We are pleased to inform that the “SOCIA Lab. – Soft Computing and Image Analysis Group” at the University of Beira Interior (Portugal) is offering three research grant positions, in the scope of a research project entitled “BIO-DI: Biometrics and Detection of Incidents in Urban Environments”, funded by the “FEDER, Fundo de Coesão e Fundo Social Europeu” under the “PT2020  – Portugal 2020” program, “IT: Instituto de Telecomunicações” and “TOMI: City’s Best Friend”.


The research grants are given initially for 12 months, renewed for (at least) other 12 months. The net salary is of: 745€/month ($884) for B.Sc./B.Eng. or 980€/month ($1.163) for M.Sc./M.Eng.


Applications from graduated or Masters in Informatics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or related fields are accepted, preferably from researchers with expertise in the Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing and Biometrics domains.

Solid programming skills in C++, MATLAB® and Python languages is also a requirement.


Applications from students interested in pursuing a Masters or Doctor degree in Portugal are privileged.


The research should be conducted at the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, under the supervision of Prof. Hugo Proença (


In order to apply, please send a motivation letter and a short curriculum vitae to

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