Fcup - Research Grant – Bachelor Degree - Aquavitae

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


October 22, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto
  • Research Field: Biological sciences
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 22/10/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Porto
  • Reference Number: AquaVitae
  • Call open for applications for a research grant (Bachelor) with the reference AquaVitae, financed by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 818173, under the following conditions:

    Scientific Area: Biological sciences.

    Admission requirements:

    To have a Bachelor degree in Biology, Aquatic Sciences, or related area.

    To be enrolled in a Master, or Non-degree course.

    Note: In the case of bachelors who are enrolled in courses that do not confer academic degree, the research grant can only be awarded to those who do not exceed, with the signing of the research grant contract in ques-tion, including possible renewals, an accumulated period of two years in this type of grant, consecutive or in-terpolated.

    In addition, other requirements are:

    Additional mandatory requirements:

    • Experience in sampling and identifying macroalgae in the intertidal zone of rocky beaches.

    • Experience in macroalgae propagation.

    Preferential requirements:

    • Experience in sexual propagation of Codium sp.

    • Experience in data processing and statistical analysis.

    • Experience in writing scientific reports and articles.

    Hiring Requirements: If the qualification has been granted by a foreign higher education institution, it will have to be recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, pursuant to article 25 of Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of 16 August, which approves the regime legal recognition of academic degrees and diplomas in Higher Education, arising from foreign higher education institutions, and paragraph e) of paragraph 2 of article 4 of Decree-Law No. 60/2018, of August 3, all of which the formalities must be fulfilled there until the contracting act.

    Activity Outline: Planning and execution of sampling campaigns for seasonal evaluation of the reproductive status of the macroalgae Codium tomentosum in populations from northern Portugal. Conducting sexual and vegetative reproduction experiments at laboratory and pilot scale (maternity) with the goal to develop/optimize the propagation of this species in aquaculture. Analysis of data related to sampling campaigns and propagation experiences in laboratory and maternity. Support for writing scientific reports and articles. Perform other project-related tasks.

    Legislation and regulations: Law Nº 40/2004, updated by Law Nº. 123/2019, of 28th August; Regulation Nº. 950/2019 of 16th December (Regulation of Research Grants of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia); Regulation Nº 184/2021, of 3rd march (Regulation of Research Grants of University of Porto) and Law Nº. 66/2018, of 16th August (Legal Regime for Recognition of Academic Degrees and Higher Education Diplomas awarded by Foreign Higher Education Institutions).

    Work place: The work will be carried out at the Department of Biology at FCUP and at the Laboratory of Coastal Biodiversity at CIIMAR, under the scientific guidance of Professor Isabel Sousa Pinto.

    Grant duration: Initial duration of three months, with beginning on November 2021, eventually renewable.

    Maintenance allowance amount: The grant stipend amounts to 835,98€ according to the table of values of the grants awarded directly by FCT, I.P. in the Country (https: // www. fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores ). The payment will be made by bank transfer.

    Voluntary Social Insurance: As long as the grant lasts 6 months or more, and in compliance with the provisions of the current version of the Grant Holder Statute, the grant holder will be entitled to have FCUP support the costs resulting from the contributions that fall into the first of the tax brackets. The grant holder will be responsible for contributions beyond the first tax bracket, should the grant holder opt for a higher coverage.

    Personal Accident Insurance: During the grant period, the grant holder will be covered by a personal accident insurance policy.

    Selection procedure:

    The selection methods to be used will be as follows:

  • Evaluation of CV regarding experience in sampling and identification of macroalgae in the intertidal zone of rocky beaches (30%).
  • Evaluation of CV in relation to experience in the propagation of the target macroalgae (40%).
  • CV evaluation regarding experience in data processing and statistical analysis (5%).
  • CV evaluation regarding experience in writing scientific reports and articles (5%).
  • Evaluation of the motivation letter (20%).
  • An interview may be carried out with the best ranked candidates, with a weight of 40% of the final classification.

    The jury reserves the right not to award the scholarship in competition if the result of the evaluation of the applications and their suitability for the project's objectives is not satisfactory.

    Selection committee:

    President – Prof Doutor Isabel Sousa Pinto

    1º vogal efetivo – Doutor Gonçalo Marinho

    2º vogal efetivo – Doutora Isabel Azevedo

    1º- vogal suplente – Doutora Débora Borges

    2º vogal suplente – Doutor Pieter van der Linden

    Advertisement of final decision: The final results of the evaluation will be published through a list ordered by final classification, sent to candidates by email. It is further informed that, pursuant to the provisions of articles 121 et seq. of the Code of Administrative Procedure, it has a legal period of 10 working days from the day immediately following the notification, to make a decision, if it so wishes.

    A complaint may be filed against this decision within 15 working days or, alternatively, an appeal may be filed within 30 working days, addressed to the Director of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, pursuant to article 191 et seq. of the Code of Administrative Procedure.

    Deadline for applications and form of presentation of the applications

    The deadline for submitting applications will be 10 days from the date of publication of the Research Grant Announcement. The Applications must be formalized, by email to ispinto@fc.up.pt and to recrutamento@fc.up.pt , indicating the reference of the open call in the subject, accompanied by the following documents: Motivation letter, Certificate of academic qualifications, detailed Curriculum Vitae, declaration of eligibility and other relevant documents.

    The documents are requested to be attached directly to the application message without links to external platforms / drives. To ensure that all documents are read, the preferred recording format is Portable Document Format (.pdf).

    Supporting documents for the contract: At the time of signing the contract, the grant holder must provide the following documents:

  • Biographic form;
  • Photocopy of Passport and/or residency permit (if applicable);
  • Photocopy of Portuguese IBAN/NIB;
  • Foreign academic degree recognition (if applicable);
  • Proof of enrolment in Master or Non-degree course
  • Exclusivity declaration;
  • Ciência ID and ORCID ID.
  • The call is open between 11/10/2021 to 22/10/2021.

    Web site for additional job details

    https: // sigarra.up.pt/fcup/pt/noticiasgeral.vernoticia?pnr=77813

    Offer Requirements
  • Biological sciences: Bachelor Degree or equivalent

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // sigarra.up.pt/fcup/pt/webpage.inicial
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Porto
  • Street: University of Porto – Pólo do Campo Alegre
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