Scientific Research Fellowship

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


June 24, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: Polytechnic of Leiria
  • Research Field: Engineering › Civil engineering
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 24/06/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Leiria
  • Type Of Contract: Other
  • Job Status: Other
  • Reference Number: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028439
  • The Polytechnic of Leiria is now opening applications for ( one ) scientific research fellowship (BI) within the project “Seismic performance ASSessment of existing Precast Industrial buildings and development of Innovative Retrofitting sustainable solutions”, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028439, cofinanced by FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I. P. and COMPETE 2020 - Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização, in the scope of the PORTUGAL 2020 program, through FEDER – Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional, in the following terms:

    WORK PLAN: The main objective of the work plan is the existing industrial buildings park in Portugal. Based on the characterization, seismic vulnerability, to identify the main problems and guide the development of reinforcement solutions.

    DURATION: 6 months, eventually renewable until the end of the project or the maximum duration for this research fellowship type. The fellowship is due to start in July 2021.

    . WORKPLACE AND SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISION: The work will be developed at the School of Management and Technology of the Polytechnic of Leiria, under the supervision of Professor Paulo Alexandre Lopes Fernandes.

    SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS : Applications must be addressed to the president of the jury and sent by e-mail to, presenting the application form available at www. with the following documentation attached:

    - Document(s) proving the ownership of the academic degree(s) and/or required application diploma(s), preferably with the final average and curricular units' classification. Candidates with foreign qualifications must prove their academic degree and foreign diploma in the terms of the Decree-law no. 66/2018, dated August 16th. These documents can be dismissed during the application phase, by submitting a declaration of honour available in the application form, which can only attest to facts that occurred prior to the application, with the verification of this condition occurring only in the contract signing phase;

    - (optional during the application phase) Document proving the enrolment and registration in the study cycle or non-awarding degree course, as stated in the application announcement;

    - Updated candidate Curriculum Vitae;

    - Document(s) supporting other evaluation parameter(s) indicated in the announcement;

    - Other certifications and/or other documents considered relevant by the candidate.


    . GRANT FINANTIAL COMPONENTS: Monthly maintenance stipend of €1.104,64, according to the FCT Regulation for Studentships and Fellowships (https: // www. plus, if applicable, the monthly Voluntary Social Insurance, according to the conditions defined in the Research Fellowship Holder statute, as well as the Personal Accident Insurance, during the research fellowship period.

    . PAYMENT: The maintenance stipend will be monthly processed, through bank transfer, to the account identified by the research fellow.

    Eligibility criteria

    ELIGIBILITY OF CANDIDATES: Without prejudice to the applicable rules to each type of research fellowship, the following candidates are eligible:

    a) National citizens or citizens of other member states of the European Union;

    b) Third-party states citizens;

    c) Stateless persons;

    d) Beneficiaries of political refugee status.

    Selection process

    . EVALUATION PANEL: The jury responsible for the applications evaluation will be constituted by PhD Professors: Paulo Alexandre Lopes Fernandes (president), Miguel Filipe Barreto dos Santos and Hugo Rodrigues (effective members); João Paulo Veludo Vieira Pereira and Pedro Emanuel Alves Flores de Oliveira Gala (substitute members).

    . SELECTION METHOD AND EVALUATION CRITERIA: Evaluation will be based on the curricular analysis and interview, and will focus on the candidate merit according to the following:

    a) Adequacy of the academic qualification - 10% (AE);

    b) Final undergraduate degree grade - 25% (Cf);

    c) Experience/General knowledge - 20% (E);

    d) Specifc knowledge in the Research Field - 25% (CE);

    e) Interview - 20% (Ent)

    with the final grade (NF) = AE0.10 + Cf0.25 + E 0.2 + CE0.25 + Ent0.2.

    . RESULTS DISCLOSURE AND COMPLAINTS: The jury will send to the candidates, by e-mail, the provisional results of the evaluation (presented in the form of the minutes resulting from the evaluation process) within 90 working days after the application deadline. After this disclosure, candidates have 10 working days to pronounce, if they wish, in the appropriate form available in the institutional webpage, under the terms of the administrative procedure code (CPA). The final decision will be taken within a maximum period of 60 working days after the conclusion of the previous hearing of interested parties, of which a complaint can be filed within 15 working days, after notification, to the highest executive body of the Polytechnic of Leiria. Within the scope of the research fellowship award procedure, if the final ordering list, duly approved, contains a number of approved candidates higher than the number of research fellowships to be filled, an internal recruitment reserve is always created, which can be used when there is need for occupation due to withdrawal of the scholarship holder, under the terms of the CPA, to be used during the eligibility of the project.

    . APPLICABLE LEGISLATION AND REGULATION: Research Fellowship Holder statute, approved by Law no. 40/2004, dated August 18th, in its current wording; Regulation no. 950/2019 FCT Regulation for Studentships and Fellowships, I.P. (https: // www.

    Web site for additional job details

    https: // www.

    Offer Requirements
  • Engineering: Undergraduate


    Masters in Civil Engineering or a related field who are registed in courses that do not confer an academic degree as part of the educational project of a higher education institution, or are attending a doctoral plan.

    Specific Requirements

    . ACTIVITY SCHEME: Exclusivity, according to the applicable legislation.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Polytechnic of Leiria
  • Department: School of Technology and Management
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // www.
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Leiria
  • Postal Code: 2410-191
  • Street: Rua General Norton de Matos
  • Phone: 00351244820300
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