Research Studentships (For Students Of A Course That Does Not Award An Academic Degree) - (Bl183/...

Universities and Institutes of Portugal

Portugal

December 10, 2021

Description

  • Organisation/Company: Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento IST-ID
  • Research Field: Mathematics
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 10/12/2021 00:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Lisboa
  • Reference Number: UIDB/04621/2020 - (BL183/2021-IST-ID)
  • Workplan: The candidate will build and apply mathematical models to microbial biodiversity data from the literature. The work will link epidemiological and metagenomic data with ordinary differential equations and dynamical systems theory. Knowledge of the replicator equation and basics of evolutionary game theory is a pre-requisite. Experience with multi-strain epidemiological models, theoretical ecology literature, and/or data science and bioinformatic analysis of metagenomic data will be appreciated. The ideal candidate will have excellent programming skills in Python/Matlab/Mathematica and be fluent in scientific communication in English, both reading, writing with clearly demonstrated previous experience. Academic background should include a formal Master degree in Mathematics/Physics/Computer Science/Computational Biology/Biomedical Engineering or related areas with relevance for the above.

    Duration: The research fellowship(s) will have the duration of 3 months. It's expected to begin in December 2021 and may be eventually renewed up to the maximum of 4 months.

    It is mandatory to formalize applications with the submission of the following documents:

  • B1 Form – Fellowship application (https: // ist-id.pt/concursos/bolsas/ );
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • academic degree certificate, or proof of defense where applicable;
  • proof of enrollment at an academic degree course (Master, Integrated Master or PhD) or at a course that does not award an academic degree;
  • motivation letter;
  • (for holders of Bachelor or Master degrees who are enrolled at a course that does not award an academic degree) declaration on honour that the applicant does not exceed with this contract an accumulated period of two years in this type of studentship, continuously or with interruptions.
  • One reference letter
  • Example of written scientific work in English by the candidate (report/thesis/other).
  • Applications must be submitted to the email: erida.gjini@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

    Benefits

    Monthly maintenance allowance: According to the values for Research Fellowships awarded by FCT in Portugal (https:// www. fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores), the amount of the monthly maintenance allowance is € 1 104,64 , being the payment method an option of the Fellow by Wire Transfer/Check.

    Eligibility criteria

    Admission Requirements:

    a) to hold a bachelor or master degree and be enrolled at a course that does not award an academic degree and it is integrated in the educational project of a higher education institution, performed in association or cooperation with one or several R&D units;

    b) not to exceed with this contract, including the possible renovations, an accumulated period of two years in this type of studentship, continuously or with interruptions.

    Selection process

    Selection methods: The selection methods will be the following: Curriculum and background evaluation (30%), evaluation of student's previous scientific writing in English, (Master Thesis/ scientific publication/ report), (20%), motivation letter (10%) one letter of recommendation (10%) and individual interview composed of 10 min presentation and 10 min of questions (30%), with the respective weights as indicated.

    Composition of the selection Jury: Dr. Erida Gjini, Dr. Jorge Tiago, Dr. Pedro Lima

    Announcement/ notification of the results: The final evaluation results will be communicated to all applicants by email.

    Deadlines and procedures of complaint and appeal. A complaint may be lodged from the final decision within 15 working days, or an appeal to the Executive Board of IST-ID within 30 working days, both counted from the respective notification

    Additional comments

    Workplace: The work will be developed at the Center for Computational and Stochastic Mathematics (CEMAT) of Instituto Superior Tecnico, under the scientific supervision of Dr. Erida Gjini.

    Web site for additional job details

    https: // ist-id.pt/concursos/bolsas/

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
  • Mathematics: Bachelor Degree or equivalent

    Skills/Qualifications

    Admission Requirements:

    a) to hold a bachelor or master degree and be enrolled at a course that does not award an academic degree and it is integrated in the educational project of a higher education institution, performed in association or cooperation with one or several R&D units;

    b) not to exceed with this contract, including the possible renovations, an accumulated period of two years in this type of studentship, continuously or with interruptions.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento IST-ID
  • Department: DRH
  • Organisation Type: Private with public mission
  • Website: https:// ist-id.pt/
  • E-Mail: Magda.novais@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Lisbon
  • Postal Code: 1049-001 Lisboa
  • Street: Av. Rovisco Pais
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