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

Researcher | SusPhotoSolutions

Job/Fellowship Reference: CDL-CTTRI-26-ARH/2017

Main research field: Physics

Sub research field:

Job summary:

Public notice Ref.ª CDL-CTTRI-26-ARH/2017 Doctor Manuel António Cotão de Assunção, Full Professor and Rector of the University of Aveiro, hereby announces that for a period of twenty business days, starting on the first business day immediately after the publication of the present notice, an international public notice is opened for recruitment in the form of a Uncertain Term Work Contract, under the Portuguese Labour Code, a position for a doctorate for the exercise of activities of research in the scientific areas of Physics/Applied Physics/Physical Engineering, aiming at developing luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs), based on proteins, containing chromophores that mimic natural photosynthesis, from the project CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-000005: SusPhotoSolutions: Sustainable Photovoltaic Solutions.

In order to give an important contribution to the achievement of the objectives of the project it is expected that the researcher, to be employed, has demonstrated hands on practical experience in:

i) Study of the optical properties of light emitting materials by absorption (in the UV-Vis-NIR spectral regions) and photoluminescence;

ii) Production and characterization (optical conversion efficiency and I-V characteristics of photovoltaic devices) of LSCs;

iii) Production of prototypes and tests of LSCs, under both standard and real conditions of use.

The researcher to be hired will be the principal responsible for the following project tasks:

• General characterization of optically active layers (3.3);

• Development of the prototype, aiming to manufacture cylindrical and long (metro length order), light and flexible LSCs based on optically active PMMA optic fibers with high concentration factor values using organic-inorganic hybrid materials incorporating phycobiliproteins, lanthanide ions (Ln3+) and dyes (3.7).

Besides these tasks, the researcher to be hired will participate in the orientation of undergraduate and graduate students and in extension and dissemination of knowledge activities, particularly in the context of societal scientific dissemination.

Job description:


The present public notice was opened on 18th April 2017 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 level 53 of the “Tabela Remuneratória Única (TRU)”. approved by Order no. 1553-C/2008 of December 31st,

This notice has been approved by the competition jury at its meeting on 28th April, 2017, according to minutes of the meeting then approved.


1 Admission requirements:

Any national, foreign and stateless candidate(s) who hold a doctorate degree in Physics/Applied Physics/Physical Engineering (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 recognised 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 (sgrhf-concursos@ua.pt) 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: Luís António Ferreira Martins Dias Carlos, Full Professor, Physics department of the University of Aveiro;

João Carlos Matias Celestino Gomes da Rocha, Full Professor, Chemistry department of the University of Aveiro;

João Manuel da Costa e Araújo Pereira Coutinho, Full Professor, Chemistry department of the University of Aveiro;

Maria Rute de Amorim e Sá Ferreira André, Associated Professor with ‘’agregação’’, Physics department of the 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, in its 1st meeting in 28th April 2017, approved both the criteria for accepting the candidates on the grounds of their absolute merit and their ranking, as well as the rules for the justified nominal voting.

4.3 — 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:

4.3.1 — The applicant is the author or co-author of at least 25 articles, in the scientific area that the Competition is open;


4.3.2 — Have obtained a total of at least 800 (to be defined) citations (excluding self-citations) to the scientific works produced in the area for which the contest is open;


4.3.3 — Have obtained an average of 30 (to be defined) citations per article (excluding self-citations) to the scientific works produced in the area for which the contest is open.

4.4 The exclusion decision in absolute merit is communicated to candidates by e-mail for the purpose of their hearing.

4.5 — 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 methods are curricular evaluation and a public presentation / public demonstration session.

5.2 — The evaluation of the scientific and curricular course focuses on the relevance, quality and timeliness:

a) Of scientific, technological, cultural or artistic production in the last five years, 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;

d) Of the activities of management of science, technology and innovation programmes, or the experience in observing and monitoring the scientific and technological, or higher education system, in Portugal or abroad.

5.3The 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, technological, cultural or artistic production of the last five years considered more relevant by the candidate (14 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 past five years and considered to be of greatest impact by the candidate (3 points);

Research projects, being considered national and international proposals submission, both approved and not approved, and the execution of funded research projects;

6.1.3: Criteria for the evaluation of the activities of extension and dissemination of knowledge developed in the last five years, in particular in the context of the promotion of culture and scientific practices, considered of greater relevance by the candidate (2 points);

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 teacher 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.

6.1.4: Criteria for the evaluation of the activities of program management for science, technology and innovation, or experience in observing and monitoring the scientific and technological system or in higher education, in Portugal or abroad (1 point);

Participation in projects, hiring financial volume, size of teams.

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.

In case of a tie, the decision of the tie-breaker shall be the responsibility of the chairman of the jury.


6.5 — Once the Curricular Assessment is completed, the candidates who obtain an average score equal to or higher than 15 (or alternatively the top 3) candidates 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 public demonstration:

7.1 — In this session the candidates make a public presentation of a topic to your choice with duration up to 30 minutes, which will follow a discussion that will have a maximum duration of 60 minutes.

7.2 — Presentation session evaluation is expressed on a numerical scale of 0 to 20, taking into account the candidate's scientific knowledge and ability to communicate, as well as the answers to the questions put by the jury and their development perspectives in the unit for which you are running.

7.3 — The jury deliberates by roll call voting, not permitting abstentions.

7.4 — The classification of each candidate is also obtained by the average of the scores of the members of the jury.

In case of a tie, the decision of the tie-breaker shall be the responsibility of the chairman of the jury.

8 — Ordering of candidates

8 1 — The final score of each candidate is obtained through an average heavy, being by assigning a weighting factor of 55% the curricular review and note a weighting factor 45% to note public presentation session.

In the event of a tie, the tie-breaking decision the President 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;

c) The website of the University of Aveiro, in Portuguese and English;

d) 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.

28 of April of 2017 — The Rector, Professor Doutor Manuel António Cotão de Assunção.


Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Information not available

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Aveiro

Job company/institute: Universidade de Aveiro

Application deadline: 09 Junho 2017
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

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

Organization/institute: CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials | Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago
Aveiro - 3810–193

Email: ciceco@ua.pt

Website: http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

4. Línguas exigidas
4. Required languages

5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience