18/05/2022

Notice for International Call to hire a Ph.D. Graduate Researcher - UI/297/2020 - “#NOVAID186


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    NOVA.id.FCT- Associação para a Inovação de Desenvolvimento da FCT
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Mathematics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/06/2022 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Portugal › Caparica
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Notice for International Call to hire a Ph.D. Graduate Researcher - UI/297/2020 - “#NOVAID186

By decision of the Board of Directors, NOVA.id.FCT - Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT (“NOVA.id.FCT”) opens an international call to hire a Ph.D. Graduate Researcher, with the internal reference “#NOVAID186”, under a unfixed term employment contract to conduct research activities in the field of Statistics and Risk Management, within the scope of the research 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 Ph.D. Graduate Researcher is under the funding of UIDP/00297/2020 which can be changed to UIDB/00297/2020.

  1. Type of contract and applicable legislation

 

The hiring of a Ph.D. Graduate Researcher shall be made by means of an Unfixed Term Employment Contract in accordance with the Portuguese Labour Code approved by the Law no. 7/2009 of February 12th, as amended. The contract should have an expected duration of 12 months, with possible extension, and should not be extended further than the funding duration above mentioned. The contract should begin in September 2022.

The present hiring procedure is further governed inter alia by Decree-law no. 57/2016 of August 29th, as amended by the Law no. 57/2017 of July 19th and Regulatory decree no. 11-A/2017 of December 29th.

  1. Main attributions and activities and exclusivity

 

The Ph.D. Graduate Researcher will develop research activities, supervision and management included in the activities of the research unit.

The Ph.D. Graduate Researcher shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional activity to NOVA.id.FCT, on an exclusive basis.

  1. Place of work

 

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) and the researcher shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her attributions or as necessary for his/her activity.

  1. Monthly remuneration

 

The Ph.D. Graduate Researcher shall earn a monthly remuneration in the gross amount of €2.153,94 by reference to the 1st grade of the salary scale, pursuant to number 2 of Article 15 of Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of August 29th, as amended by Law no. 57/2017 of July 19th, and Regulatory Decree no. 11-A/2017 of December 29th.

  1. Admission Requirements

 

Applicants to this call may be national, foreign or stateless candidates holding a Ph.D. degree in the field of Mathematics or related areas within the scope of the research carried out at CMA.

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 August 16th.

Candidates should present a work plan in Statistics and Risk Management topics developed at CMA. Refer to CMA's webpage for further information: https://novamath.fct.unl.pt.

  1. Evaluation of the Applications and Composition of the Jury

 

Applications shall be subject to evaluation by a jury that shall follow the procedure established in articles 13 and 14 (by virtue of article 19) of Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of August 29th, as amended by Law no. 57/2017 of July 19th.

Pursuant to Article 13 of Decree-Law no. 57/2016 the jury is composed of the following members:

- Presidente/Chairperson: Filipe José Gonçalves Pereira Marques, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

- Vogal/Member: Carlos Manuel Agra Coelho, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

- Vogal/Member: Manuel Leote Tavares Inglês Esquível, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

- Vogal/Member: Frederico Almeida Gião Gonçalves Caeiro, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

- Vogal/Member: Gracinda Rita Diogo Guerreiro, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

 

  1. Selection criteria

The selection of the successful candidate will be carried out through the evaluation of the scientific and curricular achievements as established by Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of August 29th, as amended by Law no. 57/2017 of July 19th and the selection criteria and their respective weighting shall be as follows:

  1. CV;
  2. Motivation letter and recommendation letter;
  3. Work plan in the topic of Statistics and Risk Management;
  4. Adequacy of the work plan to CMA’s research topics;
  5. Interview (will be conducted by videoconference).

In accordance with item d) of selection criteria, preference will be given to candidates that carry out research work in one of CMA's research themes of Statistics and Risk Management.

Each of the items (a) to (e) is rated with a score from 0 to 100. 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) 10%; (c) 15%; (d) 25%; (e) 20%. Only the three candidates with the highest score obtained with items (a) to (d) and with a minimum of 60 points will have an interview. Candidates who obtain less than 75 points will not be hired.

  1. Final Decision

The final deliberation of the jury shall be homologated by the ultimate governing body of NOVA.id.FCT that is also responsible for the decision of hiring.

The list of admitted and excluded candidates and the final list of classification will be published on the website of NOVA.id.FCT (www.novaidfct.pt) and sent by electronic mail with receipt of delivery to all candidates.

  1. Submission of Applications

A tender is open from the 23th of May 2022 to the 30th of June 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 reference number for “ORCID”, “MathSciNet author profile”, “WoS ResearcherID at Publons” and “Scopus Author ID”;
  2. Motivation letter, including a synopsis of the scientific career;
  3. Work plan (maximum of 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» – Statistics and Risk Management;
  7. Declaration on honor (according to the draft available here for download).

Form of submission of applications: Applications should be sent by email to

cma.secretariado@fct.unl.pt with subject: Junior Researcher application – Statistics and Risk Management.

  1. Non-discrimination and equal access policy

 

NOVA.id.FCT actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, reason for which no candidate can be benefited, prejudiced or deprived of any duty, namely age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, religion or political beliefs.

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Benefits

The Ph.D. Graduate Researcher shall earn a monthly remuneration in the gross amount of €2.153,94 by reference to the 1st grade of the salary scale, pursuant to number 2 of Article 15 of Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of August 29th, as amended by Law no. 57/2017 of July 19th, and Regulatory Decree no. 11-A/2017 of December 29th.

Eligibility criteria

The selection of the successful candidate will be carried out through the evaluation of the scientific and curricular achievements as established by Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of August 29th, as amended by Law no. 57/2017 of July 19th and the selection criteria and their respective weighting shall be as follows:

a) CV;

b) Motivation letter and recommendation letter;

c) Work plan in the topic of Statistics and Risk Management;

d) Adequacy of the work plan to CMA’s research topics;

e) Interview (will be conducted by videoconference).

In accordance with item d) of selection criteria, preference will be given to candidates that carry out research work in one of CMA's research themes of Statistics and Risk Management.

Each of the items (a) to (e) is rated with a score from 0 to 100. 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) 10%; (c) 15%; (d) 25%; (e) 20%. Only the three candidates with the highest score obtained with items (a) to (d) and with a minimum of 60 points will have an interview. Candidates who obtain less than 75 points will not be hired.

 

Selection process

A tender is open from the 23th of May 2022 to the 30th of June 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:

a) CV with reference number for “ORCID”, “MathSciNet author profile”, “WoS ResearcherID at Publons” and “Scopus Author ID”;

b) Motivation letter, including a synopsis of the scientific career;

c) Work plan (maximum of 5 pages);

d) Doctoral Certificate;

e) Copies of at most 3 publications representative of the experience of the targeted research area;

f) A reference letter directly sent by the writer to cma.secretariado@fct.unl.pt, with the subject “Recommendation letter for «CANDIDATE NAME» – Statistics and Risk Management;

g) Declaration on honor (according to the draft available here for download).

Form of submission of applications: Applications should be sent by email to

cma.secretariado@fct.unl.pt with subject: Junior Researcher application – Statistics and Risk Management.

 

Additional comments

Evaluation of the Applications and Composition of the Jury

Applications shall be subject to evaluation by a jury that shall follow the procedure established in articles 13 and 14 (by virtue of article 19) of Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of August 29th, as amended by Law no. 57/2017 of July 19th.

Pursuant to Article 13 of Decree-Law no. 57/2016 the jury is composed of the following members:

- Presidente/Chairperson: Filipe José Gonçalves Pereira Marques, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

- Vogal/Member: Carlos Manuel Agra Coelho, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

- Vogal/Member: Manuel Leote Tavares Inglês Esquível, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

- Vogal/Member: Frederico Almeida Gião Gonçalves Caeiro, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

- Vogal/Member: Gracinda Rita Diogo Guerreiro, CMA e DM-FCT NOVA.

 

Non-discrimination and equal access policy

NOVA.id.FCT actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, reason for which no candidate can be benefited, prejudiced or deprived of any duty, namely age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, religion or political beliefs.

 

 

 

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Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

Applicants to this call may be national, foreign or stateless candidates holding a Ph.D. degree in the field of Mathematics or related areas within the scope of the research carried out at CMA.

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 August 16th.

Candidates should present a work plan in Statistics and Risk Management topics developed at CMA. Refer to CMA's webpage for further information: https://novamath.fct.unl.pt.

 

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NOVA.id.FCT- Associação para a Inovação de Desenvolvimento da FCT
Portugal
Caparica
2829-516 Caparica
Campus de Caparica

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