Job Opportunities
CD-CTTI-47-ARH/2019 (prazo de candidaturas: de 15-03-2019 a 05-04-2019)
One position as Assistant Professor in the subject area of Medical Sciences, subarea of Molecular Medicine
International public competition is opened, for the recruitment of 1 (one) position as Assistant Professor in the subject area of Medical Sciences, subarea of Molecular Medicine (CMD-MDM).

CD-CTTI-47-ARH/2019- Doctor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Full Professor and Rector at the University of Aveiro, hereby announces that for a period of fifteen business days starting on the first business day following after which this notice is published in the “jornal Público”, an international public competition is opened, for the recruitment of 1 (one) position as Assistant Professor in the subject area of Medical Sciences, subarea of Molecular Medicine (CMD-MDM) under an employment contract for an indefinite period under the Portuguese Labour Code and the regulation on the careers of teaching staff in private law at the University of Aveiro and related hiring (regulation 384/2014, of 26 August).


1 – Admission requirements:

1.1 — Applicants to the Competition must be holders of a PhD degree in the area or area related to it for which the competition is open.

1.2 — Applicants with qualifications obtained abroad must provide proof of recognition, equivalence or registration of a PhD degree by Portuguese higher education institution, under the applicable law.


2 — Formalizing the applications:

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

a) Application for competition addressed to the Rector of the University of Aveiro;

b) Detailed curriculum vitae containing all of the pertinent information for the assessment of the applicant considering the selection and ranking criteria of point 5 of the present notice, recommending that it be organized according to the assessment sub-factors detailed below;

c) Copies of five papers selected by the applicant as being most representative of his/her curriculum vitae;

d) Report on the performance in scientific, educational and other activities considered relevant to the mission of the higher education institutions, focusing in particular on the papers that  he has selected as being more representative;

e) Development plan of the career in the subject area of Molecular Medicine, in the scientific, pedagogical and society cooperation fields.

f) Document that objectively highlights the number of citations of publications listed in the curriculum and explanation of the method used to count the citations with enough detail so that the jury is able to reproduce the procedure in accordance with section 5;

g) Any other elements that the applicant deems relevant.

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

a) Competition identification;

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

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

d) Identification of degrees held by the applicant;

e) Statement that the applicant declares the elements or facts contained in the application to be true.

2.3 — The curriculum vitae should contain:

a) Full identification;

b) Contacts: address, telephone number and email;

c) Position, group or subject, service time as staff member and the name of the University or Polytechnic Institution to which the applicant belongs, whenever applicable;

d) Specialization pertaining to the area in which the Competition was opened;

e) Copy of the certificate with the respective classification or other document that is legally recognized for the same effect;

f) Documents proving all of the elements mentioned in subsections c), d) and e) of point 2.3.

2.4 — The applicants from the University of Aveiro are not required to present proof of their individual process.

2.5 — How to present application:

2.5.1 — The application may be presented in Portuguese or in English and handed in via email to the Human Resource Department of the University of Aveiro ( by the deadline stipulated in this Notice.

2.5.2 — In submitting the application electronically, applicants are required to present a “message sent” confirmation.

2.5.3 — Instructions for the submission of applications, in digital format, are available in the area of Recruitment and Job area Human Resources at

2.6 — The failure to comply with the deadline set, as well as the failure or the late entry of documents referred to in subsections a) to f) of No. 2.1, will result in the exclusion of the application.

2.7 —The jury may, whenever they see fit, request that the applicants hand in additional documents with regards to the curriculum vitae and set a deadline for the effect.

2.8 — The jury may, whenever it deems it necessary, hold public hearings of the admitted candidates.

2.8.1 — The jury will deliberate at the first meeting on the need to hold public hearings of all candidates approved in absolute merit and are intended, exclusively, to better clarify what appears in the application under paragraph b) of n. º 4 of article 50.º of the ECDU.

2.8.2 — If there is a need for public hearings, they will be held before the second meeting of the jury, with all candidates being informed, at least five days in advance, of the date and place of these public hearings.

2.8.3 — The public hearings referred to in the previous point may be held by teleconference.


3 – Competition Jury:

3.1 — The Competition jury consists of the following:

President: Professor Doctor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Rector of Universidade de Aveiro.


Professor Doctor Carlos Jorge Alves Miranda Bandeira Duarte, Full Professor of Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de Coimbra;

Professor Doctor João Taborda Barata, Invited Associate Professor of Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa;

Professor Doctor Carla Isabel Gonçalves de Oliveira, Main Researcher of Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde – Ipatimup - i3S, Universidade do Porto;

Professor Doctor Francisco Manuel Lemos Amado, Associate Professor with Agregattion of Universidade de Aveiro;

Professor Doctor Manuel António da Silva Santos, Associate Professor of Universidade de Aveiro.


3.2 — 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 — Criteria and methods for selecting and evaluating candidates:

4.1 - Approval on absolute merit:

The admission of candidates is subject to their approval on absolute merit, which will depend upon being holders of the a PhD degree in the areas of Medicine, Medical Sciences, Biomedicine, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Biology or Biochemistry or area related, and possessing a curriculum which merit the jury considers adequate, taking into account, cumulatively, and compliance with at least one of the following requirements:

4.1.1 - The applicant is the author or co-author of at least 25 papers in the subject area that the competition is open, indexed in the ISI Science Citation Index Expanded of the Web of Science where document type = article or document type = review,


4.1.2 — Have obtained a total of at least 500 citations (excluding self-citations) to the scientific works produced in the disciplinary area for which the contest is open,


4.1.3 — The cumulative impact factor of the 5 publications selected by the candidates be greater than or equal to 30,


4.1.4 — Have obtained an average of more than 50 citations per article (excluding self-citations) to the scientific works produced in the disciplinary area for which the competition is open.

4.2 — Candidates must prove that they meet the above requirements, indicating the key to be used in the SCOPUS-ORCID database search, or including in their CV the publications list extracted from the same database, confirming to allow the jury to confirm the bibliometric data.

4.3— Methods and criteria for assessment:

4.3.1 — The method of selection is the assessment of the curriculum which aims to assess the applicant’s scientific performance, pedagogic skills and performance in other educational activities relevant to the mission of higher education institutions.

4.3.2 — In the assessment of the curriculum the following criteria are automatically considered and pondered in accordance with the requirements of the functions corresponding to the position to be filled with the present Competition:

a) The scientific performance of the applicant in the subject area that the Competition is open;

b) The pedagogic capacity of the applicant in the subject area that the Competition is open;

c) Other relevant activities.


5 — Assessment parameters

On the application of the criteria referred to in the preceding article are evaluated the following parameters, which are assigned the weighting factors:

5.1 — Criteria for evaluation of the Scientific Performance:

5.1.1 — Scientific production. Quality and quantity of the scientific production in the area for which the competition is open (books and magazine articles), expressed by the number and type of publications, and by the recognition given to it by the scientific community (translated into the quality of the places of publication and in the references made to them by other authors).

Only the publications indexed in SCOPUS-ORCID will be considered as "document type = article" and "document type = review". Candidates are required to provide proof of satisfaction of the above bibliometric requirements, including in their curriculum vitae, the listing of publications produced by the same database. The publications should be referenced together with the number of citations, impact factor of the last 5 years of each journal and the DOI of the articles.

5.1.2 — Coordination in scientific projects. Quality and quantity of scientific projects in which the applicant has coordinated in the area for which the competition is open, funded on a competitive basis by public funds, through national or international agencies or financed by companies. Participation in international and national projects will also be considered if the local coordination of at least one of the tasks of such projects is objectively proven.

5.1.3 — Orientation experience of doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers and participation in doctoral juries, validated by the institutions where these activities were carried out.

5.2 — Criteria for evaluation of Pedagogical Capacity.

5.2.1 — Coordination of pedagogic projects. Conception, development and direction of curricular units, including problem-solving learning projects, proven by the institutions where the pedagogical activity took place.

5.2.2 — Teaching activity. Evaluated by the number of total teaching hours and the quality of the candidate's academic activity, proven by the institutions where this activity took place, using, whenever possible, by objective methods based on extensive collections of opinion (educational surveys).

5.2.3 — Orientation of students in master's degrees and participation in jury of public master's tests, validated by the institutions where the orientation were carried out.

5.3 — Criteria for evaluation of the Other Relevant Activities

5.3.1 — Analysis of the Scientific and Pedagogical Report and the Career Development Plan, explaining how it can contribute to the pedagogical and scientific projects of the Department of Medical Sciences of the University of Aveiro.

5.3.2 — Transfer of knowledge or technology to companies and society, contributing to the mission of the university.

5.3.3 — Participation in Management Activities in the various aspects of the Scientific, Pedagogical and Institutional Activities, validated by the Institutions where the activities took place.

5.4 — The weight of each aspect and criteria are indicated in the following table:


Table – Weight of each aspect and assessment criteria






Scientific Performance

P1= 0,50

Scientific Publications evaluated by their contente, scientific coerence, impact factor of journals and number of citations in the scientific area of the competition (C11)


Coordination of national and international Scientific Projects (C12)

P12= 0,30

Supervision of academic work of post-doctoral and doctoral students (C13)


Pedagogical Capacity

P2= 0,30

Coordination, production and development of pedagogical projects, including PBL (C21)


Teaching activity (C22)


Orientation and jury member of master's and bachelor's thesis (C23)


Other Relevant Activities

P3= 0,20

Scientific and Pedagogical Report and Career Development Plan (C31)


Technology Transfer  (C32)


Participation in Scientific, Pedagogical and Institutional Management Activities, (C33)



6 — Assessment and selection:

6.1 — After the admission of the application to the Competition, the jury will begin the processes of analysis of the applications, taking into account the criteria and parameters set out in this notice.

6.2 — In the first meeting, which may take place by teleconference as decided by the jury president and after examination and admission of applications, the jury begins to decide which applicants pass to the next phase on absolute merit. To this purpose, each member of the jury proposes, which applications do not meet the requirements at both a scientific and pedagogic level as established by the Notice for the present Competition.

After all jury members have submitted their proposals to the President of the jury, the jury votes on each application, for which rejection is proposed, and no abstentions are allowed; an application is rejected on absolute merit if obtains a majority of votes favourable to the rejection among the members of the jury present at the meeting. Each application will be voted only once. Other proposals, which eliminate the same application will not be voted on. The final decision on each proposal, as well as the number of votes collected by each of them, and their bases, are an integral part of the minutes.

6.3 — In the case of an application not receiving absolute merit approval, the jury proceeds to holding a hearing the excluded applicants, who may contest within 10 days.

6.4 — The jury then assesses those candidates approved according to absolute merit, considering the criteria and parameters of assessment as well as the ranking factors in this notice.

6.4.1 — Each member of the jury applies a value, on the scale of 0-100, for each criteria or aspects regarding each applicant.

6.4.2 — The final result is expressed on a numerical scale of 0-100 and it is calculated by weighing each criteria with the corresponding weight which provides a score to each aspect. Each aspect score has its own weight which is used to calculate the final score.

Expressed as a formula, the final result (FR) is calculated as follows:



7 — Voting methodology and ordering:

7.1 — The ordering of candidates should be founded on the assessment made based on the criteria and parameters of assessment and corresponding weighing factors listed in this notice.

7.2 — Before voting, each member of the jury presents a written document, that will be attached to the minutes of the meeting, with the order of the applicants, duly founded, taking into consideration the previous paragraph.

7.3 — On the various votes, each jury member should respect the order presented, no abstentions allowed.

7.4 — The jury will use the following voting method in order to obtain an absolute majority in the final ranking of candidates:

The first vote is intended to determine the applicant to be put in first place. If an applicant receives more than half the votes of the members of the jury present at the meeting he will be placed in first place. If the applicant in first place is not determined, the voting will be repeated, but only among the candidates who received votes to be considered for first place after removal of the applicant least voted in the first round. If there is more than one applicant in the position of least voted there will be another vote with only these applicants in order to determine who is to be eliminated. For this vote, the jury members vote for the applicant who has the lowest ranking, the applicant with the most votes is eliminated. If at this point there continues to be a tie among two or more applicants, the president of the jury will decide which of them is to be eliminated. Once this elimination is made, the jury returns to the first vote, but only with the remaining candidates. The process is repeated until one applicant receives more than half the votes for first place. The process is repeated for second place and so on until an ordered list of all candidates is complete.


8 — Participation of interested parties and the decision:

8.1 — The applicants are notified of the final ranking in order to start the hearings of the interested parties conducted under the terms of the Administrative Procedure Code.

8.2 — Once the interested parties have had their hearings, the jury assesses their allegations and approves the final ranking of the applicants.


9 — Deadline for final decision:

9.1 — Notwithstanding the following paragraph, the deadline for delivering the jury’s final decision cannot surpass ninety consecutive days, starting from the deadline for submission of applications.

9.2 — The deadline mentioned in the previous subsection may be extended when there is an high number of applicants and or when the particular complexity of the Competition justifies it.


10 — The teacher will be hired for an indefinite period with an experimental period of five years to carry out the functions described in the letter of mission and inherent in the category of Assistant Professor.


11 — The present competition is exclusively destined to fill the position indicated and can be finished until the homologation of the final ranking list of candidates and expiring with the respective occupation of the job on offer.


12 — Publication of Competition notice

In addition to being publish in “Jornal Público”, 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.


13 — 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.


December 3rd, 2018 — The Rector, Professor Doutor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira.