09/09/2021

ONE research grant for candidates with MSc degree with reference number BI| 2021/200 is now available under the scope of project LAW-NLP, funded by IMPRENSA NACIONAL-CASA DA MOEDA


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    INESC ID
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    24/09/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Portugal › Lisboa
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    LAW-NLP - BI| 2021/200

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Public notice for research grant

LAW-NLP

INESC-ID - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa is a R&D institute dedicated to advanced research and development in the fields of Information Technologies, Electronics, Communications, and Energy. INESC-ID has participated in more than 50 research projects funded by the European Union and more than 190 funded by national entities. Until today, our researchers have published more than 700 papers in international journal papers, more than 3000 papers in international conferences, and have registered 15 patents and/or brands.

1 | RESEARCH GRANT TYPE

ONE research grant for candidates with MSc degree with reference number BI| 2021/200 is now available under the scope of project LAW-NLP, funded by IMPRENSA NACIONAL-CASA DA MOEDA and under the following conditions:

2 | DURATION

6 months, starting in October 2021

- Renewable, if the candidate is enrolled in a PhD program - art. 6º, n.4 c)

(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf )

subject to suitable performance within the period of the project, not exceeding the maximum period set by FCT for such grants – 4 years (included contract renewals)

- Renewable, if the candidate is enrolled in a non-degree programme – art. 6º, n. 4 a)

(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf )

subject to suitable performance within the period of the project, not exceeding the maximum period set by FCT for such grants – 1 year (included contract renewals)

3 | LEGISLATION

A fellowship contract will be celebrated according to:

  1. Law 40/2004 of 18th of August (Scientific Research Fellow Status) and its successive amendments, including the amendments introduced by the Decree Law n. 123/2019 of 28 th of August

    https://dre.pt/web/guest/legislacao-consolidada/-/lc/124281176/201912061112/73740605/diploma/indice?lcq=estatuto+do+bolseiro,

     

  2. Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology in force (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf )

     

  3. INESC-ID Lisboa Grant Regulations

https://www.inesc-id.pt/scholarship-regulations/

The fellowship contract is awarded on an exclusive dedication basis – art. 5 of Scientific Research Fellow Status and art. 16 of Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology.

4 | MONTHLY AMOUNT

The monthly amount of the grant 1104,64 € is in accordance with the values stipulated in the “Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology” in force (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/Tabela_Valores_SMM_LOE_2021.pdf ) and shall be rendered through a monthly bank transfer to an account held by the grantee

5 | OBJECTIVES/WORKPLAN

LAW-NLP aims to explore the use of natural language processing to help users understand and identify relevant Portuguese consumer laws that apply to their situation. To that end, the applicant will take part in an annotation task, aiming at enriching with highly granular linguistic information legal text from a specific domain, using an appropriate annotation tool. The linguistic information concerns semantic structuring of predicate-argument relations, correference, modification scope, as well as domain-specific named entities and relations.

The grantee is also expected to have an active role in a critical review of related work in view of adapting relevant contributions from different annotation schemes to the specific nature and goals of task at hand, including the domain-specific features of the texts, and the particular aspects of Portuguese syntax and semantics, aiming at producing a comprehensive review of the state of the art and scientific research papers on the annotation task and the analysis of the linguistic data.

6 | SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISION

The activity will be supervised by João Miguel de Sousa de Assis Dias, Assistant professor at UAlg and Jorge Manuel Evangelista Baptista Associate Professor at UAlg, both are researchers at INESC- ID Lisboa.

INESC ID will integrate the grantee in the research team of the scientific advisor

7 | ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The candidates should have a MSc in Language Sciences, Linguistics, or related area.

 

By the grant start date, the candidate must be enrolled in

  1. a PhD programme – art. 6º, n.1

    (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf)

or

  1. a non-degree programme – art. 6º, n. 2

    (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf )

Preferential factors:

Preference will be given to candidates:

  • with established experience in the semantic annotation of Portuguese Legal texts
  • research experience with different multilevel web-based, collaborative annotation tools
  • experience in Portuguese semantics and syntax.

 

8 | EVALUATION CRITERIA AND COMMITEE

The selection will be according to the following criteria:

        1. Academic record of the candidate (including performance in related courses, publication record and past experience in research) and relevance of the research areas and work experience of the candidate with respect to the goals of the project (60%);
        2. Personal reference (10%);
        3. Portuguese language level (20%);
        4. English language level (10%).

 

The jury may also decide not to assign the scholarship, if none of candidates meets the required conditions

Jury

name

Professional Status

Institutions

President

Jorge Manuel Evangelista Baptista

Researcher / Associate Professor

INESC ID - UALG

Member

João Miguel de Sousa de Assis Dias

Researcher / Assistant Professor

INESC ID - UALG

Member

Pedro Alexandre Simões dos Santos

Researcher / Associate Professor

INESC ID - ISTecnico

Substitute member

Mª Luísa Torres R. Marques da Silva Coheur

Researcher / Associate Professor

INESC ID - ISTecnico

Substitute member

Bruno Emanuel da Graça Martins

Researcher / Associate Professor

INESC ID - ISTecnico

9 | COMPLAIN AND APPEAL DEADLINES AND PROCEDURES

The jury has the faculty not to select a candidate who does not prove the requirements mentioned in required education Level and research experience

 

The admitted and excluded candidates will be notified by email of the final ranking list, including the copy of the Preliminary Report of the jury.

 

Prior Hearing and Deadline for Final Decision: After being notified, candidates have 10 working days to submit, if applicable, a formal rebuttal.

 

After that period, the jury notifies the candidates of the Final Report.

 

Excluded applicants may complain about the jury's final report for 15 working days after notification or appeal the jury's decision to the INESC ID Board of Directors for 30 working days after notification.

 

According to the Portuguese Law, a disabled candidate has a preference when in equal classification, which prevails over any other legal preference. Candidates must declare their respective degree of disability, the type of disability and the means of communication / expression to be used in the selection process, under the law.

10 | FORMALISATION OF APPLICATIONS

Applications are formalised by sending an email to rh@inesc-id.pt with the documents stated bellow and in pdf form.

The application email should clearly state the reference of the research grant and project.

 

 

1

Single copy of official academic degree certificate in the required education level

 

a) In the application submission, the candidates from portuguese education institutions may replace the copy of official academic degree certificate by a declaration of honour stating that they have the required academic degree.

 

 

  • It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents a single copy of the official academic degree certificate, required in education level

b) In the application submission, the candidates from foreigner education institutions may replace the copy of official academic degree certificate by a declaration of honour stating that they have the required academic degree.

 

 

  •  
  • It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents a single copy of the official diploma recognition, required in education level

 

 

  •  
  • For more information about diploma recognition:

 

 

https://www.dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/degree-and-diploma-recognition

 

2

Detailed list of grades (pdf form);

 

 

 

3

Proof of enrolment required on 7 a) or 7 b) (pdf form);

 

In the application submission, the candidates may replace the proof of enrolment by a declaration of honour stating that they are/will be enrolled required in 7 a) or 7 b)

 

 

  • It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents an official copy of the enrolment, required in 7 a) or 7 b)

 

 

 

4

Detailed curriculum vitae (pdf form);

 

 

 

5

Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position (pdf form);

 

 

 

6

Name of two personal references (pdf form).

 

 
 
 
 
 

Application Dates

From

To

13-09-2021

 

24-09-2021

More Information

Benefits

The monthly amount of the grant 1104,64 € is in accordance with the values stipulated in the “Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology” in force (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/Tabela_Valores_SMM_LOE_2021.pdf ) and shall be rendered through a monthly bank transfer to an account held by the grantee.

Eligibility criteria

The candidates should have a MSc in Language Sciences, Linguistics, or related area.

 

By the grant start date, the candidate must be enrolled in

  1. a PhD programme – art. 6º, n.1

    (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf)

or

  1. a non-degree programme – art. 6º, n. 2

    (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf )

Selection process

The selection will be according to the following criteria:

        1. Academic record of the candidate (including performance in related courses, publication record and past experience in research) and relevance of the research areas and work experience of the candidate with respect to the goals of the project (60%);
        2. Personal reference (10%);
        3. Portuguese language level (20%);
        4. English language level (10%).

 

The jury may also decide not to assign the scholarship, if none of candidates meets the required conditions

Additional comments

a) In the application submission, the candidates from portuguese education institutions may replace the official academic degree certificate by a declaration of honour stating that they have the required academic degree.

- It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents a single copy of the official academic degree certificate, required in education level

 

b) In the application submission, the candidates from foreigner education institutions may replace the official academic degree certificate by a declaration of honour stating that they have the required academic degree.

 - It is mandatory for the approval of the fellowship contract that the selected candidate presents a single copy of the official diploma recognition, required in education level

 - For more information about diploma recognition please press https://www.dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/degree-and-diploma-recognition

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

The candidates should have a MSc in Language Sciences, Linguistics, or related area.

 

By the grant start date, the candidate must be enrolled in

  1. a PhD programme – art. 6º, n.1

    (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf)

or

  1. a non-degree programme – art. 6º, n. 2

    (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf )

Specific Requirements

Preferential factors:

Preference will be given to candidates:

  • with established experience in the semantic annotation of Portuguese Legal texts
  • research experience with different multilevel web-based, collaborative annotation tools
  • experience in Portuguese semantics and syntax.

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
INESC ID
Portugal
Lisboa
Lisboa
1000-029
Rua Alves Redol, 9

EURAXESS offer ID: 682257

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