04/07/2022

UBI | 1 (one) Research fellowship for PhD student (BI) | Renewable Energies (Ref. 3)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Beira Interior
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/07/2022 12:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Portugal › Covilhã

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The University of Beira Interior (UBI) opens a call for 1 (one) research fellowship, hereinafter referred to as PhD Research Fellowship, in Electrical and Computer Engineering or Industrial Engineering and Management, project “Development and Optimisation of a Trigeneration System based on Adsorption Machine Technology”, under the FCT Research Fellowship Regulation (RBI) and the Research Fellowship Holder Statute (EBI). The fellowship will be funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) under the Collaboration Protocol for Financing the Pluriannual Plan of the PhD research fellowships, celebrated between FCT and the University of Beira Interior, within the scope of the consortium Universitas Montium (UNITA). 1. APPLICATION SUBMISSION The call is open from July 4 th, 2022 until 23h59 (Lisbon time) of July 15th, 2022. The applications and all supporting documents provided for in the present Announcement, must be submitted, mandatorily, by e-mail sent to unita@ubi.pt, with acknowledge to vrinvestigacao@ubi.pt, indicating in the subject “Application for a PhD Research Fellowship, UNITA – Renewable Energies (Ref. 3)”. Each candidate must submit only one application, under penalty of cancellation of all submitted applications. The provision of false statements or acts of plagiary by the candidates, shall be grounds for cancellation of the application without prejudice to the adoption of other measures of sanctioning nature. 2. TYPE AND DURATION OF FELLOWSHIP PhD Research Fellowshipisintended to finance research activities, developed by the candidate, leading to the award of the doctoral academic degree (PhD) in the University of Beira Interior. The research activities leading to the doctoral academic degree will be developed at the University of Beira Interior, namely in CISE, Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre, which will be the host institution for the research fellowship holder, in co-supervision with the University of Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA) – LaTEP, Laboratoire de Thermique, Energétique et Procédés. The research activities leading to the Doctoral degree for the selected fellowship holders, must be included in the activities and strategic plan of the CISE, and must be developed within the scope of Doctoral Programs of University of Beira Interior. The fellowship to be awarded will be a mixed fellowship, with the work plan taking place partially at the University of Beira Interior, and at the University of Pau et des Pays de l'Adour. The period of the work plan to be developed in the foreign institution cannot exceed 24 months. The fellowship duration is, as a rule, annual, renewable up to a maximum of four years (48 months), and cannot be awarded for less than three consecutive months. 3. FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS The PhD Research Fellowship is intended for candidates that are enrolled, or candidates who fulfil the necessary conditions to be enrolled, in a Doctoral Program of the University of Beira Interior and aim to develop research activities leading to the academic degree of doctor in CISE, Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre, in collaboration with LaTEP, Laboratoire de Thermique, Energétique et Procédés of the University of Pau et des Pays de l'Adour.

Evaluation Criteria

Applications considered admissible will be scored on a scale of 0-20 on each of the following evaluation criteria: Criterion A - Merit of the candidate (70%): Sub-criterion A1 - Academic background (final grade of bachelor's and master's degree) (60%); Sub-criterion A2 - Personal curriculum (30%); Sub-criterion A3 – Motivation Letter (10%); Criterion B – Interview (30%). Candidates will be ranked according to the following formula: Final Classification (0,7xA) + (0,3xB)

Evaluation panel: Effective vowels: Doctor António João Marques Cardoso, Universidade da Beira Interior (panel coordinator); Doctor Frédéric Marias, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour; Doctor Davide Sérgio Baptista da Fonseca, Universidade da Beira Interior; Substitute vowels: Doctor Christophe Dicharry, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour; Doctor Adérito Neto Alcaso, Instituto Politécnico da Guarda.

More information in: https://www.ubi.pt/Evento/10987

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Benefits

Fellowship holders receive a monthly maintenance allowance under the terms of the table in Annex I of the RBI. The fellowship may also include other components, under the terms set out in article 18 of the RBI and for the amounts provided for in Annex II. All fellowship holders benefit from personal accident insurance in relation to research activities, supported by FCT. All fellowship holders who are not covered by any social protection scheme can ensure the exercise of the right to social security by joining the voluntary social insurance scheme, under the terms of the Código dos Regimes Contributivos do Sistema Previdencial de Segurança Social, with the FCT assuring the charges resulting from contributions under the terms and within the limits provided for in article 10 of the EBI.

Eligibility criteria

Can apply to the present call:  National citizens or citizens from other member states of the European Union;  Non-EU Nationals;  Stateless;  Citizens benefiting from political refugee status. To apply for the PhD Research Fellowship it is necessary:  Hold a MSc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, or related areas;  Reside in Portugal, permanently and habitually, at the beginning of the work plan period abroad, if the work plan proposed for the fellowship includes a period in foreign institutions (mixed fellowship). This requirement applies both to national and foreign citizens;  Not having benefited from a PhD fellowship, or a PhD studentship in industry, directly financed by FCT, regardless of its duration;  Not hold a Doctor's degree.

It is mandatory, under penalty of not being admitted, to attach the following documents to the application:  Elements of the identity card/citizen card/passport;  Curriculum vitae of the candidate;  Qualification Certificates of the academic degrees held specifying the final classification and, if possible, the classification obtained in all the subjects taken or, alternatively, declaration of honour by the candidate that he/she has completed the BSc or MSc degree by the end of the application deadline;  Presentation of a recognized certification of academic degrees awarded by foreign higher education institutions and respective conversion of the final classification to the Portuguese classification scale, or, alternatively, declaration of honour by the candidate that he/she has obtained the recognition of the foreign degree equivalent to that of a BSc or MSc degree with effect at the end of the application deadline; Motivation letter, in which the candidate explains the reasons for application and presents his/her scientific/professional path, identifying the most representative document or achievement, explaining the reason for his/her choice (Maximum 2 A4 pages, spacing 1.5);  Recommendation letters (two), distinct and signed by the respective issuer on institutional letterhead. These letters must mention the context of the academic and/or professional relationship with the candidate and indicate the specific reference to this announcement; for example, recommendation letters may provide a framework on the maturity and suitability of the candidate's profile to develop a doctoral project;  Write the application and all associated documents, including motivation and recommendation letters, in English.

Selection process

Evaluation Criteria

Applications considered admissible will be scored on a scale of 0-20 on each of the following evaluation criteria: Criterion A - Merit of the candidate (70%): Sub-criterion A1 - Academic background (final grade of bachelor's and master's degree) (60%); Sub-criterion A2 - Personal curriculum (30%); Sub-criterion A3 – Motivation Letter (10%); Criterion B – Interview (30%). Candidates will be ranked according to the following formula: Final Classification (0,7xA) + (0,3xB)

Evaluation panel: Effective vowels: Doctor António João Marques Cardoso, Universidade da Beira Interior (panel coordinator); Doctor Frédéric Marias, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour; Doctor Davide Sérgio Baptista da Fonseca, Universidade da Beira Interior; Substitute vowels: Doctor Christophe Dicharry, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour; Doctor Adérito Neto Alcaso, Instituto Politécnico da Guarda.

Additional comments

APPLICABLE LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS

This tender procedure is regulated by the present Announcement, by the FCT Research Fellowship Regulation, approved by Regulation nº 950/2019 published in the DR II Series of December 16, 2019, by the Research Fellowship Holder Statute approved by Law No. 40/2004, of August 18, in its current wording, and by other applicable national and community legislation.

FUNDING

The fellowship awarded under the present call will be financed by FCT with funds from the State Budget and, when eligible, with funds from the European Social Fund to be made available under the PORTUGAL2020, namely through the Programa Operacional Regional do Norte (NORTE 2020), the Programa Operacional Regional do Centro (Centro 2020) and the Programa Operacional Regional do Alentejo (Alentejo 2020), or others that may be approved, in accordance with the regulatory provisions established for the purpose.

INFORMATION AND ADVERTISING OF THE FUNDING GRANTED

In all communications, publications, and scientific creations, as well as theses carried out with the support provided by the fellowship, mention must be made of financial support from FCT and the European Social Fund, in particular through the Programa Operacional Regional do Norte (NORTE 2020), Programa Operacional Regional do Centro (Centro 2020) and the Programa Operacional Regional do Alentejo (Alentejo 2020). For this purpose, the insignia of the FCT, the MCTES, ESF, and EU must be included in the documents referring to these actions, in accordance with the graphic standards of each operational program.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR FELLOWSHIP RENEWAL

The renewal of the fellowship always depends on the request submitted by the grantee, within the 60 working days prior to the start date of the renewal, accompanied by: opinion report issued by the supervisor/s and the host entity/ies on the monitoring of the fellowship holder's work and the evaluation of his/her activities; updated document proving compliance with the exclusive dedication regime; document proving the renewal of enrolment in the cycle of studies leading to the doctoral degree.

NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL ACCESS POLICY

No candidate may be privileged, benefited, prejudiced, or deprived of any right or exempt from any duty on the basis of ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family situation, economic situation, education, origin or social condition, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic or racial origin, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions, and union membership

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

The PhD Research Fellowship is intended for candidates that are enrolled, or candidates who fulfil the necessary conditions to be enrolled, in a Doctoral Program of the University of Beira Interior and aim to develop research activities leading to the academic degree of doctor in CISE, Electromechatronic Systems Research Centre, in collaboration with LaTEP, Laboratoire de Thermique, Energétique et Procédés of the University of Pau et des Pays de l'Adour.

Specific Requirements

Can apply to the present call:  National citizens or citizens from other member states of the European Union;  Non-EU Nationals;  Stateless;  Citizens benefiting from political refugee status. To apply for the PhD Research Fellowship it is necessary:  Hold a MSc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, or related areas;  Reside in Portugal, permanently and habitually, at the beginning of the work plan period abroad, if the work plan proposed for the fellowship includes a period in foreign institutions (mixed fellowship). This requirement applies both to national and foreign citizens;  Not having benefited from a PhD fellowship, or a PhD studentship in industry, directly financed by FCT, regardless of its duration;  Not hold a Doctor's degree.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Beira Interior
Portugal
Castelo Branco
Covilhã
6201-001
Calçada Fonte do Lameiro

EURAXESS offer ID: 808010

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