Research Scholarship_Hsoil4Food_Perfil 11

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


November 3, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto
  • Research Field: Medical sciences
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 03/11/2021 00:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Porto
  • Type Of Contract: Other
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Eu Research Framework Programme: H2020
  • Research Scholarship

    Refª HSoil4FoodPerfil 11

    Portuguese version

    A call for tenders is now open for the attribution of one Research Scholarship within the scope of the project HSoil4Food - Healthy soils for healthy foods (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000066) co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) through the Northern Regional Operational Program, under the terms of the Notice of Opening of Application No. NORTE-45-2020-75 - Support System for Scientific and Technological Research - “Structured R&D&I Projects” - Horizon Europe, under the conditions set out below.

    Scientific Area: Social Sciences; Health Sciences

    Admission requirements:

    Applicants for the Research grant must, at the time of application, must have completed a degree in Life and Health Sciences or related fields, with a minimum average of 14 values. Candidates must, at the time of application, be enrolled, or present proof of conditional enrolment in a Masters Course.

    As preference factors we will consider experience in research projects and evidence from international scientific publications.

    Work Plan:

    The work to be carried out involves the specific work plan of Research Line 2 - Characterization, intervention and education strategies to foster consumers' and farmers' engagement in promoting soil health, in WP6: e-Kit: Education for Healthy and Sustainable Consumption of the HSoil4Food Project and will include:

    1) Collaboration in the literature review on "Influence of the soil on the quality of the product produced."

    2) Carrying out 4 Focus Groups (at least 2 hours each plus the time for data processing – 3 hours each) with 3 groups: a) Children and adolescents; b) Adults; c) Elderly

    These Focus Group are intended to study the experience of different actors and understand their interaction with technological solutions and with other actors to design content that integrates the new solution.

    3) Development of an Educational-Kit assuming a preventive and universal approach, which is expected to develop capacities that support the health and well-being of target groups, and empower them to become active agents of change in sustainability issues (production and consumption).

    4) Intervention, monitoring and performance evaluation and validation tests of the developed and integrated solutions in order to guarantee the functionality, usability and success of the generated data.

    The Research Fellow will participate in all project tasks, from literature review to research data collection and analysis and writing articles for peer- reviewed international journals.

    Applicable legislation and regulations:

  • Statute of the Scientific Research Fellow: https: // consolidada/-/lc/58216179/view?w=2019-08-28 ;
  • Regulation of Research Scholarships of the Science and Technology Foundation, I.P: https: // ;
  • Regulation of Research Scholarships of the Portuguese Catholic University: https:// www.
  • Workplace:

    The work will be developed at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Regional Center of Porto, under the scientific guidance of Professor Paulo Alves, however, field trips are planned to different destinations in the city of Porto with the objectives of (i) collecting documental information (ii) carrying out task-specific research methodologies.

    Duration of the scholarship:

    The scholarship scheduled to start on 12-01-2021 will have an initial duration of 12 months on an exclusive basis. This scholarship may be renewed, and the duration may not exceed the time allowed for this type of scholarship and the project's end date, scheduled for 04/30/2023.

    Monthly maintenance allowance amount:

    The amount of the scholarship corresponds to 835,98€ according to the research scholarship values awarded directly by FCT, I.P. in the Country (https: // www. and will be paid by bank transfer.

    Selection methods:

    The selection methods to be used will be as follows: i) curricular evaluation (40%); ii) previous experience (60%). The final decision, if necessary, may involve an interview with the best placed candidates, in which case, the weighting will be curricular assessment (35%); ii) previous experience (50%) and selection interview (15%).

    Applications that do not meet the admission requirements, those submitted after the deadline and those that are incomplete will be considered ineligible.

    Composition of the Selection Jury:

    Prof. Doutora Constança Festas (President)

    Prof. Doutor Paulo Alves (Effective member)

    Prof. Doutora Marisa Costa (Effective member)

    Prof. Doutora Pedro Melo (Substitute member)

    Form of advertising/notification of results:

    The jury deliberates in accordance with the selection criteria adopted and disclosed. The jury meetings minutes will contain a summary of the meeting content. After completing the application of the selection criteria, the jury proceeds with the elaboration of the ordered list, with the ranking of the approved candidates. The ranking list of eligible candidates will be published on the premises of the Portuguese Catholic University, in Porto, located at Rua de Diogo Botelho, 1327, 4169-005 Porto - Portugal, with each candidate being notified of his/her position on the list ranking of candidates via email. Ineligible applicants will be notified by email, with details of the missing eligibility elements.

    Complaint and appeal procedures:

    Candidates have a period of ten working days, after the disclosure referred to in the previous number, to give their opinion at a prior hearing.

    Deadline for acceptance of the scholarship:

    Within ten working days following notification of the grant award, the selected candidate must confirm in writing his/her availability to start the scholarship on the proposed date. Failing to do so or not having availability, the candidate placed in the next position will be called.

    Application deadline and form of submission:

    Applications will be accepted from 10-12-2021 until 11-03-2021 at 23:59.

    Applications should be made through the aplication Form available at:https: //, through which the following documents should be submitted

  • Cover letter, identifying the title and reference of the project, describe the motivation and professional objectives of the candidate;
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (should contain all the elements to assess the admission requirements, including language knowledge and research experience).
  • Copy of the certificate(s) of qualifications conferring academic degree in the terms requested in the notice, which contain the final classifications.

  • Record of recognition of academic degrees awarded by foreign higher education institutions and record of the conversion of the corresponding final classification to the Portuguese classification scale. 1

  • Proof of enrolment in a Higher Education Institution in study cycles leading to an academic degree.

  • Only applications received during the opening period of the above-mentioned call shall be considered.

    Candidates who incorrectly formalize their application or who do not prove the requirements of this call are excluded. False statements made by applicants will be punished under the law.

    Privacy Policy:

    Universidade Católica Portuguesa is the controller responsible for the processing of Personal Data in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 – General Regulation on Data Protection.

    The personal data processed in the scope of this tender procedure is processed within the framework of said tender procedure only and will be processed by Universidade Católica Portuguesa with the purpose of verifying the fulfilment, by the candidates, of the assumptions established in the applicable legislation for their contracting. Opposition to the processing of data by the candidates will make it impossible to accept the application and, therefore, to analyze and evaluate it.

    The personal data of the Data Subject, if it be indispensable for the fulfilment of the obligations of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, may be conveyed to third parties, namely to the Financing Entities identified in this announcement.

    The data retention period shall correspond to the legally defined period of five years.

    The Data Subject is entitled to oppose to the collection and processing of data, has the right to verification, the right to rectification, the right to deletion, and the right to restriction of processing of the data collected. However, the exercise of such rights may be excluded when the personal data is used to protect public interest, namely in the detection and prevention of crimes or when subject to professional rules of confidentiality.

    The Data Subject has the right of access and portability of the data.

    Rights of Personal Data Subjects: https: // www. .

    For purposes of exercising the respective rights, contact the University through the e-mail address or by using the address found at the end of this announcement, through the means set out in "Contacts for clarification".

    The Data Subject is always entitled to contact and file a complaint with the Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados (Portuguese Supervisory Authority for Personal Data).

    Non-discrimination and equal access policy:

    Universidade Católica Portuguesa actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, wherefore no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any rights whatsoever, or be exempt of any duties based on their ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, family and economic conditions, instruction, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions, and union membership.

    If you have any questions about this position, please contact:

    Universidade Católica Portuguesa

    Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327

    4169-005 Porto, Portugal

    Direção de Recursos Humanos

    1 If the required academic degree has been awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must comply with the provisions of Portuguese legislation on the recognition of foreign degrees, regulated by Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of 16 August. In case the candidate is selected, the signing of the contract is subject to the presentation of the formal document.

    Candidates are advised to consult the website of the Directorate-General for Higher Education (DGES) for additional information on this matter: https: // www.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// www.
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Porto
  • Postal Code: 4169-005
  • Street: Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327
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