Doctoral Researcher Position Initial Level Under Private Law - Ctti-98/21-Isise(1)

Universities and Institutes of Portugal

Portugal

February 3, 2022

Description

  • Organisation/Company: University of Minho
  • Research Field: Engineering › Civil engineering
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1) Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 03/02/2022 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Portugal › Braga/Guimarães
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Offer Starting Date: 04/04/2022
  • Reference Number: CTTI-98/21-ISISE(1)
  • NOTICE FOR THE OPENING OF AN INTERNATIONAL SELECTION TENDER PROCEDURE FOR THE HIRING OF DOCTORATE UNDER THE LEGAL REGIME OF SCIENTIFIC EMPLOYMENT CTTI-98/21-ISISE(1)

    Doctor Rui Manuel Costa Vieira de Castro, Professor and Rector of Universidade do Minho, in the use of his own competence, in accordance with the terms of subsection d) of section 1 of article 92 of Law no. 62/2007, from September 10th and subsection d) of section 1 of article 37 of the Statutes of Universidade do Minho, approved by Normative Order no. 13/2017, published in Diário da República, 2nd series, no. 183, of September 21st , makes it known that, for a period of 15 business days counting from the business day immediately after the date on which this notice is published, an international selection tender is open for recruitment, in the form of an uncertain term contract celebrated under the Labour Code, of 1 (one) doctoral researcher position initial level under private law, for the exercise of scientific research activities in the scientific area of Civil Engineering, under the project NanoAir - Nanomaterials Applied to Innovative Road Pavements for Air Cleaning", ref. PTDC/FIS-MAC/6606/2020. This project is financed by national funds (OE), through the Foundation for Science and Technology, with the aim of developing research activities related to the formulation, advanced characterization and functionalization of bituminous mixtures; through the application of nano and micro materials, such as TiO2, ZnO and PTFE, to develop and obtain photocatalytic, self-cleaning and superhydrophobic capabilities in bituminous mixtures, carry out the analysis of the life cycle of the developed products and their impacts on the environment, monitor the study of health impacts and the research work carried out by the project grantees, support the PR in the management and planning of the project, prepare deliverables and reports, and contribute to the dissemination of results.

    1. Applicable Legislation: This tender, open by Decree of 30/08/2021, by the Rector of Universidade do Minho, is governed by the provisions of Decree Law No. 57/2016, of August 29th, amended by Law No. 57/2017 of July 19th, which approved a hiring regime of doctorates aimed at stimulating scientific and technological employment in all areas of knowledge, by the Regulation of Scientific Employment (RSE), by the Regulamento da Carreira, Recrutamento, Contratação e Avaliação do Desempenho do Pessoal Investigador em Regime de Direito Privado da UMinho (RPI-UM), published in Diário da República, 2nd series, no. 209, October 27th, amended by law no. 881/2020, published in the Diário da República, 2nd series, of December 15th, by the provisions of the Labour Code, approved Law no. 7/2009, of February 12th, in its current version, and other applicable laws and regulations.

    2. Place of Work: The work placement is located in Centre ISISE of the University of Minho and at the Physics Center of the University of Minho and Porto School of Sciences, Campus de Azurém, in Guimarães.

    3. Monthly salary: The salary to be attributed is 2134.73 Euros, corresponding to the remuneration level 10 included in the annex 1 of the RPI- UM.

    4. Eligibility Criteria: Any national, foreign and stateless candidates who hold a doctoral degree in in the field of knowledge / specialty that shows an appropriate profile for the activities to be developed. Opponents of this tender with qualifications obtained abroad must prove the recognition, equivalence or registration of the doctoral degree, under the terms of the applicable legislation. This formality must be completed by the signing date of the contract.

    4.1. General admission requirements are those defined in point 4. For the purpose of determining the appropriate profile for the activity to be developed, the following are special requirements: a) proven experience in the scientific area of this international selection tender of at least 3 years, including experience prior to completion of the PhD; b) experience in formulation, advanced characterization and functionalization of bituminous mixtures; c) experience in advanced characterization techniques and application of nano and micro materials, such as TiO2, ZnO and PTFE, in developing and achieving photocatalytic, selfcleaning and superhydrophobic capabilities in bituminous mixtures.

    5. Formalization of the applications: Applications are formalized through a request addressed to the Rector of Universidade do Minho, under the terms defined in the attached template.

    5.1. The application must include the following documents: a) copy of certificate or diploma degree; b) detailed curriculum vitae structured in accordance with point 9; c) proof of professional experience (if applicable); d) motivation letter; e) copy of the 3 most relevant publications; f) letters of recommendation; g) other relevant documents for the evaluation of qualification in the related scientific area; h) 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 RSE.

    5.2. Candidates must submit the request and supporting documents, using digital tools, in PDF format, mandatorily, by electronic means, to the address efreitas@civil.uminho.pt, until the deadline for submission of applications established in this notice, indicating in subject “Ref. CTTI-98/21- ISISE(1)”.

    5.3. Failure to comply with the deadline for submitting the application, such as failure to submit or late submission of the application referred to in point 5 and the documents referred to in points a) to f) of point 5.1, determines the exclusion of the application. The exclusion decision is notified to the candidates, by email, for the purpose of holding the hearing of interested parties.

    5.4. The jury may, whenever it finds necessary, request candidates to provide documents complementary to the facts referred to in the submitted curriculum, determining a deadline for this purpose.

    5.5. False statements provided by the candidates will be punished by law.

    6. Members of the Jury: The selection jury has the following composition, according to article no. 13 of the RSE and article no. 35 of the do RPI-UM: - President of the jury: Doctor Paulo José Brandão Barbosa Lourenço, Full Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Minho; - Effective Member: Doctor Elisabete Fraga de Freitas, Assistant Professor of the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Minho; - Effective Member: Hugo Manuel Ribeiro Dias da Silva, PhD Auxiliary Professor of the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Minho; - Substitute Member: PhD Joel Ricardo Martins Oliveira, Assistant Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Minho; - Substitute Member: PhD Jorge Carvalho Pais, Associate Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Minho.

    7. Rules of operation of the Jury: The jury shall deliberate by means of a nominal vote in accordance with the adopted and published selection criteria, and abstentions will not be allowed.

    7.1. 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 the respective grounds, being provided to the candidates whenever requested.

    8. Approval on absolute merit:

    8.1. The jury must decide on the absolute merit of the candidates, based on the merit of the global curriculum of the candidates in the scientific area for which the tender is open and also considering the fulfilment, cumulatively, of at least one of the following requirements: a) The publications mentioned in point 5.1 (e) above must clarify whether the candidate has the necessary capacity to perform the duties associated with the category and scientific area of the competition. b) The candidate must have published, within the last 3 years at least three (3) publications in the scientific area of the competition.

    8.2. The decision of exclusion on absolute merit is notified to the candidates, by email, for the purpose of holding the hearing of interested parties. 8.3. Once the deadline for the exercise of the right of hearing the interested parties has expired, the jury analyses the allegations presented and, if it keeps the exclusion decision, notifies the excluded candidates by email with delivery receipt, subsequently beginning the application of the selection methods to the admitted candidates.

    9. Method(s) and evaluation criteria: The selection method consists of a Scientific and Curricular Path Assessment (SCPA). The jury will include an Interview (INT), and will focus on the clarification of aspects related to the candidate's research, weighing no more than 10%. All candidates, approved on absolute merit, are subjected to the evaluation of the scientific and curricular path to be carried out according to the criteria and weights defined in points 9.3. and 9.4. However, only the 4 candidates approved and best positioned in the ranking resulting from the evaluation of the scientific and curricular path will be admitted to the Interview.

    9.1. The evaluation of the Scientific and Curricular Path Assessment (SCPA) focuses on the relevance, quality and timeliness: a) of the scientific, technological, cultural or artistic production of the last five years considered most relevant by the candidate for the area of recruitment and applied research activities, or based on practice, considered to have the greatest impact by the candidate for the area of recruitment, with a minimum weight of 80%; b) of the activities of extension and dissemination of knowledge, namely in the context of the promotion of the cultural and scientific practices considered most relevant by the candidate, and activities for the management of science, technology and innovation programs, or experience in observation and monitoring of the scientific and technological system, with a maximum weight of 20% 9.2. The five-year period mentioned in the preceding paragraph may be increased by the jury, if requested by the candidate, and when justified on grounds of suspension of scientific activity for socially protected reasons such as parental leave, prolonged serious illness, and other situations of unavailability for work that are legally protected.

    9.3. In the Evaluation of the Scientific and Curricular Path Assessment (SCPA): The following parameters and evaluation criteria are considered with the respective weightings/weights: AQ – Academic Qualifications, evaluates the education field of the candidate: PhD in Civil Engineering, HA = up to 100 points; PhD in other fields, HA = up to 80 points; STP – Scientific, Technological, cultural or artistic Production and applied research activities, or based on practice, obtained by the formula 0,5PQ + 0,4PV + 0,1RA. PQ corresponds to the quantitative evaluation of publications in ISI/SCOPUS journals: in the research area of formulation, advanced characterization, functionalization and development of bituminous mixtures, application of TiO2 and ZnO semiconductor materials for developing and obtaining photocatalytic, self-cleaning and superhydrophobic capabilities in bituminous mixtures, PQ = up to 100 points; publications in related areas, PQ = up to 70 points; publications in other areas, PQ = up to 20 points. PV corresponds to the qualitative evaluation of 3 articles to be provided by the candidate, PV = up to 100 points. RA corresponds to the evaluation of activities, in the scientific area, of support and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, design and writing of projects, RA = up to 100 points; activities in related areas, RA = up to 80 points; activities in other areas, IA = up to 20 points. EDK – Extension and dissemination of knowledge activities: corresponds to the evaluation of extension and management activities carried out in the last five years. This parameter includes: (i) participation in services and technology transfer; (ii) Production of technical documents in the scientific area, (iii), Activities in the area of road monitoring, EDK = up to 100 points; activities in related areas, EDK = up to 80 points; activities in other areas, EDK = 0 points. ML – Motivation Letter describing the relevance of the scientific trajectory to the position and personal career goals: CM = up to 100 points. The final classification of the SCPA is obtained by the following formula: SCPA = 0,40AQ + 0,40STP + 0,05EDK + 0,15ML 4/1 9.4. The Interview (INT), with the duration of 15 minutes, will be classified on a numerical scale from 0 to 100 points, and will focus on the clarification of aspects related to the candidate's research. 9.5. The Interview (INT) can be excused if a single candidate has an absolute merit score equal to or higher than 70 points.

    9.6. Candidates with a score lower than 70 points in SCPA will be excluded, the following method will not be applied to them, as well as candidates who have given up or, although approved, have not been included in the tranches used.

    9.7. The valuation of the evaluation parameters is expressed on the numerical scale from 0 to 100 points.

    9.8. If the Interview (INT) is applied the final result will be obtained by the formula: FR: 0,9SCPA+0,10INT.

    9.9. The classification of each candidate is obtained by the average of the classifications of each one of the members of the jury. In case of a draw, the Chairman of the jury will make a final decision to untie the applicants.

    10. Order of candidates: The order of the candidates must be based on the evaluation made according to the evaluation criteria described in this notice.

    10.1. After completion of the application of the evaluation criteria, the jury will draw up an orderly list of successful candidates with their respective classification.

    10.2.The final classification of the candidates is expressed in the numerical scale of 0 to 100 points; the classification being obtained through a weighted average.

    11. Participation of interested parties and decision: The final ordering is notified to the candidates, by email with receipt of delivery of the notification, allowing them to pronounce for the purpose of preliminary hearing of the interested parties, pursuant to article 121 and following of the Code of Administrative Procedure, applying, with the necessary adaptations, the provisions of article 31 of the Regulation. 11.1. After the hearing of the interested parties, the jury analyses the allegations presented and approves the final ordering list of the successful candidates. Within 90 days, from the deadline for submission of the applications, the final decisions of the jury are given.

    11.2.The period referred to in the previous number may be extended when the high number of candidates and or the special complexity of the competition justifies it.

    11.3.The final decision of the jury is approved by the Rector of Universidade do Minho, who also decides on the hiring.

    12. Publication of results: The list of admitted and excluded candidates, as well as the final ranking list of the successful candidates, are published on Universidade do Minho's website, and the candidates are notified by email with receipt of delivery of the notification.

    13. The present tender is exclusively designated to fill the indicated vacancies and may be terminated up to the homologation of the final ranking list of candidates, expiring with the respective occupation of the jobs on offer.

    14. The present announcement was approved by the jury of the tender at its meeting on 13 /12/2021, according to the approved minutes of the said meeting.

    15. Non-discrimination and equal access policy: Universidade do Minho actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, so that no candidate may be privileged, benefited, harmed or deprived of any right or exempt from any duty due, namely, 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 convictions and trade union membership.

    15.1. 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. The Rector, Professor Rui Vieira de Castro

    ANNEX REQUEST To the Rector of Universidade do Minho

    Name (…), birthdate (…), VAT no. (…), identification card no. (…), address (…), Postal code (…), Mobile Phone no. (…), email address (…), holder of a degree in (…), hereby requests that you kindly accept my application for the international competition for recruitment in the form of an uncertain term contract under the Labour Code and Decree-Law No. 57/2016 of August 29th, as amended by Law no. 57/2017, of July 19th and the “Regulamento da Carreira, Recrutamento, Contratação e Avaliação do Desempenho do Pessoal Investigador em Regime de Direito Privado da UMinho” published in Diário da República, 2nd Series, no. 209, of 27 October, of doctoral positions in the scientific area of , according to a notice published in the Diário da República no. , 2nd series, of //, with Ref.. I also declare that I agree to receive by email the communications and notifications resulting from the present selection tender procedure.

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    Benefits

    The salary to be attributed is 2134.73 Euros, corresponding to the remuneration level 10 included in the annex 1 of the RPI-UM

    Eligibility criteria

    Details described in the job description section

    Selection process

    Details described in the job description section

    Additional comments

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    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
  • Engineering: PhD or equivalent

    Skills/Qualifications

    Any national, foreign and stateless candidates who hold a doctoral degree in in the field of knowledge / specialty that shows an appropriate profile for the activities to be developed. Opponents of this tender with qualifications obtained abroad must prove the recognition, equivalence or registration of the doctoral degree, under the terms of the applicable legislation. This formality must be completed by the signing date of the contract. 4.1. General admission requirements are those defined in point 4. For the purpose of determining the appropriate profile for the activity to be developed, the following are special requirements: a) proven experience in the scientific area of this international selection tender of at least 3 years, including experience prior to completion of the PhD; b) experience in formulation, advanced characterization and functionalization of bituminous mixtures; c) experience in advanced characterization techniques and application of nano and micro materials, such as TiO2, ZnO and PTFE, in developing and achieving

    Specific Requirements

    Details described in the job description section

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: University of Minho
  • Department: Centre ISISE of the University of Minho
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// www. uminho.pt
  • E-Mail: ana.ferreira@usrh.uminho.pt
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Braga/Guimarães
  • Postal Code: 4710-057
  • Street: Campus de Azurém, in Guimarães.
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