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Working at INESC TEC is seeking excellence on a daily basis

Focusing on multiple areas of expertise, at INESC TEC we look to the country and abroad to establish partnerships and to find critical mass. We produce fundamental research which can be applied to daily causes. We are audacious, creative, collaborative, bold and innovative!

At INESC TEC, our science has a purpose and we want your work to have an impact on the daily lives of people. We are looking for excellence. How about you?

What we offer

  • Multicultural and collaborative environment
    A multicultural, international and collaborative environment that makes it easier to exchange ideas, work in networks and create synergies.
  • International projects
    The possibility of working in international projects with some of the most important companies in the field.
  • Mentoring
    Mentoring with the best researchers in the fields of electrical and industrial engineering, bioengineering, information technology and physics.
  • Self Improvement
    The possibility of participating in international conferences, workshops, seminars and vocational training.
  • Other Benefits and Perks
    Flexible working time, health insurance, discounts in hotels, transportation, etc.
  • Informal Events
    Annual informal events, such as the multicultural party.

Together we are brighter

People are our greatest asset: in their minds lie the ideas of the future. But geniuses are not formed alone and for that reason, above all, we value the collective efforts of teams. When several talented people work together, the future can only be bright!

The starting point for a professional journey of excellence

Every year, dozens of employees leave INESC TEC to go work in some of the best national and international companies. In their baggage they carry the experience and training of excellence acquired at INESC TEC. And we are proud to see them grow and to go out in the search for new challenges.

A step forward in our history

For over 30 years we have been conducting research to serve society and companies. Are you ready to leave your mark?




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The INESC TEC community

The INESC TEC community

Over 650 researchers from 30 nationalities are currently working at INESC TEC.

We believe that this multicultural spirit, with multiple areas of expertise, professional paths and cultures, is integral to a unique experience at INESC TEC, which combines hard work and periods of relaxation.

And because this community is so large, so rich, so diverse, we annually organise different internal events related to sports, culture and gastronomy. The goal is simple: we want to promote socialisation, get to know each other, create synergies.

At INESC TEC, you are in permanent contact with the whole world. Come join us!

Living in Portugal

Living in Portugal

Portugal - One of the best places to live

Imagine living in a country where you can find a huge diversity of landscapes and environments in a small area: sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, golden plains and mountains, vibrant and cosmopolitan cities and a millennial heritage.

Imagine that this country has a nice weather, welcoming and friendly people, a low cost of living, a democratic parliamentary regime with political stability, public health service, high quality public education systems and safety.

Stop imagining! This is Portugal! Can you picture yourself living here?

North of Portugal

INESC TEC is mainly located in the north of Portugal. We have R&D researchers across different cities: Porto, Braga and Vila Real.

The North of Portugal is dramatic and unspoilt, with fascinating medieval villages, historic castles and spectacular mountain ranges.

In 2015 TripAdvisor chose the city of Porto as the best emerging destination in Europe and the third best in the world.

Besides Porto, northern cities like Viana do Castelo, Guimarães, Bragança and Braga perfectly balance quality of life, lifestyle and modernity.

Find out more about the natural beauty of Portugal’s northern region, its landscape, history and the iconic Douro region at:  

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Other Opportunities

Other Opportunities

Soon, we will divulge more about other national and international funding programmes for scientific positions.

“The knowledge I gained while at INESC TEC, which covers the entire lifecycle of a project, represents today one of my strongest assets now that I am managing a technological product that is constantly evolving and changing.”
António Almeida
“My experience at INESC TEC was very positive and rich. I had the opportunity to work on different things, from developing software, to publishing papers, participating in exhibitions, and working directly with clients and end users. I also had the opportunity to work with people from different nationalities and to contact with their cultures. All this has allowed me to grow, both professionally and personally. I acquired different skills, and not just technical skills.”
Carlos Tavares
MOG Technologies
“At INESC TEC we have the best of both worlds: the contact with companies, which requires researchers to focus on the client and on results, and the contact with academia.”
Jorge Alves
EDP Distribuição
“At INESC TEC I worked with different sectors and business areas, as well as various methodologies and tools. This has given me a multifaceted background which prepared me for a more and more demanding labour market.”
Paula Gomes
“When I started Jscrambler, being an innovation focused company, I structured the R&D using what I learned at INESC TEC as model. More importantly, I brought INESC TEC work ethics and values to the company, and that is what I try to pass to younger generations that join the company.”
Pedro Fortuna
“INESC TEC is an excellent school of skills and it greatly helps young engineers during their transition from college to the job market. However, INESC TEC does not only train great personnel. It is, in itself, composed of amazing people and a lot of talent. Due to this, when we move to the great institutions of the world, we do not even notice the difference.”
Miguel Heleno
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Human Resources Service


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