University of Coimbra opens a call for one research fellowship, in the framework of the Better Plastics project Better Plastics - Plastics in a Circular Economy (reference : POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046091), co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, through Portugal 2020 (PT2020), and by the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Programme (COMPETE 2020), in the following conditions :
Scientific area : Engineering and Sustainability.
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 : Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at the University of Coimbra.
Duration : Six (6) months.
Renewal : The grant can be renewed for additional periods up to the maximum duration of the project or the duration of the grant for which the candidate was selected.
Scientific orientation : Professor Fausto Miguel Cereja Seixas Freire and Doctor Carla Abreu Rodrigues.
Financial conditions : The amount of the fellowship is € 1.144,64 corresponding to the monthly compensation stipulated in the FCT table (), plus social security (Seguro Social Voluntário, first level contributions) 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 : Curricular evaluation (50%) and interview (50%).
Selection criteria : In the curricular evaluation, the following criteria will be evaluated : i) Candidate merit, namely in terms of academic curriculum and publications in Life Cycle Assessment indexed in Web of Science (70%) and ii) Candidate's motivation expressed in the Motivation Letter (30 %).
In the interview, the following criteria will be evaluated : i) Motivation of the candidate to perform the functions, proactivity and ability to work autonomously (40%), ii) Knowledge of the tasks inherent to the functions (40%) and iii) Availability to start the grant (20%).
Only candidates with a classification above 50% in the curricular evaluation will be called for interview. The jury reserves the right not to award the scholarship if the candidate does not have the right profile (rating below 50% in the interview).
Jury responsible for selection : Professor Fausto Miguel Cereja Seixas Freire, Doctor Carla Abreu Rodrigues and Professor José Joaquim da Costa.
Formalization of application : Applications must be formalized, mandatorily, by submitting the following documents : Curriculum Vitae, qualifications certificate, motivation letter and the declaration mentioned below on the platform.
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 : Applications must be submitted at .
Submission of applications : Between 20 / 09 / 2022 and 03 / 10 / 2022.
Submission deadline date : 03 / 10 / 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.
Pursuant to subparagraph h) of Article 9 of the Portuguese Constitution, the University of Coimbra, as employer, actively promotes a policy of equal opportunities between men and women in access to employment and professional development, and acts to prevent each and every kind of discrimination.
Therefore, no one can be privileged, benefited, harmed or deprived of any right or immune from any duty on account of, in particular, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, family, 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 beliefs and trade union membership.
Selection reserve list : Until 3 (three) months before the end of the project.
Skills / Qualifications / Admission requirements : Master in Engineering, Energy, Sustainability or similar areas, attending a PhD course in Engineering or similar areas, at a Portuguese higher education institution, or enrolled in a course not conferring an academic degree.
Knowledge in life-cycle assessment, ecodesign or related areas, preferably demonstrated by the (co-)authorship of scientific articles published in Web of Science (WoS)-indexed journals.
Work plan / Objectives : This grant aims to develop research work within the scope of the project to :