ORGANISATION/COMPANYPolytechnic of Leiria
RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Chemical engineering
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE02/08/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONPortugal › Leiria
TYPE OF CONTRACTOther
HOURS PER WEEK35
REFERENCE NUMBERProject no. 46091
The Polytechnic of Leiria is now opening applications for (one) scientific research fellowship (BI) within the project “Better Plastics – Plastics in a Circular Economy” (Project no. 46091), cofinanced by 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:
. SCIENTIFIC AREA: Plastics Circularity.
. RECIPIENTS: Holders of an undergraduate degree in Chemical/Environment/Mechanical Engineering or related areas, enrolled in a master course with a specialty in Plastics Circularity or who are enrolled in a non-degree course in association with Research Units. Preference will be given to holders of a master degree who are enrolled in a doctoral course and candidates with an undergraduate degree, who are master's students, will only be hired if master's degree holders who are doctoral students do not apply, or if the latter are not from the intended training area and/or do not have the required professional experience. [Registration is not mandatory during the application phase].
. DURATION: 12 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 August 2021.
. WORK PLAN: The main tasks to be carried out are: Identification of regulatory of processes, requirements and technical specifications as well as technological surveillance associated with the circularity of plastics; Laboratory work associated with pre-treatment and plastic treatment systems; Collaboration in testing prototype equipment and validating solutions for circularity models; Collaboration in research development teams; Other activities inherent and underlying the development of the project; Reporting.
. WORKPLACE AND SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISION: The work will be developed at the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic of Leiria, under the supervision of PhD Professors Marcelo Rudolfo Calvete Gaspar and Nelson Simões Oliveira.
. GRANT FINANTIAL COMPONENTS: Monthly maintenance stipend of €1.104,64 for doctoral students or 835,98€ for master’s students, according to the FCT Regulation for Studentships and Fellowships (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores) 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.
. ACTIVITY SCHEME: Exclusivity, according to the applicable legislation.
. EVALUATION PANEL: The jury responsible for the applications evaluation will be constituted by PhD Professors: Joel Oliveira Correia Vasco (President), Nelson Simões Oliveira, Marcelo Rudolfo Calvete Gaspar and Maria Lizete Lopes Heleno (effective members) and Carlos Alexandre Bento Capela and Sílvia Maria Carriço dos Santos Monteiro (substitute members).
. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 20th of July to 2nd of August of 2021.
. SELECTION METHOD AND EVALUATION CRITERIA: Evaluation will be based on the curricular analysis and eventual interview, and will focus on the candidate merit according to the following:
a) Academic qualifications (HA): final undergraduate degree grade; b) Professional/academic experience (EC); c) Interview (ENT); with the final grade (NF) = [HA*0,60 + EC*0,2 + ENT*0,2]. If the jury decides, by justified deliberation, to dismiss the interview: NF = [HA*0,6 + EC*0,4].
Observation: If the candidate(s) with foreign qualifications(s) do not present, during the application phase, the recognition of the degree or foreign diploma and the classification conversion to the Portuguese scale, the jury defines the conversion only for the application purposes based on the rules of the legal regime applicable to the recognition of foreign degrees and diplomas or, when not possible, applies the minimal classification of 10 points.
Note that foreign academic degrees need to be registered by a Portuguese institution, in accordance with Decree-law no. 66/2018, dated August 16th, and Ordinance no. 33/2019, dated January 25th. The presentation of the certificate is mandatory for signing the contract. More information can be obtained at: https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt/pagina/reconhecimento?plid=374
. 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.
. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: Applications must be addressed to the president of the jury and sent by e-mail to email@example.com, presenting the application form available at https://www.ipleiria.pt/investigar/bolsas-idi/concursos-abertos/ 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.
. 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. 152/2021, dated February 22th [Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowship of the Polytechnic of Leiria].
Leiria, 16th of July of 2021.
President of the Polytechnic of Leiria
Rui Filipe Pinto Pedrosa
EURAXESS offer ID: 665166
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