Research Grant In The Scope Of The Project Soluções De Inteligência Artificial E Data Science Para...

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


July 4, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P.
  • Research Field: Biological sciences Other
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 04/07/2022 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • Location: Portugal › Dois Portos
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Offer Starting Date: 11/07/2022
  • Reference Number: 24/2022/BI
  • Open Call Nº24/2022/BI

    National Institute of Agrarian and Veterinary Research, I.P. (INIAV)

    The National Institute of Agrarian and Veterinary Research opens a position for one Research grant in the scope of the project Soluções de Inteligência Artificial e Data Science para a implementação e democratização da agricultura digital. – “AI4RealAg”, financed by POCI Operational Programme and Lisboa Regional Operational Programme, under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement and through the co-financing of European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) under the following conditions:

    1. Type and number of positions: 1 research grant for Master.

    2. Requirements:

  • Master degree in Agronomy, Food Engineering, Biology or related areas;
  • Proof of enrollment in a cycle of studies that confers an academic degree (PhD) or diploma.
  • 3. Preferencial factors:

  • Experience in data analysis and basic knowledge in machine learning techniques;
  • knowledge of agricultural practices, digital techniques, data analysis;
  • Curricular experience in grapevine field practices and/or evidence of professional experience in the area;
  • Qualified to fly drones (according to Portuguese legislation);
  • Professional rigor and good teamwork ability;
  • Driving licence;
  • Immediate availability.
  • 4. Work plan:

  • Participation in the execution of drone flights, processing and analyzing of the images collected;
  • Field trials for data collection for validation of remote sensing data for estimating water status, nutritional status, production monitoring, among others;

  • Field trials for regular pest and disease assessment, including identification and counting of pests in traps and identification of disease vector insects;

  • Collection of agronomic and physiological data under field conditions;

  • Technical and scientific support works;
  • Data processing and analysis of results;
  • Development of YOLO algorithms for fruit count
  • Collaboration in the preparation of technical reports and actions to disseminate results.
  • 5. Legislation and Regulations:

    Statute of Scientific Research Fellow, approved by Law nr. 40/2004, of August 18, amended and republished by Decree-Law No. 202/2012 of August 27 and amended by Decree-Law No. 233/2012 of October 29, Law No. 12/2013 of January 29 and Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of July 9 and Decree-Law No. 123/2019. Regulation No. 950/2019, of December 16, which approves the FCT Research Scholarship Regulation, I.P. available on (https: // www. pursuant to Decree-Law No. 123/2019 of August 28, which updated several provisions of the EBI.

    6. Duration of the Grant:

    The grant will last for 12 months, starting in July 2022, until the end of the project (30/06/2023).

    7. Monthly maintenance allowance:

    According to the values for Research Fellowships awarded by FCT in Portugal (https:// www., the amount of the monthly maintenance allowance is 1144,64 €/month, being the payment method for the Fellow by Wire Transfer.

    The monthly value of the scholarship is, according to the stock chart of the exchanges awarded directly by FCT, I.P., in the Country (https: // www. Regulation No 950/2019 of 16 December. The periodicity of payment of the scholarship is monthly and by bank transfer.

    The research fellowship will receive personal accident insurance and, if they are not covered by any social protection scheme, they can ensure the exercise of the right to social security by adhering to the voluntary social insurance scheme in accordance with the Code of Contributory Schemes of the Social Security System.

    8. Workplace:

    INIAV, I.P. in Polo de Dois Portos - Estação Vitivinícola Nacional.

    9. Technical guidance: The grantee will be guided by the Senior Researcher José Silvestre.

    10. Additional Documents:

    The application must contain the following documents:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae (dated and signed) - mandatory;
  • Letter of motivation (dated and signed) addressed to the Project Manager, Dr. José Silvestre, which must include the full identification of the candidate and the reference to this announcement No. 24/2022/BI;
  • Documents (digital copies) proving the elements considered most relevant and certificates of academic qualifications - mandatory;
  • Declaration of honour regarding conditions not met in official documents, namely the availability for the development of field work, in compliance with the opening hours of this INIAV Pole, I.P.
  • Other documents which the applicant considers relevant to the assessment of its technical and scientific merit.
  • 11. Selection method and its value: Selection Criteria:

    The selection method, with an eliminatory character, will consist of a curricular evaluation and interview, if the jury deems it necessary.

    The criteria for evaluating applications shall be based on the combined assessment of the following criteria:

    AQ - Academic qualifications;

    PT/PE/PA - Professional training, professional experience and profile adequacy;

    E – If the jury deems it necessary, an individual interview will be conducted with the candidates to assess the adequacy of the profile.

    Formula for serialization: CF=0.7AQx0,3 PT, PE or PA =0.6AQ+0.2PT/PE/PA+0.2E

    12. Composition of the Selection Jury:

    The jury of the contest has the following composition:

    President – José Silvestre

    1st and 2nd effective members – Rocío Calderón and Miguel Leão

    Substitute member – António Cordeiro

    13. Announcement/ notification of the results:

    Based on the classification obtained by the candidates, the Jury will proceed to their ordination. The lists of candidates admitted and excluded and the final classification of the competition will be sent to the respective e-mails and posted on the premises of the services of INIAV, I.P. in Pólo de Dois Portos.

    After the results have been published, applicants must be considered automatically notified so that, if they wish to comment on the hearing of interested parties, they can do so within 10 working days of the date of publication. At the end of this period, the selected candidate will be notified in writing of the grant assignment and communication of the effective start date.

    In case of resignation or withdrawal of the selected candidate, the candidate immediately best ranked will be notified and thus successively.

    Any doubts regarding the application may be clarified by Dr. José Silvestre (

    14. Form and submission of applications:

    All of the above documents must be organized in PDF format and sent mandatorily via e-mail to with reference announcement No. 24/2022/BI. Applications delivered by hand or by CTT will not be accepted.

    15. Deadline for submitting applications:

    The deadline for submitting an application shall be within 10 working days of the publication of this notice.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P.
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https: // www.
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Oeiras
  • State/Province: Lisboa
  • Postal Code: 2784505
  • Street: Quinta do Marquês, Av. da República