PTDC/CCI-INF/32219/2017 - COMPETITION FOR GRANTING 1 Research Scholarship (BIL4)

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    NOVA.id.FCT- Associação para a Inovação de Desenvolvimento da FCT
    Computer science
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    06/12/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
    Portugal › Caparica


1. Work Plan:

When investigating the result of forgetting certain pieces of knowledge from expressive knowledge bases, several resulting candidates may meet the base requirements, even if some are better (more optimal) than others. In order to automate the process of selecting one such candidate, the goal is to develop a DSL to allow the specification of general parametric criteria that can be instantiated in the specific candidates and used to automate the process of selecting the best candidate.

2. Workplace:

The work will be developed at the installations of the Department of Computer Science, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, under scientific supervision of Prof. Doutor João Alexandre Carvalho Pinheiro Leite, the contracting entity being NOVA.id.FCT – Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT.

3. Fellowship duration:

The grant has a duration of 4 months, starting in principle in December 2021. The contract may be renewed within the duration of the project.

4. Application deadline and form of application submission:

Application is open between November 22 and December 6, 2021.

Candidates should apply by sending cv, a letter of motivation and declaration on honor that he or she meets the requirements to enroll in a master's, integrated master's, doctoral or non-academic course, via e-mail to Matthias Knorr (mkn@fct.unl.pt) indicating the reference PTDC/CCI-INF/32219/2017/BI/4.

Documents that are of mandatory submission, for purposes of the studentship contracting: bachelor’s certificate in Computer Science (or a corresponding course)* and proof of enrolment in in a master's, integrated master's, doctoral or non-academic course.

* In case of foreign academic degrees, and to guarantee the application of the principle of equal treatment to applicants with national and foreign academic degrees, it is mandatory to submit the recognition of such degrees and the conversion of the respective final grade to the Portuguese grading scale.

5. Applicable legislation and regulations::

Law No. 40/2004, of August 18, amended and republished by Decree-Law No. 202/2012 of August 27 (Statute of the Scientific Research Fellow) and amended by Decree-Law No. 233/2012 of October 29, by Law No. 12 /2013 of 29 January, by Decree-Law No. 89/2013, of 9 July and Decree-Law No. 123/2019, of 28 August; Regulation of Research Grants of NOVA.id.FCT – Association for Innovation and Development of FCT; Regulation of Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. in force (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml.pt);

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  1. Monthly maintenance allowance amount:

The grant value is €835,98, based on the reference tables of grant values as indicated by FCT, I.P. in Portugal, and the payment is realized by bank transfer.

Eligibility criteria

  1. Selection criteria:

The selection criteria are the following: in the first phase, a classification (on a scale from 0 to 20) is created, based on a) the evaluation of the cv (25%), and b) relevant experience for the execution of the project (25%). The three top-most candidates (with a classification greater than 7) will be invited for an interview (50% of the final classification). The grant may not be awarded if the candidates do not match the required quality criteria.

Selection process

1. Composition of the Selection Jury:

Presidente: Professor Doutor Matthias Knorr.

Vogais efetivos: Professor Doutor João Alexandre Carvalho Pinheiro Leite e Professor Doutor Jorge Carlos Ferreira Rodrigues da Cruz.

Vogais suplentes: Professor Doutor José Júlio Alves Alferes e Professor Doutor Ludwig Krippahl.

2. Form of advertising/notification of results:

The evaluation results proposed by the juri will be notified, up to 90 days after the deadline for the submission of applications, by email, of the results proposed by the jury, with access to the minutes and the final ranking list.

After notification, candidates will have 10 working days to comment on the draft decision (prior hearing of interested parties, under the terms of the Code of Administrative Procedure). The final decision will be taken after the expiry of the prior hearing period, again notified to all candidates by e-mail. Of this final decision the candidates can file a complaint within 15 working days (to the e-mail address used for the notification), or an hierarchical appeal, within 30 working days, addressed to NOVA.ID.FCT's Board through the address coord1@novaidfct.pt.

Additional comments

  1. Drafts:

The drafts of: i) fellowship contract, ii) final report to be presented by the fellowship holder, iii) final report to be presented by the scientific advisor, and; iv) declaration on honor, can all be found on NOVA.id.FCT website.

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Offer Requirements


  1. Recipients profile/category:

Mandatory requirements: Having completed the Bachelor in Computer Science or a corresponding course, and eligibility to enroll in a master's, integrated master's, doctoral or non-academic course.*

Preferred factors:

a) Good knowledge in Constraint Programming.

b) Good knowledge in Computational Logic and Databases.

c) Good knowledge in Algorithms and Data Structures.

* In scholarships intended for graduates or masters who are enrolled in courses that do not lead to an academic degree, a scholarship may only be awarded to those who do not exceed, with the conclusion of the scholarship contract in question, including the renewals provided for in the notice, an accumulated period of two years in this type of scholarship, consecutive or interpolated.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
NOVA.id.FCT- Associação para a Inovação de Desenvolvimento da FCT
2829-516 Caparica
Campus de Caparica

EURAXESS offer ID: 710383


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