CALL FOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP - 856802
University of Coimbra opens a call for one research fellowship, in the framework of the project “SafetyDesk - Smart toxicological analysis of chemical substances” (reference: CENTRO-01-0247-FEDER-113485), co-financed by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through Centro Regional Operational Program (CENTRO 2020), of Portugal 2020,in the following conditions:
Scientific area: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Text Classification, Natural Language Processing.
Skills/Qualifications/Admission requirements: Master's Degree in Informatics Engineering enrolled in a Ph.D. course in Informatics Engineering or similar, or in a course not conferring an academic degree.
Article 6, number 5, of the Regulation for Research Grants only allows research grants to undergraduates and masters enrolled in non-awarding degree study cycles who have not completed more than two years of different grant contracts.
“Courses not conferring an academic degree” must be related to the research fellowship's activity type. “Courses not conferring an academic degree” are the courses referred to in paragraph e) of number 3 of article 4 of Decree- Law no. 74/2006, of 24 March, in the current wording, provided that they are developed in association or cooperation between the higher education institution and one or more R&D units, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph e) of article 3 of the Regulation for Research Fellowships of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.
Although the recipients must be enrolled in a cycle of studies leading to the attribution of an academic degree or in a course not conferring an academic degree, at the time of application it is not necessary for the candidate to have made such an enrollment, and proof of enrollment must be presented until the fellowship is contractualized. Candidates are only required to meet the requirements to enroll in the training offer. If there are candidates already enrolled (including attending a course), they compete on an equal footing with those who are not enrolled.
Work plan/ Objectives : This work aims to semi-automate and develop a solution for creating toxicological reports, which are currently carried out in a completely manual way by consulting databases of tests prior to the elements, as well as analysing other reports and articles.
- Update of the state-of-the-art analysis
- Extraction of information from heterogeneous sources: construction and tuning of natural language processing models that extract the relevant information for the construction of reports
- Construction of reports based on the information extracted
- Analysis of results: creation of a framework that allows the evaluation and explanation of results, with recursion of human actions as a way of improving the models.
- Writing a scientific article and a report about the conclusions reached.
Regime: The attribution of the fellowship does not generate or entitle a relation of a legal-labour nature, and the fellowship is undertaken in an exclusive dedication regime. The fellowship holder is awarded the Fellowship Statute of the UC, in its current wording, according to the Research Fellowship Holder Statute , and according to the Regulation for Research Fellowships of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., both in their current wording.
Location: Department of Informatics Engineering of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at the University of Coimbra.
Duration: 5 months.
Renewal: Possibly renewable until the end of the project.
Scientific orientation: Professor Hugo Ricardo Gonçalo Oliveira and Professor Catarina Helena Branco Simões da Silva.
Financial conditions: The amount of the fellowship is € 1.144,64 corresponding to the monthly compensation stipulated in the FCT table (https: // www. fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en), plus annual tuition fees of €2.750,00 supported by own revenues, and personal accidents insurance. The payment will be made by bank transfer. This amount will not be increased during the entire period of the fellowship duration.
Selection methods: CV Evaluation (50%) and Interview (50%).
Selection criteria: The evaluation of the CV (50%) will focus on:
A. Master's average (50%);
B. Adequacy of the candidates to the work plan (40%);
C. Publications in scientific journals and minutes (10%).
The evaluation of the Interview (50%) will focus on:
D. Motivation (50%);
E. Knowledge and profile adequacy to the work plan (50%).
Jury responsible for selection: Professor Catarina Helena Branco Simões da Silva, Professor Hugo Ricardo Gonçalo Oliveira and Professor Joel Perdiz Arrais.
Formalization of application:
- Motivation letter;
- Certificate of qualifications;
- Master's Degree Academic Transcript;
- The intention of enrolment in a PhD or in a Courses not conferring an academic degree (mentioned in the application) or Proof of registration (optional-the proof of enrollment must be presented until the fellowship is contractualized.
Declaration on the honor of the candidate(s) with the indication of the fellowship(s) of the typology to which the contest was held and the respective duration(s).
Applicants with academic degrees obtained abroad will be required to present a Certificate of Recognition in accordance with applicable law. This document is mandatory only in the contractualization phase.
Applications submission: Applications must be submitted in https: // apply.uc.pt/IT137-22-238.
Submission of applications: Between 22/11/2022 and 06/12/2022.
Submission deadline date: 06/12/2022.
Additional information: The evaluation results will be announced within 90 working days after the end of the applications submission deadline, by notifying the applicants via email. After the announcement of the results, candidates are considered automatically notified to, if they wish to do so, comment on the results on a preliminary hearing period within 10 days after that date. After this, the selected candidates will have to declare in writing their acceptance. Unless a justification worthy of consideration is presented, if the declaration is not submitted within the referred period, it is considered that the candidate waivers the fellowship. In case of resignation or withdrawal of the selected candidate, the next candidate with the highest evaluation score will be notified immediately.
Once the selection process is completed, the fellowship contract will be drawn up in accordance with the draft contract provided by the FCT.
After the contracted period, the fellowship holder and supervisor must prepare the final report in accordance with the respective assessment criteria that were established.
Pursuant to subparagraph h) of Article 9 of the Portuguese Constitution, the University of Coimbra, as employer, actively promotes a policy of equal opportunities between men and women in access to employment and professional development, and acts to prevent each and every kind of discrimination.
Therefore, no one can be privileged, benefited, harmed or deprived of any right or immune from any duty on account of, in particular, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, family, economic situation, education, origin or social condition, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic or racial origin, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological beliefs and trade union membership.
Selection reserve list: Not applicableWeb site for additional job details
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