The present public notice was opened on the 21 of March of 2019 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 2.128,34€ (TRU 33).
1 — Admission requirements:
Any national, foreign and stateless candidate(s) who hold a doctorate degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering or Bioengineering (or related scientific area) and a scientific and professional curriculum suited to 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 (concursosDL57firstname.lastname@example.org) 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: Doctor Luís António Ferreira Martins Dias Carlos, Full Professor, Department of Physics, University of Aveiro
Doctor João Filipe Colardelle da Luz Mano, Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro;
Doctor Ana Maria Pissarra Coelho Gil, Associate Professor with Habilitation, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro.
Doctor Brian James Goodfellow, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro;
Paula Maria Lousada Silveirinha Vilarinho, Associate Professor, Department of Materials and Ceramics Engineering, 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 deliberates approval on absolute merit, based on the merit of the overall curriculum of each candidate with regards to the scientific area of the Call and taking into account, cumulatively, compliance with at least one of the following requisites:
4.2.1 — The applicant is the author or co-author of at least 4 articles, in the scientific areas of the Call, indexed in the ISI Science Citation Index Expanded of the Web of Science where document type = article or document type = review, or in the SCI Verse Scopus with the same characteristics;
4.2.2 — Demonstrated experience in the study of cell metabolism in biological matrixes, preferentially holding expertise in statistical methods and use of MATLAB and SIMCA softwares,
4.2.3 — The applicant has obtained an average of at least 5 citations per article (excluding self-citations) related to the scientific areas of the call.
4.3 — The exclusion decision in absolute merit is communicated to candidates by e-mail for the purpose of their hearing.
4.4 — 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 an interview.
5.2 — The evaluation of scientific and curricular courses focus on their relevance, quality and up-to-date characteristics:
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 with most impact by the candidate;
c) Of knowledge extension and dissemination activities developed in the last five years, namely under the scope of 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.
5.3— 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 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 Performance of the last five years considered more relevant by the candidate (13 points);
- Scientific Production. 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);
- Coordination and participation in scientific projects. The quality and quantity of scientific projects in which the applicant has participated within the subject area of the Competition, whether financed through public funds of national or international agencies or by enterprises. The assessment of the quality must take into account the funding obtained, the degree of difficulty of the funding competition, the expert assessment of the projects and the resulting prototypes, particularly if they led to the development of products or services.
- Intervention in the scientific community. Assessing the capacity to intervene in scientific community, particularly by organizing events, being (co-)editor of magazines, participation in the assessment of projects and articles, being invited to give speeches, being a member of academic juris, as well as being recognized through awards or other distinctions and respective impact. It will also evaluate the orientation of students in doctoral and post-doctoral work.
6.1.2 - Criteria for evaluating applied or practice-based research activities developed over the past five years, in particular in the context of promoting culture and scientific practices, considered to be of greatest impact by the candidate (3 points);
Research projects, including both national and International applications, either successful or unsuccessful, as well as the execution of funded research projects.
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 trainer 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.
6.1.3 - Criteria for the evaluation of extension and knowledge dissemination activities developed over the last 5 years, namely concerning scientific cultural and practice promotion, considered to be of greatest impact by the candidate (4 points);
The candidate's participation in activities of scientific, technological and management innovation, or on the observation and monitoring of science and technology or system of higher education, in Portugal or abroad.
Participation in projects, funding volume and team size.
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.
6.5 — Once the Curricular Assessment is completed, the candidates who obtain an average score equal to or higher than 15 follow on to the next evaluation stage as indicated in 5.1.
6.6 — Candidates who obtained scores lower than 15 points are excluded from the public call.
7 —Interview session:
This session, which can be applied to all or part of the candidates, aims solely to the clarification of aspects related to the research results obtained by the candidate.
7.1 — The interview will have the duration of 30 minutes.
7.2 — The evaluation of the Interview will be 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 from the jury and the candidate´s perspectives for development activities to be carried out within the post for which he/she is running.
7.3 — The jury deliberates by roll call voting, not permitting abstentions.
7.4 — The classification of each candidate is obtained by the average of the scores of the members of the jury.
8 — Ordering of candidates
8.1 — The final score of each candidate is obtained through an weighted average, by assigning a weighting factor of 90% to the curricular review score and a weighting factor of 10% to the Interview score.
In case of a tie, the decision of the tie-breaker shall be the responsibility of the chairman of the jury.
9 — Participation of the parties and decision:
9.1 — The final ordering project is communicated to the candidates by e-mail for the purpose of their hearing.
9.2 — Upon the hearing of the interested parties, the jury appreciates the allegations offered and approves the final ordered 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 Public Employment Pool (BEP);
b) 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 the final candidate list, expiring with the respective occupation of said vacancy, valid for a period of 6 months from the date of approval of the final ordered list produced by the present procedure.
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.
21 of March of 2019 — The Rector, Professor Doutor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira.