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CDL-CTTRI-132-ARH/2018 (application deadline: 05-11-2018)
One position of Doctorate in the scientific area of Biology
An international public notice is opened for a position for a Doctorate equivalent to Assistant Researcher for the exercise of activities of scientific research in the scientific areas of Biology, subarea of Ecology and Biodiversity, specialization in Parasitology.

Open by “Aviso 14225/2018 publicado no Diário da República, 2.ª série, n.º 192 — 4 de outubro de 2018”

Public notice Ref.ª CDL-CTTRI-132-ARH/2018 — Doctor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Full Professor and Rector of the University of Aveiro, hereby announces that for a period of twenty business days, starting on the first business day immediately after the publication of the present notice, an international public notice is opened for recruitment in the form of a Uncertain Term Work Contract, under the Portuguese Labour Code, a position for a Doctorate equivalent to Assistant Researcher for the exercise of activities of scientific research in the scientific areas of Biology, subarea of Ecology and Biodiversity, specialization in Parasitology, to exercise the functions of development of research activities within the topics of Parasitology, Biodiversity and Ecotoxicology and Marine Biomonitoring, within the Associated Laboratory CESAM, UID/AMB/50017/2013, and with the main working place located at Ecomare, supported by the national funding through the Foundation for Science and Technology, in its State Budget component, co-financed by FEDER, within the framework of the partnerships PT2020 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007638.  The researcher will also participate in the supervision of graduate and post-graduate students, and in activities of extension and knowledge dissemination.

 

The present public notice was opened on 18 of September 2018 by order of the Rector of the University of Aveiro, following the proposal of the Scientific Council.

 

The contest is governed by the provisions of Decree-Law 57/2016, August 29, that approves the rules for post-doctoral work contracts, designed to stimulate employment in science and technology in all areas of knowledge (RJEC) within the legal provisions of the Labor Code, Law on 7/2009, February 12, in its current wording and other applicable legislation and regulations. The monthly payment corresponds to the gross salary of 3.191,82 €. 

1 — Admission requirements: Any national, foreign and stateless candidate(s) who hold a doctorate degree in Biology or Natural Sciences (or scientific area related) and a scientific and professional curriculum whose profile is suited for the activity to be performed, can submit their applications.

 

2 — Formalisation of the applications: The applications are addressed to the Rector of the University of Aveiro as follows:

2.1 — The application should include, among others, the following elements:

a) Call identification;

b) Applicant’s identification: full name, birth date, nationality, mailing address and email;

c) Identification of the institution where the applicant is presently working and his/her position there, when applicable;

d) Identification of degrees held by the applicant;

e) Statement by the applicant declaring that the elements or facts contained in the application are correct and accurate.

2.2 — The application should include the following documents:

a) Copy of detailed and structured curriculum vitae according to items in point 5;

b) Other relevant documents for the evaluation of qualification in related scientific area;

c) Any other documents that the applicant considers relevant, namely for the assessment of the information referred to in no. 2 of article 5 of the RJEC;

2.3 — The curriculum vitae should contain:

a) Full identification;

b) Contacts: address, telephone number and email;

c) Copy of the certificate with the respective mark or grade or other document that is legally recognised for the same purpose;

d) All pertinent information for assessing the application considering the selection and ranking criteria of the present call, organized according to the sub-items of the assessment set forth in Section 5 below;

2.4 — Submission of the application:

2.4.1 — The application may be submitted in Portuguese or in English, by email, to the Human Resources Department of the University of Aveiro (concursosDL57-2016@ua.pt) until the deadline stipulated in this Notice.

2.4.2 — The applicants are required to present a “message sent” confirmation as proof of the application submission.

2.4.3 — Instructions for the submission of applications, in digital format, are available in the area of Competition and Job Offers of Human Resources area at https://www.ua.pt/sgrhf/PageText.aspx?id=15052.

2.5 — Failure to comply with the deadline for submission of the application, as well as the incorrect formalization of the application, result in the exclusion of the application. The exclusion decision is communicated to candidates by e-mail for the purpose of their hearing.

 

3 — Call Jury:

3.1 — In accordance with article 13 of the RJEC the call jury has the following composition:

Jury members:

Chairman: Doctor Amadeu Mortágua Velho da Maia Soares, full professor, University of Aveiro.

Other members:

Doctor Ana Isabel Lillebø Batista, Principal Researcher, University of Aveiro;

Doctor Ricardo Jorge Guerra Calado, Principal Researcher, University of Aveiro;

Doctor Jesús Manuel Pedreira Dubert, Assistant Professor, Universidade de Aveiro.

 

4 — Jury operation rules:

4.1 — The deliberations are held by roll call voting requiring the absolute majority of votes of the members of the jury present at the meeting, not permitting abstentions.

4.2  — The jury deliberates approval on absolute merit, based on the merit of the overall curriculum of candidates with regards to the scientific area of the Competition and also taking into account, cumulatively, compliance with at least one of the following requisites:

4.2.1 — The applicant is the author or co-author of at least 60 articles indexed in the Web of Science (WoS);

or

4.2.2 — The applicant is author or co-author of at least 20 articles, in the specialization area to where this Competition is open, indexed in the ISI Science Citation Index Expanded of the Web of Science and, in addition, coauthor of at least 20 articles published in the period 2013-2017, in journals of the WoS;

or

4.2.3 — Have obtained a total of at least 550 citations (excluding self-citations) to the indexed scientific works;

or

4.2.4 — Have obtained an average of at least 20 citations per article (excluding self-citations) to the indexed scientific works;

or

4.2.5 —Have an h-index equal or higher than 20.

4.3 — The exclusion decision in absolute merit is communicated to candidates by e-mail for the purpose of their hearing.

4.4 — After the phase of approval in absolute merit, the jury will begin the process of appraisal of applications, taking into account the criteria set out in this notice.

 

5 — Evaluation and selection:

5.1 —The selection methods are curricular evaluation and a public presentation and an interview.

5.2 — The evaluation of the scientific and curricular course focuses on the relevance, quality and timeliness:

a) Of scientific performance in the areas of the competition;

b) Of applied research activities, or based on practical work, developed in the last five years, deemed most impactful by the candidate;

c) Of knowledge extension and dissemination activities developed in the last five years, namely under the scope of the interconnection between scientific practices, conservation measures and support and rehabilitation of marine fauna;

5.3— The five-year period mentioned above can be extended by the panel, if requested by the candidate, whenever the suspension of scientific activities is reasoned by socially protected grounds like parental leave, long-term serious illness, and other legal situations of unavailability to work.

 

6 — Curricular Evaluation. This component of the evaluation is expressed on a numerical scale from 0 to 20 taking into account the following criteria:

6.1 — Curricular evaluation criteria are:

6.1.1 - Criteria for the evaluation of the Scientific Performance in the areas of the competition (8 points);

- Scientific Production. Quality and quantity of scientific production in the area that the Competition is open (books, articles in scientific journals, papers presented in conferences) expressed by the number and type of publications, and the recognition given by the scientific community (the quality of the location where it has been published and the references made by other authors);

6.1.2 - Criteria for evaluating applied or practice-based research activities developed over the past five years, in particular in the context of promoting culture and scientific practices, considered to be of greatest impact by the candidate (6 points);

Coordination and participation in research and conservation projects, evaluating the presentation of approved and non-approved national and international applications and the execution of funded research projects.

6.1.3 - Criteria for the evaluation of the activities of extension and dissemination of knowledge developed in the last five years, namely in the context of the interconnection between scientific practices, conservation measures and support and rehabilitation of marine fauna (6 points);

Participation in trials of measures to mitigate the effects of marine economy activities. Participation in the development of infrastructures and support activities of marine fauna. Participation in meetings and projects with a view to the elaboration of technical norms and contribution to legislation. Participation in scientific dissemination initiatives in the scientific community (for example, organization of congresses and conferences) and for various audiences. Presentation of lectures and seminars for the general public.

6.2 — The score obtained in the curricular evaluation method is expressed in numeric scale of 0 to 20, considering the valuation up to two decimal places.

6.3 — The jury deliberates by vote justified according to the criteria of evaluation, no abstentions are allowed.

6.4 — The classification of each candidate is obtained by averaging the scores of each of the elements of the jury.

6.5 — Once the Curricular Assessment is completed, the candidates ranked in the three first positions are approved for the next evaluation method as indicated in point 5.1.

6.6 — Candidates ranked below the third place are thus excluded from the public notice.

 

7 — Interview: This session, which can be applied to all or part of the candidates, is intended solely for clarification of aspects related to the results of the investigation.

7.1 — The interview will have a duration of 30 minutes.

7.2 — The interview evaluation is expressed on a numerical scale of 0 to 20, taking into account the candidate's scientific knowledge and ability to communicate, as well as the answers to the questions put by the jury and their development perspectives in the unit for which you are running.

7.3 — The jury deliberates by roll call voting, not permitting abstentions.

7.4 — The classification of each candidate is also obtained by the average of the scores of the members of the jury.

 

8 — Ranking of candidates:

8.1 — The final score of each candidate is obtained through an weighted average, by assigning a weighting factor of 90% to the curricular review note and a weighting factor of 10% to the interview note.

In case of a tie, the decision of the tie-breaker shall be the responsibility of the chairman of the jury.

 

9 — Participation of the parties and decision:

9.1 — The final ordering project is communicated to candidates by e-mail for the purpose of their hearing.

9.2 — At the hearing of the interested parties, the jury appreciates the allegations offered and approves the final ordering list of candidates.

 

10 — Publication of Competition Notice: In addition to being publish in Series 2 of the Diário da República the present notice is also published in:

a) The website of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., in Portuguese and English;

b) The website of the University of Aveiro, in Portuguese and English;

c) In a national newspaper.

 

11 — This tender is exclusively destined to fill this specify vacancy and can be terminated at any time until approval of final candidate list, expiring with the respective occupation of said vacancy.

 

12 — In compliance with paragraph h) of Article 9 of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, the Government, as the employing entity, actively promotes a policy of equal opportunities between men and women in access to employment and professional advancement, scrupulously taking measures to avoid any form of discrimination.

 

18 of September of 2018 — The Rector, Professor Doutor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira.

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