Research Fellowship - CULTIVAR

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    Universidade de Coimbra
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    02/03/2022 23:00 - Europe/London
    Portugal › Coimbra
    Lugus 793656




University of Coimbra opens a call for one research fellowship, in the framework of the project “CULTIVAR - Rede de Competências para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Inovação no Sector Agroalimentar” (reference: CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-000020), financed by the Regional Operational Program of the Center 2020, Portugal 2020 and the European Union, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), in the following conditions:


Scientific area: Geography, Regional Planing, Regional Development, or Spatial Planning.


Skills/Qualifications/Admission requirements: Degree in Geography, Regional Planning, Regional Development, or Spatial Planning, enrolled in a Master degree. .


Although the recipients must be enrolled in a cycle of studies leading to the attribution of an academic degree, at the time of application it is not necessary for the candidate to have made such an enrollment, and proof of enrollment must be presented until the fellowship is contractualized. Candidates are only required to meet the requirements to enroll in the training offer. If there are candidates already enrolled (including attending a course), they compete on an equal footing with those who are not enrolled.

Work plan/ Objectives: The researcher fellowship will be a member of the team associated to the project “CULTIVAR – Rede de Competências para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável e Inovação no Sector Agroalimentar”, and will develope the tasks in the research centre CEGOT (Centre for Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning). The tasks are dedicated to the assessment of impacts from different natural risks (climatic, biological, geomorphological) on ecossistem services that have a significant role for the economic activities with higher economic relevance in the territory under study in this project.

In detail, the researcher fellowship wiil collaborate in the following tasks:

- collect and organize a database in a GIS plataform;

- collect and explore statistical data;

- collect data on the field based on experimental plots;

- participate in the dissemination of results on scientific meetings and publications;

- collaborate on the preparation of progress reports.


Regime: The attribution of the fellowship does not generate or entitle a relation of a legal-labour nature, and the fellowship is undertaken in an exclusive dedication regime. The fellowship holder is awarded the Fellowship Statute of the UC, in its current wording, according to the Research Fellowship Holder Statute , and according to the Regulation for Research Fellowships of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., both in their current wording.


Location: Centre for Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning – Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Coimbra.


Duration: 9 months.


Renewal: Eventually renewal.


Scientific orientation:

Professor Doutor Albano Augusto Figueiredo Rodrigues,

Professora Doutora Adélia de Jesus Nobre Nunes.


Financial conditions: The amount of the fellowship is € 875,98 corresponding to the monthly compensation stipulated in the FCT table (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en), plus social security (Seguro Social Voluntário, first level contributions) and personal accidents insurance. The payment will be made by bank transfer. This amount will not be increased during the entire period of the fellowship duration.


Selection methods: Curriculum (50%) + Interview (50%).


Selection criteria: For the curriculum, the following criteria will be considered:

(i) quality of the curriculum, with a special focus on certified skills in the use of GIS tools (50%)

(ii) academic knowledge in the area of natural risks and spatial planning (30%);

(iii) degree average classification (10%);

(iv) motivation letter (10%).


For the interview, the following criteria will be considered:

  1. knowledge about methodologies related to natural risk assessment (40%);
  2. knowledge about spatial modelling (20%);
  3. expertise to present methodological solutions based on the use of GIS tools (20%);
  4. research interests compatible with the aims of the project and motivation to the development of related tasks (10%);
  5. Comunication skills (10%).


The juri may decide not to admit none of the recipients if their final classification is equal or under 13 values, considering a scale from 0 to 20 used to classify all criteria, or their profile is evaluated as not matching the proposed tasks.


Jury responsible for selection:

Professor Doutor Albano Augusto Figueiredo Rodrigues,

Professora Doutora Adélia de Jesus Nobre Nunes,

Doutora Joana Cardoso da Costa.


Formalization of application: The recipients should manifest their interest on the research fellowship by submitting the following documents:

- motivation letter;

- academic certificate (degree) with final classification and all courses/disciplines identified;

- updated Curriculum vitae;

- proof of enrolment in a master program (only mandatory at the time of signing the contract),

- other elements considered as relevant and.


Declaration on the honor of the candidate(s) with the indication of the fellowship(s) of the typology to which the contest was held and the respective duration(s).


Applicants with academic degrees obtained abroad will be required to present a Certificate of Recognition in accordance with applicable law. This document is mandatory only in the contractualization phase.


Applications submission: The applications should be submitted by e-mail, having the following label in the subject “CULTIVAR_L4_Edital_Bolsa_Licenciado”, to the following addresses: geofiguc@gmail.com; adelia.nunes@fl.uc.pt.


Submission of applications: Between 16/02/2022 and 02/03/2022.


Submission deadline date: 02/03/2022.


Additional information: The evaluation results will be announced within 90 working days after the end of the applications submission deadline, by notifying the applicants via email. After the announcement of the results, candidates are considered automatically notified to, if they wish to do so, comment on the results on a preliminary hearing period within 10 days after that date. After this, the selected candidates will have to declare in writing their acceptance. Unless a justification worthy of consideration is presented, if the declaration is not submitted within the referred period, it is considered that the candidate waivers the fellowship. In case of resignation or withdrawal of the selected candidate, the next candidate with the highest evaluation score will be notified immediately.

Once the selection process is completed, the fellowship contract will be drawn up in accordance with the draft contract provided by the FCT.

After the contracted period, the fellowship holder and supervisor must prepare the final report in accordance with the respective assessment criteria that were established.


Selection reserve list: N/A.

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