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INESC-ID Public Notice - Center for Responsible AIPS/MSC/04

7 Mar 2023

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Engineering » Computer engineering
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First Stage Researcher (R1)
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INESC-ID Public Notice - Center for Responsible AIPS/MSC/04

Public notice for 1 (one) uncertain-term work contract

Center for Responsible AI

candidature C645008882-00000055 funded by Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP) ) and Next Generation EU European Funds



At the meeting held at March 6 of 2023 the Executive Board of INESC-ID – Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores INESC-ID made the decision to open an international selection call for 1 (one) uncertain-term work contract in the scope of the project Center for Responsible AI, application number C645008882-00000055 funded by Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP)under the following conditions:



Investigate the emergence of collective intelligence in hybrid societies of agents and humans through the presence of Theory of Mind (ToM) mechanisms in agents.  The research involves the creation of a model  for interactive social learning in agents that relies on ToM to achieve some form of common shared understanding with the other agents. To do that we will  explore both reinforcement learning and evolutionary game theoretical approaches as the starting point for the simulation of the agent’s societies.  The aim is for the results of the work to lead to more cooperation in hybrid groups of agents and humans.

Different types of domains will be explored (in particular in application areas of the partners in the RAI consortium), as well as different context variables that shape the way the AI interacts with humans. This thesis is part of a more broad topic in Human-AI collaboration and Social AI..



Starting in April, 2023.

Maximum period set for this type of contract – 4 years



Código do Trabalho (Labor Code), approved by Law No. 7/2009, of February 12, in its current wording.


Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP)



The Employee is entitled, prior to any deductions or withholdings, to a monthly pay of 1 789.15€ (One thousand seventy-eight nine euros and fifteen cents, working in an exclusive dedication basis, and a meal allowance per work day of 5.20€ (Five euros and twenty cents)

The monthly pay, meal allowance, vacation and Christmas shall be paid by bank transfer.


The workplace shall be at INESC ID Headquarters Rua Alves Redol, 9, 1000-029 Lisboa or at any other facilities namely in INESC-ID Energia IST - Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores, Área de Energia, Av. Rovisco Pais 1049-001 Lisboa or in INESC-ID - Taguspark Avenida Professor Cavaco Silva, Edifício IST 2744-016 Porto Salvo, in accordance with the requirements and needs of the project.



The contract activity will be supervised by Professor Ana Maria Severino de Almeida e Paiva, Full Professor at Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) and researcher at INESC-ID..

The employee will be integrated in the INESC-ID team.


  1. ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS - Required education Level and research experience

The candidates should have a MSC degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Information Sciences, Cognitive Science, Mathematics, Data Science or related area, with strong background in research skills.

Required language skills: proficiency in English both written and spoken.

General call admission requirements include those specified in the previous point and that, from the candidate’s curriculum vitae, one may validate the compliance with productivity criteria such as:

  1. Research experience in AI
  2. Publications



The selection will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic record of the candidate, (60%)
  2. Publications (15%)
  3. Research Experience (25%)


If an interview is conducted, the punctuation proposed by each member of the jury is obtained by assigning a weighting factor of 90% to the curriculum vitae and other documentation presented, and a weighting factor of 10% to the interview

Candidates with an average score below 70, are not recommended for hiring

The Jury is composed of:


Ana Maria Severino de Almeida e Paiva

Full Professor

INESC ID | Tecnico


Francisco António Chaves Saraiva de Melo

Associate Professor

INESC ID | Tecnico


Rui Filipe Fernandes Prada

Associate Professor

INESC ID | Tecnico

Substitute Member

Manuel Fernando Cabido Peres Lopes

Associate Professor

INESC ID | Tecnico

Substitute Member

Joana Carvalho Filipe de Campos

Assistant Professor

INESC ID | Tecnico



Each member of the jury assigns a classification to each of the candidates on a scale of 0 to 100 points, ranking the candidates according to their classification consisting on the sum of the partial classifications assigned in each evaluation criterion, and considering the weighting factor given to each parameter. In this process abstentions are not allowed.


Candidates shall be ordered by applying the successive voting method.


The jury has the faculty not to select a candidate in case the requirements mentioned above mentioned are not fulfilled.


Minutes of the jury meeting are drawn up, which contain a summary of what has taken place in the meeting, as well as the votes cast by each of the members and their reasons, being available to the candidates whenever requested.


The final deliberation of the jury is approved by the President of INESC-ID, and it is his responsibility to establish the respective contract.


  1. Formalisation of applications


Applications are made by sending an email to, with the documents stated bellow:


The application email should clearly state the reference of the research contract and project.


  1. detailed curriculum vitae
  2. motivation letter
  3. single copy of official academic degree certificate required in education level
  4. detailed list of grades.
  5. name of two personal references


For candidates with degrees granted by foreign higher education institutions it is mandatory to have a degree or diploma recognition.


This call is open from March 7 to 29 of 2023.



Candidates who formalize their application incorrectly or who do not prove the requirements required in this notice are excluded from admission. In case of doubt, the jury may demand any candidate to present documents proving those statements.


The false statements made by the candidates will be punished according to the law.


The admitted and excluded candidates will be notified by email of the final ranking list.


Prior Hearing and Deadline for Final Decision: After being notified, candidates have 10 working days to submit a formal rebuttal. Within the term of 30 days, counted from the deadline for the presentation of the candidacies, the final decisions of the jury are given.


This call is exclusively intended to fill the vacancy (s) indicated and may be terminated until the homologation of the final ranking list of candidates and expiring with the respective occupation of the working position on offer.


Non-discrimination and equal access policy: INESC-ID actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, so that no candidate can be privileged, benefited, disadvantaged or deprived of any right or exemption from any duty owing, in particular, to ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, economic situation, education, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability , chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological beliefs and trade union membership.


Under the terms of D.L. No. 29/2001, of February 3, a disabled candidate has a preference when in equal classification, which prevails over any other legal preference. Candidates must declare on the application form their respective degree of disability, the type of disability and the means of communication / expression to be used in the selection process, under the terms of the aforementioned diploma.



Research Field
Engineering » Computer engineering
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent
Research Field
Engineering » Computer engineering

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Rua Alves Redol, 9
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