ORGANISATION/COMPANYInstituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território da Universidade de Lisboa
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE30/08/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONPortugal › Lisboa
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK35
A research fellowship for a university graduate, financed by the base budget of the Centre for Geographical Studies, is now open for application (UIDB/00295/2020).
Scientific Area: Geography.
Specific Scientific Area: Geographic Information Science.
Graduates in Geography, or related areas, who are enrolled in the Master's programmes of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon may apply to this competition.
The candidate must meet the following requirements:
- Degree in Geography, or related areas;
- Be enrolled in a Masters programme at IGOT-ULisboa;
- Have a good knowledge of Portuguese and English.
Eligibility of candidates
Applicants must meet the eligibility conditions set out in Article 9 of the FCT I.P Research Grant Regulations (Regulation no. 950/2019, published in Diário da República, 2nd Series, no. 241 on 16 December 2021).
Identification of the most important determinants of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality in Lisbon
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are one of the most serious health problems and the leading cause of death worldwide, both in developing and developed countries, including Portugal. However, CVD morbidity/mortality rates are not evenly distributed spatially.
Lisbon is marked by important spatial differences arising from socio-economic inequality and limited access to health services. Mortality varies along several dimensions, including age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, educational level and geography. Spatial inequalities in morbidity/mortality in Lisbon appear to be greater than in other cities of the country.
Given the spatial distribution of causes and the heterogeneity of morbidity/mortality by cardiovascular diseases, both at macro and micro levels, the aim of this work is to assess the spatial patterns of occurrences by CVD, taking into account space, as a proxy for socioeconomic conditions, access to health and social norms, to understand possible changes..
The work plan of the scholarship holder to be hired is as follows:
1. Data acquisition from multiple platforms, using different techniques and methods;
2. Data editing and validation with different sources, formats and scales; integrity assurance from exploratory analyses;
3. Statistical and spatial data modelling and analysis;
4. Visualization. Creation of a platform for disclosure, communication and dissemination of results;
5. Collaboration in the Geomodlab management task.
Applicable legislation and regulations
Research Fellowship Statute; Regulation of Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. - in force and the Regulation of Research Grants from the University of Lisbon – in force.
Place of work:
The work will be carried out at the Centre for Geographical Studies of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon, under the scientific supervision of Professors Paulo Morgado and Jorge Rocha (Assistant Professors at IGOT-ULisboa).
Duration: 12 months. The scholarship contract may eventually be renewed.
Start date: scheduled to start in 1st of October 2022, on an exclusive basis.
Monthly salary: 875,98€ according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal (www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores ).
The applicable selection method will be curricular evaluation of the candidates.
Evaluation Parameters: The curricular evaluation (CA) includes the following parameters
- Curriculum Vitae (40%);
- Graduation classification (30%);
- Knowledge of Geographic Information Science and Programming, namely in R and Python (20%);
- Level of fluency and rigour in written expression, in Portuguese and English, that can be assessed on the basis of certification documents (10%).
The jury may, if it deems necessary, invite the candidates placed in the first three positions to an interview. In this case the interview will have a weight of 30%, to be accumulated to the score obtained in the first phase of selection, which will have a weight of 70%. The interview will take place on a date and time to be communicated to the candidates.
The jury may not award a scholarship if the candidates do not meet the required profile.
The selection panel for the applications for this scholarship is composed of the following elements:
Chairman of the Jury: Doctor José Luís Zêzere, Full Professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon;
1st Full Member: Paulo Morgado, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon;
2nd member: Jorge Rocha, Assistant Professor of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon;
1st Substitute Member: Sandra Oliveira, Assistant Researcher of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon.
2nd Substitute Member: Inês Boavida-Portugal, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon.
The final results of the evaluation will be communicated to the candidates through a notification sent to the email address indicated for this purpose. If the result is unfavorable to the granting of the requested scholarship, the candidates have a period of 10 working days to comment, wishing, in a prior hearing to interested parties, pursuant to Articles 121 and 122 of the Administrative Procedure Code (DL nº 4/2015 of January 7 and its changes).
The selected candidate must express in writing the intention to scholarship acceptance. In case of non-acceptance, the scholarship will be awarded to the candidate in order of final ranking.
Application deadline and form of submission of applications:
The call is open for the period 17 to 30 August 2022.
Applications must be sent by email to email@example.com, accompanied by the following documents:
Application cover letter;
Certificate of Qualifications. Regarding the qualification certificate, if the degree has been obtained in a foreign institution, it must be recognized by a Portuguese institution in accordance with Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of August 16th and Ordinance no. 33/2019, of January 25th, in its wording in force on the date of application;
Proof of enrollment in a master's program;
Other supporting documents considered relevant;
Declaration of prior consent by electronic means.
Reference to the Call Ref.ª CEG-M1-2022 must be indicated in the subject of the application email.
EURAXESS offer ID: 825812
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