1 Sep 2023
Human Resources and Facilities Services
- Research Field
Engineering » Mechanical engineering
- Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
- Application Deadline
29 Sep 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Lisbon)
- Type of Contract
- Job Status
- Offer Starting Date
4 Sep 2023
- Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
- Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
1 - Title
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (RF)
2 - Offer description
As per the terms laid down in Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação do LNEC (LNEC Regulation for Research Fellowships), approved by Law no. 40/2004 , 18 august, as it stands, we announce the launching of a call for awarding a half time research fellowship (RF) in the scope of the assessment of the performance of the fire smoke systems in buildings and underground space.
3 – Financing source
LNEC own revenue
4 – Scientific area
Mechanical Engineering of Thermodynamics and Fluids
5 - Duration
The Grant shall be awarded for a 1-year period, renewable up to 2 years
6 – Reserve list
A reserve list for selection shall be drawn up for a 6-month period as from the date of the final decision of this call.
7 – Activity Regime
All the work shall be developed on an exclusive dedication regime, as per the provisions laid down in the Statute of the Research Fellow, approved by Law no. 40/2004, 18 august, as it stands, and in LNEC Regulation for Fellowships, available on LNEC website.
8 - Work plan and objectives
The scholarship holder will participate in research and innovation activities, within the scope of the scientific area for which the scholarship is granted, integrated in research projects.
In particular, the scholarship holder will be able to carry out his/her activity within the scope of smoke control systems in buildings, especially in the underground space (for example, covered car parks and tunnels). He is expected to develop activity in the field of Computational Fluid Mechanics (use of FDS and FireFOAM programs). It should be noted that LNEC was designated a supervisory entity, within the scope of Decree-Law 75/2014 (according to number 3 of article 13.º), which established the minimum safety requirements for the tunnels of the trans-European road network and the national road network and which transposed the Directive no. 2004/54/EC, of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 29 April 2004, on the minimum safety Trans-European Road Network to the Portuguese law. The scholarship holder will participate in research in this domain in order to promote the optimization of the safety means in tunnels.
9 - Location
Workplace: LNEC – Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, I.P.
Avenida do Brasil, 101 – 1700-066 Lisboa
The above activities shall be conducted at the Scientific Instrumentation Centre of LNEC, without prejudice to the possibility of performing temporary missions in Portugal.
10 - Qualifications
Eligible applicants can be those enrolled in an MSc in mechanical engineering or similar fields.
All the candidates should be fluent in Portuguese language and have good knowledge of English.
11 – Scientific supervision
The researcher João Carlos Viegas, shall be responsible for supervising the scientific activities.
12 - Monthly allowance
The Grant shall include a monthly allowance in the amount of €501.50 and a daily food allowance proportional to the working time. The fellow shall also be entitled to a specific social security system and to insurance against personal accidents at work.
13 - Selection methods and criteria
The evaluation of the applications shall be based on the Applicant’s Merits (MC), and the following evaluation criteria shall be scored on a 0 to 20 scale.
MC = (0.5 * PA) + (0.3 * CP) + (0.2 * ES).
The jury is entitled to decide not to award the Grant if the quality of the applicants is deemed below par.
14 - Selection jury
President: Eduardo Manuel Cabrita Fortunato, Principal Researcher
Members: João Carlos Godinho Viegas, Principal Researcher
Carlos Manuel Almeida Santos, Senior Researcher
Alternates: Jorge Viçoso Patrício, Senior Researcher with Aggregation
Álvaro Silva Ribeiro, Senior Researcher
15 - Application documents
Foreign certificates shall be valid only if they are dully endorsed by an issuing entity, or if a recognition/equivalence document is produced stating that the foreign qualifications correspond to the same Portuguese qualifications. The respective scores can only be used if they are officially converted to the Portuguese scoring scale (by DGES – Direção Geral do Ensino Superior or by a public higher education institution), even if the foreign classification corresponds to a 0 to 20 scale.
Should the candidate be unable to produce such document, without any fault on his/her part, he/she may replace it by a sworn declaration stating that he/she has been enrolled in the said degree course, but assuming the compromise to deliver this document when signing the contract.
16 – Deadline for applications
Between 4 and 29 September 2023
17 - Formalization of applications
The applications shall be formalized by one of the following means:
In the last two cases, the applications shall be delivered in a sealed envelope, bearing the following information on the outside: “Concurso para atribuição de uma bolsa de investigação (BI), no âmbito de sistemas de controlo de fumo”.
18 - Notification of results
The final score of each evaluation stage shall be advertised in a list sorted by the final score obtained, all applicants being notified by electronic mail. The results shall also be published on the Recruitment page of LNEC’s website.
19 - Deadlines and procedures for preliminary hearing, claims and appeals
Once the provisional ranked list of the evaluation results has been communicated, applicants who have an unfavourable provisional decision may use their right to dispute it during the preliminary hearing phase (if requested), which takes place within10 working days, according to the Administrative Procedure Code (CPA). The final decision shall be disclosed after the analysis of applicants’ arguments presented in the preliminary hearing. Final decision can be claimed within 15 working days or, alternatively, appealed to the Board of Directors, within 30 working days, after the communication of the final results, respectively.
20 - Further information
Additional information can be obtained by phone: +351 218 443 892 or +351 218 443 216 or by electronic mail to the address referred to in 17. The applicants living outside Portugal can also refer to the portal EURAXESS Portugal .
21 - Standard fellowship contract
Available on the Recruitment page of LNEC’s website.
22 - Model of the final report to be prepared by the research fellow and supervisor
Available on the Recruitment page of LNEC’s website.
- Research Field
- Engineering » Mechanical engineering
- Education Level
- Bachelor Degree or equivalent
- Number of offers available
- LNEC - Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil
- Postal Code
- Avenida do Brasil, 101
Where to apply
Av. do Brasil, 101
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