Research Grant - BI-28_DEM_TEMA_2021_EMAPETS

    University of Aveiro
    EngineeringComputer engineering
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    28/10/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
    Portugal › Aveiro
    BI-28_DEM_TEMA_2021_EMAPETS - (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032362)


A tender is hereby opened for the award of 1 Research Grant(s) (RG) under Enhanced manufacturing of aluminum alloys products for environmentally transportation sector, reference POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032362 of Center of Mechanical Technology and Automation under the following conditions:

Scientific Area: Mechanical Engineering, Material Engineering, Informatics Engineering and related areas.

Financing Source The Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia I.P./MCTES, in its State Budget component, and by the Regional Operational Program of the Center, in its FEDER component

Work plan: The grants aim to carry out research on aluminum alloys used in the automotive and aerospace industry, with the aim of improving their properties and optimizing the applied manufacturing processes. The work includes material processing and characterization, mechanical behavior modeling, simulation of manufacturing processes applied to respective materials and development of a database with the results obtained.

Workplace: The work will be carried out at Centro de Tecnologia Mecânica e Automação, Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica da Universidade de Aveiro, under the scientific supervision of Professor Gabriela Tamara Vincze.

Duration of the grant(s): The grant duration will be 6 months, starting in November of 2021, and may be renewed for additional periods up to the maximum limit of approved funding. Under no circumstances shall it exceed the limits defined in nos. 5 and 6 of article 9, of Regulation no. 292/2020, of February 28th, published in Diário da República, no. 61, Series II, of March 26th (Scientific Research Grant Regulation of the University of Aveiro).

Deadline for applications and how to submit applications: The call is open from October 15 to October 28, 2021, and only applications submitted within the deadline will be admitted.

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Amount of monthly maintenance allowance: The amount of the grant corresponds to €1,104.64, according to the table of values of monthly maintenance allowances, set out in Appendix III of the Scientific Research Grant Regulation of the University of Aveiro, subject to any updates that may occur and are applicable. The fellow may also be reimbursed for the amount corresponding to the Voluntary Social Security, in case of adherence to this plan.

Applicable legislation and regulations: Research Fellow Statute, as amended by Decree-Law No. 123/2019, of August 28th; Scientific Research Grant Regulation of the University of Aveiro, Regulation No. 292/2020, published in Diário da República No. 61, Series II, of March 26th; Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of August 16th (Legal regime of recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of higher education awarded by foreign higher education institutions).

Eligibility criteria

Selection methods: The selection methods to be used will be the following:

a) academic curriculum (academic path);

b) experience in research and motivation;

c) other merits (additional training, relevant extracurricular activities, level of English, etc.),

with a valuation percentage of 40%, 40%, 20%, respectively.

If the jury considers it necessary, there will be an interview with the 3 first classified, the percentage value will be 50% for the curriculum evaluation and 50% for the interview. The jury also has the right not to choose any candidate if it considers that they do not meet the quality of the required criteria.

Composition of the Selection Jury: The selection board responsible for the selection will consist of the President, Assistant Professor Gabriela Tamara Vincze, Assistant Professor Augusto Luís Barros Lopes and Doctor Marilena Carmen Butuc; Vogais Suplentes: Associate Professor António Manuel de Bastos Pereira and Assistant Professor António Manuel de Amaral Monteiro Ramos.

Selection process

Applications must be formalized by sending a letter of application accompanied by the following documents:

• Curriculum Vitae, dated and signed

• Simple photocopy of the document proving the academic degrees and grade

• Motivation letter

• Other relevant elements.

They shall also indicate the e-mail address to which by such indication they accept to be notified for all purposes within this procedure.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to the address of the “Área de Bolsas” of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro (dem.bolsas@ua.pt), by the deadline, indicating in the subject the reference “BI-28_DEM_TEMA_2021_EMAPETSPublic”. Additionally, candidates are requested to send the scanned documents to Profª Gabriel Vincze email address (gvincze@ua.pt).

Additional comments

Form of publication/notification of results: The results of the evaluation shall be made public no later than 60 working days after the closing date for submission of applications and shall be notified to the applicants. The candidates are informed, in a prior hearing, under the terms established in the Code of Administrative Procedure, of the probable meaning of the final decision, and may, within 10 working days of this notification, express their opinion on this decision. The final results may be appealed to the Rector, to be submitted within 10 working days from the respective notification.

Tender duration: The final ranking list of candidates will be valid until 28nd February 2021 for the purpose of constituting a reserve list for selection.

The models of the grant contract and of the final report to be prepared by the grant holder and the supervisor are available at Research fellows - sgrh - Universidade de Aveiro (ua.pt).

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Required Research Experiences

    EngineeringMechanical engineering
    4 - 10
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
    4 - 10
    EngineeringComputer engineering
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

    Engineering: Undergraduate
    PORTUGUESE: Mother Tongue
    ENGLISH: Excellent


Admission Requirements:

1) Students enrolled in the Doctoral Program of the University of Aveiro


2) Graduates or Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Materials, Computer Science (enrolled in courses that do not confer academic degree integrated in the educational project of the University of Aveiro).

(View Courses at: Courses - University of Aveiro (ua.pt) and Training at UA - Universidade de Aveiro)

The proof of enrolment must be made available until the contract is awarded, and the candidate may attach a declaration of honor to confirm that they meet the requirements for enrolment in an integrated master's degree, master's or doctoral program or in a course that does not confer an academic degree.

If the qualification has been conferred by a foreign higher education institution it must be recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, under the terms of the provisions of article 25 of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of August 16th, which approves the legal regime of recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of Higher Education, attributed by foreign higher education institutions, and of paragraph e) of no. 2 of article 4 of Decree-Law no. 60/2018, of August 3rd, and any formalities established therein must be fulfilled by the date of the hiring act.

Specific Requirements

Eligibility: Applicants are eligible if they comply with paragraph a) of no.1 of article 2, of the Research Fellow Statute in the wording given by Decree-Law no. 123/2019, of August 28th, and also the provisions of article 9 of the Scientific Research Grant Regulations of the University of Aveiro. The duration of the RG is, as a rule, annual, extendable to a maximum of two years, in the case of master's degrees, integrated master's degrees and non-degree courses, and the respective duration, including renewal, may be consecutive or interpolated, pursuant to no. 5 of Article 9 of the above mentioned Regulation.

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