Research Internship Opportunities at UTP Panama

The research internship is a modality of academic stay in which a foreign researcher (student or young researcher) wishes to participate in scientific activity in either a Research Center or a Research Group in a School at UTP.

Below you will find the opportunities available

School of Civil Engineering

Project TitleFields of studyRequired SkillsJob DescriptionResearcher in charge
Bridge of the Americas Geopark ProjectCareers related to geology, however, there are stages related to the environment, innovation, historical heritage (rock art) with Geotourism and rural tourism so they can be students of Geological, Industrial, Environmental Engineering, food or tourism fields.In the case of geological engineers, it is preferable that they know Geological survey techniques, macroscopic and microscopic analysis of rocks, ARCGIS management, use of compass and GPS, relationship with invertebrate fossils.1. Update geological maps at a scale of 1: 25,000 based on field information and previous studies. 2. Carry out flora and fauna inventories at Geo- sites. 3. Preparation of pamphlets and didactic support material. 4. Development of trail routes for tourism. 5. Training on best practices for food preparation. 6. Archaeological inventories in the area.Dra. Tisla Destro Monteza
Characterization of subsoil and soil movements through a sustainable network of collaborative work in Chiriquí, PanamaCivil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or Electronic Engineering  1. Ability to perform numerical analysis (can be in Excel, or programming with Python, Matlab, or others), or alternatively 2. Assembly of electronic systems using Arduino, Raspberry, or similar boards.1. Assembly of vibration measurement systems, recording, and transmission of the data generated. 2. Instrumentation and/or field trips to collect data related to ground surface vibration. 3. Analysis of vibration signals. 4. Characterization of the soil from vibration data recorded on the soil surface.Dr. José Gallardo

School of Sciences and Technology

Project TitleFields of studyRequired SkillsJob DescriptionResearcher in charge
Nanostructured Metal Oxide Materials with Potential Use in Solar Cells and SensorsPhysics, Chemistry, Electrical or Mechanical EngineeringManual Skills in: 1.            Basic chemistry laboratories. 2.            Assembly of parts in experiments.Manual Skills in: 1.            Basic chemistry laboratories. 2.            Assembly of parts in experiments.Prof. Eleicér Ching Prado

School of Electrical Engineering

Project TitleFields of studyRequired SkillsJob DescriptionResearcher in charge
Intelligent Systems Applied to Agroindustry: Assisted Technologies, Mobile Robotics and Robotics and Aerospace ElectronicsRelated Engineerings: Electronics, Mechatronics, Telecommunications, Instrumentation, Control, Automation, Computer Systems.1. Knowledge of operating systems: Windows, Linux. 2. Knowledge on targets: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Odroid, Jetson nano, TX2, Other. 3. Knowledge of a programming language and / or tool: C ++, C #, Java, Python, Other..Parameter analysis: Recognition, Optimization, OthersDr. Danilo Cáceres

CIHH

Project TitleFields of studyRequired SkillsJob DescriptionResearcher in charge
Intelligent Systems Applied to Agroindustry: Assisted Technologies, Mobile Robotics and Robotics and Aerospace ElectronicsRelated Engineerings: Electronics, Mechatronics, Telecommunications, Instrumentation, Control, Automation, Computer Systems.1. Knowledge of operating systems: Windows, Linux. 2. Knowledge on targets: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Odroid, Jetson nano, TX2, Other. 3. Knowledge of a programming language and / or tool: C ++, C #, Java, Python, Other..Parameter analysis: Recognition, Optimization, OthersDr. Euclides Deago

CEPIA (Research Center)

Project TitleFields of studyRequired SkillsJob DescriptionResearcher in charge
Use, processing, and valorization of fruit and vegetable by-products using eco-sustainable techniques to enhance their health. Lines or areas: Quality and safety of food and Development of new products.Food Engineering or Master in Food, Agroindustrial Engineering or Master in Agroindustrial, Biotechnology Engineering or Master in BiotechnologyManagement and knowledge of Microsoft Office tools such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, as well as basic statistics, microbiology1. Quality and safety analysis of food in the instrumentation, microbiology, and biotechnology laboratory. 2.Fruit and vegetable food processing. 3.aNew product development.Dr. Gerardo González

Center for Research, Development and Innovation in Information and Communication Technologies (CIDITIC).

Project TitleFields of studyRequired SkillsJob DescriptionResearcher in charge
  Smart City (Smart local Grid and identification of anomalies with Data Analytics)      Computer ScienceTensor Flow, Pytorch, Python or R Studio, SQL, MySQL or NoSQL database, programming skills, Linear Regression, Classification and Cluster algorithms, ANN.Design and Analysis of Computer Experiments of the multiple DQ Methods 2. Correlation Analysis between detected hacking and odd trends and outliers.    Dr. Juan Marcos Castillo
IoT and SCM 4.1Network and Telecommunications EngineeringArduino, Rasberry PI, RFID, Java, SQL, Python, Cisco, or other network certification.Semantic and ontology IoT design for Food SCM, Pharmacy and medical supplies, and multimodal logistics Prototyping of those IoT designsDesign of Experiments in different settings.Dr. Juan Marcos Castillo
      Data-Driven Decision Making in Society      Industrial Engineering  Advanced Statistics, Advance Operation Research, Dynamic programming, predictive analytics, and Time series. Python and SQL.Dashboard development in Power BI based on Python and SQL. Monthly reports of economics and trends indicators.Stochastic simulation based on multiple modeling testing with Data Mining approach.      Dr. Juan Marcos Castillo

Others

Research Group: Telecommunications Engineering and Intelligent Systems Applied to Society (ITSIAS)

Project TitleFields of studyRequired SkillsJob DescriptionResearcher in charge
MOVIDIS Part II     MONITORING NETWORK BASED ON INTERNET of Things (IOT) FOR THE GENERATION OF AIR POLLUTION INDICATORS IN PANAMA     IMPACT OF THE MASS INTEGRATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEM.Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering.1. Knowledge of Communications systems, Sensor networks, RFID systems, Embedded systems, Electronic and Mechanical Design, Power Systems 2. Scientific Writing 3. Matlab Management of mechanical design software (For example AutoCAD, SolidWorks, others)  4. Management of PCB board printing equipment and 3D printing. 5. Management of electronic design software (For example easyEDA, Proteus, others) 6. Management of power system analysis software (For example Open DSS) 7.Microcontroller programming (For example Arduinos, Linkit Smart Duo, etc.)1.            State of the art reviews 2.            Design electronic and mechanical circuit design 3.            Equipment programming 4.            3D printing 5.            Assembly of equipment 6.            Laboratory and field test 7.                Installation of equipment in the field 8. Drafting of technical/scientific documentsDr. Yéssica Sáez

 

 

How to apply? 

Requirements 

  • To apply for the internship the student must be enrolled in a partner university. 
  • Identify the Research Center or group that you would like to be part of. You can check the opportunities in the charts. 
  • Complete the exchange request format Submit the complete documentation in one PDF by email to relaciones.internacionales@utp.ac.pa copy to clemente.rodriguez2@utp.ac.pa

 Documentation 

  • Exchange Format – Formulario-Interno-Del-Exterior-a-la-UTP
  • Transcript of Records 
  • Motivation letter Recommendation letter from your home university
  • Copy of passport 
  • Certificate of enrollment at your home university

Note: If the student will participate in an on site-internship must obtain international medical insurance and cover their personal expenses (accommodation, transportation, food, etc) For more information, please contact: relaciones.internacionales@utp.ac.pa