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Unique identifier: 23671074-d9ea-4122-8845-62d310e32e76

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

Job:
Investigador Doutorado

Job/Fellowship Reference: CTTI-115/19-ICVS(1)

Main research field: Not available

Sub research field:

Job summary:

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE OPENING OF AN INTERNATIONAL SELECTION TENDER PROCEDURE FOR THE HIRING OF 1 (ONE) DOCTORATE RESEARCH UNDER THE LEGAL REGIME OF SCIENTIFIC EMPLOYMENT

Job description:

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE OPENING OF AN INTERNATIONAL SELECTION TENDER PROCEDURE FOR THE HIRING OF 1 (ONE) DOCTORATE RESEARCH UNDER THE LEGAL REGIME OF SCIENTIFIC EMPLOYMENT Ref.: CTTI-115/18-ICVS(1) 1. Doctor Rui Manuel Costa Vieira de Castro, Professor and Rector of University do Minho, in the use of own competence, in accordance with the provisions of subsection d) of section 1 of article 92 of Law no. 62/2007, from 10 September and subsection d) of section1 of article 37 of the Statutes of the University of Minho, approved by Normative Order no. 13/2017, published in the “Diário da República”, 2nd series, no. 183, of 21 of September, makes it known that, for a period of fifteen business days from the business day immediately after the date on which this announcement is publicized, an international selection tender is open for recruitment in the form of an uncertain term contract concluded under the Labour Code, of 1 (one) Doctorate Research position for the exercise of scientific research activities in the scientific area of Biomedical Sciences, under the project “Macrophage-secreted mediators as therapeutic strategy for preterm lung maturation”, Ref. POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028113, cofinanced by “Fundos Europes Estruturais e de Investimento (FEEI)” and the “Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia I.P. (FCT)”, in order to develop the following activity: (i) The project aims to discover new therapeutic strategies that enhance pulmonary maturity in preterm birth, based on the secretome and/or extracellular vesicles from genetically modified pluripotent stem cells-derived macrophages. 2. Applicable Legislation: This tender shall be governed by the Decree No. 57/2016, of 29th of August, amended by Law No. 57/2017 of 19 July, which approved a regime of hiring of doctorates to stimulate scientific and technological employment in all areas of knowledge (RJEC), by Labour Code, approved Law no. 7/2009, of February 12, under its current version and other applicable laws and regulations. 3. Place of Work: Centre of Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), of School of Medicine (EM) of the University of Minho (UMinho), Campus of Gualtar, in Braga. 4. Monthly salary: The remuneration to be attributed is that provided in the article 5 of Regulatory Decree No.11 A/2017, of December 29, corresponding to the remuneration level 33 of the TRU, of 2.128,34 Euros. 5. Eligibility Criteria: Any national, foreign and stateless candidate(s) who hold a doctoral degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical or related scientific areas and holders of a scientific and professional whose profile is suitable with the indicated can submit their application 5.1. General admission requirements are those defined in point 5. For the purpose of determining the profile appropriate to the activity to be developed, the following requirements are: a) Experience in cell and molecular biology, namely in animal cell culture and animal cells genetic editing; b) Experience in flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, western blot, fluorescence microscopy, confocal and live cell imaging. 6. Formalization of the applications: The applications are formalized through an application addressed to the Rector of the University of Minho, under the terms defined in the attached template. 6.1. The application shall be accompanied by documents proving the conditions laid down in points 5 and 10: a) Copy of certificate or degree diploma; b) Detailed curriculum vitae structured according to the items in point 10; c) Motivation Letter; d) At least 2 Letters of Recommendation; e) Any other documents that the applicant considers relevant, namely for the assessment of the information referred to in section 2 of article 5 of the RJEC. 6.2. The candidates submit the application and supporting documents, in PDF format, obligatorily, by electronic means, to the address bolsas@med.uminho.pt, by the deadline for submission of applications defined in this notice, indicating in “Subject” the Ref.ª “CTTI-115/19-ICVS(1)”. 6.3. False statements provided by the candidates shall be punished by law. 7. Members of the Jury: The selection jury, approved at the meeting of the Scientific Council of 09/13/2018, has the following composition, according to article 13 of the RJEC: President: - Doctor Jorge Manuel Rolo Pedrosa, Full Professor, EM; Effective Member: - Doctor Sandra Maria Araújo Costa, Auxiliary Researcher, ICVS; - Doctor António José Braga Osório Gomes Salgado, Principal Researcher, ICVS. Substitute Member: - Doctor Luísa Alexandra Meireles Pinto, Auxiliary Researcher, ICVS; - Doctor Bruno Filipe Marques Costa, Auxiliary Researcher, ICVS. 8. Rules of operation of the Jury: The jury shall deliberate by means of a nominal vote based on the selection criteria adopted and published, and abstentions shall not be allowed. 8.1. The jury 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. 9. Admission and exclusion: Candidates who formalize their application incorrectly or who do not prove the admission requirements required in points 5 and 5.1 are excluded from admission to the competition of this invitation to tender. The jury has the power to require any candidate, in case of doubt, to present documents proving their statements. 9.1. The exclusion decision shall be notified to the applicants by email for preliminary hearing to the interested parties. 9.2. After the deadline for the exercise of the right of hearing of the interested parties, the jury appreciates the allegations offered and, if it maintains the exclusion decision, notifies the excluded candidates by email with delivery receipt, beginning the application of the selection methods to admitted candidates. 10. Method(s) and evaluation criteria: The Selection Methods are the Assessment of the Scientific and Curricular Path (ASCP) and the Interview (INT). 10.1. The assessment of the scientific and curricular path focuses on the relevance, quality and actuality of the: a) Scientific/technological production of the last five years considered more relevant by the candidate; b) Applied research activities, or practice-based, developed over the last five years and considered as the ones with higher impact by the candidate; c) Activities regarding extension and dissemination of knowledge developed over the last five years, namely in the context of the promotion of the culture and the scientific practices, considered as the ones with higher relevance by the candidate; d) Activities regarding management of science, technology and innovation programs, or of the experience in the observation and monitoring of the scientific and technological system or of the higher education, in Portugal or abroad. 10.2. The five-year period referred to in the preceding paragraph may be increased by the jury, at the request of the candidate, when substantiated in the suspension of the scientific activity for socially protected reasons, namely parental leave, prolonged serious illness and other situations legally safeguarded of unavailability for work. 10.3. Assessment of the Scientific and Curricular Path (ASCP): Regarding ASCP, are considered the following evaluation criteria, with their respective weights, with the final ASCP score being obtained by the formula ASCP = 0,1AQ + 0,45SP + 0,15KT + 0,1SPM + 0,2PE, in which the numerical value represents the weight to be applied: a) AQ – Academic Qualifications, with the respective weight of 10%; b) SP – Scientific Performance, with the respective weight of 45%; c) KT – Knowledge Transfer, with the respective weight of 15%; d) SPM – Scientific and Pedagogical Management, with the respective weight of 10%; e) PE –Professional Experience, with the respective weight of 20%. In the applying of the above-mentioned criteria, the following parameters are evaluated, with the respective weights: Criteria Weight Parameter Weight Academic Qualifications AQ = 10% AQ.1) Academic Qualifications of the candidate 100% Scientific Performance SP = 45% SP.1) Scientific Production 65% SP.2) Coordination/participation in scientific projects 20% SP.3) Intervention in the scientific community 15% Knowledge Transfer KT = 15% KT.1) Patents/Intellectual Property registrations 50% KT.2) Activities of cooperation and/or linked with the industry sector/enterprises field 30% KT.3) Dissemination of science and technology 20% Scientific and Pedagogical Management SPM = 10% SPM.1) Activities regarding scientific and pedagogical management 100% Professional Experience PE = 20% PE.1) Relevant professional experience 100% • Within the parameter Academic Qualifications of the Candidate (AQ.1), with the weight of 100%, it will be considered the candidate’s training area: PhD in Biology, Biochemistry and/or Pharmaceutical, AQ.1 = 5 values; PhD in related scientific areas, AQ.1 = up to 4 values. • Within the parameter Scientific Production (SP.1), with the weight of 65%, it will be considered the quality and the quantity of the scientific production (papers published in international peer-reviewed journals, books, book chapters, communications in conferences/congresses), as well as the recognition that is given to it by the scientific community (translated in the impact of the scientific production and in the citations that are made by other authors). The classification in the parameter SP.1 will be obtained by the formula 0,6AV + 0,4VRAP: - AV corresponds to the absolute valorization regarding the scientific production: AV = up to 5 values; - VRAP corresponds to the valorization relative to the area of preference: VRAP = 5 values, if the scientific production is in the area of preference; VRAP = up to 4 values, if the scientific production is in related scientific areas; VRAP = up to 1 value, if the scientific production is in other areas. • Within the parameter Coordination/Participation in Scientific Projects (SP.2), with the weight of 20%, it will be considered the quality and the quantity of scientific projects that the candidate has coordinated or in which has participated, funded in a competitive basis, through National, European or International agencies, or funded by companies. In the evaluation of the quality, it will be taken into account the funding obtained, the degree of requirement of the call for tenders and the results attained/achieved, in particular if those results had repercussion in the generation of value, through the creation of products or services with impact in the society. The classification in the parameter SP.2 will be obtained by the formula 0,6AV + 0,4VRAP: - AV corresponds to the absolute valorization regarding the coordination/participation in scientific projects: AV = up to 5 values; - VRAP corresponds to the valorization relative to the area of preference: VRAP = 5 values, if the coordination/participation in scientific projects is in the area of preference; VRAP = up to 4 values, if the coordination/participation in scientific projects is in related scientific areas; VRAP = up to 1 value, if the coordination/participation in scientific projects is in other areas. • Within the parameter Intervention in the Scientific Community (SP.3), with the weight of 15%, it will be evaluated the capacity of intervention in the scientific community, expressed, namely, through the organization of scientific events, participation as editor/co-editor of journals/magazines, participation in the evaluation of projects and articles, lectures presentation as invited speaker, as well as the recognition obtained through the attained awards or other distinctions and their respective impact in the scientific community. The classification in the parameter SP.3 will be obtained by the formula 0,6AV + 0,4VRAP: - AV corresponds to the absolute valorization regarding the intervention in the scientific community: AV = up to 5 values; - VRAP corresponds to the valorization relative to the area of preference: VRAP = 5 values, if the intervention in the scientific community is in the area of preference; VRAP = up to 4 values, if the intervention in the scientific community is in related scientific areas; VRAP = up to 1 value, if the intervention in the scientific community is in other areas. • Within the parameter Patents/Intellectual Property registrations (KT.1), with the weight of 50%, it will be considered the authorship and co-authorship of patents or utility models, taking into account the economic valorization resulting from those patents/intellectual property registrations and their impact in the society. The classification in the parameter KT.1 will be obtained by the formula 0,6AV + 0,4VRAP: - AV corresponds to the absolute valorization regarding the patents/intellectual property registrations: AV = up to 5 values; - VRAP corresponds to the valorization relative to the area of preference: VRAP = 5 values, if the patents/intellectual property registrations are in the area of preference; VRAP = up to 4 values, if the patents/intellectual property registrations are in related scientific areas; VRAP = up to 1 value, if the patents/intellectual property registrations are in other areas. • Within the parameter Activities of Cooperation and/or Linked with the Industry Sector/Enterprises Field (KT.2), with the weight of 30%, it will be considered the economic valorization of the research outcomes attained, measured by the contracts of development and of knowledge/technology transfer to which those outcomes gave origin, as well as the spin-off companies to whose creation have contributed. The classification in the parameter KT.2 will be obtained by the formula 0,6AV + 0,4VRAP: - AV corresponds to the absolute valorization regarding the activities of cooperation and/or linked with the industry sector/enterprises field: AV = up to 5 values; - VRAP corresponds to the valorization relative to the area of preference: VRAP = 5 values, if the activities of cooperation and/or linked with the industry sector/enterprises field are in the area of preference; VRAP = up to 4 values, if the activities of cooperation and/or linked with the industry sector/enterprises field are in related scientific areas; VRAP = up to 1 value, if the activities of cooperation and/or linked with the industry sector/enterprises field are in other areas. • Within the parameter Dissemination of Science and Technology (KT.3), with the weight of 20%, it will be evaluated the organization/participation of the candidate in initiatives of scientific and technological dissemination within the scientific community (for example: congresses, conferences, lectures, seminars, etc.), as well as the publication of communication/articles in journals/magazines of scientific and technological dissemination. The classification in the parameter KT.3 will be obtained by the formula 0,6AV + 0,4VRAP: - AV corresponds to the absolute valorization regarding the dissemination of science and technology: AV = up to 5 values; - VRAP corresponds to the valorization relative to the area of preference: VRAP = 5 values, if the dissemination of science and technology is in the area of preference; VRAP = up to 4 values, if the dissemination of science and technology is in related scientific areas; VRAP = up to 1 value, if the dissemination of science and technology is in other areas. • Within the parameter Activities Regarding Scientific and Pedagogical Management (SPM.1), with the weight of 100%, it will be evaluated the participation of the candidate in activities regarding scientific and pedagogical management, namely in the participation in academic management bodies, participation in academic juries and in the supervision/co-supervision of post-graduate students. The classification in the parameter SPM.1 will be obtained by the formula 0,6AV + 0,4VRAP: - AV corresponds to the absolute valorization of the activities regarding scientific and pedagogical management: AV = up to 5 values; - VRAP corresponds to the valorization relative to the area of preference: VRAP = 5 values, if the activities regarding scientific and pedagogical management are in the area of preference; VRAP = up to 4 values, if the activities regarding scientific and pedagogical management are in related scientific areas; VRAP = up to 1 value, if the activities regarding scientific and pedagogical management are in other areas. • Within the parameter Relevant Professional Experience (PE.1), with the weight of 100%, it will be evaluated the candidate's professional experience in scientific/technological areas relevant for the thematic of the project to be developed. The classification in the parameter PE.1 will be obtained by the formula 0,6AV + 0,4VRAP: - AV corresponds to the absolute valorization regarding the relevant professional experience: AV = up to 5 values; - VRAP corresponds to the valorization relative to the area of preference: VRAP = 5 values, if the relevant professional experience is in the area of preference; VRAP = up to 4 values, if the relevant professional experience is in related scientific areas; VRAP = up to 1 value, if the relevant professional experience is in other areas. 10.4. The classification obtained in the ASCP is expressed on a numerical scale from 0 to 5 values. 10.5. The classification of each candidate in the ASCP is obtained by the average of the classifications from each element of the jury. In case of a tie, the tie-breaking decision is up to the president of the jury. 10.6. With the ASCP finished, to the 3 (three) candidates with the highest classification in the ASCP will be applied the next Evaluation Method, the Interview (ENT), with the immediate exclusion of the remaining candidates. 10.7. The INT will be classified on a numerical scale from 0 to 5 values, aiming to obtain clarifications and explanations regarding the curricular elements and/or additional information, as well as to evaluate the attitude profile and the motivation of the candidate. 10.8. The classification of each candidate in the INT is obtained by the average of the classifications from each element of the jury. In case of a tie, the tie-breaking decision is up to the president of the jury. 10.9. The INT has a maximum duration of 30 minutes, in which the following evaluation criteria will be applied, with the respective weights, and the final classification of INT will be obtained by the formula INT = 0,7RCV + 0,3MTV, in which the numerical value represents the weight to be applied: a) RCV – Capacity to expose the Relevance of the Curriculum Vitae (CV), with the respective weight of 70%; b) MTV – Motivation to perform the tasks within the Work Plan, with the respective weight of 30%. In the applying of the above-mentioned criteria, the following parameters are evaluated, with the respective weights: Criteria Weighting Parameter Weighting Capacity to expose the Relevance of the Curriculum Vitae (CV) RCV = 70% RCV.1) Exposure of the relevance of the CV 40% RCV.2) Knowledge and skills 60% Motivation to perform the tasks within the Work Plan MTV = 30% MTV.1) Motivation 100% • Within the parameter Exposure of the Relevance of the CV (RCV.1), with the weight of 40%, it will be evaluated the capacity to expose in a precise, succinct and contextualized way the relevance of the candidate’s CV to perform the tasks within the position to which he/she is applying for. The classification in the parameter RCV.1 will be obtained by the formula 0,6AV + 0,4VRAP: - AV corresponds to the absolute valorization regarding the exposure of the relevance of the CV: AV = up to 5 values; - VRAP corresponds to the valorization relative to the area of preference: VRAP = 5 values, if the relevance of the CV is in the area of preference; VRAP = up to 4 values, if the relevance of the CV is in related scientific areas; VRAP = up to 1 value, if the relevance of the CV is in other areas. • Within the parameter Knowledge and Skills (RCV.2), with the weight of 60%, it will be evaluated the knowledge and the skills with which the candidate is qualified to perform the tasks within the position to which he/she is applying for. The classification in the parameter RCV.2 will be obtained by the formula 0,6AV + 0,4VRAP: - AV corresponds to the absolute valorization regarding the knowledge and skills with which the candidate is qualified: AV = up to 5 values; - VRAP corresponds to the valorization relative to the area of preference: VRAP = 5 values, if the knowledge and skills with which the candidate is qualified are in the area of preference; VRAP = up to 4 values, if the knowledge and skills with which the candidate is qualified are in related scientific areas; VRAP = up to 1 value, if the knowledge and skills with which the candidate is qualified are in other areas. • Within the parameter Motivation (MTV.1), with the weight of 100%, it will be evaluated the candidate’s motivation to perform the tasks within the position to which he/she is applying for, measured by the evidenced stimulus to execute the tasks/activities related with the position to which he/she is applying for and the project to be developed, as well as the candidate's future prospects and its suitability to the requirements of the present position. The classification in the parameter MTV.1 will be obtained according to the absolute valorization of the motivation evidenced by the candidate to perform the tasks within the position to which he/she is applying for: up to 5 values. 11. Order of candidates: The order of the candidates must be based on the evaluation made according to the evaluation criteria contained in this announcement. 11.1. The final classification (FC) of each candidate is obtained by the average of the classifications of each one of the elements of the Jury. In case of a tie, the decision of the tie-breaker shall be the responsibility of the President of the Jury. 11.2. The FC of the candidates is expressed in the numerical scale of [0 to 5 values], the classification being obtained through the weighted average, obtained by the formula FC = 0.9APCC + 0.1ENT. 11.3. After completion of the application of the evaluation criteria, the jury will draw up an orderly list of successful candidates with their classification. 12. Participation of interested parties and decision: The final ordering project is notified to the candidates, by email with receipt of delivery of the notification, to pronounce for the purpose of preliminary hearing to the interested parties, pursuant to article 121 and following of the Code of Administrative Procedure. 12.1. At the hearing of the interested parties, the jury appreciates the allegations offered and approves the final ordering list of the successful candidates. Within 90 days, from the deadline for submission of applications, the final decisions of the jury are given. 12.2. The final decision of the jury is approved by the Rector of the University do Minho that also decides on the hiring. 13. Publication of results: The list of admitted and excluded candidates, as well as the final ranking list of the successful candidates are publicized on the University of Minho's website, and the candidates are notified by email with receipt of delivery of the notification. 14. The present tender is exclusively destined to fill the indicated vacancies and may be terminated until the homologation of the final ranking list of candidates and expires with the respective occupation of the jobs on offer. 15. The present announcement was approved by the jury of the tender at its meeting on 07/30/2019, according to the minutes of the meeting approved therein. 16. Non-discrimination and equal access policy: The University of Minho 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 status, 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. 16.1. Pursuant to section h) of article 9 of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, the Public Administration, as an employer, actively promotes a policy of equal opportunities for men and women in accessing employment and professional advancement, scrupulously any form of discrimination. 17. The selection of the candidates to be hired will be conditional, with the corresponding labour contracts being executed depending on the availability of the budget and corresponding funding under the aforementioned legislation and the regulations and rules established by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The Rector, Professor Doctor Rui Vieira de Castro ANNEX APPLICATION Dear Rector of Universidade do Minho Name (…), birthdate (…), VAT Nº. (…), identification card no. (…),address (…), Postal code (…), Mobile Phone no. (…), email address (…), literary abilities (…), hereby requests that you kindly accept my application for the international competition for recruitment in the form of an uncertain term contract under the Labor Code and Decree-Law No. 57/2016 of 29 August, as amended by Law no. 57/2017, of 19 July, of ## doctoral positions in the scientific areas of "###", according to a notice published in the Diário da República no. __, 2nd series, of __/__/__, with Ref. CTTI-##/##-###Profile ##. Further declares that it agrees to receive by email the communications and notifications resulting from the present selection tender procedure. Find attached the following documents: xxx (Place and date) (Signature)


Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Temporary

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Braga

Job company/institute: Universidade do Minho


Application deadline: 21 outubro 2019
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

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

Organization/institute: Universidade do Minho - Direcção de Recursos Humanos

Address:
Largo do Paço
Braga - 4704-553
Portugal

Email: bolsas@med.uminho.pt

Website: not available

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

Degree: Doutoramento em Biologia, Bioquímica, Farmácia ou áreas científicas afins
Degree field: Not available
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5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience


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