ORGANISATION/COMPANYFaculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE30/11/2018 23:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONPortugal › Lisbon
TYPE OF CONTRACTOther
OFFER STARTING DATE01/01/2019
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / ERC
Seeking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join Project Sea, Sand and People. An Environmental History of Coastal Dunes. The project aims to explore human-environment relation in coastal areas worldwide, since the 18th century until today. Based on selected case-studies and comparative approaches, the project will cross qualitative and quantitative data from both the Humanities and Social Sciences with the Physical and Life Sciences, to produce innovative holistic knowledge about the dunes.
The position (Postdoctoral Fellow), funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council, is initially available for one year and is renewable up to the end of the 5 years of the project.
The fellowship is regulated by:
-Research Fellowship Holder Statute (Law 40/2004 of 18 August) - http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/estatutobolseiro;
-Regulation for Studentships and Fellowships of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia-http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT.pdf;
- Regulation for Fellowships of the Universidade de Lisboa - https://www.ulisboa.pt/sites/ulisboa.pt/files/documents/files/novo_regulamento_de_bolsas_de_investigacao_da_universidade_de_lisboa.pdf
The work consists of doing research and collecting quantitative and qualitative data on coastal dunes, maritime forests, coastal dynamic, coastal management and other relevant issues for the project, in several EU and Non-EU countries. Contribute to the scientific outputs and dissemination activities of the project. And provide direct support to the Principal Investigator in the candidate area of expertise. Since the research tasks will be developed in a collaboratively interdisciplinary environment, the candidate must learn the basic concepts and methodologies to do historical research.
The optimal candidate would have: (1) a relevant PhD in the area of the Geosciences. (2) Expertise in external geodynamics, being capable to work unsupervised and develop research objectives and methodologies up to challenge; (3) Previous experience in publication in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. (4) Capability to report writing to deadlines, produce scientific papers and make presentations at scientific and non-specialists’ events.
Fluent English (written and spoken) is required.
The candidate should know how to use GIS tools. Knowledge of other languages, such as French and German will be an advantage.
To apply, please send, in English or Portuguese, a motivation letter (max. 3 pages), CV and copy of academic certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org
The three best qualified candidates will be called to an interview (in person or by skype).
Salary will be in accordance with the Portuguese Science Foundation salary scale, specifically 1.495€ per month (net) (http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores), paid by bank transfer.
Ensurance (Seguro Social Voluntário and Seguro de Acidentes Pessoais) costs are supported by the employer.
Acceptance of the fellowship entails that the respective functions will be performed in exclusivity (Art. 5 of the Research Fellowship Holder Statute).
EURAXESS offer ID: 354035