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Instituto de Telecomunicações | Posted 12-01-2021

Lisboa (Telecomunicações)

A research position for one Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre (1 BI Mestre) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações in the scope of the project "AIMHealth - AI-based mobile applications for public health response", funded by the applicable financial framework (FCT/MEC through national funds and when applicable co-funded by FEDER – PT2020 partnership agreement). The work is in the area of smartphone-based physiological sensing for telemedicine, with special emphasis on COVID-19.

Scientific Area:
Information and Data Sciences
Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
Admission Requirements:
Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering or related areas; Strong knowledge in biosignal acquisition and recording, signal processing methodologies, and machine learning; Good programming skills preferably in Python and Flutter; Experience in smartphone-based physiological sensing, in particular Respiration, Photoplethysmography (PPG), Pulse Oximetry (SpO2), and Electrocardiography (ECG); Demonstrated ability to integrate multi-disciplinary teams; Good English writing skills; Self-motivation for scientific research.
Work Objectives:
The general objective of this research is to work in the area of non-intrusive data acquisition and remote patient monitoring (with special emphasis on COVID-19), physiological signal acquisition, and physiological signal processing for biomedical applications, namely: Smartphone-based acquisition and analysis of Respiration, Photoplethysmography (PPG), Pulse Oximetry (SpO2), and Electrocardiography (ECG) data; Development of supporting mobile software and hardware tools; Laboratory and real-world benchmarking data acquisition; Systematic analysis and reporting of the main findings.
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. 40/2004, dated August 18 (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, I.P.
Place of work:
The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Lisbon, under the supervision of Professor Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva
12 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 01-03-2021 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary:
1.074,64€ (net), 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:
  • C1 (40%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (50%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan
  • C3 (10%)
    Fluency in oral and written English

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 40% + C2 x 50% + C3 x 10%
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. André Filipe Torres Martins, UNBABEL (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Mario Alexandre Teles de Figueiredo, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. Paulo Luis Serras Lobato Correia, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Prof. Paulo Sergio de Brito Andre, Instituto Superior Técnico (Substitute)

Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, at Lisbon. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
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E-mail submissions are not accepted.
Required Documents:
Required Documents for Admission:
Cover letter explaining the interest in the position;
Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts;
Proof of registration and enrollment in a study cycle in the preferred areas
IMPORTANT NOTICE: If the selected candidate has a degree obtained outside Portugal, his degree must be certified in Portugal
For more information see:
Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES): http://www.dges.mctes.pt
All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
25-01-2021 to 05-02-2021
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