Research Fellowship (Cipsi-Bi-Np-2022-01)

Universities and Institutes of Portugal

Portugal

August 12, 2022

Description

  • Organisation/Company: Centro de Investigação em Psicologia (CIPsi)
  • Research Field: Psychological sciences › Psychology
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 12/08/2022 00:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Braga
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Reference Number: CIPSI-BI-NP-2022-01
  • ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE AWARD OF A RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

    Title: Research Fellowship - 1 vacancy

    Reference: CIPSI-BI-NP-2022-01

    A call for applications is now open for the attribution of 01 (one) grant of Research Fellowship within the scope of the Programmatic component of the Pluriannual Funding to Psychology Research Centre (CIPsi), School of Psychology, University of Minho (UIDP/01662/2020), supported by FCT/MCTES through national funds (PIDDAC)), under the following conditions:

    Scientific Area: Psychology……………………….……………………….

    Recipient category: Masters enrolled in PhD courses or in non-conferring degrees courses integrated into the educational project of the University of Minho, developed in association or cooperation with one or more R&D units.

    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:

    a) Master's or Integrated Master's in Psychology, Neuropsychology, Biomedical Engineering, or related areas;

    b) Fluency of both Portuguese and English languages (spoken and written);

    c) At the time of the respective hiring, candidates must prove that they are enrolled in non-conferring degrees courses integrated into the educational project of the UMinho, developed in association or cooperation with one or more R&D units or in a Doctoral Program in Psychology.

    Applicants eligibility: Applicants must comply with the eligibility conditions laid down in article 9 of the Research Grants Regulation of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (2019). (https: // www. fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf).

    Workplan and objectives to be achieved:

    1. Bibliographic research and review;

    2. Recruitment and evaluation of participants;

    3. Collection of the quantitative data in the domain of neuroscience and neuropsychology;

    4. Treatment and analysis of quantitative data in the field of neuroscience and neuropsychology;

    5. Participation in scientific meetings;

    6. Writing of scientific papers;

    7. Collaboration in the writing scientific projects.

    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), n.º 950/2019 of 16-12-2019 of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. - in force.

    Host/Contracting institution and scientific supervision: The workplan will be carried out in the Psychology Research Centre (CIPsi), School of Psychology, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, under the scientific supervision of the Professor Adriana Conceição Soares Sampaio.

    Fellowship duration: The grant will take place for a period of 03 (three) months, with a provisional starting in September 2022. The fellowship grant may eventually be renewed according to the applicable legislation and/or availability of funds, until:

    - Non-renewable for masters enrolled in a non-degree course.

    - 4 years: PhD students.

    Amount of the research grant: The value stipend (Monthly Maintenance Allowance) is 1144,64 €uros per month, in accordance with the 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: Reimbursement of Voluntary Social Security (Social Security contributions), corresponding to the 1st level of discounts (for research grants with a total duration 6 months or higher) 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 panel:

    President: Adriana Conceição Soares Sampaio, Assistant Professor with Habilitation, Department of Basic Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Minho

    Effective member: Joana Fernandes Pereira Coutinho, Junior Researcher, Psychology Research Centre, School of Psychology, University of Minho

    Effective member: Alberto Jacobo Gonzalez Villar, Junior Researcher, Psychology Research Centre, School of Psychology, University of Minho

    Substitute member: Diego Pinal Fernández, Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychology Research Centre, School of Psychology, University of Minho

    Substitute member: Eduardo Guillermo Lopez Caneda, Junior Researcher, Psychology Research Centre, School of Psychology, University of 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. The Jury, including the President, undertakes the commitment to respect a set of responsibilities essential to the evaluation process, such as the duties of impartiality, of stating any potential situations of conflict of interest, and confidentiality

    Criteria and procedures for applications assessment and selection: The applications assessment will focus on the candidate's Merit and the Interview, following evaluation criteria, valued on a scale of 1 (insufficient) to 5 (excellent):

    A. Candidate's Merit (MC) - First, the evaluation of the applications will focus on the MC, with weighting of 60%, by applying the following parameters and weightings:

    A1 – Final classification on the Master or Integrated Master (50%);

    A2 – Scientific and Professional curriculum (40%), including:

    A2.1 Research experience in Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (15%)

    A2.2 Experience in research methodologies in the field of Neuroscience, in particular, neuroimaging and neuropsychology (15%)

    A2.3. Minimum three ISI papers in the scientific area of the tender (20%)

    A2.4 Experience and involvement in research projects (15%)

    A2.5 Relevance of the research studies/training for the research lines at the Psychological Neuroscience Laboratory (15%);

    A2.6 Scientific writing training (10%);

    A2.5 Fluency of both Portuguese and English languages (spoken and written) (10%)

    A3 – Motivation letter, written in Portuguese or English (10%).

    The final classification of the Candidate's Merit (MC) will be obtained by the following formula:

    MC = (A1 x 0,5) + (A2 x 0,4) + (A3 x 0,1)

    The 03 (three) candidates with the best evaluation in the MC or, being in ex-aqueo, the 04 (four) candidates will be interviewed.

    B. Interview (ENT) - The ENT, with weighting of 40%, will be conducted in Portuguese and/or English and will be applied a scale ranging from 1 (insufficient) to 5 (excellent) values, taking into account the following parameters and weightings:

    B1. Attitude and critical sense (30%);

    B2. Candidate motivation (50%);

    B3. Global assessment (20%).

    The final classification of the interview will be obtained by applying the following formula:

    ENT = (B1 x 0,3) + (B2 x 0,5) + (B3 x 0,2)

    The Final Classification (CF) of candidates will be obtained by the following formula:

    CF=(MC x 0,6) + (ENT x 0,4)

    The position may only be awarded to candidates whose the final classification is 4,0 or higher, considering the weighted average between MC (60%) and ENT (40%).

    If no candidate has the required profile, the jury may not fill the vacancy in the tender procedure.

    The academic degrees and diplomas documents, or their respective recognition when awarded by foreign higher education institutions are not mandatory in the application phase, being replaced by a declaration of honor of the candidate with the contents of academic results. The documents of academic qualification or respective recognition will be required in the contracting phase and must attest facts that occurred on a date prior to the application. In situations of divergence between the information contained in the declaration and the documentation submitted for contracting the grant, only the information contained in the latter will be consider. If the documents proving the ownership of the academic degree and diploma, or the respective recognition under the terms of Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of August 16, do not correspond to the classifications awarded in the evaluation of the academic path, which can change the candidate's ranking, the fellowship won't be contracted.

    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, under the terms of article 12 of the RBI of FCT and of article 13 of the RBIC of UMinho.

    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).

    Complaint and appeal procedures: The final results of the evaluation will be published through an ordered list (alphabetically, by final grade obtained), posted in a visible and public place of the host unit, as well as by email to all applicants, enclosing for that purpose, the minutes of the jury deliberations.

    The selected candidate must inform its willingness to accept the grant, in writing. In case of rejection, the fellowship will be awarded to the next candidate in the ordered list of applicants.

    The final decision can be contested within 15 working days, by sending to the President of the jury the corresponding claim. Interested parties may also submit an optional hierarchical appeal, addressed to the Pro-Rector for the Scientific Projects and Research Management, Professor Doctor Sandra Paiva.

    Application deadline and submission: The call for applications is open from period from 1st to 12th August 2022 (23:59 – Europe/Portugal).

    Applications must be formalized, mandatorily, by sending an application letter with the following documents, n PDF format (mandatorily):

  • Curriculum vitae of the candidate, in Portuguese or in English.
  • Certificates of all academic degree(s) required, specifying the final grading (mandatory) and, if possible, the grades obtained in all the attended curricular units, or, alternatively, the candidate's declaration of honour that the degree was obtained until the end of the term of application.
  • Certificate of recognition of the academic degree awarded by a foreign higher education institution(s) and the conversion of the respective final grading into the Portuguese grading scale, or, alternatively, the candidate's declaration of honour that the recognition of the foreign degree was obtained until the end of the application period.
  • Declaration attesting ability and conditions to apply the type of research fellowship, in accordance with the application requirements.
  • Motivation letter in Portuguese or in English.
  • Applications must be sent by email to bolsas@psi.uminho.pt, indicating the reference of the call for applications “CIPSI-BI-NP-2022-01” in Subject. Applications submitted by other means will not be accepted.

    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: 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.

    For additional information, please contact:

    Psychology Research Centre (CIPsi),

    University of Minho,

    cipsi@psi.uminho.pt

    (+351) 253 604 223

    Benefits

    Please, see the offer description

    Eligibility criteria

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    Selection process

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    Additional comments

    You can find the Portuguesa version of the application, templates for the contract and the final report at:

    https: // www. psi.uminho.pt/pt/CIPsi/Paginas/OportunidadesInvestigacao.aspx

    Web site for additional job details

    https: // www. psi.uminho.pt/pt/CIPsi/Paginas/OportunidadesInvestigacao.aspx

    Offer Requirements Skills/Qualifications

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    Specific Requirements

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    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Centro de Investigação em Psicologia (CIPsi)
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // www. psi.uminho.pt/pt/CIPsi
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Braga
  • State/Province: Braga
  • Postal Code: 4710-057
  • Street: Escola de Psicologia - Edifício 14, Universidade do Minho,​ Campus de Gualtar
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