The present public notice was opened on the 16th of October 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 Physics (or related scientific area) 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) Other relevant documents for the evaluation of qualification in related scientific area;
c) 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 recognized 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 (concursosDL57email@example.com) 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 Leonel Marques Vitorino Joaquim, Assistant Professor of the Department of Physics of the University of Aveiro, responsible for the project that finances the contract.
Professor Ricardo Assis Guimarães Dias, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Aveiro;
Doctor Manuel Melle-Franco, Equated to Principal Researcher, Department of Chemistry and CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro.
Professor Fernão Rodrigues Vístulo de Abreu, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Aveiro;
Professor Manuel António dos Santos Barroso, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, 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 3 articles, in the scientific area that the Competition is open;
4.2.2 — Have obtained a total of at least 30 citations to the scientific works produced in the area for which the contest is open,
4.2.3 — Have obtained an average of 10 citations per article to the scientific works produced in the area for which the contest is open.
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 and a public presentation.
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, in the area where the contest is open, namely in high pressure methods and structure determination by x-ray diffraction, 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, in particular those related to student supervision, participation in seminars, and working groups in high-pressure materials synthesis and crystal structure analysis;
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 and technological performance of the last five years considered more relevant by the candidate (18 points);
Quality and quantity of scientific production in the area that the Competition is open (books, articles in scientific journals, 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);
6.1.2 Criteria for evaluating applied or practice-based research activities developed over the last five years and considered to be of greatest impact by the candidate (1 point);
Research projects, being evaluated the approved and non-approved national and international applications and the execution of funded research projects;
6.1.3 Criteria for the evaluation of extension and dissemination of knowledge activities developed over the past five years, in particular in the context of promoting culture and scientific practices, considered to be of greatest impact by the candidate (1 point);
Patents, registration and ownership of rights, elaboration of technical regulation and legislation. Patent authorship and co-authorship, records of ownership of intellectual property rights regarding software, mathematical methods and rules of mental activity. Participation in standardization committees and in the drafting of legislative projects and technical regulation. The evaluation of this criterion should also take into account the resulting economic valuation of patents and intellectual property rights.
Participation in consulting activities, tests and measurements involving the private and/or the public sector. Participation as a former in vocational training courses or technological expertise directed at companies or the public sector. The evaluation of this criterion should also take into account the economic valorization of research results achieved, measured by the contracts of technology transfer and development that have resulted and contribution to the creation of spin-off companies.
Participation in initiatives to disseminate scientific and technological knowledge under the auspices of the scientific community (for example organization of congresses and conferences) and to various audiences. Publications to disseminate science and technology. Presentation of lectures and seminars for the general public.
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.
6.5 — Once the Curricular Assessment is completed, the candidates who obtain an average score equal to or higher than 15 are approved for the next evaluation method as indicated in point 5.1.
6.6 —Candidates who obtained a rating of less than 15 points are excluded from the public notice.
7 - Public Presentation Session
This session, which may be applied to all or part of the candidates, is exclusively intended to clarify aspects related to the results of their research.
7.1 - At this session, the candidates will make a public presentation of a topic of their choice up to 30 minutes, followed by a discussion that will last for a maximum of 60 minutes.
7.2 - The evaluation of the presentation session is expressed on a numerical scale from 0 to 20, taking into account the scientific knowledge and the communication capacity demonstrated by the candidate, as well as the answers to the questions posed by the jury and their development perspectives in the research unit you are running for.
7.3 - The jury decision shall be reached by voting and no abstention shall be allowed.
7.4 - The classification of each candidate is also obtained by the average of the scores of the members of the jury.
8 - Seriation of candidates
8.1 - The final score of each candidate is obtained through a weighted average, with a weighting factor of 95% being assigned to the curriculum evaluation mark and a weighting factor of 5% to the mark of the public presentation session.
In the event of a tie, the decision of the tie-breaker shall rest with 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 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.
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.
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.
10 of October of 2018 — The Rector, Professor Doutor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira.