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

Postdoctoral Research Grant (BPD)

Referência: Post-doctoral grant_EMADES_NewPackaging_PhD1-b

Área científica genérica: Engineering

Área científica específica: Mechanical engineering

Resumo do anúncio:

We are accepting applications for a Post-doctoral research grant within the project Centro-01-0145-FEDER-000017 – EMaDeS – Energy, Materials and Sustainable development, co-financed by the Program Portugal 2020 (PT 2020), within the Programa Operacional Regional do Centro (CENTRO 2020) and European Union by the Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER), project taking place in the C-MAST-Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences and Technology, Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, under the following conditions:

Texto do anúncio

Scientific Area: Mechanical Engineering.

Admission Requirements: The candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as research expertise in numerical simulation using Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation (Ansys Fluent and/or COMSOL) and experimental testing. Knowledge in acquisition systems, measuring probes, as well as in monitoring/traceability systems are preferable factors. Special relevance will be given to candidates with articles published in scientific journals indexed to the ISI or Scopus databases and who regularly publish at this level. Candidates should have very high proficiency in the English language (minimum level C1, of the Common European Reference Framework for languages). Candidates should also be able to demonstrate high abilities for scientific work in multidisciplinary teams.

Required Documents for Admission: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts. Copy of the relevant certificates. Applications that are incomplete or do not comply with the above instructions may not be evaluated.

Work plan: This grant comprises the development of new systems and mechanisms in packaging solutions for perishable food storage, including the alveoli configuration for product placement and monitoring/traceability systems. The research work involves:

1. Up to date literature review with a focus on innovative systems and mechanisms in packaging solutions for extending the shelf life of perishable food products.

2. Preparation of scientific review publications (meta-studies) of the state of the art.

3. Selection/development of robust, simple, low cost, measuring probes/systems for perishable food traceability.

4. Development of experimental tests (laboratory and real test conditions along the product cold chain) for characterizing the storage conditions provided by the preliminary packaging. The experimental work includes the instrumentation of the preliminary packaging with several measurement devices/probes.

5. Preparation of scientific publications with the analysis and discussion of the experimental results.

6. Development of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) parametric studies concerning structural, geometrical, thermal and mass behaviour (including phase change materials) parameters for the optimized air flow and heat and mass transfer in perishable food storage packaging.

7. Preparation of scientific publications with the analysis and discussion of the numerical predictions.

Legislation and applicable regulations: Statute of the Scientific Research Grant approved by the Law 40/2004, August 18th, in its current wording, as well as the Regulation of Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology IP (FCT) (www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2018.pdf ).

Place of Work: The work will be developed at the premises of C-MAST-Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences and Technologies and Department of Electromechanical Engineering of the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, under the scientific guidance of Professor Pedro Dinis Gaspar.

Duration of the grant: The grant has a maximum duration of 24 months. The grant is renewable every 6 months, for an equal period, with a favorable statement of the supervisor.

Amount of the monthly maintenance allowance: The monthly amount of the grant is 1495€ in accordance with the values stipulated by the “Regulations for Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources” of FCT (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en).

The monthly amount shall be rendered payable via bank transfer to an account held by the grantee.

Voluntary social insurance is added to the value of the scholarship, if the candidate so chooses, as well as personal accident insurance.

Selection methods: The selection and ranking of the candidates will be carried out in the first phase based on the following parameters and on a scale from 0 to 20: A - Scientific publications in areas of the work plan (Heat and mass transfer, CFD, experimental testing, food monitoring and traceability, food packaging design (50%); B - Assessment of the academic, scientific, technical and professional curriculum and its adequacy to the work program (50% weight), highlighting the skills described in the admission requirements. In the case of a tie in the first evaluation phase, a second evaluation phase will be included in which candidates who have obtained the highest marks will be invited to an interview to assess their profile as a researcher, which will take into account aspects such as specific knowledge and proven experience in the field, motivation, availability, commitment, among other aspects. In case there is a need for a two stage process, the final classification will be calculated as the average between the classification obtained in the first phase (50% weighting) and the classification obtained in the interview (50% weighting), and expressed in the scale of 0 to 20 points.

Composition of the Selection Jury: Professor José Carlos Páscoa Marques (President of the Jury); Professor Doutor Pedro Nuno Dinho Pinto da Silva (supervisor) and Professor Doutor Pedro Miguel de Figueiredo Dinis Oliveira Gaspar (Effective members); Professor Doutor Luís Carlos Carvalho Pires (Substitute member).

Form of publication / notification of results: The final evaluation results will be publicized through an ordered list, and the approved candidates will be notified of the Jury’s decision by email.

Documents to be submitted format (by email): Citizen card details (validity, civil identification number, tax identification number) or Passport; Detailed curriculum vitae; motivation letter; copy of academic study certificates; a one page formal declaration that the candidate is fully aware that to keep the grant he/she must, in Portugal, be exclusively associated with C-MAST FCT Research Unit Nº 151 during all the time he/she receives the grant; other relevant documents (optional).

Application deadline: The call is open from 27th February 2019 to 12th March 2019. Applications must be formalized, by sending an email of application, with the subject “Post-doctoral grant_EMADES_NewPackaging_PhD1-b”.

Applications must be sent to dinis@ubi.pt   


Número de vagas: 1

Tipo de contrato: Temporário

País: Portugal

Localidade: Covilhã

Instituição de acolhimento: Universidade da Beira Interior

Data limite de candidatura: 12 March 2019
(A data limite de candidatura deve ser confirmada no texto do anúncio)

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

Instituição de contacto: Universidade da Beira Interior - Gabinete de Investigação e Desenvolvimento

Convento de Santo António
Covilhã - 6201-001 Covilhã

Email: camisao@ubi.pt

Website: http://www.ubi.pt

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

Grau: Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Domínio científico: Engineering
4. Línguas exigidas
4. Required languages

Língua: English
Prioridade Elevada
Leitura: Excelente
Escrita: Excelente
Compreensão: Excelente
Conversação: Excelente
5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience