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

First Level Doctorate Researcher | CDL-CTTRI-125-ARH/2020

Job/Fellowship Reference: CDL-CTTRI-125-ARH/2020

Main research field: Engineering

Sub research field: Materials Engineering

Job summary:

Public notice Ref.ª CDL-CTTRI-125-ARH/2020 Doctor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Full Professor and Rector of the University of Aveiro, hereby announces that for a period of 10 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 an Uncertain Term Work Contract, under the Portuguese Labour Code, a position for a First Level Doctorate Researcher for the exercise of activities of scientific research in the scientific area of Materials Science and Engineering, to study and to develop the concept of carbon-depolarized solid oxygen electrolysis cell within the project CARBOSTEAM “Carbon-depolarized high-temperature steam electrolysis” [project POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032295], supported by the Operational Program POCI, in its FEDER/FNR component, and the Foundation for Science and Technology, in its State Budget component (OE).

Job description:


The present public notice was opened on 16 of December of 2020 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 2134.73 €. 

1 Admission requirements:

Any national, foreign and stateless candidate(s) who hold a doctoral degree in Materials Science and 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. Candidate(s) of the contest holding qualifications obtained abroad must prove the recognition, equivalence or registration of the doctoral degree, in accordance with the applicable legislation. This formality must be fulfilled up to the date of the conclusion of the contract.


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 another document that is legally recognized 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 outlined 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 (concursosDL57-2016@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/pt/sgrh/pessoal-investigador-novos-concursos-e-ofertas.

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: Prof. Doctor. Rui Ramos Ferreira e Silva, Associated Professor and Director of the Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering of the University of Aveiro.

Jury members: Doctor Aleksey Yaremchenko, Principal Researcher of the University of Aveiro, and Doctor. Andrei Kavaleuski, Principal Researcher of the University of Aveiro.

Substitute members: Prof. Doctor. João António Labrincha Baptista, Associated Professor with Aggregation of the University of Aveiro, and Doctor. Duncan Paul Fagg, Principal Researcher 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 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:

4.2.1 — The applicant is the author or co-author of at least 15 articles in the area of chemistry of solid oxides, electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, or ceramic materials for energy conversion and storage systems, indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded of the Web of Science from Clarivate Analytics where document type = article, or in the SCI Verse Scopus with the same characteristics, with a total of at least 350 citations,


4.2.2 — The applicant has an experience of research in the area of direct carbon fuel cells (DCFC) or fuel-assisted solid oxide electrolysis cells (fuel = methane, carbon monoxide, solid carbon, etc.), confirmed by publication of at least 2 articles and/or participation in at least one R&D project in this area.

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 method is curricular evaluation.

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

a) Of scientific and technological 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.

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 and technological performance of the last five years considered most relevant by the candidate (16 points);

Quality and quantity of scientific production in the area of chemistry of solid oxides, electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, or ceramic materials for energy conversion and storage systems (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 the evaluation of the activities of coordination and implementation of scientific projects, and of intervention in the scientific community, developed in the last five years and considered of greatest impact by the candidate (1 points);

- 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;

- Intervention in scientific community and constitution of scientific teams. Assessing the capacity to intervene in the scientific community, particularly by organizing events, being (co-)editor of magazines, participating 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 master, doctoral and post-doctoral works.

6.1.3 – Experience of research in the area of direct carbon fuel cells (DCFC) or fuel-assisted solid oxide electrolysis cells (3 points);

6.2 — The score obtained in the curricular evaluation method is expressed in a 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 —Candidates who obtained a rating of less than 15 points are excluded from the public notice.


7 Participation of the parties and decision:

7.1 The final ordering project is communicated to candidates by e-mail for the purpose of their hearing.

7.2 At the hearing of the interested parties, the jury appreciates the allegations offered and approves the final ordering list of candidates.


8 — Publication of Competition Notice

In addition to being published 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.


9 — This tender is exclusively destined to fill this specified vacancy and can be terminated at any time until approval of the final candidate list, expiring with the respective occupation of said vacancy.


10 — 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.


16 of December of 2020 — The Rector, Professor Doutor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira.

Vacant posts: 0

Type of contract: Information not available

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Aveiro

Job company/institute: Universidade de Aveiro

Application deadline: 12 Fevereiro 2021
(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