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Unique identifier: 204070f9-b782-4cf6-8210-fff34265a640

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


Job/Fellowship Reference: INV P 2017.01

Main research field: Neurosciences

Sub research field:

Job summary:

General scientific area: Neuroscience and Brain Diseases

Specific scientific area: Neuronal circuits and behavior

The Board of Directors of the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology opens an international call for a doctoral post for the exercise of scientific research activities in the scientific area of Neuroscience and Brain Diseases under an employment contract with uncertain term under the Labor Code, for the purpose of carrying out investigative functions focused on dissecting neuronal circuits and synaptic computations controlling behavior and on identifying genetic elements that regulate sociability and are implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders. The selected candidate will have experience in molecular genetics, optogenetics, ex vivo and in vivo electrophysiology, functional circuit analysis and behavior studies. The researcher must also collaborate in the scientific supervision and post-graduate training of human resources, and in the development of I & D projects in the area of Neuroscience and Brain Diseases.

2. Applicable Legislation: Labor Code, approved Law no. 7/2009, of February 12, under its current version.

Financed under the STRATEGIC FINANCING: Center for Neurosciences and Cell Biology: UID / NEU / 04539; COMPETE (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007440), financed by national funds through the FCT / MCTES and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the COMPETE Operational Competitiveness Factors Program (POFC) financed through Foundation for Science and Technology.

Job description:

3. The selection panel shall be: Chairman of the Jury: João Ramalho Santos, Jury Members: Carlos Duarte and Luís Pereira de Almeida.

4. Place of work: Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Polo I.

 5. The monthly remuneration to be attributed is set by to level 220 of the single remuneration table Career of Researchers and Non-Teaching Personnel in Higher Education, 3.601,03 Euros.

6. Applicants may be Nationals, Foreign and Stateless candidates who hold a doctorate degree in Biology, with the speciality in Cell Biology and holders of a scientific and professional curriculum that reveals a profile appropriate to the activity to be developed. In case of doctorate degrees awarded by a foreign higher education institution, the degree must comply with the provisions of Decree-Law no. 341/2007 of 12th of October, and all formalities established therein must be fulfilled by the deadline for application submission.

7. General admission requirements: Degree of Doctor in Biology, specialty in Cell Biology. Relevant publications in Neuroscience in particular in the area of Neuronal circuits and behavior; experience in the study of neuropsychiatric disorders; Excellent knowledge of English (oral and written).

 8. The selection is made through the evaluation of the scientific and curricular path of the candidates.

9. The evaluation of the scientific and curricular trajectory focuses on the relevance, quality and up-to-datedness: a) of the scientific and technological production considered more relevant by the candidate; b) of applied or practice-based research activities considered as having the greatest impact by the candidate; c) of the activities of extension and dissemination of knowledge developed over the last five years, particularly in the context of promoting the culture and scientific practices considered by the candidate to be of greater relevance;

10. The scientific and curricular career are target of evaluation criteria. The evaluation of the CV of the candidates, in particular the content of the scientific publication, the scientific merit and research capacity in the project area will be made according to the following criteria:

10.1 Integrated assessment of the curriculum trajectory of the candidate, based on an overview of his / her scientific merits, namely: 1) consistency and quality of CV – 15 %; 2) Content and quality of the scientific production published by the candidate in international journals in the area of Neuroscience – 15%; 3) Number of citations – 10%; 4) Principal investigator in research projects in the area of the competition – 10 %;

10.2 Relevant and proven scientific experience in: 1) Mouse genetics – 10 %; 2) Optogenetics – 5 %; 3) Ex vivo and in vivo electrophysiology – 10 %; 4) Functional circuits analysis - 5 %; 5) Behavioral studies - 10 %

10.3 Activities of dissemination of knowledge and promotion of culture and scientific practices: 1) Dissemination of scientific knowledge to the scientific community and to the community in general - 5 %; 2) Supervision of master and PhD students – 5%.

11. The final classification system for candidates is expressed on a scale of 0 to 100.

12. The jury shall deliberate by means of a nominal vote based on the selection criteria adopted and published, and abstentions shall not be allowed.

13. The panel meetings will be documented in written minutes, containing a summary of what has taken place, as well as the votes cast by each of the members and their reasons, being provided to the candidates whenever requested.

14. After applying the selection criteria, the panel will prepare a sorted list of approved candidates with their classification.

15. The final decision of the jury is approved by the leader of the institution that is also in charge of deciding about hiring.

16. Formalization of the applications:

16.1 Applications are formalized by sending a letter addressed to the President of the Jury, stating this announcement identification, full name, parents’ names, number and date of identity card, Citizen Card, or civil identification number and date, taxpayer ID number, date and place of birth, marital status, occupation, residence and contact address, including e-mail address and telephone contact.

16.2 The application shall include all supported documents encompassed by section 6 and 7 for admission to this competition, namely: a) Copy of certificate or diploma; B) Doctorate thesis; C) Detailed curriculum vitae, structured in accordance with items 9 and 11; D) Other documents relevant for the evaluation of the qualification in related scientific area; E) Brief description of the most relevant scientific activities of the last 5 years (max. 1 page), according to item 9 of this announcement.

16.3 Applicants should sent their applications by post, to the address Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular, Departamento de Recursos Humanos, Rua Larga, FMUC, 1º Piso, Universidade de Coimbra, 3004-504 Coimbra, Portugal. The mail must be registered, with notice of receipt, issued until the last day of the deadline for opening the tender, which is set at 30 working days after publication of this call. (03/10/2017).

17. 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.

18. False statements by candidates shall be punished by law.

19. The list of admitted and excluded candidates as well as the final classification list are posted in CNC’s webpage at http://www.cnbc.pt/, and the applicants will be notified by email with receipt of delivery of the notification.

20. Preliminary Hearing and deadline for Final Decision: After notification of the results, the candidates have 10 working days to respond. In the next 2 working days, counted from the deadline for submitting complaints, the final decisions of the jury shall be published on the CNC's website: http://www.cnbc.pt/.

21. The present tender is exclusively destined to fill the vacancy indicated and may be terminated until the homologation of the final ranking list of candidates and expires with the respective occupation of the job on offer.

22. Non-discrimination and equal access policy: The CNC actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, so that no candidate can be privileged, beneficiary, disadvantaged or private of any right or exemption from any duty owing, in particular, to ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family situation, economic situation, education, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological beliefs and trade union membership.

23. Under the terms of D.L. No. 29/2001, of February 3, the candidate with disability has a preference 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 terms of the aforementioned diploma, on the application form.

Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Information not available

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Coimbra

Job company/institute: Centro de Neurociencias e Biologia Celular

Application deadline: 03 Outubro 2017
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

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

Organization/institute: Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular

Rua larga, FMUC, 1ºPiso
Coimbra - 3004-517

Email: info@cnc.uc.pt

Website: http://www.cnbc.pt/

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

Degree: Degree of Doctor in Biology, specialty in Cell Biology
Degree field: Biological sciences
4. Línguas exigidas
4. Required languages

Language: English
Priority: High
Reading: Excelent
Writing: Excelent
Comprehension: Excelent
Conversation: Excelent
5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience