Job/Fellowship Reference: FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-02886 — Integration of GNSS and accelerometer data for structural monitoring
Main scientific area: Engineering
Sub research field: Satellite Positioning
Required Profile: A Master degree in Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or other area with a strong background in mathematics and physics and programming.
Minimum requirements: Applicants must also have
· A degree in Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or other area with a strong background in mathematics and physics;
· Knowledge of programing languages, preferably C/C++;
· Proven knowledge of technical English, both written and spoken.
Additional skills that will be valued:
· Experience in using GNSS systems (e.g. GPS)
· Experience using other navigation systems (e.g. inertial systems)
· Knowledge on filtering methods (e.g. Kalman)
Workplan: Implementation of an algorithm for computing very precise GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) positions based on the integration (fusion) of code and phase measurements, in different frequencies, with inertial measurements, namely accelerometers.
The GNSS positions should be obtained in relative mode. The software to be developed should allow high precision real time positioning. For the software development the GPSToolKit may be used.
The working plan includes also the preparation and execution of field works, as well as production of technical reports and collaboration in the preparation of scientific articles.
Applicable Laws and Regulations: Law no. 40/2004, dd. august the 18th, changed by the Law no. 202/2012, dd. august the 27 th, by the Law no. 233/2012, dd. october the 29 th, changed by the Law no. 12/2013, dd. January 29th and by the Law no. 89/2013 dd. July 09th (Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação Científica); Regulamento da Formação Avançada e Qualificação de Recursos Humanos da FCT (see http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml.pt) and Regulamento de Bolsas da Universidade do Porto.
Duration of the grant and Regime of Activity: This grant will have a duration of 12 months, with predicted starting date in February 2014, in exclusivity regime. The grant may be renewed until the end of the project on 31th of May, 2015.
Working place: The work is to be performed at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Porto (OAUP) under the supervision of Maria Luísa Bastos and Carlos Félix.
Financial conditions: €980.00 per month, according to the FCT rules (see http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). Payments will be made by bank transfer.
Selection criteria: All the applicants will be evaluated and scored on the following four criteria:
Degree final grade — up to 12 points
Master final grade — from 0 up to 2 points
Level of GNSS positioning expertise — from 0 up to 2 points
Level of inertial navigation expertise — from 0 up to 2 points
Level of Kalman filtering expertise — from 0 up to 2 points
Each applicant’s final score will be the summation of the four scores he attained in the evaluation process.
The selection panel reserves the right to interview the three applicants who have obtained the best final scores.
The final classification of each applicant will be obtained by weighted summation of his final score (weight 0.7) and interview (weight 0.3).
President: Carlos Félix
Member: Luísa Bastos
Member: José Alberto Gonçalves
Alternate member: Armindo Lage
Publicizing/notification of the classifications: The final results of the evaluation will be released through a list sorted by final classification, sent to the candidates by email.
Application period: From 28-01-2014 to 10-02-2014.
Applications should clearly state the reference (FEUP-Satelite), send to firstname.lastname@example.org with cc to email@example.com and must include: application letter; detailed Curriculum Vitae; academic degree certificate(s); reference letter and motivation letter (written in English). As a complement of the ones above, other relevant documentation may be provided by the candidates.