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CDL-CTTRI-77-ARH/2018 (prazo de candidaturas: até 06-08-2018)
One position of Doctorate in the scientific area of Sciences and Environmental Engineering
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 First Level Doctorate for the exercise of activities of scientific research in the scientific areas of Sciences and Environmental Engineering, at Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and Department of Environment and Planning of the University of Aveiro.

Open by “Aviso  9811/2018 publicado no Diário da República, 2.ª série, n.º 140 — 23 de julho de 2018”

Public notice Ref.ª CDL-CTTRI-77-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 10 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 First Level Doctorate for the exercise of activities of scientific research in the scientific areas of Sciences and Environmental Engineering, at Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and Department of Environment and Planning of the University of Aveiro. The scientific research functions, which includes the sampling and chemical analysis of ashes and surface water, the implementation of ecotoxicological assays, the integrated analysis of data by multi-weight approach, and the establishment of assessment procedures, will be developed under the scope of the AQUAFIRE project: Integrated assessment of wildfires impacts to aquatic ecosystems and human health (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028936), supported by the Operational Program COMPETE, in its FEDER/FNR component, and the Foundation for Science and Technology, in its State Budget component (OE).

 

The present public notice was opened on 26 of June of 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 2128,34€. 

1 — Admission requirements:

Any national, foreign and stateless candidate(s) who hold a doctorate degree in Marine and Environmental Sciences 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) 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:

President: Doctor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Rector of the University of Aveiro.

Jury members:

President: Doctor Nelson José Cabaços Abrantes, Assistant Researcher at University of Aveiro

Effective members:

Doctor Jan Jacob Keizer, Principal Researcher at University of Aveiro

Doctor Fernando José Mendes Gonçalves, Associate Professor with Habilitation at University of Aveiro.

Substitute members:

Doctor Isabel Maria Cunha Antunes Lopes, Principal Researcher at University of Aveiro

Doctor Salomé Fernandes Pinheiro de Almeida, Assistant Professor at University of 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 — Hold a Post-graduation in Laboratory management;

or

4.2.2 — Hold a solid and confirmed experience in chemical analysis of pyrolytic substances and metals and the domain of ecotoxicological tools, with special focus on freshwater systems;

or

4.2.3 — Hold experience in the planning and execution of field work in burnt catchments.

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 method is curricular evaluation.

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

a) Of scientific and technological production in the last five years, deemed most relevant by the candidate;

b) Of applied research activities, or based on practical work, developed in the last five years and professional experience, 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 promotion of culture and scientific practices, deemed most relevant by the candidate;

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 of the last five years considered more relevant by the candidate (8 points);

- Quality and quantity of scientific production (books, book chapters and articles in ISI scientific journals) in the area that the Competition is open, in particular in the thematic of wildfires as a potential source of contamination of terrestrial and aquatic systems. This criterion will be 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 research activities developed over the past five years, considered to be of greatest impact by the candidate (8 points);

Participation in international and national scientific projects in the area that the competition is open, in particular in the thematic of wildfires as a potential source of contamination of terrestrial and aquatic systems. Professional experience in the areas related to the tasks to be developed, namely the chemical analysis, laboratorial management and participation in research and technological projects;

6.1.3: Criteria for the evaluation of knowledge extension and dissemination activities developed in the last five years, namely under the scope of the promotion of culture and scientific practices, deemed most relevant by the candidate (4 points);

Communications in scientific meetings and congresses in the area that the competition is open; participation in lectures, workshops and other activities to disseminate scientific knowledge under the auspices of the scientific community; presentation of lectures and seminars for the general public in the area that the competition is open. In particular, it will be valued the activities focused on the thematic of wildfires as a potential source of contamination of terrestrial and aquatic systems. It will also evaluate the orientation of students in doctoral and post-doctoral work.

 

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.

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

6.5 —Candidates who obtained a rating of less than 15 points are excluded from the public notice.

 

7 – Candidates ordering

7.1. – Candidates will be ordered according to the score obtained in 6).

 

8 — Participation of the parties and decision:

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

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

 

9 — 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.

 

10 — 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.

 

11 — 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.

26 of June of 2018 — The Rector, Professor Doutor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira.

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