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Unique identifier: 69e1b8db-cc03-47d0-863b-c26afae92e0b

1. Descrição do cargo/posição/bolsa
1. Job description

Notice for International Call to hire a PhD Researcher

Job/Fellowship Reference: PTDC/MAT-PUR/31174/2017 - #NOVAID29

Main research field: Mathematics

Sub research field: Algebra

Job summary:

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 “#NOVAID29”, under a unfixed term employment contract to conduct research activities in the field of Mathematics – Semigroup Theory, in the scope of the “Semigroups: Conjugacy, Computation, Crystals and Combinatorics”, financed by “Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P./OE” (Ref. PTDC/MAT-PUR/31174/2017).

Job description:

  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 is expected to last for 33 months and should not be extended beyond the duration of the project. The contract should start in January 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 November 29th.
  1. Main attributions and activities and exclusivity
The PhD Researcher shall collaborate with the members of the project, and take an active part in the research activities of the working group. In particular it should develop research in the Theory of Semigroups, emphasizing on conjugacy in semigroups, in decision problems in semigroups, on algebraic methods in rewriting systems, crystal structures for monoids, in the Littelmann path model for hypoplactic, sylvester and related monoids, and on identities on plactic-like monoids.
The PhD Researcher shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional activity to NOVA.id.FCT, on an exclusive basis.
  1. Place of work
The Researcher’s work will be carried out at the facilities of the Department of Mathematics of FCT NOVA, located in Caparica Campus, Almada, Portugal, and he/she shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her attributions or as necessary for his/her activity.
  1. 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 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.
  1. Admission Requirements
Applicants to this call may be national, foreign or stateless candidates holding a PhD degree in the field of Mathematics and complying with the following specific requirements:
  1. Research experience in Semigroup Theory;
  2. Capability of writing scientific documentation in English language;
  3. Excellent organization skills, team work and deadline delivery;
  4. Good communication skills.
  1. 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:
- President: Professor António Malheiro
- Member: Professor João Araújo;
- Member: Professora Ana Casimiro;
- Substitute Member: Professor Michael Kinyon.
  1. 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)    Scientific background and CV analysis (50%);
b)    Previous experience in a related scientific subdomain (50%);
The jury reserves the possibility of not selecting any of the candidates, if a minimum
score of 17 (in a 0 to 20 scale) regarding the final classification is not guaranteed.
  1. 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.
  1. Submission of Applications
Applications must be submitted between the 28th November and the 11th of December of 2018, by email, addressed to ajm@fct.unl.pt, and containing a single PDF file with the following documents in Portuguese or English languages:
  1. Curriculum Vitae;
  2. Recommendation Letter (optional).
Candidates must supply the certificate of the PhD by the start of the contract, considering that, in order to sign it, the certificate must be recognized in Portugal.
  1.  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.

Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Information not available

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Caparica

Job company/institute: NOVA.id.FCT - Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT

Application deadline: 11 Dezembro 2018
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

2. Dados de contactos da organização
2. Organization contact data

Organization/institute: NOVA.ID.FCT - Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT

Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Campus de Caparica
Caparica - 2829-516

Email: coord@novaidfct.pt

Website: http://www.novaid.fct.unl.pt/

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

4. Línguas exigidas
4. Required languages

5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience