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INESC TEC is accepting applications to award 1 Research Grant for MSC - UID/EEA/50014/2019

Date Posted Jun. 4, 2019
Title INESC TEC is accepting applications to award 1 Research Grant for MSC - UID/EEA/50014/2019
University INESC TEC
Porto, Portugal
Department CPES
Application Deadline Jun. 28, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Physics - General
    Physics - Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma

JJob reference: AE2019-0133 ( INESC TEC LA – CAP )

INESC TEC – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência

Position: Research Grants (BI)

City: Porto

Research field:
Sub: Optics,Applied physics

Job summary: INESC TEC is accepting applications to award 1 Research Grant for MSC .

Project: INESC TECUID/EEA/50014/2019 INESC TECUID/EEA/50014/2019

Scientific Advisor: Orlando Frazão

Duration Grant: from 2019-07-15 to 2020-01-14 (6) eventually renewable.

Location: INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal

Work Area: Development of optical fiber sensors for applications in high voltage transformers.

Project overview: This work area is part of a project in collaboration with EFACEC and aims to develop fiber optic sensors and their incorporation into materials used in 3D printing. The work to be carried out is part of a doctoral program in Physical Engineering.

Objectives: To achieve the objectives, this grant considers the following stages of work:
- Study the behaviour of the sensors with a BraggScope interrogator purchased from FiberSensing;
- Installation of the sensors in a high-voltage transformer;
- Experimental measurements in empty and in charge;
- Analysis and discussion of results;
- Assessment of the possibility of measuring acceleration in more than one direction; – Study of applicable materials.

Academic Qualifications: Master in Physical Engineering with average over 15 values.

Minimum Profile required: Knowledge of optical fiber sensors.

Preference factors: PhD candidate

Monthly Grant: €989,70 (MSC) according to the Stipends values of the grants awarded directly by the FCT, paid by bank transfer. The grant holder may also benefit from additional incomes in the sequence of a quarterly evaluation process (Clauses 12 and 13 of INESC TEC Grants Regulation and Annex II), up to a maximum of 50% of the monthly grant.

Project duration: -

Funding Entity: Funded by National Funds through FCT – Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P.,in the scope of the project UID/EEA/50014/2019

The grant contract shall be submitted to the legislation concerning the Research Grant Holder Statute , approved by Law n 40/2004, dated 18 August, amended and republished by Decree-Law No. 202/2012 of 27 August and amended by Decree-Law No. 233/2012 of 29 October and by Law No. 12/2013, of January 29, and Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of July 9 as well as by INESC TEC Grant Regulation , approved by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Science and Technology Foundation) in 12 January 2011 and FCT current Grant Regulation. Additional information about INESC TEC Grants Regulation and relating annexes may be found at

Selection Criteria: Curriculum evaluation based on the criteria referred to in Clause 7 INESC TEC Grants Regulation and will include individual interviews in the final stage of the selection process, with its valuation: 70% curriculum evaluation (30% CV, 25% scientific domains
and 15% Expertise) and 30% interview. Only those candidates who obtain at least 70% in the curricular evaluation (CV + Scientific Domain + Experience) will be called for the interview.

Selection Jury:
President of the Jury: Prof. Orlando Frazão;
Member: Prof. Susana Oliveira Silva;
Member: Prof. Pedro Jorge;

Notification of results: The results of the selection process will be disseminated to interested parties by mail, as referred to in Clause 8 of INESC TEC Grants Regulation.

Application period: From 2019-06-14 to 2019-06-28

Application submission: Fill in the electronic form in the section Work with Us at, , attaching the Curriculum Vitae, certificate of qualifications and other supporting documents relevant to the final assessment.

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