled in a master's, integrated master's, or doctoral program in the areas of Physics or Astronomy, Physical Engineering, Electrotechnical Engineering, Informatics or similar. *Python, C/C++, JavaScript, CSS; priority to knowledge of Python or C *experience in photonics and substrates for sensors *analysis of scientific literature on astronomical data processing or space debris *Knowledge of astronomical source extraction processing software and large-field image calibration based on Sextractor or PSFEx. *experience or publications in the field of space debris monitoring. Strong priority will be given to evidence showing experience or participation in astronomical processing pipelines or space debris workflows.
    Note: Preference will be given to candidates with a master's degree and candidates with a bachelor's degree will only be hired if there aren´t applications by masters or if with the master candidates applying do not come from the intended training area and/or do not have the required experience.

    Work Objectives:
    API construction for all-sky camera integration in SmartGlow or PASO remote control system. Study of applicability to sky surveillance; contribution to the development of meteoroid and sun monitoring capacity. Development of an image processing pipeline using software to operate CCD sensors in deep space survey telescopes to detect transient sources (ESO, BlackGEM, MeerLICHT). Implementation of astronomical data processing pipelines.

    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 (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 University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Dr. Domingos da Silva Barbosa.

    7 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: December 2022 or soon thereafter.

    Monthly salary:
    875.98€ or 1144.64€ according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal ( The payment will be made by bank transfer.

    Selection criteria:
    • C1 (80%)
      CV (with evidence of experience*)

    • Strong priority will be given to evidence showing experience or participation in astronomical processing pipelines or space debris workflows.
    • C2 (20%)

    Each criteria, and the final classification F will be evaluated in a scale (0-20). The candidates will be ordered according to:
    F = C1 x 80% + C2 x 20%
    In case of a tie, the tied candidates will be ordered according to C1, then C2...
    The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position whenever they consider that no candidate meets the minimum requirements for the position.

    • Prof. Domingos da Silva Barbosa, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro (President of the jury)
    • Prof. Bruno David Fernandes Coelho, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
    • Prof. José Miguel da Silva Bergano, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
    • Prof. João Paulo Silva Barraca, Universidade de Aveiro (Substitute)

    Communication of the results:
    Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Aveiro. 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;

  • Proof of enrollment in a higher education course or declaration of intention to enroll in a study cycle leading to an academic degree or in a course that does not confer an academic degree. *

  • NOTE: The proof of enrollment in a study cycle leading to an academic degree or in a course not conferring an academic degree must be made until the contract is signed.

  • Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form.
    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:

    All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.

    Application Period:
    29-11-2022 to 15-12-2022

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