Job/Fellowship Reference: OCEANERA/0002/2016 – (BL4/2019)
Main research field: Engineering

Job description:

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 (PIDDAC), in the following conditions:

Scientific Area: Control, Automation and Industrial Informatics

Admission Requirements:
1) Master degree* in Mechanical, Biomedical or Electrical Engineering
2) Knowledge of MATLAB and C++
3) Research or academic experience in the scientific area specified above
4) Recognition degree for foreign applicants
*Applicants with foreign degrees shall have the degree registered or recognized/with equivalence in Portugal.

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 design and development of Human-Robot Interaction Controllers for unilateral telemanipulation using image recognition of hand motion with Leap motion cameras. These tasks will involve biomechanical and mechatronic modeling, control development, C++ communications programing, and integration with the complete Kraken robotic manipulator
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 https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2018.pdf Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação do IST.

Workplace: The work will be developed at the Scientific Area of Control, Automation and
Industrial Informatics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico,
Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, under the scientific supervision of Professor Jorge

Duration: The research fellowship will have the duration of 6 months, renewable until the end of the project.

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 Transfer/Check.

Selection methods: The selection methods will be the following: 1) Curriculum evaluation and 2) Individual interview (if jury requires further clarification on the candidates’ CV), with the respective weight of 80% for curriculum evaluation and 20% for the individual interview.

Composition of the selection Jury: President: Prof. Jorge Martins; Effective vowels: Prof.
Alexandra Moutinho and Prof. Duarte Valério.

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 7 until 20 February 2019.
It is mandatory to formalize applications with the submission of the following documents: B1
Form – Fellowship application http://drh.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/bolseiros/formularios/ and Curriculum Vitae, copy of academic study certificates and motivation letter. Applications must be submitted to the email: accaii@tecnico.ulisboa.pt and mentioning the call notice number in the email subject.

Vacant posts: 1
Type of contract: Information not available
Job country: Portugal
Job city: Lisboa
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Job company/institute: Instituto Superior Tecnico
Application deadline: 20 Fevereiro 2019
Organization/institute: Instituto Superior Técnico – Direção de Recursos Humanos
Instituto Superior Técnico, Av. Rovisco Pais
Lisboa – 1049-001 Lisboa
Email: drh@drh.tecnico.ulisboa.pt
Website: http://tecnico.ulisboa.pt