Phd Scientific Researcher Recruitment (Initial Stage Researcher)

Universities and Institutes of Portugal

Portugal

January 28, 2022

Description

  • Organisation/Company: FCiências.ID
  • Research Field: Biological sciences › Biology Environmental science › Ecology Environmental science › Water science
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 28/01/2022 00:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Lisboa
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Reference Number: #3811; FCiências.ID/2022/DL57/MARE/1
  • #3811

    Public Notice - International Selection Procedure

    PhD Scientific Researcher Recruitment (Initial Stage Researcher)

    FCiências.ID/2022/DL57/MARE/1

    FCiências.ID - Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências, through its Chairman of the Board of Directors, hereby announces the opening of an international call for the recruitment of a scientific researcher with a PhD degree, in the framework of the project LIFELINE – “Understanding temporal changes in aquatic biodiversity and their consequences for ecosystem functioning and services” (Ref. PTDC/BIA-ECO/29261/2017), financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P./MCTES through national funds (PIDDAC), in the form of an indefinite duration fixed-term employment contract on an exclusive regime, according to the Portuguese Labour Code and Decree-Law No. 57/2016, of August 29th, as amended by Law No. 57/2017, of July 19th.

    I. Admission Requirements

    Portuguese nationals, foreign and stateless persons may submit applications to this selection procedure, provided they hold a doctoral degree1 in Biology, Ecology, Marine/Aquatic Science or akin areas, and fully comply with the following requirements:

  • a) Demonstrated scientific experience in ecology of communities;
  • b) Demonstrated experience in analysis in R environment;
  • c) Demonstrated experience in producing publications in international scientific publications in English.
  • 1 Please note that Degrees obtained in foreign countries need a Portuguese Recognition issued by a Portuguese high degree Institution, according to the Decree-Law nr. 66/2018, of August 16th and the Ministerial Order nr. 33/2019, of January 25th. The presentation of such Recognition is mandatory for contract signature. More information can be obtained in: https: // www. dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/degree-and-diploma-recognition.

    II. Preferential Requirements

    Value is given to the experience in the analysis of ecology of aquatic fauna communities (marine and/or estuarine and/or freshwater), analysis of biodiversity indices, analysis of spatial and/or temporal variation of communities, building and manipulating large datasets, analysis of species traits data.

    III. Applicable Law

  • Decree-Law No. 57/2016, of August 29th (RCD), in the wording conferred on it by Law No. 57/2017, of July 19th (RCD);
  • Portuguese Labour Code, as approved by Law No. 7/2009, of February 12th, in its current version (CT);
  • Regulatory Decree No. 11-A/2017, of December 29th;
  • Administrative Procedure Code, as published in Decree-Law No. 4/2015, of January 7th, in its current version (CPA).
  • IV. Work Plan

    Project LIFELINE (PTDC/BIA-ECO/29261/2017, start date: 01/10/2019, end date: 30/09/2022) aims to greatly advance the understanding of trends in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning and services over time, progressing the field towards forecasting change. LIFELINE will investigate multiple biodiversity dimensions across different biological groups and different aquatic ecosystems and habitats worldwide. LIFELINE will (1) use time series to reveal temporal trends of taxonomic biodiversity (and their environmental drivers), and of (2) phylogenetic and functional aquatic biodiversity, whilst disentangling the role of multiple biodiversity dimensions in stabilizing ecosystems. It will (3) also use the built statistical models of biodiversity trends to reveal expected changes in biodiversity; also, develop a network approach of biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning and services from data gathered in a literature review; and combine these approaches to reveal expected changes in ecosystem functioning and services.

    The objectives of the work plan of the person to hire are: to ensure the compilation of the datasets necessary for the project (on biodiversity and environmental time-series, species traits and phylogeny) in articulation/task sharing with the other team members; analyse the compiled datasets; and summarize and analyse the data resulting from the literature review. The person to hire will also be responsible for leading the writing (and co- writing) of publications of the project, and also prepare and present communications of the project in national and international contexts.

    The work plan is included in all the work packages (1, 2 and 3) of the referred project LIFELINE.

    V. Composition of the Jury

    In accordance to article 13 of the RCD, the members of the jury are:

  • President – Sofia Henriques;
  • 1st Member of the jury – Susanne Tanner;
  • 2nd Member of the jury – Marina Dolbeth;
  • 1st Alternate Member of the jury – Sílvia Carvalho;
  • 2nd Alternate Member of the jury – Paula Matos.
  • VI. Place of work

    Work will be developed at the facilities of Research Center MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Lisboa, Portugal, in the facilities of Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. The person to hire will need to be available to travel nationally and internationally to work meetings and events.

    VII. Contract Duration

    The full-time indefinite duration fixed-term employment contract is expected to start on February 2022, and will last until the Work Plan referred to in section IV is completed. It will have an expected duration of 8 months, will not exceed the limits set in the RCD, including an initial experimental trial period of 30 days.

    VIII. Monthly Allowance

    The gross monthly salary is stipulated in clause 1 a) of article 15 of the RCD, corresponding to level 33 of the Single Remuneratory Table, as approved by Government Order No. 1553-C/2008, of December 31st, updated by the decree- law nr. 10-B/2020, of March 20th, being 2.134,73 Euros, on an exclusive regime, plus holiday and Christmas allowances, as well as food allowance in the amount and conditions set out for workers with a legal employment relationship under the Labour Code.

    IX. Evaluation of applications

  • Failure to comply with the Admission Requirements implies the non-admission of candidates in absolute merit.
  • According to article 5 of the RCD, the selection of the candidates approved in absolute merit will rely on the evaluation of their scientific and curricular achievements in the last five years, taking into consideration the quality and relevance of the scientific production, and the professional activity indicated as more relevant by the candidate, for the project.
  • Based on the assessment of the candidates' scientific and curricular background in the last 5 years, each member of the jury presents a justified proposal for admission (final classification equal to or greater than 50%) or exclusion (final classification below 50%) for each candidate, according to the evaluation criteria referred to in paragraph 5.
  • The final classification of candidates is given on a scale of 0 to 100%.
  • Evaluation of the relative merit of candidates, will rely on the following criteria:
  • a) Participation in relevant scientific projects in the areas required and valued in the point I and II of this public notice - 50%;
  • b) Scientific publications in the areas required and valued in the point I and II of this public notice - 25%;
  • c) Pedagogical and outreaching activities, in particular in the context of promoting scientific practices, organization of courses, seminars and conferences, in the areas required and valued in the point I and II of this public notice - 10%;
  • d) Assessment of the references provided by the candidate - 15%;
  • e) Interview, if deemed necessary by the jury - 10%.
  • The jury may decide to interview the five best ranked candidates in criteria a) to d) of paragraph 5), for clarifications and improved explanations of curricular elements. If there is an interview, the sum of the classification obtained in the evaluation criteria a) to d) will correspond to 90% of the final classification and the interview will correspond to 10%.
  • The jury shall deliberate by means of a roll-call vote based on the evaluation criteria.
  • Minutes of the jury meetings are drawn up, summarizing all relevant elements considered by jury members, as well as their individual votes and justifications.
  • After completion of the evaluation process, the jury will draw up a ranking of successful candidates with their classifications.
  • Hiring will be decided by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of FCiências.ID, based on the final jury recommendation.
  • The evaluation results will be published on the website of the FCiências.ID ("Concursos" tab). The candidates will be individually notified of the evaluation results by e-mail sent to the address indicated in the "Personal Data" section of the submitted form.
  • With the notification referred to in paragraph 11, the hearing phase of interested parties referred to in Article 121 et seq. of the CPA will begin, and last for ten working days.
  • The possible pronouncement of the candidate in a prior hearing must be addressed to the President of the jury and submitted in writing to concursos@fciencias-id.pt. The President of the jury will convene a jury's meeting to produce the final decision, within thirty working days.
  • Within five working days of the final jury decision, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of FCiências.ID will approve it and the candidates will be notified.
  • The communication between FCiências.ID (concursos@fciencias-id.pt) and the candidates will be electronic and will comply with the following rules:
  • a) At the time of electronic submission of any document - namely in the case of paragraph no 12 - the candidates must generate proof of "sent message".
  • b) FCiências.ID will send an email message acknowledging documents received to the email address used by the candidates, within two working days.
  • c) In case of absence of a confirmation receipt by FCiências.ID – showing the possibility of technical problems that should neither be the responsibility of the candidate nor FCiências.ID - the candidates should contact FCiências.ID, with the proof referred to in point (a), to ensure delivery and proper receipt of the documents concerned.
  • X. Compliance with public policies

  • FCiências.ID actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, so that no candidate can be privileged, benefited, disadvantaged or deprived of any right or exempt from any duty due to, inter alia, 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 beliefs and trade union membership.
  • Under the terms of D.L. No. 29/2001, of February 3, a disabled candidate has a preference in equal classification, which prevails over any other legal preference. Candidates must declare their respective degree of disability, the type of disability and the means of communication / expression to be used in the selection process, under the terms of the above-mentioned diploma.
  • XI. Submission of Applications

  • The present call will be open from 14th January to 27th January 2022.
  • The application and all the required documents may be submitted in Portuguese or English.
  • Applications will be submitted online, through the electronic platform of FCiências.ID (https:// concursos.fciencias-id.pt).
  • On the electronic platform, applicants will complete a mandatory section on Personal Data name, address, date of birth, contact email, nationality and scientific identifiers and upload files with the documents listed below:
  • i. Detailed curriculum vitae - mandatory - CV may be provided in PDF format or through the CIÊNCIAVITAE system;
  • ii. A motivation letter clearly demonstrating that the candidate has an adequate profile for the position and fully complies with the Admission Requirements - mandatory;
  • iii. Up to five publications relevant for the objectives of the Work Plan - mandatory;
  • iv. Digital copies of documents proving formal academic degrees (PhD) and/or other scientific and professional qualifications - original documents must be provided in case of actual recruitment - mandatory;
  • v. Other documents that candidates consider relevant for the assessment of their scientific merit, including reference letters, or to declare the personal situation in the cases covered in section X-2 of this Notice - optional.
  • By decision of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of FCiências.ID, candidates who do not submit the documents identified in paragraph 4 will not be admitted to the call. In case of doubts, the Chairman may also invite candidates to substantiate specific data or statements with official supporting documents, before accepting the candidates' submission.
  • This Public Note was approved by the jury on 13th January 2022.

    Benefits

    Monthly Allowance

    The gross monthly salary is stipulated in clause 1 a) of article 15 of the RCD, corresponding to level 33 of the Single Remuneratory Table, as approved by Government Order No. 1553-C/2008, of December 31st, updated by the decree- law nr. 10-B/2020, of March 20th, being 2.134,73 Euros, on an exclusive regime, plus holiday and Christmas allowances, as well as food allowance in the amount and conditions set out for workers with a legal employment relationship under the Labour Code.

    Eligibility criteria

    I. Admission Requirements

    Portuguese nationals, foreign and stateless persons may submit applications to this selection procedure, provided they hold a doctoral degree1 in Biology, Ecology, Marine/Aquatic Science or akin areas, and fully comply with the following requirements:

  • a) Demonstrated scientific experience in ecology of communities;
  • b) Demonstrated experience in analysis in R environment;
  • c) Demonstrated experience in producing publications in international scientific publications in English.
  • 1 Please note that Degrees obtained in foreign countries need a Portuguese Recognition issued by a Portuguese high degree Institution, according to the Decree-Law nr. 66/2018, of August 16th and the Ministerial Order nr. 33/2019, of January 25th. The presentation of such Recognition is mandatory for contract signature. More information can be obtained in: https: // www. dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/degree-and-diploma-recognition.

    II. Preferential Requirements

    Value is given to the experience in the analysis of ecology of aquatic fauna communities (marine and/or estuarine and/or freshwater), analysis of biodiversity indices, analysis of spatial and/or temporal variation of communities, building and manipulating large datasets, analysis of species traits data.

    Selection process

    Further info see: Offer description or https: // ciencias.ulisboa.pt/servicosCake/servicoLogos/Concursos/verAnexo...

    Web site for additional job details

    https:// www. fciencias-id.pt/node/48

    https: // ciencias.ulisboa.pt/servicosCake/servicoLogos/Concursos/verAnexo/7538

    https: // ciencias.ulisboa.pt/servicosCake/servicoLogos/Concursos/verAnexo/7539

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
  • Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent

    Environmental science: PhD or equivalent

    Skills/Qualifications

    I. Admission Requirements

    Portuguese nationals, foreign and stateless persons may submit applications to this selection procedure, provided they hold a doctoral degree1 in Biology, Ecology, Marine/Aquatic Science or akin areas, and fully comply with the following requirements:

  • a) Demonstrated scientific experience in ecology of communities;
  • b) Demonstrated experience in analysis in R environment;
  • c) Demonstrated experience in producing publications in international scientific publications in English.
  • 1 Please note that Degrees obtained in foreign countries need a Portuguese Recognition issued by a Portuguese high degree Institution, according to the Decree-Law nr. 66/2018, of August 16th and the Ministerial Order nr. 33/2019, of January 25th. The presentation of such Recognition is mandatory for contract signature. More information can be obtained in: https: // www. dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/degree-and-diploma-recognition.

    II. Preferential Requirements

    Value is given to the experience in the analysis of ecology of aquatic fauna communities (marine and/or estuarine and/or freshwater), analysis of biodiversity indices, analysis of spatial and/or temporal variation of communities, building and manipulating large datasets, analysis of species traits data.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: FCiências.ID
  • Department: Recursos Humanos
  • Organisation Type: Other
  • Website: https: // www. fciencias-id.pt
  • E-Mail: concursos@fciencias-id.pt
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Lisboa
  • State/Province: Lisboa
  • Postal Code: 1749-016
  • Street: Campus da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Edifício C1, Piso 3
  • Phone: (+351) 217500032