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CDL-CTTRI-54-ARH/2019 (application deadline: 29-03-2019)
One position of Doctorate in the scientific area of Psychology, sub-area of Basic Psychology
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 area of Psychology (sub-area of Basic Psychology).

Open by "Aviso n.º 4397/2019 publicado no Diário da República n.º 52, 2ª série, de 15 de março de 2019"

Public notice Ref.ª CDL-CTTRI-54-ARH/2019 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 area of Psychology (sub-area of Basic Psychology), to study the effect of circadian variables (chronotype and time-of-day) in face recognition, through behavioral (laboratory tasks and questionnaires) and psychophysiological (electroencephalography and eye tracking) techniques, as well as to participate in knowledge dissemination activities, within the context of the project DORIAN – Do you recognise me? The impact of chronotype and time-of-day on face recognition, reference PTDC/PSI-GER/31082/2017, supported by the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., in its State Budget component (OE).

The activities to be developed are: 1) assessment of the human chronotype through self-report questionnaires and actigraphy; 2) preparation of experimental materials to be used in the studies and development of experimental tasks with dedicated software; 3) collection and treatment of behavioral, actigraphy and psychophysiological (electroencephalography and eye tracking) data; 4) advanced statistical analyses; 5) preparation of reports and scientific articles, in English, for publication in international journals of high impact in the scientific area of the project; 6) preparation and participation in actions of dissemination of the results of the project, both in the academic context and for the general community.

 

The present public notice was opened on 14 of January of 2019, 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 Euros. 

1 — Admission requirements:

Any national, foreign and stateless candidate(s) who hold a doctorate degree in Psychology 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: Professor Isabel Maria Barbas dos Santos, Assistant Professor, Department of Education and Psychology, University of Aveiro.

Jury members:

Professor Carlos Fernandes da Silva, Full Professor, Department of Education and Psychology, University of Aveiro.

Professor Paulo Joaquim Fonseca da Silva Farinha Rodrigues, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Department of Psychology and Education, University of Beira Interior.

Substitute members:

Professor Óscar Manuel Soares Ribeiro, Assistant Professor, Department of Education and Psychology, University of Aveiro.

Professor Sandra Cristina de Oliveira Soares, Assistant Professor, Department of Education and Psychology, 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 — The applicant is the author or co-author of at least 30 (thirty) articles, in the scientific 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, or in the SCI Verse Scopus with the same characteristics;

or

4.2.2 — Have obtained a total of at least 200 citations to the scientific works produced in the area for which the contest is open, registered in the same databases mentioned in point 4.2.1,

or

4.2.3 —Have research experience in each of the four areas that are fundamental to the project, specifically and cumulatively in 1) assessment of the human chronotype; 2) face processing; 3) electroencephalography techniques; and 4) eye tracking techniques, proved by the publication as author or co-author of articles indexed in the ISI Science Citation Index Expanded of the Web of Science where document type = article or document type = review, or in the SCI Verse Scopus with the same characteristics.

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 an interview.

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

a) Of scientific, technological, cultural or artistic 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, 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, technologic, cultural or artistic production of the last five years considered more relevant by the candidate (8 points);

- Scientific Production. Quality and quantity of scientific production in the area that the Competition is open (books, articles in scientific journals, articles in conference proceedings, 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); The ability to intervene in the scientific community, expressed, namely, by the peer-review of scientific articles, being a member of academic juris, as well as being recognised through awards or other distinctions and respective impact; (Co-)supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, in practical research projects within course modules or scientific initiation programs, master and doctoral work.

6.1.2 - Criteria for the evaluation of extension and knowledge dissemination activities developed over the past five years, considered to be of greatest impact by the candidate (8 points);

- The quality and quantity of scientific national and international research projects in which the applicant has participated or coordinated, whether financed through public funds of national or international agencies or by enterprises.

- Demonstrated experience (with articles, thesis, reports, communications, etc.) in i. advanced use of laboratory equipment and software for encephalography (preferably from NeuroScan and Advanced Neuro Technology) and eye tracking (preferably from Tobii), and processing of this type of data; ii. advanced use and programming in Matlab; iii. advanced statistical analyses with the software SPSS and R; iv. programming of experimental tasks with the software E-Prime; v. research experience in face processing and recognition, with electroencephalography and eye tracking; vi. research experience in chrono-psychology, circadian rhythms and synchrony effect, including psychophysiological measures.

6.1.3 - Criteria for the evaluation of other relevant activities, such as, for example, extension and knowledge dissemination activities, developed over the past five years, considered to be of greatest relevance by the candidate (4 points);

- Participation in the organization of congresses and conferences; presentation of lectures and seminars for the general public; other knowledge and science dissemination activities in the area where the call is open (e.g., dynamization of workshops, participation and dynamization of demonstration activities in academies and science fairs, etc.), with particular appreciation of activities focused on the themes of psychophysiology, chrono-psychology, and face processing.

- Participation in consulting activities, tests and measurements involving the private and/or the public sector.

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 — Once the Curricular Assessment is completed, the top 3 candidates are approved for the next evaluation method as indicated in point 5.1.

6.6 — Candidates ranked below the 3rd place are 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 maximum 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 — Ordering of candidates

8 1 — The final score of each candidate is obtained through a 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 Public Employment Pool (BEP);

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

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

d) 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, valid for a period of 12 months from the date of approval of the final ordering list of the present procedure.

 

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.

14 of January of 2019 — The Rector, Professor Doutor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira.

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