Postdoc Position in INESC Porto, Portugal


Job Reference:
AE2014-0068 (SmartManufacturing-2 – LIAAD)
INESC Porto – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores do Porto
Position: Post-Doc Grants (BPD)
City: Porto
Research Field:
Sub: Computer Engineering, Computer Systems, Informatics, Programming


INESC PORTO is accepting applications to award 2 Postdoctoral Grant
Project: Smart Manufacturing and Logistics ( NORTE-07-0124-FEDER-000057)
Scientific Advisor: Dalila Fontes
Duration Grant: from 2014-05-26 to 2015-05-25 (12) – Eventually renewable until the project conclusion or budget.
Location: INESC Porto, Porto, Portugal


Work Area:
Management Science/ Operations management / Operational

Project Overview:
Each grantee will perform the following tasks, in his/her research line: – State of the art survey; – Problem definition; – Application, design, implementation and evaluation of the proposals, algorithms and solutions; – Writing of reports and scientific articles. – Leveraging of the research line through initiatives such as launching new projects. In addition, he/she is expected to: – Research in collaboration with the research team and potential industry partners – Co-supervise student projects – Provide basic administrative support

Development and implementation of optimization methods and algorithms.

Academic Qualifications: PhD Degree or equivalent in Operational research, Management science, industrial engineering, Computer Science, or similar. Excellent candidates with other backgrounds may be considered.

Minimum Profile required:
– Experience and sound knowledge of Operational research techniques and optimization algorithms
– Sound knowledge of computer programming.
– Previous research publications in this or similar domains.
– Sound knowledge of English.

Preference factors:
– Previous experience in one of the following specific areas: – Risk – Financial Engineering – Network problems
– Good knowledge of statistics.

Monthly Grant: €1495, paid by bank transfer. The grant holder may also benefit from additional incomes in the sequence of a quarterly evaluation process (Clauses 12 and 13 of INESC Porto Grants Regulation and Annex II), up to a maximum of 50% of the monthly grant.

Project duration: 2013-01-01 to 2015-06-30
Funding Entity: CCDRN, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Regional Operating Programme for the North 2007/2013 (ON2)
Type of Grant: Post-Doc Grants (BPD)
The grant contract shall be submitted to the legislation concerning the Research Grant Holder Statute , approved by Law n 40/2004, dated 18 August, amended and republished by Decree-Law No. 202/2012 of 27 August and amended by Decree-Law No. 233/2012 of 29 October and by Law No. 12/2013, of January 29, and Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of July 9 as well as by INESC Porto Grant Regulation , approved by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Science and Technology Foundation) in 12 January 2011 and FCT Grant Regulation 2013. Additional information about INESC Porto Grants Regulation and relating annexes may be found at

Selection Criteria: Curriculum evaluation based on the criteria referred to in Clause 7º INESC Porto Grants Regulation and will include individual interviews in the final stage of the selection process, with its valuation: 90% curriculum evaluation (55% CV, 20% scientific domains and 15% Expertise) and 10% interview.

Selection Jury:
President of the Jury: Prof. Dalila Fontes
Permanent Member: Prof. Jorge Pinho de Sousa
Substitute Member: Prof. Bernardo Almada Lobo

Notification of results: The results of the selection process will be disseminated to interested parties by mail, as referred to in Clause 8 of INESC Porto Grants Regulation.

Application period: From 2014-05-05 to 2014-05-16
Application submission: Fill in the electronic form in the section Work with Us at