Research Fellowship; 1 Vacancy

Universities and Institutes of Portugal

Portugal

September 24, 2021

Description

  • Organisation/Company: University of Minho
  • Research Field: Engineering › Mechanical engineering Engineering › Systems engineering
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 24/09/2021 12:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Guimarães
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Reference Number: Add2MechBioMSc2021/02
  • ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE OPENING CALL FOR A SCIENTIFIC GRANT

    Título: (Research Fellowship; 1 vacancy)

    Reference: Add2MechBioMSc2021/02

    Opening call for the selection of one (1) Research Fellowship for master, within the scope of the R&D project, in the EletroMechanical Microsystems Centre (CMEMS-UMinho), “Add2MechBio - Additive manufacturing meets mechanobiology – design and fabrication of osteogenic-stimulating implants”, reference PTDC/EME-EME/1442/2020, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT/MCTES), through national funding (PIDDAC), under the following conditions:

    Scientific Area: Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems: Mechanical Technology

    Recipient category: Students enrolled in a PhD or in non-academic degree courses integrated into the educational project of an institution.

    Requirement for granting the fellowship:

  • The applicants may apply without prior registration in the course for which the fellowship is open. The requirement to enroll in a degree course or non-academic degree course will be verified on the date of contracting the fellowship;
  • Only fellowships whose selected applicants present a valid proof of enrollment in a degree course or non-academic degree course will be contracted, according to the type of the fellowship, issued by the academic services of the Higher Education Institution, indicating, respectively, the academic year or its duration (star and term).
  • Enrollment in non-certified courses (without curricular units) will not be considered as proof of enrollment.
  • Candidates profile:

  • Candidates must have, at the date of application, a Master's degree in biomedical engineering, biological engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology;
  • Applicants who have already benefited from a BI for a period of 2 year or who exceed this period with this scholarship cannot benefit from the scholarship.
  • On the date of contracting, candidates must prove their registration in doctoral enrolment; proof of academic qualifications completed at the deadline for applications, including those resulting from academic degree recognition processes;
  • Preferential factors: competences in the fabrication of solutions for implants.
  • Applicants eligibility: Applicants must meet the eligibility conditions established in Article no. 9 of the research grants regulation of FCT (2019).

    Work plan and objectives to be achieved:

    The work plan of the research fellow consists of two phases: (1) Chemical, metallurgical and topographic characterization of surfaces/components for metal implants; (2) Assessment of the biological interaction of these surfaces/components through cell culture tests. The main objectives and results to be achieved are the execution of the planned tests and the writing of one scientific paper.

    Hosting unit and scientific supervision: The work will be performed in the EletroMechanical Microsystems Centre (CMEMS-UMinho) Engineering School of University of Minho, located in the Azurém Campus in Guimarães, under the supervision of Professor Filipe Samuel Silva.

    Applicable legislation and regulations: Research Fellowship Holder Statutes, approved by Law nº 40/2004 of August 18, in its current version published by Decree-Law nº 123/2019 of august 28; Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in “Diário da República”, 2nd serie, nº 119, through dispatch nº 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration nº 447/2021 of 22-06-2021 and Regulation of Research Studentships and Fellowships (RBI) of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. - in force.

    Fellowship duration and renewal terms: The fellowship will have a duration of 12 months, with a provisional starting date in November 2021, eventually renewable till the end of the project.

    Monthly maintenance allowance amount: The value stipend (Monthly Maintenance Allowance) is 1104,64€, according to stipends values published by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT I.P.) in the country (Annex I – Monthly Stipends Values for the maintenance allowances of the FCT Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships) and Annex II of the Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in “Diário da República”, 2nd serie, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021, according to the applicable regulation.

    Payment is made on the 23st of each month, through bank transfer to the Bank Identification Number of the fellow identified in the contractualization process.

    Other benefits: Voluntary Social Insurance Reimbursement, corresponding to the 1st level of discounts correspondent to the Index of Social Support (IAS) (applied for fellowship of 6 months or more) and Personal Accident Insurance.

    Exclusivity regime: The grantee will perform the activities under exclusivity, as foreseen in article 5º of the Research Fellow Statutes and applicable regulations.

    Selection Committee:

  • President of Jury : Professor Filipe Samuel Silva, Full Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidade do Minho;
  • Member of the board : Dr Óscar Samuel Novais Carvalho, Researcher, EletroMechanical Microsystems Centre (CMEMS-UMinho), Universidade do Minho;
  • Member of the board : Dr. Flávio Jorge Bartolomeu, Researcher, EletroMechanical Microsystems Centre (CMEMS-UMinho), Universidade do Minho;

  • Substitute member of the board : Dr Sara Cristina Soares Madeira, Researcher, EletroMechanical Microsystems Centre (CMEMS-UMinho), Universidade do Minho;

  • Substitute member of the board : Professor José Manuel Ramos Gomes, Associated Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidade do Minho.
  • The first effective member will substitute the President of the selection panel in case of impediment, being nominate the first substitute member in the place of the first effective member.

    Criteria and procedures for applications assessment and selection : Applicants will be assessed on the basis of the evaluation of their merit (CM), in a scale of 1 to 5 values:

    Candidate's merit – CM (100%):

  • Academic background (which takes into account the academic degrees), with a balance of 50%
  • Skills in the indicated areas of 40%;
  • Domain of the English Language of 10%.
  • The final result (CM) will be assessed as follows:

    CM = (a0,5) + (b0,4) + (c0,1)

    Positive evaluation is required for the granting of the scholarship.

    Documents providing the titularity of academic grades and diplomas, or recognitions obtained in foreign institutions of higher education, may be dispensed during the application period, being substituted by declarations on honor from applicant. The validation of original documents will be made during the hiring phase. The mentioned declarations will refer to facts occurring prior to the application period. In the course of the application period, once the applicant decides to present a declaration on honor as the substitution of degree recognition by a Portuguese higher education institution, for the cases that the recognition of degree has yet in course, the classification attributed to the academic degree won't be admitted as evidence for the purpose of evaluation of the academic background. In these situations, the jury will assign the minimum classification in such method, according to the defined scale of values. Any data referred in the declaration on honor that is not coincident with the original documentation will not be considered. Only facts contained in the documentation presented by the applicant will be considered for evaluation. In cases where the provided documentation testifying the academic grades obtained by the applicant and diplomas, or corresponding terms established by the law no. 66/2018, from the 16th August, do not correspond to the results of the academic record, which will be considered for evaluation in the academic background (referred above in (a)), the human resource service of UMinho will take the decision to suspend the hiring process.

    Notes: Applicants with degrees obtained abroad must present proof of recognition of qualifications in Portugal and conversion of the final classification obtained in them to the Portuguese classification scale or declaration under the terms indicated in the previous point. Candidates who do not comply with one of these provisions, the selection panel will assign “0” in the grade of the graduation and/or master course. Candidates will be evaluated on the remaining parameters.

    Disclosure of results: The provisional results of applications, based in the selection panel minutes, will be send to the applicants by email until 90 working days from the applications deadline.

    If case of unfavourable results, the candidates have a period of 10 working days to comment, if desired, in a prior hearing to interested parties, pursuant to articles 121 and 122 of the Code of Administrative Procedure (DL no. 4 / 2015 of January 7th).

    Complaints and appeal procedure: The final results will be published as an ordered list (alphabetically, according to the final grade obtained), posted in a visible and public place of the Host Unit, and sent by e-mail to all applicants, attaching for that purpose, the minutes with the jury's deliberations.

    The selected candidate should reply in writing the intention to accept the fellowship. In case of non-acceptance, the fellowship will be awarded to the next applicant in the final ranking.

    The final results could be contested, within 15 working days, with an appeal addressed to the President of the Jury. This appeal could also be addressed to the Pro-rector for R&D, Professor Filipe Vaz.

    The candidates may lodge a complaint against the final decision, within 15 working days, to the President of the Jury. Interested parties may also submit an optional hierarchical appeal, addressed to the Pro-Rector for Research and Projects, Professor Doctor Filipe Vaz.

    Constitution of a selection reserve list: The applicants ranked in the next positions on the ordered list will be included in a selection reserve list, which can be used until October 31st 2021.

    Application deadlines and submission of the applications: This call is open from September 13th until 12 pm (Europe/London) the 24rd September 2021.

    Applications must be formalized by sending an application letter with the following documents: curriculum vitae; qualifications certificate or declaration of the applicant; motivation letter; statement proving that meets the conditions for the grant typology, according to the application requirements; other documents important to the evaluation process.

    The applications should be sent by e-mail to fsamuel@dem.uminho.pt, referring to the “call for a scientific grant” in the subject field. Applications sent by other means won't be accepted.

    The lack of any of the required documents for this application, or shipping to a location other than the one indicated above will imply the application exclusion.

    Fellowship contractualization: The fellowship will be attributed by signing a fellowship contract between the University of Minho and the fellow, accordingly with the contract minute (annex IV of the Regulation of Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in Diário da República, 2nd Série, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021, as indicated in 2.4 of the FCT document: “Rules for Granting and Management of Grants within the scope of R&D projects, including infrastructure projects, the multi-annual financing program for R&D units and other FCT financing instruments (Version 2021)”.

    The contract may only be concluded after all the documentation required is collected, which must take place within a maximum period of 6 months including evidences of the academic degrees or diplomas and enrolment in degree courses or non-conferring courses, depending on the type of scholarship.

    Once all the documentation has been received, the contracting entity has a period of 60 working days to conclude the scholarship contract. Once received, the fellow must return the contract duly signed within 15 working days.

    The activities under the fellowship contract can only began after proper authorization by the contracting entity.

    Term and cancellation of fellowship contracts: Without prejudice to the other causes provided the fellowship regulations (FCT and UMinho) and in the Statute of the Research Fellow, the fellowship ends with the completion of the work plan, as well as with the expiration date for which it was granted or renewed.

    At the end of the fellowship, the grantee is obliged to present a Final Report of the work carried out, in accordance with the objectives and evaluation criteria defined with the scientific advisor, within 30 days after the end of the scholarship.

    The final report must be prepared in accordance with Annex I of the Scientific Research Fellowships Regulation of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in Diário da República, 2nd Série, nº 119, through dispatch nº 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration nº 447/2021 of 22-06-2021.

    Declaration of Honor

    Academic habilitations

    (name), applicant to the research fellowship vacancy under the I&D project (title or reference), published in the EURAXESS portal, reference xxxx, hereby declares to have a degree on XXXX (name of the course), concluded in the University of XXXX, on the XX/XX/XXXX, with the final grade of XX.

    I have submit my diploma for recognition in the University of XXXX, according to the Decree-Law nº 66/2018 of August 16th1, concluded In the XX/XX/XXXX, with the final grade of XX.

    I further declare that I undertake to present proof of my diploma recognition obtained under the Portuguese Law, until the date of the conclusion of the fellowship contract, in case of being selected for the vacancy in this competition.

    As this is true, this declaration will be dated and signed by me.

    (Place), (date).

    (name)

    1 DGES (Foreign Degrees and Diplomas): https: // www. dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/degree-and-diploma-recognition?plid=1536; University of Minho: Recognition of foreign degrees and diplomas: https: // www. uminho.pt/EN/education/Pages/recognition-of-foreign-qualific...

    Benefits

    Monthly maintenance allowance amount: The value stipend (Monthly Maintenance Allowance) is 1104,64€, according to stipends values published by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT I.P.) in the country (Annex I – Monthly Stipends Values for the maintenance allowances of the FCT Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships) and Annex II of the Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in “Diário da República”, 2nd serie, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021, according to the applicable regulation.

    Payment is made on the 23st of each month, through bank transfer to the Bank Identification Number of the fellow identified in the contractualization process.

    Other benefits: Voluntary Social Insurance Reimbursement, corresponding to the 1st level of discounts correspondent to the Index of Social Support (IAS) (applied for fellowship of 6 months or more) and Personal Accident Insurance.

    Eligibility criteria

    Applicants eligibility: Applicants must meet the eligibility conditions established in Article no. 9 of the research grants regulation of FCT (2019).

    Applicable legislation and regulations: Research Fellowship Holder Statutes, approved by Law nº 40/2004 of August 18, in its current version published by Decree-Law nº 123/2019 of august 28; Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in “Diário da República”, 2nd serie, nº 119, through dispatch nº 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration nº 447/2021 of 22-06-2021 and Regulation of Research Studentships and Fellowships (RBI) of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. - in force.

    Selection process

    Selection Committee:

    President of Jury : Professor Filipe Samuel Silva, Full Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidade do Minho; Member of the board : Dr Óscar Samuel Novais Carvalho, Researcher, EletroMechanical Microsystems Centre (CMEMS-UMinho), Universidade do Minho; Member of the board : Dr. Flávio Jorge Bartolomeu, Researcher, EletroMechanical Microsystems Centre (CMEMS-UMinho), Universidade do Minho; Substitute member of the board : Dr Sara Cristina Soares Madeira, Researcher, EletroMechanical Microsystems Centre (CMEMS-UMinho), Universidade do Minho; Substitute member of the board : Professor José Manuel Ramos Gomes, Associated Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidade do Minho.

    The first effective member will substitute the President of the selection panel in case of impediment, being nominate the first substitute member in the place of the first effective member.

    Criteria and procedures for applications assessment and selection : Details described in the "OFFER Description" section. Please consult this section to see all the selection methods.

    Disclosure of results: Details described in the "OFFER Description" section. Please consult this section.

    Complaints and appeal procedure: Details described in the "OFFER Description" section. Please consult this section.

    Additional comments

    Fellowship contractualization: The fellowship will be attributed by signing a fellowship contract between the University of Minho and the fellow, accordingly with the contract minute (annex IV of the Regulation of Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in Diário da República, 2nd Série, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021, as indicated in 2.4 of the FCT document: “Rules for Granting and Management of Grants within the scope of R&D projects, including infrastructure projects, the multi-annual financing program for R&D units and other FCT financing instruments (Version 2021)”.

    The contract may only be concluded after all the documentation required is collected, which must take place within a maximum period of 6 months.

    Once all the documentation has been received, the contracting entity has a period of 60 working days to conclude the scholarship contract. Once received, the fellow must return the contract duly signed within 15 working days.

    The activities under the fellowship contract can only began after proper authorization by the contracting entity.

    Term and cancellation of fellowship contracts: Details described in the "OFFER Description" section. Please consult this section.

    Web site for additional job details

    https: // linktr.ee/FilipeSamuelSilva

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
  • Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent

    Skills/Qualifications

    Recipient category: Students enrolled in a PhD or in non-academic degree courses integrated into the educational project of an institution.

    Requirement for granting the fellowship:

  • The applicants may apply without prior registration in the course for which the fellowship is open. The requirement to enroll in a degree course or non-academic degree course will be verified on the date of contracting the fellowship;
  • Only fellowships whose selected applicants present a valid proof of enrollment in a degree course or non-academic degree course will be contracted, according to the type of the fellowship, issued by the academic services of the Higher Education Institution, indicating, respectively, the academic year or its duration (star and term).
  • Enrollment in non-certified courses (without curricular units) will not be considered as proof of enrollment.
  • Specific Requirements

    Candidates profile:

  • Candidates must have, at the date of application, a Master's degree in biomedical engineering, biological engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology;
  • Applicants who have already benefited from a BI for a period of 2 year or who exceed this period with this scholarship cannot benefit from the scholarship.
  • On the date of contracting, candidates must prove their registration in doctoral enrolment; proof of academic qualifications completed at the deadline for applications, including those resulting from academic degree recognition processes;
  • Preferential factors: competences in the fabrication of solutions for implants.
  • Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: University of Minho
  • Department: CMEMS - Dept. of Industrial Electronic
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// www. cmems.uminho.pt/
  • E-Mail: secretaria@cmems.uminho.pt
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Guimarães
  • Postal Code: 4800-058
  • Street: Campus de Azurém
  • Phone: (+351)253510380
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