Research Fellowship - GRAPEVISION | PTDC/BIA/-FBT/2389/2020 - 836744
Universidade de Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal
há 5 dias
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University of Coimbra opens a call for one research fellowship, in the framework of the GRAPEVISION project Modern and ancient DNA genomics to enhance the genetic resources of the vineyard in Portugal (reference : PTDC / BIA / -FBT / 2389 / 2020), financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.

P. / MCTES, through National Funds (PIDDAC),in the following conditions :

Scientific area : History.

Skills / Qualifications / Admission requirements : MA in Medieval History, Modern History, History of Science or similar fields, enrolled in a PhD programme ou in a non-degree course (course not conferring an academic degree).

Courses not conferring an academic degree must be related to the research fellowship’s activity type. Courses not conferring an academic degree are the courses referred to in paragraph e) of number 3 of article 4 of Decree-Law no.

74 / 2006, of 24 March, in the current wording, provided that they are developed in association or cooperation between the higher education institution and one or more R&D units, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph e) of article 3 of the Regulation for Research Fellowships of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.

Although the recipients must be enrolled in a cycle of studies leading to the attribution of an academic degree or in a course not conferring 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 : As a team member of the project GRAPEVISION, the research fellow will take part at the different stages and activities within the project under the supervision of its co-PI.

Main activities in the work plan :

  • 1) Contribute to the literature review in the history of rural, agrarian and vineyard culture across the Iberian Peninsula;
  • 2) Contribute to archival and bibliographic research in different sites across the Iberian Peninsula;
  • 3) Contribute to transcription and analysis of handwritten registers / documents in the Iberian Peninsula;
  • 4) Contribute to preparing publications with preliminary research results;
  • 5) Contribute to management and communication within the project.

    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 : Several places at the University of Coimbra.

    Duration : 3 months.

    Renewal : Possible renewable, by agreement between both parties.

    Scientific orientation : Maria Dulce Alves Freire.

    Financial conditions : The amount of the fellowship is € 1.144,64 corresponding to the monthly compensation stipulated in the FCT table (), plus 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 Vitae and interview with the 3 strongest candidates.

    Selection criteria :

    1) CV evaluation (75%), paying special attention on the following criteria :

  • a. MA in Medieval History, Modern History and similar areas (27%);
  • b. Certified competence in palaeography, including transcription and analysis of handwritten medieval and early modern documents (27%);
  • c. Certified competence in production and communication of research content (13%).

  • d. Interest in the project topics (13%);
  • e. Capacity of team work (10%);
  • f. Professional or scientific competences relevant to the project activities (7%);
  • g. Knowledge of digital social media (3%).

    3) Interview (25%), the following criteria particularly :

  • a. Competences in palaeography, including transcription and analysis of handwritten medieval or / and early modern documents (30%);
  • b. Competent use of relevant software (20%);
  • c. Knowledge of Portuguese, Spanish and English (20%);
  • d. Competence in production and communication of research content (20%);
  • e. Availability for scientific travel missions in different sites across the Iberian Peninsula and / or Europe (10%).

    Jury responsible for selection :

  • Chair - Maria Dulce Alves Freire;
  • Member - Ana Isabel Sacramento Sampaio Ribeiro;
  • Member - Inês Duarte Aleixo Lourenço de Oliveira Gomes.

    Formalization of application : Upload the following documents onto the Apply-UC electronic platform :

  • 1) CV;
  • 2) Motivation Letter;
  • 3) Qualification certificate or diploma (Master’s);
  • 4) Proof of enrolment in a PhD programme or in a non-degree course if available .

    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 : Applicants should upload the required documents onto the electronic platform .

    Submission of applications : Between 19 / 09 / 2022 and 30 / 09 / 2022.

    Submission deadline date : 30 / 09 / 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 : 3 months

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