09/11/2021
European Research Council

Recruitment of a Research Technician (Master’s degree) (employment contract)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    FCiências.ID
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    10/12/2021 00:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Portugal › Lisboa
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    #3754; FCiências.ID/2021/cE3c/8

OFFER DESCRIPTION

#3754

Public Notice - International Selection Procedure

Recruitment of a Research Technician (Master’s degree) (employment contract)

FCiências.ID/2021/cE3c/8

 

Project COMPCON: Competition under (niche) construction

Reference H2020-ERC-COG-2016-725419

FCiências.ID - Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências, through its Chairman of the Board of Directors, hereby announces the opening of an international call for the recruitment of a Research Technician with a master degree, in the framework of the Project COMPCON - Competition under (niche) construction, funded by European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme (European Research Council, ERC), under Grant Agreement no. 725419, in the form of an indefinite duration fixed-term employment contract, according to the Portuguese Labour Code and complementary legislation.

 

I. Admission Requirements

Portuguese nationals, foreign and stateless persons may submit applications to this selection procedure, provided they hold a master degree1 in Biology or similar areas and fully comply with the following requirements:

  • a) Demonstrated thorough scientific and/or professional experience with laboratory procedures relevant to the work plan, namely experience in plant biology and/or entomology and/or molecular biology;
  • b) Good organizational skills, multitasking and teamwork.

1 Please note that Degrees obtained in foreign countries need a Portuguese Recognition issued by a Portuguese high degree Institution, according to the Decree-Law nr. 66/2018, of August 16th and the Ministerial Order nr. 33/2019, of January 25th. The presentation of such Recognition is mandatory for contract signature. More information can be obtained in: https://www.dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/degree-and-diploma-recognition.

 

II. Applicable Law

  1. Portuguese Labour Code, as approved by Law No. 93/2019, of September 04th, in its current version (CT);
  2. Administrative Procedure Code, as published in Decree-Law No. 4/2015, of January 7th, in its current version (CPA).

 

III. Work Plan

The objectives of the work plan are to:

  • a) Assist the research team in their regular tasks: planting tomato and bean, spider mite rearings and experiments involving plant and spider mite manipulation.
  • b) Perform genetic-related routine tasks (e.g. DNA extractions, diagnostic PCRs, qPCRs).
  • c) Ensure the proper functioning of the laboratory in general, namely the maintenance of stocks and all material associated with the project.

 

IV. Composition of the Jury

The members of the jury are:

  • President – Prof. Sara Magalhães;
  • 1st Member of the jury – Dr. Inês Fragata Almeida;
  • 2nd Member of the jury – Dr. Leonor Rodrigues;
  • 1st Alternate Member of the jury – Prof. Elio Sucena;
  • 2nd Alternate Member of the Jury – Prof. Margarida Matos.

 

V. Place of work

The work will be developed at the facilities of Research Center cE3c: Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes of Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, Portugal.

 

VI. Contract Duration

The full-time indefinite duration fixed-term employment contract is expected to start on January of 2022 and will last until the Work Plan referred to in section III is completed. It will have an expected duration of 6 months, will not exceed the limits set in the CT, including an initial experimental trial period of 30 days.

 

VII. Monthly Allowance

The gross monthly salary corresponds to 1200 Euros, plus holiday and Christmas allowances, as well as food allowance in the amount and conditions set out for workers with a legal employment relationship under the Labour Code.

 

VIII. Evaluation of applications

  1. Failure to comply with the Admission Requirements implies the non-admission of candidates in absolute merit.
  2. The final classification of candidates is given on a scale of 0 to 100%.
  3. Evaluation of the relative merit of candidates, will rely on the following criteria:
    • a) Curriculum Vitae - 60%;
    • b) Motivation Letter - 40%;
    • c) Interview, if deemed necessary by the jury - 30%.
  4. The jury may decide to interview the candidates with a classification equal or higher to 75% [in criteria a) and b) of paragraph 3)], for clarifications and improved explanations of curricular elements. If there is an interview, the sum of the classification obtained in the evaluation criteria a) to b) will correspond to 70% of the final classification and the interview will correspond to 30%.
  5. The jury shall deliberate by means of a roll-call vote based on the evaluation criteria.
  6. Minutes of the jury meetings are drawn up, summarizing all relevant elements considered by jury members, as well as their individual votes and justifications.
  7. After completion of the evaluation process, the jury will draw up a ranking of successful candidates with their classifications.
  8. Hiring will be decided by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of FCiências.ID, based on the final jury recommendation.
  9. The evaluation results will be published on the website of the FCiências.ID (http://www.fciencias-id.pt/ "Concursos" tab). The candidates will be individually notified of the evaluation results by e-mail sent to the address indicated in the "Personal Data" section of the submitted form.
  10. With the notification referred to in paragraph 9, the hearing phase of interested parties referred to in Article 121 et seq. of the CPA will begin, and last for ten working days.
  11. The possible pronouncement of the candidate in a prior hearing must be addressed to the President of the jury and submitted in writing to concursos@fciencias-id.pt. The President of the jury will convene a jury’s meeting to produce the final decision, within thirty working days.
  12. Within five working days of the final jury decision, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of FCiências.ID will approve it and the candidates will be notified.
  13. The communication between FCiências.ID (concursos@fciencias-id.pt) and the candidates will be electronic and will comply with the following rules:
    • a) At the time of electronic submission of any document - namely in the case of paragraph no 11 - the candidates must generate proof of "sent message".
    • b) FCiências.ID will send an email message acknowledging documents received to the email address used by the candidates, within two working days.
    • c) In case of absence of a confirmation receipt by FCiências.ID – showing the possibility of technical problems that should neither be the responsibility of the candidate nor FCiências.ID - the candidates should contact FCiências.ID, with the proof referred to in point (a), to ensure delivery and proper receipt of the documents concerned.

 

IX. Compliance with public policies

  1. FCiências.ID actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, so that no candidate can be privileged, benefited, disadvantaged or deprived of any right or exempt from any duty due to, inter alia, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, economic situation, education, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological beliefs and trade union membership.
  2. Under the terms of D.L. No. 29/2001, of February 3, a disabled candidate has a preference 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 terms of the above-mentioned diploma.

 

X. Submission of Applications

  1. The present call will be open from 10th November to 9th December 2021.
  2. The application and all the required documents may be submitted in Portuguese or English.
  3. Applications will be submitted online, through the electronic platform of FCiências.ID (http://concursos.fciencias-id.pt).
  4. On the electronic platform, applicants will complete a mandatory section on Personal Data [name, address, date of birth, contact email, nationality and scientific identifiers] and upload files with the documents listed below:
    • i. Detailed curriculum vitae - mandatory - CV may be provided in PDF format or through the CIÊNCIAVITAE system;
    • ii. A motivation letter clearly demonstrating that the candidate has an adequate profile for the position and fully complies with the Admission Requirements - mandatory;
    • iii. Digital copies of documents proving formal academic degrees and/or other scientific and professional qualifications - original documents must be provided in case of actual recruitment - mandatory;
    • iv. Other documents that candidates consider relevant for the assessment of their scientific merit, or to declare the personal situation in the cases covered in section IX-2 of this Notice - optional.
  5. By decision of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of FCiências.ID, candidates who do not submit the documents identified in paragraph 4 will not be admitted to the call. In case of doubts, the Chairman may also invite candidates to substantiate specific data or statements with official supporting documents, before accepting the candidates’ submission.

This Public Note was approved by the jury on November 9th 2021.

More Information

Benefits

Monthly Allowance

The gross monthly salary corresponds to 1200 Euros, plus holiday and Christmas allowances, as well as food allowance in the amount and conditions set out for workers with a legal employment relationship under the Labour Code.

Eligibility criteria

Admission Requirements

Portuguese nationals, foreign and stateless persons may submit applications to this selection procedure, provided they hold a master degree1 in Biology or similar areas and fully comply with the following requirements:

  • a) Demonstrated thorough scientific and/or professional experience with laboratory procedures relevant to the work plan, namely experience in plant biology and/or entomology and/or molecular biology;
  • b) Good organizational skills, multitasking and teamwork.

1 Please note that Degrees obtained in foreign countries need a Portuguese Recognition issued by a Portuguese high degree Institution, according to the Decree-Law nr. 66/2018, of August 16th and the Ministerial Order nr. 33/2019, of January 25th. The presentation of such Recognition is mandatory for contract signature. More information can be obtained in: https://www.dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/degree-and-diploma-recognition.

Selection process

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

Admission Requirements

Portuguese nationals, foreign and stateless persons may submit applications to this selection procedure, provided they hold a master degree1 in Biology or similar areas and fully comply with the following requirements:

  • a) Demonstrated thorough scientific and/or professional experience with laboratory procedures relevant to the work plan, namely experience in plant biology and/or entomology and/or molecular biology;
  • b) Good organizational skills, multitasking and teamwork.

1 Please note that Degrees obtained in foreign countries need a Portuguese Recognition issued by a Portuguese high degree Institution, according to the Decree-Law nr. 66/2018, of August 16th and the Ministerial Order nr. 33/2019, of January 25th. The presentation of such Recognition is mandatory for contract signature. More information can be obtained in: https://www.dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/degree-and-diploma-recognition.

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
cE3c: Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes
Portugal
Lisboa
Lisboa
1749-016
Campus da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

EURAXESS offer ID: 705858

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