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Unique identifier: 16e70c8f-c487-46de-bc9a-6ae32bc52bf0

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

Job:
PHD HOLDER POSITION

Job/Fellowship Reference: ICETA 2019-52

Main research field: Biological sciences

Sub research field:

Job summary:

In a meeting held on the 24th July 2018, the Board of Directors of ICETA, has decided to open an international call for PhD holder Researchers, under a work contract for a non-fixed term. This announcement is intended to 1 (one) research position (Reference ICETA 2019-52) on the project “Climate change and genomics of adaptation to extreme desert conditions”, with reference PTDC/BIA-ECO/28158/2017, financed by national funds (FCT/MCTES), in the area of Biological sciences and sub-area of Evolutionary Biology, under a work contract for a non-fixed term, aiming at the development of molecular laboratory genomic work (ddRAD sequencing, RNA sequencing) and bioinformatical analyses (SNP calling, population demography and genomics, sequence mapping, expression networks analysis). Candidate will also have the opportunity to participation in field work in North Africa (https://goo.gl/H1gptJ) hold by BIODESERTS research group (https://biodeserts.cibio.up.pt/).

Job description:

Reference: ICETA 2019-52 Main research field: Biological sciences Sub research field: Evolutionary Biology 1. In a meeting held on the 24th July 2018, the Board of Directors of ICETA, has decided to open an international call for PhD holder Researchers, under a work contract for a non-fixed term. This announcement is intended to 1 (one) research position (Reference ICETA 2019-52) on the project “Climate change and genomics of adaptation to extreme desert conditions”, with reference PTDC/BIA-ECO/28158/2017, financed by national funds (FCT/MCTES), in the area of Biological sciences and sub-area of Evolutionary Biology, under a work contract for a non-fixed term, aiming at the development of molecular laboratory genomic work (ddRAD sequencing, RNA sequencing) and bioinformatical analyses (SNP calling, population demography and genomics, sequence mapping, expression networks analysis). Candidate will also have the opportunity to participation in field work in North Africa (https://goo.gl/H1gptJ) hold by BIODESERTS research group (https://biodeserts.cibio.up.pt/). 2. Applicable Legislation. Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of August 29th, amended by Law 57/2017 and Regulatory Decree No. 11- A / 2017 which approved the doctorate hiring regime destined to stimulate scientific and technological employment for all knowledge areas (RJEC); Portuguese Labour Code, approved by Law 7/2009 of February 12, in its actual form. 3. Pursuant to article 13 of RJEC, the tender selection panel is formed by: Zbyszek Boratynski (Researcher at CIBIO/INBIO, acting as chairperson by delegation of President of ICETA), John Archer (Researcher at CIBIO/INBIO) and José Carlos Brito (Researcher at CIBIO/INBIO). 4. The workplace will be at the CIBIO/InBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos da Universidade do Porto, Portugal (https://cibio.up.pt/), but the candidate must be flexible to travel and work for short periods at the University of Oulu (Finland) and Free University of Berlin (Germany). 5. Monthly remuneration to be paid is the one set by article 23 (3) of RJEC, corresponding to level 33 of the Single Salary Table, approved by Order no. 1553-C/2008 of December 31st, i.e. 2.128,34 Euros. 6. Application can be submitted by any national, foreign and stateless candidate(s) holding a doctorate degree in biology or related area and a scientific and professional curriculum whose profile is suited for the activity described below (item 7). In case the doctorate degree was awarded by a non-Portuguese higher education institution it must comply with the provisions of Decreto-Lei n.º 66/2018, de 16 de Agosto, and all formalities established therein must be complied with at the signature of work contract. 7.The tender admission general requirements are those defined in the previous point 6, and additional specific requirements are: strong background in evolutionary genomics/transcriptomics, and expertise in molecular laboratory work (methods: ddRAD sequencing including museum samples, transcriptome sequencing). Solid quantitative background (or willing to develop such), e.g. in SNP calling, population demography and genomics, sequence mapping, gene expression analysis, network analytics. Ability to work independently and in team. Proven publication record and flexibility to travel and work between collaborating institutions. 8. Pursuant to article 5 of RJEC, the selection is to be made based on the evaluation of the scientific and curricular career of the candidate. 9. Scientific and curricular career evaluation focuses on relevance, quality and up-to-datedness: a) of scientific, technological, cultural or artistic production in the last five years, considered most relevant by the candidate; b) of research activities, fundamental or applied science, developed in the last five years, considered of higher impact 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. d) of activities of science management, technology and innovation programs, or of experience in observing and monitoring the scientific and technological system or higher education, in Portugal or abroad. 10. 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 paternity leave, long-term serious illness, and other legal situations of unavailability to work. 11. Evaluation criteria are the following: The evaluation of the CV of the candidates, in particular the scientific merit and research experience will take into consideration the elements presented for the last five years of activity falling within the scope of the specific areas of the tender (see Point 1) and will be performed according to the following criteria: 11.1. Integrated assessment of the curriculum trajectory of the candidate, based on an overview of their scientific merits, namely: I. overall scientific coherence of the CV – 20% II. quality and independence of scientific output in the specific areas of announce (see point 1) – 20% III. participation in research projects and student supervision - 5% 11.2. Relevant experience, proved in CV, in: I. genomics and transcriptomics - 20 % II. bioinformatics - 20 % III. computational languages (R, python) - 15 % 12. In the case of admitted candidates whose evaluation does not differ more than 10% from that obtained by the best positioned candidate, the jury will interview these candidates. This will be aimed at obtaining clarifications and explanations about the curricular elements and additional information as well as to evaluate the attitude profile and motivation of the candidate. The final score of each jury member is obtained by the following assessment: 90% scientific and curricular career evaluation and 10% interview. 13. Candidate final classification system shall be given based on a scale 0 to 100. 14. The panel shall deliberate by means of roll-call vote justified under adopted and disclosed selection criteria, with no abstentions allowed. 15. Minutes of panel meetings shall be executed and include a summary of all occurrences of said meeting, as well as of all votes casted by the members and respective reasoning, and shall be provided to candidates whenever required. 16. After selection criteria application, the panel shall prepare a sorted list of approved candidates and respective classification. 17. Panel’s final decision shall be validated by the leader of the institution, who is also in charge of deciding about the hiring. 18. Application formalization: 18.1 The applications are formalized at the electronic address http://www.cibio.pt with following documents in a digital form, in PDF format: i) Curriculum vitae; ii) Motivational Letter; iii) Qualifications Certificate; iv) List of publications (indicating publications as first/corresponding author, and those without previous supervisors); v) Other relevant documentation. 18.2. The application period is from 08/05/2019 to 29/05/2019. 19. All candidates who formalize their applications in an improper way or fail to prove the requirements imposed by this tender are excluded from admission. In case of doubt, the panel is entitled to request any candidate to present further documentation supporting their statements. 20. False statements provided by the candidates shall be punished by law. 21. Both admitted and excluded candidate list and final classification list shall be published at the address of ICETA (Praça Coronel Pacheco nº 15-6º andar, Porto), in the website of the Institute and the selected candidate shall be notified by email. 22. Preliminary Hearing and Final Decision Deadline: After publication, all candidates have 10 working days to respond. Panel’s final decisions are pronounced within a period of 90 working days, from response period deadline. 23. This tender is exclusively destined to fill this specify position and can be terminated at any time until approval of final candidate list, expiring with the respective occupation of said position. 24. Non-discrimination and equal access policy: ICETA actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, wherefore no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any rights whatsoever, or be exempt of any duties based on their ancestry, age, sex, sexual preference, marital status, family and economic conditions, instruction, origin or social conditions, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, origin territory, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and union membership. 25. The panel has approved this announcement in meeting held on 30/04/2019. 26. According to Decree-Law no. 29/2001 of 3 February, disabled candidates shall be preferred in a situation of equal classification, and said preference supersedes any legal preferences. Candidates must declare, on their honour, their respective disability degree, type of disability and communication/expression means to be used during selection period on their application form, under the regulations above.


Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Other

Job country: Portugal

Job city: PORTO

Job company/institute: ICETA


Application deadline: 29 Maio 2019
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

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

Organization/institute: ICETA - Instituto de Ciências, Tecnologias e Agroambiente da Universidade do Porto

Address:
Praça Gomes Teixeira, Apartado 55142
Porto - 4051-401
Portugal

Email: bolsas@iceta.up.pt

Website: not available

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

Degree: PhD
Degree field: Biological sciences
4. Línguas exigidas
4. Required languages


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5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience


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