Research fellowship for BSc - MSc student or enrolled in a course that does not award an academic degree (UBI/SFT-EDIH/01-2024)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Mar 2024

27 Feb 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

University of Beira Interior
Research Field

Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Engineering » Computer engineering
Engineering » Electrical engineering
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Portugal
Application Deadline

12 Mar 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/London)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

35
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Reference Number

UBI/SFT-EDIH/01-2024
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

A call is open for the allocation of one research fellowship for BSc - MSc student or enrolled in a course that does not award an academic degree (BI), Reference: UBI/SFT-EDIH/01-2024, within the scope of the project “Smart Sustainable Farms Foods and Trade European Digital Innovation Hub”, approved by the Digital Innovation Hubs measure and financed by the PRR, to be held at the Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies (C-MAST) of the University of Beira Interior (http://www.aerospace.ubi.pt/ ), under the following conditions:

 

Research Field:

Computational Mechanical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

 

 Objectives:

Development of training plans in digital services to support the agrifood sector. The research grant is intended to fund the scholarship holder's carrying out of research activities in line with attendance at master’s or non-academic degree courses. The activities will take place at the Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences and Technologies (C-MAST), which will be the scholarship holder's host institution, without prejudice to the work being carried out in collaboration between more than one institution.

 

Work plan:

1) Review of the state of the art on digital simulation methods for studying pipe flows in irrigation systems; 2) Elaboration of tutorials and training documents on computational methods for analysis and optimization of irrigation systems; 3) Preparation of presentations, seminars and Webinars; 4) Preparation of a report describing the results, conclusions and recommendations; 5) Writing of complete documents for work dissemination.

The work plan is necessarily part of the research area of Computational Mechanical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, which are part of C-MAST's own organization. Scientific guidance will be the responsibility of an integrated member of C-MAST.

 

Applicable legislation and regulations:

Research Fellowship Holder Statute, approved by Law No. 40/2004, of 18 August, in its current wording (amended by Decree-Law No. 123/2019, of 28 August); Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships of the Foundation for Science and Technology (Regulation No. 950/2019) published in the Diário da República, 2nd series, No. 241, 16 December 2019; Regulation for Research Fellowships of the University of Beira Interior - RBIUBI (Regulation No. 100/2020) published in the Diário da República, 2nd series, n.º 27 February 2020.

 

Work location:

The work will be developed at the C-MAST - Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Sciences and Technology, Calcada Fonte do Lameiro, 6201-001 Covilhã, under the scientific supervision of Doutor Frederico Miguel Freire Rodrigues, Assistant Researcher and Invited Assistant Professor, DEM|C-MAST, UBI ([email protected] ).

 

Fellowship duration and conditions:

The fellowship is opened for 6 months, starting on March 2024. The activity is in regime of exclusive dedication in accordance with the RBIUBI.

The awarded scholarship may, eventually, be renewed for additional periods of 6 months, subject to a favourable opinion from the supervisor, and may not exceed 24 months or the end date of the project, under the terms set out in article 15 of the Scholarship Regulations of the FCT and article 16º of the RBIUBI.

 

Selection Committee

President:

Doctor Bruno Jorge Ferreira Ribeiro, Assistant Professor, DEM, UBI.

Members:

Doctor Frederico Miguel Freire Rodrigues, Assistant Researcher and Invited Assistant Professor, DEM|C-MAST, UBI,

Doctor Mohammadmahdi Abdollahzadehsangroudi, Assistant Professor, C-MAST, UBI.

Alternative member:

Doctor José Páscoa Marques, Full Professor, DEM|C-MAST, UBI.

 

Documents for application:

The candidates should present:

. Motivation letter;

. Detailed Curriculum Vitae;

. Certificate of completion of the previous degree, or, alternatively, declaration of honour from the candidate that he/she has obtained the Master’s degree until the end of the application deadline;

. Other documents considered relevant;

. Registration of recognition of academic degrees awarded by foreign higher education institutions and record of the conversion of the respective final classification to the Portuguese classification scale, or, alternatively, declaration of honor of the candidate in how he obtained the recognition of the foreign degree equivalent to that of graduate or master until the end of the application deadline;

. Declaration of honour from the candidate stating that he/she meets the conditions for being award the research fellowship according to Article 6º of the RBIUBI.

 

Receipt of applications:

Applications should be addressed to Doctor Frederico Miguel Freire Rodrigues, researcher in charge and scientific adviser, to the e-mail [email protected] .

 

Publication/notification of results:

The final results of the evaluation process will be published in a sorted list, by the final classification obtained, and posted in a visible and public place of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Beira Interior. The candidate(s) will be notified of the decision by e-mail.

 

 


Requirements
Research Field
Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Engineering » Computer engineering
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Engineering » Electrical engineering
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

- Hold a Bachelor's degree in the scientific area of Computational Mechanical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering and meet the conditions to be enrolled in a cycle of studies with non-degree;

- And have knowledge of simulation methods for irrigation systems as well as analysis of pipe network losses;

- And have knowledge of using dielectric barrier discharges for improving food shelf life and reducing spoilage;

- Have solid knowledge of English (spoken and written).

The proof of enrolment in a master’s degree or non-degree conferring course must be made, mandatorily, before the signature of the contract.

 

BIs awarded to MSc who attend courses that do not confer an academic degree can only be granted for a maximum period of one year.

 

BIs awarded to MSc who are enrolled in courses that do not confer an academic degree can only be awarded to those who do not exceed, with the conclusion of the fellowship contract in question, including any renewals, the accumulated period of two years in this type of fellowship, followed or interpolated.


Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Good

Additional Information
Benefits

A monthly maintenance allowance will be granted in accordance with the Annex I of the RBIUBI, with the amount of 990,98 € according to the updated values that can be consulted at https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas . The fellowship holder will have a personal accident insurance and can choose to be covered by the voluntary social insurance. These values will be added to the amount of monthly maintenance allowance.


Eligibility criteria

- Hold a Bachelor's degree in the scientific area of Computational Mechanical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering and meet the conditions to be enrolled in a cycle of studies with non-degree;

- And have knowledge of simulation methods for irrigation systems as well as analysis of pipe network losses;

- And have knowledge of using dielectric barrier discharges for improving food shelf life and reducing spoilage;

- Have solid knowledge of English (spoken and written).

The proof of enrolment in a master’s degree or non-degree conferring course must be made, mandatorily, before the signature of the contract.

BIs awarded to MSc who attend courses that do not confer an academic degree can only be granted for a maximum period of one year.

BIs awarded to MSc who are enrolled in courses that do not confer an academic degree can only be awarded to those who do not exceed, with the conclusion of the fellowship contract in question, including any renewals, the accumulated period of two years in this type of fellowship, followed or interpolated.


Selection process

The selection methods to be used will be based on the following parameters and on a scale of 0 to 20: A - final degree average; B - Demonstration of proven knowledge in simulation methods for irrigation systems and analysis of pipe network losses, as well as application of dielectric barrier discharges for improving food shelf life and reducing spoilage; C - assessment of the Curriculum Vitae, with particular emphasis on the existence of scientific publications (published or under review) related with the position topics. The selection parameters will be assigned the following weighting:0.3 × A + 0.4 × B + 0.3 × C; referred to as the "curriculum classification".

Interview with the 3 candidates with the best classification, which can be carried out by videoconference.

The final ranking of candidates will be made on a scale from 0 to 20 with the following weighting: 0.6 × “curricular classification” + 0.4 × “interview classification”.

The jury reserves the right not to award any of the Research Grants in competition depending on the result of the evaluation of the applications and their suitability to the research objectives of C-MAST.


Additional comments

Applicable legislation and regulations:

Research Fellowship Holder Statute, approved by Law No. 40/2004, of 18 August, in its current wording (amended by Decree-Law No. 123/2019, of 28 August); Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships of the Foundation for Science and Technology (Regulation No. 950/2019) published in the Diário da República, 2nd series, No. 241, 16 December 2019; Regulation for Research Fellowships of the University of Beira Interior - RBIUBI (Regulation No. 100/2020) published in the Diário da República, 2nd series, n.º 27 February 2020.

 

Complaint and Appeal Procedures:

After communication of the provisional lists of the results in the different phases of the selection process (Admission and Exclusion, Curricular Evaluation and Interview), the candidates have 10 working days to pronounce their disagreement, under the terms of article 121 and the Código do Procedimento Administrativo. If any allegations are presented, the final decision will be issued after the analysis of the statements presented during the prior hearing of interested parties. After the statutory deadline of 10 working days, the proposal for the final classification and ranking of the candidates becomes definitive.

The proposal for the final ranking of the candidates will constitute a reserve list for selection for a period of 45 days.


Website for additional job details

https://www.ubi.pt/

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Universidade da Beira Interior
Country
Portugal
City
Covilhã
Postal Code
6200-001
Street
Convento de Santo António
Geofield


Where to apply
E-mail

[email protected]

Contact
City

Covilhã
Website

https://www.ubi.pt/
Street

Convento de Santo António
Postal Code

6200-001
E-Mail

[email protected]

STATUS: EXPIRED

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