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4 (four) Research Fellowship(s) for R&D Initiation (BII)

Ref: IA2022-19-BII

4 Research Fellowship(s) for R&D Initiation (BII) is(are) open at the FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências, for the project/R&D institution Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, “UIDP/04434/2020”, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P./MCTES through national funds (PIDDAC) under the programme Financiamento Plurianual de Unidades de Investigação, under the following conditions:

1. Scientific Area: Astronomy and Astrophysics

2. Requirements for admission: Only applications from candidates having an adequate background in Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, or other relevant domains, will be considered.

3. Additional optional skills and qualifications: Having completed the first year of the bachelor degree, duly indicated in the CV and with the list of curricular units completed and respective marks.

4. Contracting requirements: Presentation of the academic qualifications and/or diplomas. Enrolment in a professional higher technical course, a bachelor degree, an integrated master or a master degree.

5. Work plan: The successful candidates are expected to carry out research on projects in Astronomy and Astrophysics related to the research groups in IA (http://iastro.pt/research/index.html). Proposed work plans will be made available to successful candidates.

6. 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).

7. Place of work: The work will be developed at the Lisbon node of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço under the scientific supervision of one or more members of the Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço research team.

8. Fellowship duration: This position is initially opened for 4 months due to start in February 2023.

9. Monthly allowance: The fellowship amounts to € 486,12 ,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.

10. Evaluation and selection process:Candidates will be assessed by:
a) Cover letter (20%);
b) Curriculum Vitae (80%).
Applicants whose application is scored with a final classification of less than 60 points are not eligible for granting a fellowship.

11. Selection Committee:
Lara Sousa (IA/CAUP; Chair)
Teresa Barata (IA/Universidade de Coimbra; effective member)
Margarida Cunha (IA/CAUP; effective member)
Jorge Martins (IA/CAUP; effective member)
Israel Matute (IA/Universidade de Lisboa, effective member)
Ângela Santos (IA/CAUP; effective member)
Bachar Wehbe (IA/Universidade de Lisboa, effective member)
Jarle Brinchmann (IA/CAUP; alternate member)
Francisco Lobo (IA/Universidade de Lisboa; alternate member)

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

13. Deadlines: This call for applications is open from 29/11/22 to 19/12/2022.

14. Application:Applications should be submitted through the web form indicated below, by attaching the following documents:
a. Curriculum vitae – if applicable, with an indication of the curricular year, curricular units completed and respective marks; and, if applicable, with reference to Research Fellowship for R&D Initiation (BII) and Research Fellowships (BI) that have already benefited - CV may be provided in PDF or through the CIÊNCIAVITAE system;
b. Certificate of completion of previous degree;
c. Cover letter, with a brief description of the candidate's motivation.

15. 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 for 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.
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia