Announcement for a Research Grant
A research grant is available at the University of Coimbra on the project MAG-GIC – Geomagnetically induced currents in Portugal mainland, with the following characteristics:
Number of grants: 1
Type of activity: The present work intends to design, assemble, test and install at least one pilot unit of an instrument capable of continuously recording geomagnetically induced currents (GICs, see http://www.uc.pt/en/org/maggic) in an electric power distribution sub-station, specifically the transformer neutral earthing. This instrument should make use of open-loop Hall effect sensors, thus being non-invasive to the power grid.
Financial support: PTDC/CTA-GEO/31744/2017, Project funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) through national funds (PIDDAC)
Applicant profile: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics or similar.
Location: Department of Physics of the University of Coimbra.
Duration: 12 months
Renewal: Possibly renewable
Scientific Orientation: DoctorJ João Manuel Rendeiro Cardoso and Doctor Maria Alexandra Albuquerque Faria Pais
Financial conditions: The amount of the grant is € 752.38 corresponding to the monthly compensation stipulated in the FCT table (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en), plus social security (Seguro Social Voluntário, first level contributions) and personal accidents insurance. The payment will be made by bank transfer. This amount will not be increased during the entire period of the grant duration.
Regime: The attribution of the grant does not generate or entitle a relation of a legal-labour nature, it is undertaken in an exclusive dedication regime and the fellow is granted with the Fellow Statute of the University of Coimbra, according to Research Grant Statute, and the Regulation of Research Grants of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. , both in its actual wording.
Selection methods: Academic curriculum and interview.
Selection and attribution criteria: Selection criteria include:
Merit of academic curriculum (70%):
- knowledge of appropriate programming and data analysis tools (50%)
- motivation letter (20%).
Candidates with good knowledge of electronics and rudiments of data acquisition, programming (eg, Python, Matlab) and data analysis are preferred, as well as availability and interest in conducting a master's thesis..
Formalization of application: Applications must be sent by email, including the following mandatory
documents: Detailed curriculum vitae including degrees; Copy of certificates of qualifications with
curricular history; Letter of motivation.
Candidates with foreign academic diplomas are obliged to present records of the recognition of such diplomas according to the Portuguese law.
Applications submission: Applications must be formalized by sending the required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying the reference of the scholarship to which it refers .
Jury responsible for selection: Doctor André Manuel dos Santos Mendes, Doctor João Manuel Rendeiro Cardoso and Doctor Maria Alexandra Albuquerque Faria Pais.
Submission of applications: Between 25/11/2019 and 06/12/2019.
Publication date: 08/11/2019.
Submission deadline date: 06/12/2019.
Additional information: The evaluation results will be announced within 90 days after the end of the applications submission deadline, by notifying the applicants via email. After the announcement of the results, candidates are considered automatically notified to, if they wish to do so, comment on the results on a preliminary hearing period within 10 days after that date. After this, the selected candidates will have to declare in writing their acceptance. Unless a justification worthy of consideration is presented, if the declaration is not submitted within the referred period, it is considered that the candidate waivers the grant. In case of resignation or withdrawal of the selected candidate, the next candidate with the highest evaluation score will be notified immediately.