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Unique identifier: e3f22265-5518-4a66-8152-83989c172c62

1. Descrição do cargo/posição/bolsa
1. Job description


Job/Fellowship Reference: C2008-UMINHO-CCTC-01

Main research field: Computer science

Sub research field: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Networks, Computer Graphics, Distributed Systems and Software Foundations

Job summary:

Postdoctoral research positions in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Computer Networks, Computer Graphics, Distributed Systems and Software Foundations.

Job description:

The Computer Science and Technology Center (Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias de Computação, CCTC) invites applications for four postdoctoral research positions in the areas of :
                - Artificial Intelligence: Specific expertise is sought in Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence and the Law to strengthen CCTC's current work on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning; Machine Learning, Natural Computation and Evolutionary Intelligence;
                - Computer Networks: Specific expertise is sought in network modeling, coding and security to contribute to emergent research on both wireless and unified communications;
                - Computer Graphics: Specific expertise is sought in global lighting models, algorithms and techniques, shader programming, vision and augmented reality, 3D reconstruction, populated virtual environments and computational geometry to strengthen research within the global area of real time high quality rendering;
                - Distributed Systems: Specific expertise is sought in distributed systems foundations and very large scale data management to expand current research on dependable distributed systems and data mining.
                - Software Foundations: Specific expertise is sought in applied semantics, software analysis and transformation, formal verification, provable security and theory of programming languages as well as eager interest in formal foundations and a strong aptitude for projects with real-world potential.
CCTC is the University of Minho research unit in Informatics. The research activities cover a wide range of fundamental and applied research topics related to computer science and technology, organized into projects and with strong international partnerships. The knowledge and technology amassed in these projects are disseminated by means of scientific publication, prototype development, and preparation of new generations of young scientists.
The successful candidates will be involved in the existing research effort in the above fields that involves a close collaboration with other research teams at the University of Minho and other national universities. The main tasks will consist in initiating and collaborating with existing staff in research projects and supervise post-graduate students. 
Applicants should possess a PhD in Computer Science or a related field, a high quality research record and preferably 3 years of post-doctoral research experience. The selection of any candidate with less than 3 years of post-doctoral experience must be justified and authorized by FCT.

The contractual conditions are in accordance with the programme Ciência 2008. These include a base salary equivalent to índice 195 of the portuguese research career €3.101,87 (x 14 months). 
By email to (rco@di.uminho.pt) with the following information:
-           Identification of the candidate
-           Curriculum Vitae/resume
-           2 Letters of Reference
-           1 Research project proposal for the period of the contract.
Application Deadline: 30-09-2008
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia should have a final decision on the present vacant posts.

Vacant posts: 4

Type of contract: Contrato a termo certo

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Braga

Job company/institute: Universidade do Minho - Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias da Computação (CCTC)

Application deadline: 30 Setembro 2008
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

2. Dados de contactos da organização
2. Organization contact data

Organization/institute: Universidade do Minho-C2008

Largo do Paço
Braga - 4704-553

Email: sec-mmota@reitoria.uminho.pt; gap@gap.uminho.pt

Website: http://www.uminho.pt/

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

Degree: PhD in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science or a related field
Degree field: Computer science
4. Línguas exigidas
4. Required languages

Language: English
Priority: High
Reading: Excelent
Writing: Excelent
Comprehension: Excelent
Conversation: Excelent
5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience

Main Research Field: Computer science
Research Sub-Field: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Networks, Computer Graphics, Distributed Systems or Software Foundations
Years of Research Experience: 3 years