Notice of opening of an International Selection Procedure for the recruitment of an Assistant researcher at partial time (50%)
By order of 18-05-2021, the Dean of FEUP, Professor João Bernardo de Sena Esteves Falcão e Cunha, was deliberated to open an international selection procedure for the recruitment of 1 Assistant Researcher at partial time (50%) within the scope of Base Funding - UIDB / 00511 / 2020 of the Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy LEPABE, funded by national funds through FCT / MCTES (PIDDAC), in the form of a Certain Term Employment Contract, for a twelve month period, eventually renewable to a maximum of two years, under the Labor Code in its current version and Regulation nº 487 / 2020, of 22 May - Regulation of Research, Science and Technology Staff of the University of Porto, in its current wording.
2. The jury is composed as follows :
President : Maria Arminda Costa Alves
Member : Domingos Azevedo Gonçalves Barbosa
Member : Fernando Gomes Martins
Substitute Member : Luís Miguel Palma Madeira
Substitute Member : Manuel José Vieira Simões
Applicable Legislation : Labor Code, Law on 7 / 2009, of 12 February, in its current version and Regulation nº 487 / 2020, of 22 May - Regulation of Research, Science and Technology Staff of the University of Porto, in its current wording.
The work will be developed at LEPABE of the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP).
The monthly remuneration to be attributed corresponds a 50% to the 1st remuneratory position, level 3, provided in Annex I and Annex II, of the Regulation nº 487 / 2020, of 22 May - Regulation of Research, Science and Technology Staff of the University of Porto, in the amount of € Euros, on full time (corresponding to an amount of Euros for a 50% partial time contract).
General admission requirements : The applicants must be national, foreign and stateless candidates holding a Master degree in Chemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering, which constitutes the minimum admission requirement
If the Master's degree has been awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must comply with the provisions of the Decree-Law no.
66 / 2018, of august 16th, and any formalities established there must be fulfilled until the time of signing the contract.
Special admission requirements : In order to determine the profile appropriate to the activity to be developed, the following criteria are defined : Candidates must have competences and previous experience in : (i) Magnetic classification, including design and operation of magnetic classification equipment at lab or pilot scale;
ii) Experience in microfluidics to determine the trajectories of the magnetic particles during the classification process.
Functions to perform : the Assistant Researcher executes, develops and participates in research and development projects, under the guidance of a researcher or professor.
The Assistant Researcher will be part of the project team executing and developing the project activities of Strategic Project LEPABE 2020-2023, namely of the Process Systems Engineering group, according to the guidelines of the project's Dissemination Plan.
It will specifically develop the following Carry out studies of magnetic classification with micro and nano-sized magnetic particles in wet Synthesis of magnetic particles specific for the essays of magnetic Characterization of the synthesized Participate in all dissemination activities promoted by the research unit.
The selected assistant researcher may also perform teaching and training activities.
Selection Criteria : In terms of the article 26 of the Regulation nº 487 / 2020, of 22 May - Regulation of Research, Science and Technology Staff of the University of Porto, the selection is made through the evaluation of the scientific and curricular career of the candidates.
The evaluation of the scientific and curricular path, taking into account the profile appropriate to the activity to be developed, focuses on relevance, quality, and current impact of :
a) scientific, technological, cultural or artistic production considered to be more relevant by the applicant to the recruitment area and the applied research activities, or based on practice considered to be more relevant by the applicant to the recruitment area;
b) activities of extension and dissemination of knowledge in particular in the context of culture and scientific practices promotion that are considered by the candidate to be of greater relevance;
and the activities of management of science, technology and innovation programs, or the experience in observing and monitoring the scientific and technological system.
11. The Evaluation of the Scientific Career and Curriculum Vitae (ESCC), scored on a scale of 0 to 100 points, focuses on parts described below :
Scientific Career and Curriculum (SCC)
Assessment of the relevance, quality and current impact of scientific career and curriculum. This evaluation focuses on the parameters described below and the classification is obtained by : SCC SC + Scientific Production (SC)
Assessment of the scientific production (SCV). The classification is obtained by : SC SCV + SCQ.
Quantitative Evaluation (SCV) : publications in ISI journals, in the area of preference (magnetic classification), SCV up to 100 points;
publications in related areas, SCV up to 30 points; publications in other areas, SCV up to 10 points.
Qualitative Evaluation (SCQ) : the candidate must provide copies of up to 5 articles considered to be most relevant, SCQ up to 100 Extension and dissemination of knowledge Activities (RA)
Evaluation of extension and dissemination of knowledge activities, developed in the last five years. This parameter includes (i) participation in R&D projects, services, and technology transfer, (ii) participation in observation and monitoring activities of the scientific and technological system, namely, participation in evaluation committees for research projects and (iii) participation in science management and knowledge dissemination activities, including the organization of conferences, symposia, and scientific cooperation activities.
Activities in the area of preference, RA up to 100 points; activities in related areas, RA up to 30 points; activities in other areas, RA 0 points.
The selection process includes a professional interview, or presentation session or public demonstration (PI), which exclusively intend for the clarification of aspects relates to the results of their research, for the three best candidates with an Evaluation of the Scientific and curriculum Vitae (ESCC) exceeding 80 points.
The (PI) will be classified on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
The final grade is the sum of the classifications obtained in the Evaluation of the Scientific and Curriculum Vitae (ESCC) and professional interview (PI) ESCC + PI).
The position can only be filled by candidates whose final classification is equal or greater than 90 points.
The results of the evaluation will be released to the candidates by email to the email address indicated in the application process.
The jury shall deliberate by means of a nominal vote based on the selection criteria adopted and published, and abstentions are not allowed.
Minutes of the meetings of the jury are drawn up, containing a summary of what has taken place in the meetings, as well as the votes cast by each of the members and their reasons;
these minutes should be available to candidates whenever requested.
The call is open from 08-06-2021 to 22-06-2021 (until 23h59m, local time).