Open Research Fellow Position for a Master Student

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    ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    26/07/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
    Portugal › Lisbon
    BI _CIES_03_IDN/2021


The Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-Iscte) of the Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa is accepting applications for one Research Fellowship for a Master Student, within the framework of the Project “Barreiras ao Recrutamento nas Forças Armadas”.

The Project is promoted by the Direção-Geral de Recursos da Defesa Nacional (DGRDN), the Instituto de Defesa Nacional (IDN), the Gabinete da Igualdade do Ministério da Defesa Nacional (GI-MDN) and Iscte – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa,, through its organic unit Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-Iscte), that provides technical support and scientific coordination.

The Project is funded by Direção-Geral de Recursos da Defesa Nacional (DGRDN).

Workplace and Scientific Supervision:

The work will be developed at CIES-Iscte/Iscte – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Avenida das Forças Armadas, 1649-026 Lisboa, under the scientific supervision of Luísa Veloso e Nuno de Almeida Alves

Admission Requirements:

Candidates must hold a bachelor degree in Sociology or other Social Sciences and be enrolled at a master in the above mentioned Scientific Areas (Article 6 of FCT Regulation for Research Fellowships - Reg. nr. 950/2019).


The work plan, under the coordination of Luísa Veloso and Nuno de Almeida Alves, will include document analysis of reports on normal and special recruitment in the Armed Forces, analysis of recruitment statistics (encompassing applications, classification and selection, instruction and incorporation), visiting recruitment structures and conducting interviews and focus groups on recruitment in the armed forces.

The work will also include the writing of reports and other scientific outputs.


The research fellowship will have the duration of 12 months and may be eventually renewed within the project duration and in accordance with the provisions of point 4 of Article 6 of the of FCT Regulation for Research Fellowships into force.

More Information


Monthly maintenance allowance:

According to the values for Research Fellowships awarded by FCT in Portugal (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores), the amount of the monthly maintenance allowance is € 835,98 + Voluntary Social Security Insurance (SSV). The payment will be made monthly by Bank Transfer.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must hold a bachelor degree in Sociology or other Social Sciences and be enrolled at a master in the above mentioned Scientific Areas (Article 6 of FCT Regulation for Research Fellowships - Reg. nr. 950/2019).


Selection process

Selection methods:

The selection process will be developed based on the curriculum evaluation. In the event that several candidates demonstrate that they have the profile suited for carrying out the workplan, the jury reserves the right to call the candidates for an interview that will have a weight of 40% in the final grade. If the jury deems it unnecessary to conduct an interview, the curriculum evaluation will have a final weighting of 100%.

The evaluation and ranking criteria are as follows: a) in the final average of the degree in sociology or other Social Sciences (30 %); b) in the classifications obtained in the curricular units of methodological nature of the degree in Sociology or other social sciences – examples: Data Analysis in Social Sciences; Research Methods and Techniques in Social Sciences; Laboratory Curriculum Units (40 %); c) of the experience demonstrated in the items indicated in the preferred factors (30%). The curriculum evaluation of candidates will proceed in compliance with the criteria indicated, on an entire scale between 0 and 100.

The jury reserves the right to:

a) invite the best-scoring candidate for the position in question, following the order established in the final ranking list, whenever the selected candidate does not meet the requirements for formalizing the contract or in case of unavailability,

b) not award the fellowship if none of the candidates matches the desired profile.

Composition of the selection Jury:

President: Doutor Nuno de Almeida Alves PhD (CIES-Iscte). Other members: Doutora Luísa Veloso PhD (CIES-Iscte), and Doutora Patrícia Ávila, PhD (CIES-Iscte).


Notification of the results:

The final evaluation results will be publicized through a list of admitted and excluded and a final ranking list, with all candidates being notified by email. There will be 10 working days for complaints/appeals following the announcement of the results.

Additional comments

Application period and documents:

The call is open from July 13, 2021 until July 26, 2021

Applications must be submitted to the email: concursos.cies@iscte-iul.pt with the following subject: Barreiras ao Recrutamento nas Forças Armadas II.

It is mandatory to formalize applications with the submission of a motivation letter and the following documents: i) detailed Curriculum Vitae; ii) copy of the bachelor degree certificate with the grades of the curricular units listed; iii) proof of enrollment at a master academic degree course or, alternatively, a declaration on honor that the candidate will be able to present this document on the date of signing the contract; iv) other relevant documents, including letter(s) of recommendation.

Applications submitted through any other means will not be considered.

Offer Requirements


Admission Requirements:

Candidates must hold a bachelor degree in Sociology or other Social Sciences and be enrolled at a master in the above mentioned Scientific Areas (Article 6 of FCT Regulation for Research Fellowships - Reg. nr. 950/2019).


Academic degrees obtained in foreign countries shall be registered by a Portuguese institution, according to the Decree-Law nr. 66/2018, of August, 16th, and the Ordinance nr. 33/2019, of January, 25th. It is mandatory to present the certificate to sign the contract. More information is available on: https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt/pagina/reconhecimento?plid=374


Specific Requirements

Preferential factors


  1. Experience obtaining and analyzing documentation and statistical information
  2. Experience in carrying out qualitative interviews
  3. Experience in computer-assisted content analysis (Maxqda or other)


Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Avenida das Forças Armadas, Edifício I,

EURAXESS offer ID: 662163


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