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Unique identifier: b69ced1d-42f9-4949-8575-9e64c2219ecb

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

Job:
ONE research grant for candidates with BSc degree with reference number BI| 2021/148 is now available under the scope of project NeuronReduce - PTDC/EEI-EEE/31140/2017, funded by FUNDAÇÃO PARA A CIÊNCIA E A TECNOLOGIA, I.P. (FCT)

Job/Fellowship Reference: ONE research grant for candidates with BSc degree with reference number BI| 2021/148 is now available under the scope of project NeuronReduce - PTDC/EEI-EEE/31140/2017, funded by FUNDAÇÃO PARA A CIÊNCIA E A TECNOLOGIA, I.P. (FCT)

Main research field: Engineering

Sub research field:

Job summary:

The fellowship recipient will join a team of experienced researchers in a project whose goal is to apply model reduction techniques to the problem of simulating large networks of realistic neuron models.  In particular the fellowship recipient is expected to be heavily involved with two of the project's tasks.

The goals of these tasks include the following:

- to develop what are known as gray or black-box modeling strategies based on machine learning techniques. Such techniques do not assume structural knowledge of the modeled systems to be available or explored, and instead work with generic internal information as well as input output behavior obtained from an executable representation of the system

- to develop and analyse different automatic timestep control mechanisms for managing the time-domain simulation of such systems; such mechanisms must take advantage of the known or observable dynamics of the system and be based on variable timestep control algorithms



Job description:

Public notice for research grant

NeuronReduce - PTDC/EEI-EEE/31140/2017

INESC-ID - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa is a R&D institute dedicated to advanced research and development in the fields of Information Technologies, Electronics, Communications, and Energy. INESC-ID has participated in more than 50 research projects funded by the European Union and more than 190 funded by national entities. Until today, our researchers have published more than 700 papers in international journal papers, more than 3000 papers in international conferences, and have registered 15 patents and/or brands.

1 | RESEARCH GRANT TYPE

ONE research grant for candidates with BSc degree with reference number BI| 2021/148 is now available under the scope of project NeuronReduce - PTDC/EEI-EEE/31140/2017, funded by FUNDAÇÃO PARA A CIÊNCIA E A TECNOLOGIA, I.P. (FCT) and under the following conditions:

2 | DURATION

5 months, starting in April 2021

-     Renewable, if the candidate is enrolled in a MSc program -  art. 6º, n.4 b)

(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf  )

subject to suitable performance within the period of the project, not exceeding the maximum period set by FCT for such grants – 2 years (included contract renewals)

 

-     Renewable, if the candidate is enrolled in a non-degree programme – art. 6º, n. 4 a)

(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf  )

subject to suitable performance within the period of the project, not exceeding the maximum period set by FCT for such grants – 1 year (included contract renewals)

 

3 | LEGISLATION

A fellowship contract will be celebrated according to:

1.       Law 40/2004 of 18th of August (Scientific Research Fellow Status) and its successive amendments, including the amendments introduced by the Decree Law n. 123/2019 of 28 th of August 
https://dre.pt/web/guest/legislacao-consolidada/-/lc/124281176/201912061112/73740605/diploma/indice?lcq=estatuto+do+bolseiro,

2.        Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology in force  (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf )

3.        INESC-ID Lisboa Grant Regulations

https://www.inesc-id.pt/scholarship-regulations/

The fellowship contract is awarded on an exclusive dedication basis – art. 5 of Scientific Research Fellow Status and art. 16 of Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology.

4 | MONTHLY AMOUNT

The monthly amount of the grant 835,98 is in accordance with the values stipulated in the “Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology” in force (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/Tabela_Valores_SMM_LOE_2021.pdf ) and shall be rendered through a monthly bank transfer to an account held by the grantee.

5 | OBJECTIVES/WORKPLAN

The fellowship recipient will join a team of experienced researchers in a project whose goal is to apply model reduction techniques to the problem of simulating large networks of realistic neuron models.  In particular the fellowship recipient is expected to be heavily involved with two of the project's tasks.

The goals of these tasks include the following:

- to develop what are known as gray or black-box modeling strategies based on machine learning techniques. Such techniques do not assume structural knowledge of the modeled systems to be available or explored, and instead work with generic internal information as well as input output behavior obtained from an executable representation of the system

- to develop and analyse different automatic timestep control mechanisms for managing the time-domain simulation of such systems; such mechanisms must take advantage of the known or observable dynamics of the system and be based on variable timestep control algorithms

6 | SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISION

The activity will be supervised by Luis Miguel Teixeira D Avila Pinto da Silveira, full professor at Instituto Superior Tecnico and researcher at INESC-ID.

INESC ID will integrate the grantee in the research team of the scientific advisor.

7 | ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The candidates should have an BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering or related areas.

 

By the grant start date, the candidate must be enrolled in

a)        a MSc programme art. 6º, n.1
(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf)

or

b)        a non-degree programme – art. 6º, n. 2
(
https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf )

 

Preferential factors:

Preference will be given to candidates:

-           who have strong language skills, especially proficiency in English

-          who have prior knowledge of modeling and simulation methodologies as well as machine learning techniques

8 | EVALUATION CRITERIA AND COMMITTEE

The selection will be according to the following criteria:

1.        Curriculum Vitae of the candidate (30%);

2.        Adequacy of the candidate's academic training to the job to be developed (40%);

3.        Experience in activities related to the work plan (30%).

 

The jury may also decide not to assign the scholarship, if none of candidates meets the required conditions

Jury

name

Professional Status

Institutions

 

President

Luis Miguel Teixeira D Avila Pinto da Silveira

Full Professor

INESC ID | Tecnico ULisboa

Member

Ruxandra Barbulescu

Researcher

INESC ID | Tecnico ULisboa

Member

Arlindo Manuel Limede de Oliveira

Full Professor

INESC ID | Tecnico ULisboa

Substitute member

José Carlos Alves Pereira Monteiro

Full Professor

INESC ID | Tecnico ULisboa

Substitute member

Paulo Ferreira Godinho Flores

Associate Professor

INESC ID | Tecnico ULisboa








9 | COMPLAIN AND APPEAL DEADLINES AND PROCEDURES

The jury has the faculty not to select a candidate who does not prove the requirements mentioned in required education Level and research experience

 

The admitted and excluded candidates will be notified by email of the final ranking list, including the copy of the Preliminary Report of the jury.

 

Prior Hearing and Deadline for Final Decision: After being notified, candidates have 10 working days to submit, if applicable, a formal rebuttal.

 

After that period, the jury notifies the candidates of the Final Report.

 

Excluded applicants may complain about the jury's final report for 15 working days after notification or appeal the jury's decision to the INESC ID Board of Directors for 30 working days after notification.

 

According to the Portuguese Law, a disabled candidate has a preference when in equal classification, which prevails over any other legal preference. Candidates must declare their respective degree of disability, the type of disability and the means of communication / expression to be used in the selection process, under the law.

10 | FORMALISATION OF APPLICATIONS

Applications are formalised by sending an email to rh@inesc-id.pt with the documents stated bellow and in pdf form. 

The application email should clearly state the reference of the research grant and project.

 

 

 

 

 

1

Single copy of official academic degree certificate in the required education level  

 

 

 

a) In the application submission, the candidates from Portuguese education institutions may replace this document by a declaration of honour stating that they have the required academic degree.

 

 

-          It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents a single copy of the official academic degree certificate, required in education level

 

 

b) In the application submission, the candidates from foreigner education institutions may replace this document by a declaration of honour stating that they have the required academic degree.

 

 

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-          It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents a single copy of the official diploma recognition, required in education level

 

 

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-          For more information about diploma recognition please press here

 

 

 

 

2

Detailed list of grades (pdf form);

 

 

 

 

3

Proof of enrolment required on 7 a) or 7 b) (pdf form);

 

 

 

In the application submission, the candidates may replace this document by a declaration of honour stating that they are/will be enrolled required in  7 a) or 7 b)

 

 

-          It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents an official copy of the enrolment, required in 7 a) or 7 b)

 

 

 

4

Detailed curriculum vitae (pdf form);

 

 

 

 

5

Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position (pdf form);

 

 

 

 

6

Name of two personal references (pdf form).

 






 

Application Dates

 

From

 

To

 

07-04-2021

 

20-04-2021

 

 

 




Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Information not available

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Lisbon

Job company/institute: INESC-ID


Application deadline: 20 Abril 2021
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

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