Call for a Principal Researcher - 1 Vacancy


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UNINOVA – Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias, by decision of the Executive Committee, opens an international call to hire a Principal Researcher, under the Special Investigator regime, over a fixed term contract and in part-time under the following Research projects funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 and H2020 programmes:


  • SMART4HEALTH – 826117 - Citizen-centred EU-EHR exchange for personalised health
  • i4Q – 958205 – Industrial Data Services for Quality Control in Smart Manufacturing
  • Vessel-AI – 957237 - Enabling Maritime Digitalization by ExtremeScale Analytics, AI and Digital Twins
  • AIDEAS – 101057294 – AI Driven industrial Equipment product life cycle boosting Agility, Sustainability and resilience
  • AI-DAPT101135826 – AI-Ops Framework for Automated, Intelligent and Reliable Data/AI Pipelines Lifecycle with Humans-in-the-Loop and Coupling of Hybrid Science-Guided and AI Models

Admission Requirements/Profile of Candidates:

Applicants may be any Portuguese national, foreign and stateless candidates that hold the following requirements:

  • PhD in Electrotechnical and Computer Engineering (preferential) or similar;
  • Specialization in “Industrial Information Systems" (preferential);
  • Minimum of 10 years of proven experience in applied research, working in multinational and multidisciplinary teams such as the ones of European research projects:
    • Coordination of R&D work, ensuring timely accomplishment of project objectives and milestones;
    • Efficiently manage workflows and communications with all stakeholders;
    • Budget control and management
    • Coordination and preparation of new proposals;
  • Knowledgeable in data science and AI and technologies for digital transformation within different sectors of society, including manufacturing, health and transportion:
    • Interperability of systems
    • Data Management
    • Big data analytics
    • AI and Machine Learning
  • Experience in the organization of international events such as workshops and conferences;
  • Fluency in portuguese and English (written and spoken) - mandatory;
  • Good communication and presentation skills;
  • Experience in preparing project deliverables and reports;
  • Proactivity and ability to work under pressure.
  • Immediate availability (mandatory).