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1 Research Fellowship (BI) for a MSc Student (Nº 3544)

Ref: IA2021-09-BI-M

1 Research Fellowship (BI) for a MSc student is open at the FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências, for the project DarkRipple - PTDC/FIS-OUT/29048/2017, financed by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, under the following conditions:

1. Scientific Area: Cosmology

2. Requirements for admission: Students enrolled in a Master’s program. Only applications from candidates having an adequate background in Astrophysics and Cosmology will be considered.

3. Additional optional skills and qualifications: Demonstrated experience in the field of cosmology in particular with Friedmann and Lemaitre-Toiman-Bondi models. Good programming skills in data languages such as IDL or R, are also recommended qualifications.

4. Work plan: The fellowship  holder will be working on modeling the non-linear evolution of galaxy cluster  populations with mock and N-body simulations in the context of Friedmann and  Lemaitre-Tolman-Bondi models. The work includes developing new numerical tools  based on existing codes (such as the Planck Sky Model) to provide fast ways of  confronting model predictions with observations of clusters from galaxy  surveys (such as the Euclid Survey) and CMB observations (such as Planck).

5. Legislation framework: Research Fellowship Holder Statute, in accordance with Law 40/2004, of 18 August, in its current version and the FCT Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships, in its current version  (Reg. 950/2019 published in DR on 16th  December: https://dre.pt/application/file/a/127230968,  or at the FCT website: https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml.pt), and FCiências.ID Fellowship Regulation, as approved on 12th May 2020 (available at Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação Científica da FCiências.ID).

6. Place of work: The work will be developed at the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences, at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, under the scientific supervision of Professor António da Silva.

7. Fellowship duration: This position is initially opened for 6 months and will begin on May of 2021.

8. Monthly allowance: The fellowship amounts to € 835,98, according to table values of the fellowships awarded directly by the FCT, IP. The fellowship holder will have a personal accident insurance and can ensure the right to social security through adherence to the voluntary social insurance scheme, if not covered by any other social protection scheme, pursuant to Código dos Regimes Contributivos do Sistema Previdencial de Segurança Social.

The fellowship will be paid monthly by bank transfer.

9. Evaluation and selection process: Candidates will be assessed by the quality of their CV (45%) and adequacy of CV and candidate profile to work plan (45%), and motivation letter (10%).

10. Selection Committee: Francisco Lobo (President of the jury), Nelson Nunes, António da Silva (members) and José Mimoso (alternate).

11. Publication/notification of results: All the candidates will be notified by e-mail, sent by the call holder, with the selection meeting minutes enclosed.

12. Deadlines: This call for applications is open from 28/04/2021 to 11/05/2021.

13. Application: Applications should be submitted to the form below, by attaching the following documents:

a.        Curriculum vitae;
b.        Certificate of completion of previous degree;
c.        Proof of registration in the study cycle that confers the requested degree in this call;
d.        Motivation Letter and other documents considered relevant.

14. Time limits for the appeal procedure: In case of negative decision, the candidates have 10 business days, after the date of announcement of the results of the candidates evaluation, to pronounce their disagreement in accordance with the Código do Procedimento Administrativo. Appeals against the final decision may be submitted to the Administration Board of FCiências.ID (fciencias.id@fciencias-id.pt) within 15 business days after the notification date.

Note 1: The documents that prove the entitlement of the academic qualifications and diplomas, or the proof of registration in the academic degree or diploma requested on the call, can be dismissed during the application period and replaced by a declaration on their honour from the applicant. Their delivery is mandatory during the fellowship contractualization.

Note 2: Please note that - higher education degrees and diplomas awarded by foreign higher education institutions  need to be  recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, pursuant to the Decree-Law nr. 66/2018 (August 16) and the Ministerial Order nr. 33/2019 (January 25). The presentation of the recognition certificate is mandatory for contract signature. More information can be obtained at: https://www.dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/degree-and-diploma-recognition.

The period for application submission has ended for this opportunity.
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