Research Scholarship – BI/ Nº2021/00206

A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação”) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of project COMSOLVE with Nr. 047019 (CENTRO-01-0247-FEDER-047019). This proj

A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação”) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of project COMSOLVE with Nr. 047019 (CENTRO-01-0247-FEDER-047019). This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), through the Regional Operational Programme of Lisbon (POR LISBOA 2020) and the Regional Operational Programme of Centre (CENTRO 2020) of the Portugal 2020 framework.

Scientific Area:
Networks and Services

Embedded Systems – 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 PhD programme in the areas of Informatics, telecommunications engineering, computer science, or equivalent, with proven background and experience in embedded systems, security and blockchain technologies.

    Work Objectives:
    Design the architecture, modules and functionalities of the renewable energy community’ management system; Implementation of secure communication mechanisms and the implementation of transactions based on blockchain technologies or other distributed ledger technologies (DLT), in order to have a track record of all energy exchanges; Research and development of P2P algorithms for energy trading; Dissemination of results through the publication of scientific papers in conferences and journals, as well as participation in the preparation of presentation and demonstration events for the project to the public.

    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 Aveiro of Prof. Joaquim Ferreira.

    12 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: December 2021 or soon thereafter.

    Monthly salary:
    1104.64€ 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 (50%)
      Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
    • C2 (40%)
      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 50% + C2 x 40% + 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. Joaquim José de Castro Ferreira, Universidade de Aveiro (President of the jury)
    • Prof. Paulo Jorge de Campos Bartolomeu, Universidade de Aveiro
    • Prof. João Miguel Pereira de Almeida, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro
    • Prof. Jose Alberto Gouveia Fonseca, 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, and proof of enrollment in a higher education course. 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:
    16-11-2021 to 30-11-2021

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