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Unique identifier: 2eef48b1-2b3f-4b36-819b-76254fa7aae1

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

Bolsa de investigação -mestre

Job/Fellowship Reference: PTDC/ECM-EST/2131/2012, FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-028861 (Satélite)

Main research field: Engineering

Sub research field:

Job summary:

The Faculty of Engineering from the University of Oporto (FEUP) is accepting applications for one research grant-Master in the scope of the project “Integration of GNSS and accelerometer data for structural monitoring” (PTDC/ECM-EST/2131/2012”), cofinanced  by FCT and by FEDER (Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional) European funds through the COMPETE (Programa Operacional Fatores de Competitividade - POFC) with reference FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-028861

Job description:

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).

Selection Panel:

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.

Application contents:

Applications should clearly state the reference (FEUP-Satelite), send to recrutamentorh@sp.up.pt with cc to cfelix@fe.up.pt  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.

Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Other

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Porto

Job company/institute: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Application deadline: 10 Fevereiro 2014
(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 Porto - Reitoria

Praça Gomes Teixeira
Porto - 4099-002

Email: recrutamentorh@sp.up.pt

Website: http://sigarra.up.pt/up/web_page.inicial

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

4. Línguas exigidas
4. Required languages

5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience