25/11/2021

INESC TEC is accepting applications to award 1 Research Grant for MSC holders - BigHPC - HASLAB (AE2021-0272)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    INESC TEC
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    14/01/2022 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Portugal › Porto
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    36
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/02/2022
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    AE2021-0272

OFFER DESCRIPTION

CALL FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS (AE2021-0272)

INESC TEC is now accepting grant applications to award 1 Research Grant (BI) within the scope of the project BigHPC, cofunded by the ERDF - European Regional Development Fund, through the Operational Programme for Competitiveness and Internationalisation - COMPETE 2020 Programme and by National Funds through the FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. on the scope of the UT Austin Portugal Program on the scope of POCI-01-0247-FEDER-045924

1. GRANT DESCRIPTION

Type of grant: Research Grant (BI)

General scientific area: COMPUTER SCIENCE

Scientific subarea:

Grant duration: 12 months, starting on 2022-02-01 , with the possibility of being renewed until the end of the project.

Scientific advisor: João Tiago Paulo

Workplace: INESC TEC, Braga, Portugal

Maintenance stipend: 1104,64, according to the table of monthly maintenance stipend for FCT grants (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores), paid via bank transfer. Grant holders may be awarded potential supplements, according to a quarterly evaluation process (Articles 19, 21 and 22 of the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC and Annex II), up to a maximum limit of 50 of the monthly maintenance stipend.

Costs attributable to INESC TEC may include registration, enrolment or tuition fee stipend, either directly or through reimbursement, during the grant duration.

The grant holder will benefit from health insurance, supported by INESC TEC.

2. OBJECTIVES:

This grant has the goal of researching and developing monitoring solutions that are suitable for large data centers, namely for advanced computing (HPC) centers. In detail, the work will focus on the analysis and proposal of efficient solutions for monitoring the flow of data transmitted and stored in distributed infrastructures, thus allowing a better understanding of possible performance bottlenecks, single points of failure and critical points of security.

3. BRIEF PRESENTATION OF THE WORK PROGRAMME AND TRAINING:

1. Study of the state of the art regarding solutions for simplified use of HPC centers.;
2. Design of a low/no-code framework for accessing HPC centers.;
3. Implementation of the framework proposed in point 2.;
4. Empirical validation of the prototype proposed in point 3.;
The work carried out in this grant is related to the work plan of a student in Doctoral Program in Informatics Engineering

4. REQUIRED PROFILE:

Admission requirements:
MSc Degree in Informatics Engineering; PhD student in Informatics Engineering
The awarding of the fellowship is dependent on the applicants' enrolment in study cycle or non-award courses of Higher Education Institutions.

Preference factors:
- Knowledge of using HPC centers.

Minimum requirements:
- Experience in designing solutions no/low-code.
- Experience in conducting empirical studies.

5. EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS AND SELECTION PROCESS:

Selection criteria and corresponding valuation: the first phase comprises the Academic Evaluation (AC), based on the criteria referred to in Article 12 of the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC, while the second phase comprehends the Individual Interview (EI).
All factors are evaluated on a scale of 0 to 100, taking into account the applicants' merit, suitability and conformity with the preference factors.
The weight of the AC factors are as follows: Academic Qualifications (FA, 50), Scientific Publications (PC, 20), Experience (EX, 20) and Motivation Letter (CM, 10).
Candidates who score less than 50 points in the AC average will be considered excluded on absolute merit. The top five candidates approved on absolute merit will be qualified for the individual interview. The Final Grade (CF) is obtained by the weighted average of AC (80) and EI (20).

The Selection Jury is composed of the following members:
President of the Jury: João Tiago Paulo
Full member: Fábio André Coelho
Full member: Jácome Costa Cunha
Substitute member: Ana Nunes Alonso

Release of results and prior hearing: the results of the selection process, as well as the terms and procedures for prior hearing, will be released to the applicants by email, under the terms referred to in Article 13 of the Regulations for Studentships and Fellowships of INESC TEC.

6. FORMALISATION OF APPLICATIONS:

Application Documents:
1. Motivation letter;
2. Curriculum Vitae (must include the list of previous fellowships, their type, beginning and end dates, funding entities and host institutions);
3. Certificate or diploma degree dully recognised in Portugal;
- Documents proving the awarding of academic degrees and diplomas, or the according recognition - in cases of academic degrees or diplomas granted by a foreign higher education institution - can be dismissed in the application process, and replaced by the applicant's declaration of honour, with the verification of said condition taking place during the grant's hiring stage. The submission of the certificate is mandatory when signing the contract.
- Academic degrees or diplomas awarded by a foreign higher education institution require an authentication by a Portuguese higher education institution, and the corresponding registration on the DGES platform, in conformity with Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of August 16, and Ordinance no. 33/2019, of January 25. More information available on the website https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt/pagina/reconhecimento?plid=374
4. Proof of enrollment in a degree awarding study cycle or in a non degree awarding Higher Education program.
- The proof of enrollment may be presented just during the grant hiring stage.
5. Signed declaration stating the infringement of the grant holder's duties (article 14, no. 4)
6. Documental evidence to support the country of residence, residence permit or other legally equivalent document, in cases where the applicant is a foreigner or non-resident in Portugal - valid until the beginning of the grant.
7. Other supporting documents relevant to the final assessment.

Failure to deliver the required documents within the 90-day period after the date of the notice of the conditional awarding of the grant implies its cancellation.

Application period: From 2022-01-03 to 2022-01-14

Submission of applications: the application will be formalised by submitting the form available in the Work With Us section of INESC TEC website.

7. BINDING LEGISLATION AND REGULATION

The hiring process shall comply with the current legislation regarding the Research Grant Holder Statute, approved by Law no. 40/2004 of August 18, in its current wording, as well as by the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC and for https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtmlFCT Grants Regulation in force.

For more information, please check the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC and relevant annexes at www.inesctec.pt/bolsas

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Benefits

Maintenance stipend: 1104,64 euros, according to the table of monthly
maintenance stipend for FCT grants (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores), paid via bank transfer. Grant holders may be awarded potential supplements, according to a quarterly evaluation process (Articles 19, 21 and 22 of the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC and Annex II), up to a maximum limit of 50% of the monthly maintenance stipend.

Costs attributable to INESC TEC may include registration, enrolment or tuition fee stipend, either directly or through reimbursement, during the grant duration.

The grant holder will benefit from health insurance, supported by INESC TEC.

Selection process

5. EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS AND SELECTION PROCESS:

Selection criteria and corresponding valuation: the first phase comprises the Academic Evaluation (AC), based on the criteria referred to in Article 12 of the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC, while the second phase comprehends the Individual Interview (EI).
All factors are evaluated on a scale of 0 to 100, taking into account the applicants' merit, suitability and conformity with the preference factors.
The weight of the AC factors are as follows: Academic Qualifications (FA, 50), Scientific Publications (PC, 20), Experience (EX, 20) and Motivation Letter (CM, 10).
Candidates who score less than 50 points in the AC average will be considered excluded on absolute merit. The top five candidates approved on absolute merit will be qualified for the individual interview. The Final Grade (CF) is obtained by the weighted average of AC (80) and EI (20).

The Selection Jury is composed of the following members:
President of the Jury: João Tiago Paulo
Full member: Fábio André Coelho
Full member: Jácome Costa Cunha
Substitute member: Ana Nunes Alonso

Release of results and prior hearing: the results of the selection process, as well as the terms and procedures for prior hearing, will be released to the applicants by email, under the terms referred to in Article 13 of the Regulations for Studentships and Fellowships of INESC TEC.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent

Specific Requirements

Academic qualifications: MSc Degree in Informatics Engineering; PhD student in Informatics Engineering.
Minimum profile: - Experience in designing solutions no/low-code., - Experience in conducting empirical studies.
Preference factors: - Knowledge of using HPC centers.

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
INESC TEC
Portugal
Porto
4200-465
Campus da Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias

EURAXESS offer ID: 712641
Posting organisation offer ID: AE2021-0272

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