Call for 1 Master Research fellowship (BL274/2017)
CALL FOR 1 Master RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Applications are open for one master fellowship within the framework of project
“Kraken-Ocean – Um Braço Robótico Manipulador para Operações Offshore”,
OCEANERA/0002/2016, with the support of FCT/MCTES, through naotional funds
CALL FOR 1 Master RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Applications are open for one master fellowship within the framework of project “Kraken-Ocean
– Um Braço Robótico Manipulador para Operações Offshore”, OCEANERA/0002/2016, with the
support of FCT/MCTES, through national funds (PIDDAC), in the following conditions:
Scientific Area: Control, Automation and Industrial Informatics
1) Master degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering
2) Knowledge of finite element modeling software (ANSYS, Siemens NX or others),
MATLAB and C++
3) Research or academic experience in the scientific area specified above
It is a preferential factor for selection that the fellow enrolls in the PhD in Mechanical Engineering of IST during the period of the fellowship, and under the guidance of the same scientific advisor.
Workplan: The goal of this project is to deliver a viable robotic arm to be used underwater with
an observation/intermediate class Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). The fellow will be in charge of the Robotic arm mechanical design, including electric and electronics components selection, manufacturing and motor compartment marinization. These tasks will involve the mechanical design and adaptation for subsea applications, design of the electric layout, acquisition of components, manufacturing, integration with the other components of the Kraken system and experimental validation.
Legislation and Regulations: Lei n.º 40/2004, de 18 de agosto (Estatuto do Bolseiro de
Investigação Científica); Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação da Fundação para a Ciência e a
Tecnologia em vigor (www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2015.pdf );
Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação do IST
Workplace: The work will be developed at Scientific Area of Control, Automation and Industrial
Informatics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, under the supervision of Professor João Reis.
Duration: The research fellowship will have the duration of 6 months. It’s expected to begin in
January 2018 and may be eventually renewed up to a maximum of 24 months.
Monthly maintenance allowance: According to the values for Research Fellowships awarded
by FCT in Portugal (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores) the amount of the monthly
maintenance allowance is € 980 being the payment method an option of the Fellow by Wire
Selection methods: The selection methods will be the following: 1) Curriculum evaluation and
2) Individual interview (if necessary), with the respective weight of 80% for curriculum
evaluation and 20% for the individual interview. The unavailability of the candidate to pursue a
PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering at IST under the supervision of Professor João Reis and
during the duration of the fellowship may be a factor for exclusion of the application.
Composition of the selection Jury: President: Prof. Jorge Martins; Effective vowels: Prof.
João Reis e Profª Alexandra Moutinho.
Announcement/ notification of the results: The final evaluation results will be communicated
to all applicants by email.
Application deadline and formalization: The call is open from 5 until 18 January 2018.
It is mandatory to formalize applications with the submission of the following documents: B1
Form – Fellowship application (http://drh.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/bolseiros/formularios/), Curriculum Vitae, copy of academic study certificates and motivation letter. Applications must be submitted to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning the call notice number in the email subject.