• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
Electronics Engineer
Reference: MARINFO_EE
 

Link to the call

 

The AGE research group at CIBIO-InBIO, University of Porto is seeking for a highly-qualified, self-motivated Electronics Engineer to work on the project MarInfo – Integrated Platform for Marine Data Acquisition and Analysis, NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000031 (http://marinfo.lsts.pt/en/home). This project is a partnership between ICETA through InBIO (Associate Laboratory LA 50027), CIIMAR (Associate Laboratory LA 50015), and SYSTEC and LSTS (Engineering Faculty, University of Porto), and its main goals are to collect, mobilize, archive, synthetize and distribute physical and biological data from the marine environment.

 

Type of contract: fixed-term contract

 

Starting date: 01/04/2017

 

Duration: 21 months

 

Monthly salary: €2,540.27 (before taxes)

 

Contractor: ICETA

 

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the hardware and software components during the design and optimization of a modular logger platform. We are looking for someone that will be a major contributor during the development of a low cost, small and rugged data-logger, which can be connected to a series of digital and analog sensors. Candidates should have a solid background in electronics and will work in close collaboration with a team of marine biologists and engineers, and should lead the entire process of hardware design which will integrate microcontrollers, analog and digital sensors, memory, data communication and battery management. Duties include PCB hardware layout (surface mount design), mechanical design, troubleshooting of design issues, signal modulation and processing, microcontroller programing, data processing and storage, onboard power management, and optimization of wired and wireless communications.

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's, Masters or PhD in Electronics Engineering (or equivalent experience);
  • Ability to make judgments, with management guidance, using sound engineering principles and techniques;
  • PCB design software;
  • Electrical and mechanical aspects of printed circuit board design and manufacturing;
  • PCB design standards for surface mount and through hole designs;
  • Integration of basic analog building blocks for signal acquisition;
  • Digital and analog signal processing;
  • Microcontroller programming;
  • Familiarity with debugging and test equipment, tools and methodologies;
  • Capability to work both independently and concurrently within a small team environment.
  • Creative thinking, interest in applied science, willing to work in a team, communication, organizational and reporting skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in English are valued.

 

Selection Criteria

Firstly, candidates will be ranked based on:

  • Professional experience (40%).
  • The relevance of academic degree(s) (20%).
  • Academic track record, including authorship in publications, presentations and patents (20%).
  • Motivation letter (20%).

 

Secondly, the top-most ranked candidates will be interviewed. The interview will focus on the motivation of the candidate and his or her knowledge on the subject of this call. The interview may also include a technical discussion and/or technical questions. The jury will not choose any of the candidates if they all fail to demonstrate their fit to the position.

 

Jury composition

Presidente: Fernando P. Lima, PhD

1º Vogal Efectivo: Nuno Cabral Queiroz, PhD

2º Vogal Efectivo: António Múrias dos Santos, PhD

1º Vogal Suplente: Rui Seabra Martinho, PhD

 

Application

This call will be open between March 10th and March 24th 24:00 UTC.

Candidates should send an email to bolsas.cibio@cibio.up.pt. The email’s subject must include the reference of the position (MARINFO_EE) and also:

- CV with at least:

  •  Contact;
  • Academic degree(s) obtained;
  • Prizes and funds obtained so far, if any.
  • List of outputs including publications, presentations and patents, if any.

- Motivation letter including:

  • An explanation of his or her motivation to do this job;
  • A description of his or her professional experience including references (names, dates, and contacts) when appropriate.
Posted in 2017-02-24