Fep - 2 Bolsas De Investigação - Economia (Refª2022/15) (# Of Pos: 2)

Universities and Institutes of Portugal

Portugal

September 12, 2022

Description

  • Organisation/Company: University of Porto
  • Research Field: Economics
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 12/09/2022 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › porto
  • Type Of Contract: Other
  • Job Status: Other
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • The Centre for Economics and Finance at the University of Porto – CEF.UP is opening a contest for the award of two PhD research grants, hereinafter known as PhD Research Grants. The research grants are financed by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), under the Collaboration Agreement for the Financing of the Multiannual Plan for Research Grants for PhD Students, signed between FCT and Centre for Economics and Finance at the University of Porto – CEF.UP, UIDP/04105/2020.

    1. Research field/Scientific area: Economics

    2. Admission requirements (documentary-proven):

    To apply for the research studentship, applicants must comply with the following requirements, for which documentary evidence must be provided:

  • Observe all requirements for enrolment in a 3rd cycle program (Programa de Doutoramento) in Economics, with proof of actual enrolment by contract date.
  • Have good knowledge of spoken and written English (to prove with an English certificate or a declaration of honor).
  • If the candidate holds a degree awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must be recognised by a Portuguese higher education institution, in accordance with the provisions of article 25 of Decree-Law no. 66/2018 of 16 August, which approves the legal regime for the recognition of academic degrees and higher education diplomas awarded by foreign higher education institutions and Article 4 (2) (e) of Decree-Law no. 60/2018 of 3 August, and any formalities established therein be fulfilled up to the date of the contracting act.

    3. Preferred requirements (for which documentary evidence must be provided):

  • Prior experience in research activities;
  • Prior experience with Stata or Matlab;
  • Interest in pursuing a career in research (to be mentioned in the motivation letter)
  • 4. Work plan:

    The work to be developed will foster the research in Economics conducted at CEFUP, which is in three thematic areas: Macroeconomics and Growth, Markets and Industrial Organization and Theory and Methods. The student will collaborate in ongoing research projects at CEFUP, performing tasks of data collection and processing, bibliographic collection and processing, and code development in appropriate software. The student will also give support to the ordinary activities of CEFUP, particularly those related to the Data Center and to scientific dissemination, such as the CEFUP Research Bulletin.

    5. Applicable law and regulations:

    Portuguese Law no. 40/2004, dated August 18 (Scientific Research Fellow Statute) in its current wording; Regulation 184/2021 of 3 March, as amended by Resolution No. 1301/2021, published in D.R., 2nd series, on 22 December; FCT's Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships, approved by the Regulation no. 950/2019, dated November 29; and Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of August 16th (Legal regime for recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of higher education awarded by foreign higher education institutions).

    6. Workplace:

    The facilities of CEF.UP at the Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, under the supervision of Dr. Ana Isabel Morais de Sá and Dr. Diogo Campos Monteiro de Melo Lourenço, principal investigators of CEF.UP.

    7. Duration and start date:

    The studentship, to be carried out in exclusivity, with a predictable duration of 6 months, renewable for the same or different periods depending on the extension of the end date of the project and the existence of budget allocation. The beginning is expected to be on October 3, 2022

    8. Monthly maintenance allowance amount:

    The monthly stipend is 1144.64€, according to the table of grant amounts for positions held in Portugal Payment will be made by FEP through bank transfer. In addition to this allowance, the grantee will be covered by personal accident insurance.

    9. Evaluation:

    Evaluation takes into consideration the candidate's merit, as well as its relevance to the activities of the Center for Economics and Finance of the University of Porto (CEF.UP).

    Admissible applications will be scored on a scale of zero to twenty in each of the following evaluation criteria:

    Criterion A – Academic track record, which reflects the classifications of the academic degrees obtained, with a weight of 55%.

    Criterion B – Personal curriculum, which reflects the scientific, professional and academic path not covered by criterion A, with a weight of 30%.

    Criterion C – Motivation letter, which reflects the role of the research grant in the candidate's personal and professional future, with a weight of 15%.

    9.1. Criterion A

    The score for this criterion is calculated according to Table 1 based on the final classifications in the degree certificates presented by the candidate:

    i) 1st cycle + Master's/Integrated Master's; ii) only 1st cycle; or iii) Master's only.

    Even if qualification certificates are not required for admission, documentary evidence of the classifications obtained in the academic degrees is mandatory for assessing criterion A.

    Tabel 1 – reference table for scoring criterion A

    1st cycle + Master's

    (pre or post Bologna)

    or

    Integrated Master's (300-360 ECST)

    1st cycle (180 ECTS)

    (pre or post-Bologna)

    Master's (90-120 ECTS)

    (pre or post-Bologna)

    Classification

    Score A1

    Classification

    Score A1

    Classification

    Score A1

    ≥ 18

    20

    ≥ 17

    16

    ≥ 17

    14

    17

    18

    16

    14

    16

    12

    16

    16

    15

    12

    15

    10

    15

    14

    14

    10

    14

    8

    14

    12

    < 14

    8

    < 14

    6

    < 14

    10

    If no valid certificates are submitted, the score for criterion A will be zero (A = 0). Candidates presenting foreign diplomas without proof of conversion of the final classification to the Portuguese scale will be evaluated with the minimum classification (10) in sub-criterion A for the degree in question.

    The final classification of “1st cycle + master's” in a pre- or post-Bologna course results from the simple arithmetic average of the final grade obtained in the 1st cycle 180 ECTS and the final grade obtained in the Master's 90-120 ECTS, by applying the following formula:

    Final classification (1st cycle + Master's) = classification 1st cycle+classification Master's2

    In the case of certificates that only specify a qualitative classification (for example, pre-Bologna master's degrees), the latter will be converted according to Table 2 for the purpose of calculating the final classification (1st cycle + Master's degree) by the application of Table 1.

    Table 2 will not be used to convert qualitative classifications for degrees obtained abroad that do not present proof of equivalence in the Portuguese classification scale.

    Table 2 – qualitative classifications, conversion table

    Qualitative classification

    Converted classification

    Excellent

    Very good with distinction

    Distinction with praise

    Magna Cum Laude / Summa Cum Laude

    18

    Very good

    Approved with distinction

    Good with distinction

    Cum Laude

    16

    Good

    Approved / Approved with unanimity

    14

    Fair

    12

    9.2. Calculation of Final Score

    Candidates will be ranked according to the weighted average of the scores obtained in each of the three criteria, according to the following formula:

    Final Score without Interview=(0,55×A+0,3×B+(0,15×C)

    Candidates whose final score without interview is less than 14 will be excluded.

    In the case of ties, candidates will be ranked based on the scores of each criterion in the following order of precedence: criterion A, criterion B, criterion C.

    If the jury deems it necessary, the three highest ranked candidates may be summoned for an interview. The interview will have a maximum duration of 30 minutes and will take place in English. The interview evaluates candidates' motivation, profile and further clarifications about the personal curriculum and work plan.

    The candidates selected for interview will be ranked according to the following formula:

    Final Score with Interview=(Final Score without Interview ×0,7+Interview×0,3

    10. Selection panel:

    Chairperson: Manuel António Mota Freitas Martins, Professor of FEP

    Members: Pedro Rui Mazeda Gil, Professor of FEP; Rui Manuel Militão Lousada Leite , Professor of FEP

    Alternate members: Ana Isabel Morais de Sá, Researcher at CEF.UP; Diogo Campos Monteiro de Melo Lourenço, Researcher at CEF.FEP

    11. Disclosure of the results:

    Evaluation results will be communicated by email to the address provided by the candidates in the CV.

    In compliance with the provisions of the Article 121 of the Code of Administrative Procedure (“Código do Procedimento Administrativo”), after being notified, candidates have 10 working days to submit a formal rebuttal.

    The final decision must be taken within a maximum period of 60 working days after the conclusion of the preliminary hearing.

    12. Submission of applications:

    The call for applications is open until September 12, 2022.

    Applications and all the supporting documents described in this call must be submitted by the following address: FEP - Processos de Recrutamento (up.pt)

    The following documents are mandatory, under penalty of exclusion from the competition:

  • Motivation letter;
  • Curriculum vitae, indicating full name and address;
  • Copy of the certificate(s) of the required qualifications (degree);
  • Proof of prior experience;
  • Documents deemed relevant to prove the observation of the preferred requirements enumerated above;
  • Declaration of eligibility (in attachment);
  • Other supporting documents that the candidate consider relevant for assessing his/her merit.
  • Documents must be attached directly to the application message, without links to external platforms/drives. In order to guarantee the reading of all documents, the preferred recording format is the Portable Document Format (.pdf).The files must be named with the candidate's first and last name and must not exceed, as a whole, 5 MB. These can be compressed in .zip format.

    13. FEP actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access so that no applicant may be privileged, benefited, damaged, or deprived of any right or exempted from any duty due to ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family situation, economic situation, education, origin or social condition, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic disease, nationality, ethnic origin, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions, and trade union membership.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: University of Porto
  • Department: Human Resources Department
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // sigarra.up.pt/spup/pt/unigeral.unidadeview?pvunidade=345
  • E-Mail: recrutamentorh@sp.up.pt
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Porto
  • State/Province: Porto
  • Postal Code: 4099-002
  • Street: Praça Gomes Teixeira