Research Fellowship For Phd Students (Bi) Or Msc Degree Holder Enrolled In A Non-Academic Degree...

Universities and Institutes of Portugal

Portugal

October 22, 2021

Description

  • Organisation/Company: University of Beira Interior
  • Research Field: Engineering
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 22/10/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Covilhã
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Reference Number: Grant BioDAgroMSc3
  • A call is open for the allocation of 1 (one) research fellowship for PhD students (BI) or MSc degree holder enrolled in a non-academic degree course, within the R&D Project BioDAgro – Sistema operacional inteligente de informação e suporte à decisão em AgroBiodiversidade, project PD20-00011, promoted by Fundação La Caixa and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, taking place at the C-MAST - Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences and Technology, Department of Electromechanical Engineering of the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, under the following conditions:

    Scientific Area: Mechanical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Electrical Engineering.

    Objectives:

    Research on Information and Communications Technologies. The researcher will be point of contact between project parties and it will be in charge of the technological development of the project and devoted to the integration of all technologies involved, namely: (1) Development of agrobiodiversity monitoring technology, starting with an update of the state of the art study in local monitoring systems; defining the architecture of the local monitoring system; defining the field and experimental tests; Construction and assembly of the sensor network; Assembly and integration of communication modules for data transfer; Integration and testing of prototypes in a test environment. (2) Development of a web platform for information, alerts and decision support, supported by: Update of the state of the art of data analysis algorithms to be applied in the context of AgroBiodiversity; Definition of the minimum functional and usability requirements of the web platform; Development of the information visualization and decision support web platform; Implementation and integration of the module on the web platform; Integration of the web platform with prototypes for monitoring and experimentation in a test environment. (3) Experimental tests and validation of prototypes in a real environment, composed by installation and management of experimental tests; Field tests of technologies for monitoring and ICT and integration with the platform in an experimental environment; System tuning. (4) The expected outcome of the research work requires at least 5 scientific publications (3 in international conference and 2 in peer review international journals) during the grant period.

    Work plan:

    This grant comprises the research and development of agrobiodiversity monitoring technology with ICT; development of a web platform for information, alerts and decision support; and experimental tests and validation of prototypes in a real environment. The expected outcome of the research work requires at least 5 scientific publications (3 in international conference and 2 in peer review international journals) during the grant period.

    Place of Work:

    The work will be developed at the premises of C-MAST‐Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences and Technologies and Department of Electromechanical Engineering of the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, under the scientific guidance of Professor Pedro Dinis Gaspar.

    Fellowship duration and conditions:

    The fellowship is scheduled to start in October 2021 and end on March 31, 2024 (project end date).

    The activity is in regime of exclusive dedication in accordance with the RBIUBI.

    The fellowship can be renewed, with a favorable opinion from the supervisor, for a total duration of 32 months if the funding entity authorizes the extension of the project's end date.

    Receipt of applications:

    Applications should be addressed to Doctor Pedro Dinis Gaspar, Researcher Responsible for the Project, to email address dinis@ubi.pt, with the subject “GRANTBioDAgroMsc3 – Application”.

    Documents for application:

    The candidates should present:

    . Motivation letter (cover letter explaining the interest in the position);

    . Detailed Curriculum Vitae;

    . Certificate of completion of the previous degree;

    . Other documents considered relevant;

    . Declaration of honour from the candidate stating, that he/she meets the conditions for being award the scholarship BI according to Article 6 of the RBIUBI.

    Selection Committee:

    Applications will be assessed by a panel as follows:

    President: Doctor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Pimentel de Oliveira

    Effective members: Doctor Pedro Miguel de Figueiredo Dinis Oliveira Gaspar (supervisor) and Doctor António Eduardo Vitória do Espírito Santo

    Publication/notification of results:

    The final results of the evaluation process will be published in a sorted list, by the final classification obtained, and posted in a visible and public place of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Beira Interior. The candidate(s) will be notified of the decision by e-mail.

    Benefits

    Benefits:

    A monthly maintenance allowance will be granted in accordance with the Annex I of the RBIUBI, with the amount of € 1104.64 according to the updated values that can be consulted at https: // www. fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.

    The fellowship holder will have a personal accident insurance and can choose to be covered by the voluntary social insurance. These values will be added to the amount of monthly maintenance allowance.

    The monthly amount shall be rendered payable via bank transfer to an account held by the grantee.

    Eligibility criteria

    Requirements for admission and hiring:

    - Hold a Master degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering and meet the conditions to be enrolled in a cycle of studies leading to a doctorate degree (PhD) degree in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, or Industrial Engineering and Management, or Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, or a MSc degree holder enrolled in a non-academic degree course;

    The proof of registration in a cycle of studies leading to the PhD degree or proof of registration in a non-academic degree course is required for the fellowship contract.

    The BI awarded to masters who are enrolled in courses that do not lead to an academic degree can only be granted for a maximum period of one year.

    The BI awarded to masters who are enrolled in courses that do not confer an academic degree can only be awarded to those who do not exceed, with the execution of the scholarship contract in question, including possible renewals, a cumulative period of two years in this type of research fellowship, followed or interpolated.

    Selection process

    The selection and ranking of the candidates will be carried out in the first phase based on the following parameters and on a scale from 0 to 20: A - Curriculum vitae (30%); B - Suitability of the candidates' profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan (60%); C - Fluency in oral and written English (10%).

    A second evaluation phase, consisting in an interview, which can be done by video conference, will assess their profile as a researcher, which will take into account aspects such as specific knowledge and proven experience in the field, motivation, availability, commitment, among other aspects.

    The final classification will be calculated as the average between the classification obtained in the first phase (50% weighting) and the classification obtained in the interview (50% weighting), and expressed in the scale of 0 to 20 points.

    Additional comments

    Applicable legislation and regulations:

    Research Fellowship Holder Statute, approved by Law No. 40/2004, of 18 August, in its current wording (amended by Decree-Law No. 123/2019, of 28 August); Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships of the Foundation for Science and Technology (Regulation No. 950/2019) published in the Diário da República, 2nd series, No. 241, 16 December 2019; Regulation for Research Fellowships of the University of Beira Interior - RBIUBI (Regulation No. 100/2020) published in the Diário da República, 2nd series, n.º 27, 7 February 2020.

    Complaint and Appeal Procedures:

    After communication of the provisional lists of the results in the different phases of the selection process (Admission and Exclusion, Curricular Evaluation and Interview), the candidates have 10 working days to pronounce their disagreement, under the terms of article 121 and the Código do Procedimento Administrativo. If any allegations are presented, the final decision will be issued after the analysis of the statements presented during the prior hearing of interested parties. After the statutory deadline of 10 working days, the proposal for the final classification and ranking of the candidates becomes definitive.

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

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
  • ENGLISH: Good

    Skills/Qualifications

    Requirements for admission and hiring:

    - Hold a Master degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering and meet the conditions to be enrolled in a cycle of studies leading to a doctorate degree (PhD) degree in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, or Industrial Engineering and Management, or Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, or a MSc degree holder enrolled in a non-academic degree course.

    The proof of registration in a cycle of studies leading to the PhD degree or proof of registration in a non-academic degree course is required for the fellowship contract.

    The BI awarded to masters who are enrolled in courses that do not lead to an academic degree can only be granted for a maximum period of one year.

    The BI awarded to masters who are enrolled in courses that do not confer an academic degree can only be awarded to those who do not exceed, with the execution of the scholarship contract in question, including possible renewals, a cumulative period of two years in this type of research fellowship, followed or interpolated.

    Specific Requirements

    - Knowledge of ICT, microcontrollers, space systems, Python, Java, web platform development are preferable factors.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: University of Beira Interior
  • Department: C-MAST - Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences and Technology, Department of Electromechanical Engineering of the University of Beira Interior
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // www. ubi.pt/
  • E-Mail: camisao@ubi.pt
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Covilhã
  • Postal Code: 6200-001
  • Street: Convento de Santo António