19/11/2021

Research fellowship (RF), in the framework of the activity of “Gestão da informação metrológica em hidrologia e hidráulica urbana” (management of metrological data in hydrology and urban hydraulics)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, I.P.
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringCivil engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    06/12/2021 00:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Portugal › Lisboa
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?
    Yes

OFFER DESCRIPTION

PUBLIC NOTICE

COMPETITION FOR GRANTING A RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (RF) IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE ACTIVITY OF MANAGEMENT OF METROLOGICAL DATA IN HYDROLOGY AND HYDRAULICS

As per the terms laid down in Regulamento de Bolsas da Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia – FCT (FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology - Regulations for Studentships and Fellowships), and in light of the application of the Statute of the Research Fellow, approved by Law no. 40/2004, 18 august, as it stands, we announce the launching of a call for granting a research fellowship (RF), in the framework of the activity of “Gestão da informação metrológica em hidrologia e hidráulica urbana” (management of metrological data in hydrology and urban hydraulics), funded by LNEC’s own revenue, in the following conditions:

1. Type of grant

Research Fellowship (RF), as per article 6 (1), of the FCT Regulations of Research Fellowship.

2. Scientific area

Civil Engineering.

3. Duration

The Grant shall be awarded for a one-year period, renewable up to the maximum duration of 4 years.

4. Reserve list

A reserve list for selection shall be drawn up for a 6-month period as from the date of the final decision of this call.

5. Activity regime

All the work shall be developed on an exclusive dedication regime, as per the provisions laid down in the Statute of the Research Fellow, approved by Law no. 40/2004, 18 august, as it stands, and in the FCT Regulations for Studentships and Fellowships, which can be consulted on FCT and LNEC websites.

6. Work plan and objectives

The research fellow shall contribute to pursuing the tasks assigned to the Metrological Quality Unit, in line with the main R&D goals, in particular:

  • Cooperating in the bibliographic search about measurement, its traceability and quality, its application in hydrology and urban hydraulics, and in the management of metrological data associated with hydraulic infrastructures, at national and international contexts;
  • Cooperating in the preparation and execution of experimental activity both in laboratory and in the field, with a view to develop the knowledge associated with the interpretation of phenomena within the framework of water resources management;
  • Cooperating in the definition of requirements to ensure the quality of data associated with scientific instrumentation, systems, and networks, as well as with the procedures of analysis and evaluation of data management models and validation of metrological procedures;
  • Cooperating in activities of dissemination of results, such as scientific articles and papers, as well as in project management activities and in the preparation of related scientific events.

7. Location

The mentioned activities shall be conducted at the Project Management Office of LNEC, Av. do Brasil, Lisbon, without prejudice to the possibility of performing temporary missions in Portugal.

8. Qualifications

The candidates eligible for application are those holding an MSc in Civil Engineering, with enrolment in a doctoral program in the field of Civil Engineering, having experience in research activities, in the areas referred to in 6 and having obtained a classification of not less than 14 (out of 20).

9. Scientific supervision

The Assistant Researcher, Álvaro Silva Ribeiro (PhD) from the Metrological quality Unit of the Scientific Instrumentation Centre of LNEC shall be responsible for supervising the scientific activities.

10. Monthly allowance

The Grant shall include a monthly allowance in the amount of € 1.104,64. The Research Fellow shall also be entitled to the applicable social security system and to insurance against personal accidents at work.

11. Selection methods and criteria

The evaluation of the applications shall be based on the Applicant’s Merits (MC), and the following evaluation criteria shall be scored on a 0 to 20 scale.

Applicant’s Merits:

Hence:

MC = (0.5 * PA) + (0.3 * CP) + (0.2 * ES)

The jury is entitled to decide not to award the Grant if the quality of the applicants is deemed below par.

12. Selection jury

President: João Carlos Godinho Viegas, senior researcher with habilitation

Members: Álvaro Silva Ribeiro, assistant researcher

Paulo Jorge Gil de Morais, assistant researcher

Alternates: Carlos Manuel Almeida Santos, assistant researcher

Maria do Céu de Sousa Teixeira Almeida, senior researcher with habilitation.

13. Application documents:

13.1. at the time of the application:

  • Letter of motivation (maximum: one A4 page).
  • Degree certificate, with indication of the partial scores and final grade.
  • Document stating the score obtained in each curricular unit of the course the applicant is attending.

Foreign certificates shall be valid only if they are dully endorsed by an issuing entity, or if a recognition/equivalence document is produced stating that the foreign qualifications correspond to the same Portuguese qualifications. The respective scores can only be used if they are officially converted to the Portuguese scoring scale (by DGES – Direção Geral do Ensino Superior or by a public higher education institution), even if the foreign classification corresponds to a 1 to 20 scale.

13.2. at the time of the awarding of the contract:

14. Deadline for applications

The deadline for applications shall be between 22 November and 6 December 2021.

15. Formalization of applications

The applications shall be formalized by one of the following means:

  • Electronic mail addressed to recrutamento@lnec.pt., until 24h00 of the last day of the stipulated time limit;
  • directly to the Setor de Arquivo e Expediente Geral of LNEC, at Avenida do Brasil, 101, 1700-066 Lisboa;
  • registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt addressed to LNEC, I.P., Avenida do Brasil, nº101, 1700-066 Lisboa; the date of delivery considered for the purpose of compliance with the stipulated time limit being the date of registration.

In the last two cases, the applications shall be delivered in a sealed envelope, bearing the following information on the outside: “Concurso para atribuição de uma bolsa de investigação (BI) no âmbito da atividade “Gestão da informação metrológica em hidrologia e hidráulica urbana”.

16. Notification of results

The final score of each evaluation stage shall be advertised in a list sorted by the final score obtained, all applicants being notified by electronic mail. The results shall also be published on LNEC’S website, Recruitment page.

17. Deadlines and procedures for preliminary hearing, claims and appeals

Once the provisional ranked list of the evaluation results has been communicated, applicants who have an unfavourable provisional decision may use their right to dispute it during the preliminary hearing phase (if requested), which takes place within10 working days, according to the Administrative Procedure Code (CPA). Final decision can be claimed within15 working days or, alternatively, appealed to the Board of Directors, within 30 working days, after the communication of the final results, respectively.

18. Further information

Additional information can be obtained by phone: +351 218 443 892 or +351 218 443 216 or by electronic mail to the address referred to in 15. The applicants living outside Portugal can also refer to the portal EURAXESS Portugal.

19. Standard fellowship contract

Available on the Recruitment page of LNEC’s website.

20. Model of the final report to be prepared by the research fellow and supervisor

Available on the Recruitment page of LNEC’s website.

More Information

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

The candidates eligible for application are those holding an MSc in Civil Engineering, with enrolment in a doctoral program in the field of Civil Engineering, having experience in research activities, in the areas referred to in 6 and having obtained a classification of not less than 14 (out of 20).

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, I.P.
Portugal
Lisboa
Lisboa
1700-066
Lisbon

EURAXESS offer ID: 710348

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