30 Oct 2023Job Information
INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste
First Stage Researcher (R1)
22 Nov 2023 - 12:00 (Europe/Rome)
Type of Contract
Offer Starting Date
15 Jan 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
A call is open for a selection procedure on the basis of candidates' qualifications, integrated by an interview, for the assignment of one “Post Doc Research Grant” of the duration of two years, with a possible extension, entitled: “Study and characterization of observable-mass scaling relations of the optical cluster catalogue produced by the Euclid survey”. 2. The selection is aimed at the acquisition of one personnel unit for the development of models and techniques which allow the accurate description of the relations between photometric mass proxies, such as abundance and lensing signal, and the underlying halo mass, through the analysis of real or simulated data in different bands. 3. Research will be carried out at INAF-OATs under the scientific supervision of Dr. Emiliano Munari. 4. The fellowship is aimed at this specific research project, and was not announced with the aim of recruitment programming either of the Institute or of the project itself, but of offering the opportunity to carry out research activities in the framework of the project to candidates who deem it useful to their professional growth. 5. We specify that the aim of this selection procedure is to: offer the opportunity of professional development to young candidates holding research master degrees, to research fellows and to fixed-term contract staff who wish to engage in the national and international research environment, with a view to turnover and mobility, which means recruitment of specific professional skills within fixed-term projects and/or activities; to appoint in this way positions which are external to recruitment programming of permanent staff positions and therefore do not represent any binding prerequisite for access to permanent staff positions of the Institute. 6. Further questions on the scientific project can be addressed to prof. dr. Emiliano Munari (e-mail: emiliano.munariat inaf.it).Requirements
Master Degree or equivalent
Applicants to this Call are required the following: a) Master degree issued according to the previous Italian University regulations or Degree (2^ level) either in Physics, Astronomy or Astrophysics, obtained before the Reform introduced by Italian Ministerial Decree (DM) n. 509/09 (Diploma di Laurea), namely the classes of specialist higher education (Lauree Specialistiche), namely the classes of Lauree Magistrali which have been considered equivalent to the above mentioned Diploma di Laurea as per DM of 9 July 2009, or equivalent foreign degree, provided that the relevance of the Degree or of the equivalent qualification will be ascertained by the “Selection Board” further mentioned in article 8; b) PhD degree or equivalent degree either in Physics, Astronomy or Astrophysics, also if awarded abroad, provided that the relevance of the PhD degree or of the equivalent title will be ascertained by the “Selection Board” further mentioned in article 8; or alternatively 2. Master degree issued according to the previous Italian University regulations or Degree (2^ level) either in Physics, Astronomy or Astrophysics, obtained before the Reform introduced by Italian Ministerial Decree (DM) n. 509/09 (Diploma di Laurea), namely the classes of specialist higher education (Lauree Specialistiche), namely the classes of Lauree Magistrali which have been considered equivalent to the above mentioned Diploma di Laurea as per DM of 9 July 2009, or equivalent foreign degree, provided that the relevance of the Degree or of the equivalent qualification will be ascertained by the “Selection Board” further mentioned in article 8; and subsequent documented experience of at least 3 years in scientific, technological or managerial activities; 3. For the purposes of admission to this selection procedure only, the equivalence of qualifications obtained abroad will be ascertained by the “Selection Board” further mentioned in Article 5, on the basis of the documentation produced by the applicant in question compliant to Article 4, paragraph 1, letter d), case 2), of this “Call”. Should such applicant be successful, the Administration, upon accepting the assessment of the “Selection Board” will send the assessment report, together with the required documentation mentioned in Article 3, paragraph 2, letter a) or b) of the Decree of the President of the Republic n. 189 of 30 July 2009 and with the application itself, to the Italian Ministry of University and Research in order to obtain their formal advice as foreseen by Article 4, paragraph 2 of the Decree.
4. Preferential qualifications will be considered the knowledge and experience in the following research fields: a) Data analysis and modelling, in particular in the field of lensing with galaxy clusters; b) Code development and numerical simulations; c) Development and/or use of machine learning algorithms. 5. In addition to the requirement mentioned in previous paragraph 1, applicants to this Call must possess the following: a) Italian citizenship, with the following exceptions: Applicants holding the citizenship of a Member State of the European Union; Applicants not holding the citizenship of one EU Member State, but a residence permit or a permanent residence permit, as provided for by Article 38 of Legislative Decree No. 165 of March 30, 2001, as amended and supplemented; applicants not holding the citizenship of one EU Member States or a temporary or a permanent permit of stay pursuant to Article 38 of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 165 of 30 March 2001 as amended and supplemented, provided that the foreseen conditions of paragraph 5 below are met; b) Registration in the electoral rolls of their residence place (for Italian citizens only); c) age not less than eighteen years; d) enjoyment of civil and political rights; 5 e) no criminal convictions; f) no pending criminal proceedings; g) knowledge of the English language, both written and spoken. 6. According to Article 3 of President of the Council of Ministers Decree No. 174 of February 7, 1994, citizens of EU Member States, as well as citizens of non-EU States, must: a) possess all the requirements listed in this "Call," except for the Italian citizenship; b) enjoy civil and political rights also in their countries of origin; c) have an adequate knowledge of the Italian language. 7. All the requirements detailed by this "Call" must be possessed by the deadline for the submission of
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grant is worth 30,000.00 Euros gross per year. 2. This amount is net of burdens to be charged to the “National Institute for Astrophysics-Astronomical Observatory of Trieste" and will be paid in deferred monthly instalments. 3. The cost deriving from this grant for a total of € 74.014,00 will be charged on the funds assigned in the 2023 Budget on Cost Center 1.04 (INAF - Trieste Astronomical Observatory), under the Function Objective 'Function Objective 2.06.01.21 - “PRIN 2022 2022KCS97B-EMC2 (ref. Emiliano Munari)”, CUP: C53D23001140006. 4. It is arranged that the Budget Office will proceed with the budget transfer within the related Objective Function which may be deemed necessary for proceeding with the commitment of expenditure as recalled in the premises of this Directorial Provision and to reset, with a change in commitment, the sums that are still available at the end of the contract or at the end of the relevant financial year. 5. Tax legislation applied to research fellowships are the dispositions of article 4 of Law 335 of 13 August 1995, as amended and supplemented. 6. Applicable rules for obligatory maternity leave are provided in the Decree of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security dated 12 July 2007, published in the “Gazzetta Ufficiale” n. 247 dated 23 October 2007. Applicable rules for sick leave are provided by art. n. 1, paragraph n. 788 of Italian law n. 296 dated 27 December 2006 and subsequent modifications. 7. During the period of obligatory maternity leave the allowance paid by INPS (Italian national institute for social security) according to art. n. 5 of the above Decree dated 12 July 2007 is supplemented by the “National Institute for Astrophysics" up to the total amount of the grant. 8. The period of obligatory maternity leave will not contribute to the duration of the grant foreseen by the contract. 9. Pursuant to article 7, paragraph 11 of this “Call”, the grant holder must draw up at his/her expenses an insurance policy against accidents at work, which must be presented at the time of signing the contract.
Research fellowships cannot be awarded to personnel employed by the “National Institute for Astrophysics” either on fixed-term or on permanent contracts, and to personnel employed by the Institutes listed in Article 22, paragraph 1 of Law no. 240 of 30 Dec. 2010, as amended and supplemented. 2. In accordance with Article 22, paragraph 3 of Law n. 240 of 30 Dec. 2010, entitlement to the fellowship is incompatible with enrolment in University Bachelor degree courses, Master degree courses, PhD courses with scholarship, Specialty Medical Training courses both in Italy and abroad, and in First and Second Level Postgraduate University courses. 3. Entitlment to the fellowship involves compulsory unpaid leave for employees of the Italian Public Administration, also in case of part-time employment. 4. Fellowships cannot be held contemporarily with other grants of whatever kind, with the exception of those awarded by Italian Institutes, among which is also the “National Institute for Astrophysics”, or by foreign Institutes, both international or supranational, with the aim of integrating the research activities carried out by the fellowship holders through periods spent abroad. 5. Fellowships cannot be cumulated with emoluments for continuative work activities, also in case of part-time activities. 9 6. Instead, limited self-employed occasional work is compatible with the research fellowship, provided that it is not in conflict with the research activity carried out on behalf and in the interests of the “National Institute for Astrophysics”, or may cause delayed performance of the activity. 7. The activity of paragraph 6. above must be in any case previously authorized by the Director of the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste after hearing the Responsible for the Research Programme. 8. Research fellowships cannot be awarded to retired personnel either of the “National Institute for Astrophysics”, or of other Research Institutes or Universities. 9. The total duration of work relationships with holders of research fellowships, according to Article 22 of Law n. 240 of 30 December 2010, also in case fellowships were awarded by different Universities, either public or private, or online universities, as well as by other institutes or by public institutes, according to what foreseen by the above mentioned legislation cannot in any case exceed six years, also non-continuous, with the exclusion of periods of maternity leave or absence due to sick leave as foreseen by the law in force.
The “Selection Board” is appointed by provision of the Director of the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste upon request of the Scientific Responsible, and is composed of the Chair and two members, in compliance with the provisions of the "Disciplinare per il conferimento di assegni per lo svolgimento di attività di ricerca" (Regulations for the award of fellowships for research activities), as recalled in the foreword of this “Call”. 2. By the above provision the "Secretary" of the "Selection Board" will be also appointed. The Secretary will also act as “Responsible of the Procedure”, with the specific task to verify and guarantee the formal regularity of the selection procedure. 3. In the course of the first meeting, which can be also held in remote mode, the "Selection Board" will establish the following: a) criteria and modality of evaluation of qualifications and interview, which must be explicitly specified in the meeting record, with the aim of assigning respective scores. b) the schedule of the possible interview. 4. The “Selection Board”, with the scope of defining the criteria for the evaluation of both requirements and interviews, must follow the general principles of the “European Charter for Researchers”. 5. The “Selection Board”, can assign to each candidate a total ranking score which will not exceed 100, subdivided as follows: a) 40 marks for qualifications evaluated according to article 6 of this “Call”. b) 60 marks for the interview.
The selection is based on qualifications and interview. 2. Qualifications to be evaluated, within the maximum score of 40 marks, are the following: a) curriculum vitae et studiorum:up to a maximum of 27/40 scores; b) scientific-technical publications relevant to the scope of this call: up to a maximum of 5/40 scores; c) other qualifications (prizes, grants, reference letters, additional educational titles other than those required, etc,): up to a maximum of 5/40 scores. d) Seniority on research activities: higher scores will be assigned to the shortest period of time elapsed since attainment of the degree (specialist, master's degree or old system): up to a maximum of 3/40 scores. In case of equal scores, the PhD title will be considered as preferred qualification 3. Applicants whose qualifications score is evaluated not lower than 21/40 marks will be admitted to the possible interview. 4. The scope of the interview, which could also take place by videoconference, is to assess the professional level of the applicant and his/her aptitude for performing the research activities which are object of the project proposed in accordance with Article 1, paragraph 3 of this “Call”. During the interview the Selection Board will ascertain the candidate's knowledge of the English language. 5. Applicants admitted to the interview will be summoned by a specific notice sent either by electronic certified mail or by ordinary electronic mail, with acknowledgment of receipt of the notice, at least 15 days before the date of the scheduled interview. 6. In the above notice the following will be communicated: a) the total score obtained by the candidate after evaluation of the qualifications; b) day, time, and venue of the interview. 7. For admission to the interview, applications must provide their identity documents with current legal validity. 11 8. In case interviews take place in videoconference mode, adequate measures will be taken to ensure compliance with the principles of publicity, transparency and impartiality. 9. Conversely, in case interviews take place on-site, the following measures must be taken: b) for conducting the interviews, a room open to the public must be used, with space capacity suited to enable maximum participation; c) after each session of interviews, the Selection Board will prepare the list of examined candidates with indication of marks assigned to each of them; d) the above list, undersigned by the "President" and by the "Secretary" of the “Selection Board”, will be posted at the entrance of the room where the interviews are conducted; e) at the end of each session the Selection Board will draw up the relevant official report which will display the marks obtained by each individual candidate for the interview; 10. Applicants are deemed to have passed the interview, in case it was performed, if they obtain at least 42/60 marks. 11. The total score assigned to each candidate is determined by the sum of the marks assigned to qualifications and to the interview. 12. At the end of the selection procedure the "Secretary" of the “Selection Board”, who is also “Responsible for the Procedure”, will submit the relevant acts, together with the “final ranked list by merit”, to the Director of the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste. . 13. The “final ranked list by merit” of the selection procedure is approved by decree of the Director of the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste and will be posted on the "Website" of the “National Institute for Astrophysics-Astronomical Observatory of Trieste", at the following link https: // www. oats.inaf.it, Section “Job opportunities”.
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