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INESC TEC | 1 Research Grant (BI) in Informatics Engineering Sciences (AE2023-0093)

Date Posted Mar. 8, 2023
Title INESC TEC | 1 Research Grant (BI) in Informatics Engineering Sciences (AE2023-0093)
University INESC TEC
BRAGA, Portugal
Department HASLAB
Application Deadline Mar. 21, 2023
Position Start Date Mar. 8, 2023
  • Graduate Student
  • Computer Science
    Engineering - Other

INESC TEC is now accepting grant applications to award 1 Research Grant (BI) within the scope of the
Plurianual_LA funded by National Funds through FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P.,
project (reference LA/P/0063/2020

Type of grant: Research Grant (BI)
General scientific area: COMPUTER SCIENCE
Scientific subarea: Computer Systems
Grant duration: 6 months, starting on 2023-04-06with the possibility of being renewed for a maximum term of one
year, in cases where the grant has been awarded to students who are enrolled in non-award courses, or up to two
years, in the cases of students enrolled in a master's degree.
Scientific advisor: Ricardo Gonçalves Macedo
Workplace: INESC TEC, Braga, Portugal
Maintenance stipend: € 930,98, according to the table of monthly maintenance stipend for FCT grants
(, paid via bank transfer. Grant
holders may be awarded potential supplements, according to a quarterly evaluation process (Articles 19, 21 and 22
of the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC and Annex II), up to a maximum limit of 50% of the monthly
maintenance stipend.
INESC TEC supports costs with registration, enrolment or tuition fees, during the grant duration, under the terms
established in the internal document: "Payment of Tuition fees to grant holders".
The grant holder will benefit from health insurance, supported by INESC TEC.

- The main goal of this grant is to design and implement a new in-memory storage system for large-scale
infrastructures, that enables maximizing the usage of existing computational resources and improving overall
system performance. The system should be programmable and adaptable so it can be dynamically adjusted to
cope with the performance requirements of different applications and workloads.

- Design and implementation of a programmable and adaptable in-memory storage system;
- Integration of the developed prototype with different applications;
- Experimental evaluation of the developed prototype under different use cases.
The tasks described in this working plan demand the application and development of concepts and techniques
in the area of Software Engineering which are usually introduced in curricular units included in the curricula of
the Mestrados Integrados em Engenharia Informática or Mestrado em Engenharia Informática studies.

Admission requirements:
BSc Degree in Informatics Engineering Sciences.
The awarding of the fellowship is dependent on the applicants' enrolment in study cycle or non-award courses of
Higher Education Institutions.
Preference factors:
- Experience with C++ programming language; - Solid knowledge on operating systems; - Solid knowledge on
in-memory storage systems (e.g., CacheLib).
Minimum requirements:
- Solid knowledge on storage systems;
- Experience on implementing data storage optimizations;
- Experience on the experimental evaluation of storage systems.

Selection criteria and corresponding valuation: the first phase comprises the Academic Evaluation (AC), based
on the criteria referred to in Article 12 of the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC, while the second phase
comprehends the Individual Interview (EI). All factors are evaluated on a scale of 0 to 100, taking into account the
applicants' merit, suitability and conformity with the preference factors.
The weight of the AC factors are as follows: Academic Qualifications (FA, 70%), Scientific Publications (PC, 10%),
Experience (EX, 10%) and Motivation Letter (CM, 10%).
Candidates who score less than 50 points in the AC average will be considered excluded on absolute merit. The top
five candidates approved on absolute merit will be qualified for the individual interview. The Final Grade (CF) is
obtained by the weighted average of AC (80%) and EI (20%).
The Selection Jury is composed of the following members:
President of the Jury: Ricardo Gonçalves Macedo
Full member: João Tiago Paulo
Full member: Ricardo Pereira Vilaça
Substitute member: José Orlando Pereira
Release of results and prior hearing: the results of the selection process, as well as the terms and procedures for
prior hearing, will be released to the applicants by email, under the terms referred to in Article 13 of the Regulations
for Studentships and Fellowships of INESC TEC.

Application Documents:
1. Motivation letter;
2. Curriculum Vitae (must include the list of previous fellowships, their type, beginning and end dates, funding
entities and host institutions);
3. Certificate or diploma degree dully recognised in Portugal;
● Documents proving the awarding of academic degrees and diplomas, or the according recognition - in cases of academic degrees or diplomas granted by a foreign higher education institution - can be dismissed in the application process, and replaced by the applicant's declaration of honour, with the verification of said condition taking place during the grant's hiring stage. The submission of the certificate is mandatory when signing the contract.
● Academic degrees or diplomas awarded by a foreign higher education institution require an authentication by a Portuguese higher education institution, and the corresponding registration on the DGES platform, in conformity with Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of August 16, and Ordinance no. 33/2019, of January 25. More information available on the website Proof of enrollment in a degree awarding study cycle or in a non degree awarding Higher Education program.
● The proof of enrollment may be presented just during the grant hiring stage.
5. Signed declaration stating the infringement of the grant holder's duties (article 14, no. 4)
6. Documental evidence to support the country of residence, residence permit or other legally equivalent
document, in cases where the applicant is a foreigner or non-resident in Portugal - valid until the beginning of
the grant.

7. Other supporting documents relevant to the final assessment.
Failure to deliver the required documents within the 90-day period after the date of the notice of the conditional
awarding of the grant implies its cancellation.

Application period: From 2023-03-08 to 2023-03-21
Submission of applications: the application will be formalised by submitting the form available in the Work With
Us section of INESC TEC website.

The hiring process shall comply with the current legislation regarding the Research Grant Holder Statute, approved
by Law no. 40/2004 of August 18, in its current wording, as well as by the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC
and for FCT Grants Regulation in force.
For more information, please check the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC and relevant annexes at

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