By decision of the Board of Directors, NOVA.id.FCT - Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT (“NOVA.id.FCT”) opens an international call to hire a PhD Researcher, with the internal reference “#NOVAID19”, under a unfixed term employment contract to conduct research activities in the field of Bioinformatics in the scope of the “Targeting Intra-Tumor heterogeneity as a promising therapeutic strategy for cancer” — PTDC/MED-ONC/28660/2017 financed by “Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P.”.
1. Type of contract and applicable legislation
The hiring of the PhD Researcher shall be made by means of an Unfixed Term Employment Contract entered into in accordance with the Portuguese Labour Code approved by the Law no. 7/2009 of February 12th, as amended. The contract should have a forecasted duration of 30 months, and should not be extended further than the project duration. The contract should begin in February 2019.
The present hiring procedure is further governed inter alia by Decree-law no. 57/2016 of July 19th, as amended by the Law no. 57/2017 of August 29thand Regulatory decree no. 11-A/2017 of December 29th.
2. Main attributions and activities and exclusivity
The PhD Researcher shall be involved in all the tasks of the research project entitled “Targeting Intra-Tumor heterogeneity as a promising therapeutic strategy for cancer”. This project will require analysis of high-throughput sequencing data to be conducted by the PhD Researcher, with emphasis in the initial data processing, quantitative analysis and data integration to answer the main questions of the project. The PhD Researcher should also contribute and support team's initiatives to identify, evaluate, implement fit-for-purpose large data storage/analysis environments/applications.
The PhD Researcher shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional activity to NOVA.id.FCT, on an exclusive basis.
3. Place of work
The PhD Researcher’s working place shall be at the premises of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa located in Monte de Caparica and he/she shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her attributions or as necessary for his/her activity.
4. Monthly remuneration
The PhD Researcher shall earn a monthly remuneration in the gross amount of € 2.128,34 by reference to the 1st grade of the initial salary scale, pursuant to number 2 of Article 15 of Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of 19 July, as amended by Law no. 57/2017 of 29 August, and Regulatory Decree no. 11-A / 2017, of December 29.
5. Admission Requirements
Applicants to this call may be national, foreign or stateless candidates holding a PhD degree in the field of Bioinformatics or similar and complying with the following specific requirements:
a. Demonstration of competences in Bioinformatics;
b. Experience in processing and quantitative analysis of high-throughput sequencing data;
c. Interest in modelling (e.g. machine learning); network building (e.g. gene regulation networks) using cutting-edge of algorithms and model building.
d. Proficient in R and Python/Shell scripting;
e. Team spirit and commitment to share and collaborate.
6. Evaluation of the Applications and Composition of the Jury
Applications shall be subject to evaluation by a jury that shall follow the procedure established in articles 13 and 14 (by virtue of article 19) of Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of 19 July, as amended by Law no. 57/2017 of 29 August.
Pursuant to Article 13 of Decree-Law no. 57/2016 the jury is composed of the following members:
- Chairwoman: Doutora Ana Rita Grosso;
- Member: Doutor José Paulo Sampaio;
- Member: Doutor Pedro Costa;
- Substitute Member: Doutora Paula Gonçalves;
- Substitute Member: Doutora Paula Videira.
7. Selection criteria
The selection of the successful candidate will be carried out through the evaluation of the scientific and curricular achievements as established by Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of 19 July, as amended by Law no. 57/2017 of 29 August and the selection criteria and their respective weighting shall be as follows:
a) Demonstration of competences in Bioinformatics (40%);
b) Experience in processing and quantitative analysis of high-throughput sequencing data (40%);
c) Proficient in R and Python/Shell scripting (20%).
8. Final Decision
The final deliberation of the jury shall be homologated by the ultimate governing body of NOVA.id.FCT that is also responsible for the decision of hiring.
The list of admitted and excluded candidates and the final list of classification will be publicised on the website of NOVA.id.FCT (www.novaidfct.pt) and sent by electronic mail with receipt of delivery to all candidates.
9. Submission of Applications
Applications must be submitted between 21/11/2018 and 04/12/2018, by email, addressed to Doutora Ana Rita Grosso (email@example.com) and containing a single PDF file with the following documents in Portuguese or English languages: motivation letter with demonstration of fulfillment of Selection Criteria and Curriculum Vitae.
10. Non-discrimination and equal access policy
NOVA.id.FCT actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, reason for which no candidate can be benefited, prejudiced or deprived of any duty, namely age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, religion or political beliefs.