Job: Researcher on Intelligent Transport Systems

The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, is hiring a researcher to work on novel sensing techniques for intelligent transport systems, as part of the “SINAIS” project.

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About the project:
SINAIS is a project funded by the Portuguese National Science Foundation under the framework of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program. This is a 3-year research project leaded by Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute at the University of Madeira in a consortium that involves Carnegie Mellon University, the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, the Portuguese Catholic University and several companies and government agencies. For more information, visit

About the post:
The role requires a background in Computer Science, Mathematics or Transport Engineering. Responsibilities include capturing individual and aggregate data on people’s mobility across a city, and working in close collaboration with the public transport authority in Madeira on analyzing public transportation patterns. The post will also involve close collaboration with other researchers working on the project on the development of interactive prototypes relating to transport and energy consumption.

Further details in relation to the post:

  • Closing date for application: February 18th.
  • Start date: March 1st 2011 (negotiable).
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Location of work: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.
  • Eligibility: All nationalities, must hold a first degree in a relevant subject.
  • Salary: 980 Euros per month tax free
  • Benefits: National health insurance, which provides free access to Portugal’s and Europe’s health system.

Please contact Vassilis Kostakos ( for further information

Applying for the post:
To submit an application please email a cover letter clearly indicating the post for which you are applying, your CV and/or portfolio, and the names of at least 2 referees to Vassilis Kostakos (

About us:
The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute ( is a unique research and development initiative dedicated to making technology more useful, more usable, and more accessible. Madeira-ITI is a not-for-profit innovation institute founded by the University of Madeira, Madeira Tecnopolo, and Carnegie Mellon University. The institute was created in December 2009 in order to provide a home for the many collaborations between these partners, in both research and education. As of 2010, Madeira-ITI consists of 30 faculty and staff representing 20 different nationalities. For further job opportunities, please visit
Madeira is a mid-Atlantic island, positioned near the coast of Africa and the Canary Islands.  It is one of the autonomous regions of Portugal.  The mean annual temperature in the capital city, Funchal, can reach 20C. With its mild humidity, the weather of the island is classified as oceanic subtropical.  Madeira has a high quality of living while the cost of living is one of the lowest in Europe.

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