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The call is open until March 5, 2017
Research Grant (BI) for candidates with a B.Sc. degree (“Licenciatura”) within the Thematic Strand “Matemática: Ensino e Avaliação no (Ensino) Superior” (MATEAS) of the Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and Applications (CIDMA)
The researcher is expected to develop an interface using Javascript, C# and other web languages to create a reactive interface for a tool to authoring mathematical content. The software is dedicated to training and is being used by hundreds of students.

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT

(Grant identification: Ref.06-MATEAS-2017)

Position: Research Grant for candidates with a B.Sc. degree; “Bolsa de Investigação para Licenciados”.

Main Research field: Web Design

Job summary:

A call is open to the attribution of one Research Grant (BI) for candidates with a B.Sc. degree (“Licenciatura”) within the Thematic Strand “Matemática: Ensino e Avaliação no (Ensino) Superior” (MATEAS) of the Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and Applications (CIDMA), ref: UID/MAT/04106/2013, with the financial support of the FCT/MCTES through national funds.

Job description:

The researcher is expected to develop an interface using Javascript, C# and other web languages to create a reactive interface for a tool to authoring mathematical content. The software is dedicated to training and is being used by hundreds of students.

Admission Requirements:

The candidate should have a B.Sc. degree (“Licenciatura”) in web design, computer science or similar. We expect the candidate to have a strong background in programming in web design languages and possibly web services. The following abilities will be valued: teamwork skills, initiative, critical thinking and autonomy.

Equality policy practiced in CIDMA (in accordance with the FCT regulations): no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any right or exempted from any duty based on, namely, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, economic status, education, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic disease, nationality, ethnic origin or race, place of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and trade union membership.

Work plan: The package MEGUA (https//github.com/jpedroan/megua) is being used to produce parametrized exercises in several contexts. Authors have been writing educational materials using a textual interface and the goal is to produce a reactive WYSIWYG interface. The platform where the application will live is SIACUA (http://siacua.web.ua.pt) and web service calls are going to be made to MEGUA system that responds with text or graphics.

Laws and regulations applicable:

Law no. 40/2004, of August 18 (Legal Status of Research Fellowships).

Regulations for Research Fellowships of the Foundation for Science and Technology, approved by

Regulation No. 234/2012, published in the II Series of the Diário da República dated June 25, 2012,

amended and republished by Regulation 326/2013, published in the II Series of the Republic of July 27, 2013

and amended by Regulation No. 339/2015, published in the II Series of the Diário da República of June 17,

2015 (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml.pt).

Working place: The work should be developed in the Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and Applications under the scientific supervision of Professor Doctor João Pedro Cruz.

Grant Duration: The duration of the grant is of 4 months, and it is expected to start the 1st April, 2017, on an exclusive basis, without renewal.

Value for monthly allowance: The remuneration will be based on the FCT rules for grants (http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores), 745 € for candidates in the Country. Payments will be made monthly, via check, bank transfer, or another equivalent method.

Selection Methods: The selection and ranking of the candidates will be based on: Curriculum vitae (50%), experience (30%) and interview (20%). The Selection Committee reserves the right not to select any candidate if none of the candidates possesses minimal requirements (final total classification higher than 50%).

Selection Committee composition:

  • · President: Prof. Dr. João Pedro Cruz, member of the thematic strand MATEAS of Centro de

Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Matemática e Aplicações – CIDMA.

  • · 1st member: Prof. Dr. Luís Descalço, member of the thematic strand MATEAS of Centro de

Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Matemática e Aplicações – CIDMA.

  • · 2nd member: Profª Drª Paula Oliveira, Assistant Professor of Departamento de Matemática da

Universidade de Aveiro.

  • · 1st substitute member: Profª Drª Dina Seabra, colaborator of the thematic strand MATEAS of Centro

de Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Matemática e Aplicações – CIDMA.

  • · 2nd substitute member: Profª Drª Paula Carvalho, member of the thematic strand MATEAS of Centro

de Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Matemática e Aplicações – CIDMA.

Forms of publication and notification of results: Final results will be publicized in the form of a list sorted by the final score, which will be posted in a public place of the University of Aveiro, and sent to the candidates via e-mail.

Application form:

The call is open until March 5, 2017.

Applications should be sent via electronic mail only, to pedrocruz@ua.pt with CC to luisd@ua.pt,

accompanied by the following documents:

  • · Identification of the call: place reference Ref.06-MATEAS-2017 in the subject of the message.
  • · Curriculum Vitae.
  • · Scanned copies of academic transcripts and degree certificates (with certified translations into

English if they are in another language).

  • · Phone contact and email address.

Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Other

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Aveiro

Job company/institute: University of Aveiro / CIDMA

Application deadline: March 5, 2017.

University of Aveiro, February 3, 2017

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