29/11/2021

COMPETITION FOR GRANTING ONE SCHOLARSHIP – POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH – (UI/297/2020) 12/2021

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    NOVA.id.FCT- Associação para a Inovação de Desenvolvimento da FCT
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Mathematics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/01/2022 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Portugal › Caparica
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Other
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    (UI/297/2020) 12/2021

OFFER DESCRIPTION

PUBLIC NOTICE

Title: COMPETITION FOR GRANTING ONE SCHOLARSHIP – POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH – (UI/297/2020) 12/2021

A tender is open for the attribution of one Postdoctoral Research Scholarship within the scope of the R&D Unit “Center for Mathematics and Applications” (CMA) (UI/297/2020), financed by “Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.”/MCTES (FCT, I.P.) (ref. UIDP/00297/2020 and UIDB/00297/2020) through national funds (PIDDAC) (OE). This international call for hiring a Postdoctoral Research Scholarship is under the funding of UIDP/00297/2020 which can be changed to UIDB/00297/2020 with the prior approval of FCT, I.P., through an amendment to the fellowship contract, under the following conditions:

  1. Scientific Area:

Mathematics with specialization in Algebra and Combinatorics or Logic and Computer Science, with emphasis on Computation.

  1. Recipients profile/category:

 

Mandatory requirements:

Candidates holding a PhD degree in Mathematics or related areas of interest to the project may apply to this competition.

The registration and/or recognition in Portugal of the doctoral degree will be verified at the time of signing the contract under the provisions of article 25 of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of 16 August.

Applicants must have completed in the last 3 years, before the application submission date, the PhD.

(Candidates admitted to BIPD attribution competitions, among other requirements, cannot exceed with the conclusion of the fellowship contract of the competition in question, including the renewals provided for in the notice, a cumulative period of three years in this type of fellowship, followed or in order to measure this assumption, the ownership of this type of scholarship awarded under Regulation No. 950/2019, of December 16, and BPD awarded in the previous regulatory period, financed directly or indirectly by the FCT, I.P.)

Preferred factors: Experience in the area of Computation.

  1. Work Plan:

Scientific collaboration with the members of the Center for Mathematics and Applications (CMA) mainly with the members of the Algebra and Logic working group. The successful candidate will have to take an active part in the research activities of the working group of CMA in Algebra and Logic. Candidates should present a work plan related to the research topics developed in the research sub-area of CMA, Algebra and Logic and indicate the name(s) of CMA researcher(s) with whom they plan to develop the work plan. Refer to CMA's webpage for further information: https://novamath.fct.unl.pt/.

  1. 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).

  1. Workplace:

The work is to be carried out at the facilities of the Center for Mathematics and Applications (CMA), hosted at the Department of Mathematics, located in NOVA School of Science and Technology, NOVA University Lisbon (FCT NOVA), under the scientific guidance of the Professor João Araújo, who may then delegate the supervision to another researcher of CMA, being the entity contracting NOVA.id.FCT – Association for Innovation and Development of FCT.

  1. Fellowship duration:

The fellowship is for an initial period of 12 months, scheduled to start in March 2022. The scholarship contract may eventually be renewed within the term of the project.

  1. Monthly maintenance allowance amount:

The scholarship amount corresponds to €1,646, based on the table of scholarships awarded directly by FCT, I.P., in the country, with payment made monthly by bank transfer.

Other components can be added to the scholarship in accordance with the NOVA.id.FCT Scholarship Regulation.

  1. Selection criteria:

The selection criteria shall be as follows:

a. CV;

b. Motivation letter and recommendation letter;

c. Work plan in the research sub-area of CMA, Algebra and Logic;

d. Adequacy of the work plan to the topics of research of the research sub-area of CMA, Algebra and Logic;

e. Interview (will be conducted by videoconference).

Each of the items (a) to (e) is rated with a score from 0 to 20. All applications will be evaluated on a scale of 0 to 100 points, using a weighted average, with the following weighting of the items: (a) 30%; (b) 15%; (c) 15%; (d) 20%; (e) 20%. Only the three candidates with the highest score obtained with items (a) to (d) will have an interview. Candidates who obtain less than 75 points will not be accepted.

  1. Composition of the Selection Jury:

President of the Jury: João Araújo, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

Effective members of the Jury: Isabel Oitavem, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA e Manuel Silva, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

Substitute member of the Jury: Alan Cain, CMA-FCT NOVA e Ana Cristina Casimiro, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

 

  1. 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 provisional 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.

  1. Application deadline and form of application submission:

A tender is open from the 2nd of December 2021 to the 28th of January 2022.

Documentation to be provided when applying: Applications must be formalized, obligatorily, by sending the following documents written in Portuguese or English and, preferably, in PDF files:

  1. CV with indication of ORCID reference number;
  2. Motivation letter, including a synopsis of the scientific career;
  3. Work plan (maximum 5 pages);
  4. Doctoral Certificate;
  5. Copies of at most 3 publications representative of the experience of the targeted research area;
  6. A reference letter directly sent by the writer to cma.secretariado@fct.unl.pt, with the subject “Recommendation letter for «CANDIDATE NAME» - Postdoctoral Application – Algebra and Logic;
  7. Declaration on honor (according to the draft available here).

Form of submission of applications: Applications should be sent by email to cma.secretariado@fct.unl.pt with subject: Postdoctoral Application – Algebra and Logic.

 

  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.

More Information

Benefits

The scholarship amount corresponds to €1,646, based on the table of scholarships awarded directly by FCT, I.P., in the country, with payment made monthly by bank transfer.

Other components can be added to the scholarship in accordance with the NOVA.id.FCT Scholarship Regulation.

Eligibility criteria

The selection criteria shall be as follows:

a. CV;

b. Motivation letter and recommendation letter;

c. Work plan in the research sub-area of CMA, Algebra and Logic;

d. Adequacy of the work plan to the topics of research of the research sub-area of CMA, Algebra and Logic;

e. Interview (will be conducted by videoconference).

Each of the items (a) to (e) is rated with a score from 0 to 20. All applications will be evaluated on a scale of 0 to 100 points, using a weighted average, with the following weighting of the items: (a) 30%; (b) 15%; (c) 15%; (d) 20%; (e) 20%. Only the three candidates with the highest score obtained with items (a) to (d) will have an interview. Candidates who obtain less than 75 points will not be accepted.

Selection process

Application deadline and form of application submission:

A tender is open from the 2nd of December 2021 to the 28th of January 2022.

Documentation to be provided when applying: Applications must be formalized, obligatorily, by sending the following documents written in Portuguese or English and, preferably, in PDF files:

  1. CV with indication of ORCID reference number;
  2. Motivation letter, including a synopsis of the scientific career;
  3. Work plan (maximum 5 pages);
  4. Doctoral Certificate;
  5. Copies of at most 3 publications representative of the experience of the targeted research area;
  6. A reference letter directly sent by the writer to cma.secretariado@fct.unl.pt, with the subject “Recommendation letter for «CANDIDATE NAME» - Postdoctoral Application – Algebra and Logic;
  7. Declaration on honor (according to the draft available here).

Form of submission of applications: Applications should be sent by email to cma.secretariado@fct.unl.pt with subject: Postdoctoral Application – Algebra and Logic.

Additional comments

Composition of the Selection Jury:

President of the Jury: João Araújo, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

Effective members of the Jury: Isabel Oitavem, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA e Manuel Silva, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

Substitute member of the Jury: Alan Cain, CMA-FCT NOVA e Ana Cristina Casimiro, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

 

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 provisional 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.

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

Skills/Qualifications

Mandatory requirements:

Candidates holding a PhD degree in Mathematics or related areas of interest to the project may apply to this competition.

The registration and/or recognition in Portugal of the doctoral degree will be verified at the time of signing the contract under the provisions of article 25 of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of 16 August.

Applicants must have completed in the last 3 years, before the application submission date, the PhD.

(Candidates admitted to BIPD attribution competitions, among other requirements, cannot exceed with the conclusion of the fellowship contract of the competition in question, including the renewals provided for in the notice, a cumulative period of three years in this type of fellowship, followed or in order to measure this assumption, the ownership of this type of scholarship awarded under Regulation No. 950/2019, of December 16, and BPD awarded in the previous regulatory period, financed directly or indirectly by the FCT, I.P.)

 

Preferred factors: Experience in the area of Computation.

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

EURAXESS offer ID: 713666

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