Bi/Fhp-21/05 - Research Grant For A Student Attending A Master’S Degree (Bi)

Universities and Institutes of Portugal

Portugal

June 16, 2021

Description

  • Organisation/Company: Associação Fraunhofer Portugal Research
  • Research Field: Engineering › Computer engineering
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 16/06/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Porto
  • Type Of Contract: Other
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 21/06/2021
  • Reference Number: BI/FhP-21/05
  • Is The Job Related To Staff Position Within A Research Infrastructure?: Yes
  • PUBLIC NOTICE

    Call for allocation of a Scientist Scholarship

    Reference: BI/FhP-21/05

    The call for allocation of a Research Grant for a Student attending a Master's degree is open and subject to the following conditions:

  • General scientific field: Engineering.

  • Specific scientific field: Informatics and Computing Engineering - Natural Language Processing.

  • Admission Requirements: i) Student attending an academic Master's degree in the field of Informatics and Computing Engineering ; ii) Interest and basic working knowledge in developing AI/Natural Language Processing systems; iii) Basic working knowledge with Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing tools, such as HuggingFace Transformers, PyTorch, and spacy; iv) Previous use of Deep Language Models, such as BERT and RoBERTa, for Text Classification and Information Retrieval; v) Proficiency in English and Portuguese and excellent communication skills and teamwork.

  • Work Plan: The Student will perform research activities within the Intelligent Systems Group in topics related to Natural Language Processing, including the use of Deep Learning models for text classification, summarization, and named entity recognition with clinical text.

  • Tasks:
  • Use state of the art Natural Language Processing algorithms for clinical text modelling, classification, summarization, and named entity recognition;

  • Identify, explore, and use open public datasets of clinical text narratives;
  • Write comprehensive reports on approaches tested and results obtained. Contribute to scientific publications.

  • Applicable law and regulation: Portuguese Statute of the Scientific Research Scholarship Holder “Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação Científica”, approved by Law no. 40/2004, of August 18, amended by Decree Law no. 202/2012, of August 27, Law no. 12/2013, of January 29, Decree Law no. 89/2013, of July 9 (hereinafter referred to as the “Statute”), Law no. 123/2019, of August 28 and the Research Scholarships' Regulation of Associação Fraunhofer Portugal Research (hereinafter referred to as the “Regulation”).

  • Place of work: Fraunhofer AICOS, Porto, Portugal, under the scientific supervision of MSc João Costa.

  • Scholarship's Duration and Regime: The scholarship shall have the duration of 6 months, eventually renewable for equal periods of time or until the term of the project, with estimated starting date on June, 2021, according to article 13 of the Regulation and article 3 of the Statute, under exclusivity regime, except for the exceptions expressly set out in nos. 3 and 4 of article 5 of the referred Statute.

  • (https: // www. aicos.fraunhofer.pt/content/dam/portugal/en/documents/Editais/Regulamento%20Bolsas%20Fraunhofer%20Portugal%20Research2021.pdf)

  • Amount of the monthly maintenance allowance: The amount of the scholarship corresponds to €835,98 as per table of amounts of the scholarships of Associação Fraunhofer Portugal Research, (https: // www. aicos.fraunhofer.pt/content/dam/portugal/en/documents/Editais/RegBolsasFhPAnexoIIJan2021.pdf). The payment of the scholarship shall be made on a monthly basis, by wire transfer.

  • Selection Procedures: The selection procedures to be used shall be made based on the following parameters:

  • A – Actual average in the master's degree; B – Alignment of academic choices with the work to perform; C – Curriculum evaluation in accordance with the objectives of the project. The following percentage weighting shall be given to the selection parameters: 0,2 x A + 0,3 x B + 0,5 x C.

  • Composition of the selection panel: Chairman: Doctor Maria João Medeiros de Vasconcelos; Permanent Members: Doctor Luís Filipe Caeiro Margalho Guerra Rosado and Doctor Ana Maria Vieira Rebelo Correia de Barros.

  • Publication/notification of the results: The final evaluation results shall be published in a list ordered by final score, posted in a visible and public place at Fraunhofer Portugal. The approved applicant shall be notified by e-mail.

  • Opening period of the call: The call is open from 07-06-2021 to 16-06-2021.

  • Documents and deadlines for application: Applications must be submitted by means of an application email with the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, required qualifications' certificate and other evidencing documents deemed relevant.

  • Applications should be delivered during the call's opening period, sent by e-mail with acknowledgement receipt to jobs@fraunhofer.pt, in pdf format, until 11:59 p.m. of June the 16th 2021.

    Eligibility criteria
  • Admission Requirements: i) Student attending an academic Master's degree in the field of Informatics and Computing Engineering ; ii) Interest and basic working knowledge in developing AI/Natural Language Processing systems; iii) Basic working knowledge with Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing tools, such as HuggingFace Transformers, PyTorch, and spacy; iv) Previous use of Deep Language Models, such as BERT and RoBERTa, for Text Classification and Information Retrieval; v) Proficiency in English and Portuguese and excellent communication skills and teamwork.
  • Selection process
  • Opening period of the call: The call is open from 07-06-2021 to 16-06-2021.

  • Documents and deadlines for application: Applications must be submitted by means of an application email with the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, required qualifications' certificate and other evidencing documents deemed relevant.

  • Applications should be delivered during the call's opening period, sent by e-mail with acknowledgement receipt to jobs@fraunhofer.pt, in pdf format, until 11:59 p.m. of June the 16th 2021.

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
  • ENGLISH: Excellent

    PORTUGUESE: Excellent

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Associação Fraunhofer Portugal Research
  • Department: Human resources - Fraunhofer AICOS
  • Organisation Type: Private with public mission
  • Website: https:// www. fraunhofer.pt
  • E-Mail: antonio.antunes@fraunhofer.pt
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Porto
  • State/Province: Porto
  • Postal Code: 4200-135
  • Street: Rua Alfredo Allen
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