First Level Doctorate Researcher (CDL-CTTRI-290-SGRH/2023) at University of Aveiro - Project "EcoCerâmica e Cristalaria de Portugal" (Agendas PRR)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 11 Dec 2023

23 Nov 2023
Job Information

Universidade de Aveiro

Office of the Vice-Rector of Cooperation
Research Field

Engineering » Materials engineering
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

11 Dec 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Lisbon)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

European Union / Next Generation EU
Reference Number

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Public notice Ref.ª CDL-CTTRI-290-SGRH/2023Doctor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Full Professor and Rector of the University of Aveiro, hereby announces that for a period of 10 (ten) business days, starting on the first business day immediately after the publication of the present notice, an international public notice is opened for recruitment in the form of a Uncertain Term Work Contract, under the Portuguese Labor Code, a position for a First Level Doctorate Researcher for the exercise of activities of scientific research in the scientific areas of Material Science and Engineering, to exercise the functions of developing glazes and inks for porcelain decoration, under “EcoCerâmica e Cristalaria de Portugal” project supported by the PRR - Recovery and Resilience Plan and by NextGenerationEU, through the scheme «Agendas para a Inovação Empresarial».


The present public notice was opened on the 7th of November, 2023 by order of the Rector of the University of Aveiro, following the proposal of the Scientific Council.


The contest is governed by the provisions of Decree-Law 57/2016, August 29, that approves the rules for post-doctoral work contracts, designed to stimulate employment in science and technology in all areas of knowledge (RJEC) within the legal provisions of the Labor Code, Law no.7/2009, February 12, in its current wording and other applicable legislation and regulations.


The monthly payment corresponds to € 2.228,11.


1 Admission requirements:

Any national, foreign and stateless candidate(s) who hold a doctorate degree in Material Science and Engineering and a scientific and professional curriculum whose profile is suited for the activity to be performed, can submit their applications, as well as proficiency of written and spoken Portuguese, duly proven in the case of non-native Portuguese speakers.

Candidate(s) of the contest holding qualifications obtained abroad must prove the recognition, equivalence or registration of the doctor degree, in accordance with the applicable legislation. This formality must be fulfilled up to the date of signing the contract.


2 — Formalisation of the applications:

2.1 — The Applications must be accompanied by the following documents:

a) Application minute for the competition addressed to the Rector of the University of Aveiro;

b) Copy of detailed and structured curriculum vitae according to items in point 5;

c) Any other documents that the applicant considers relevant, namely for the assessment of the information referred to in no. 2 of article 5 of the RJEC.

2.2 — The curriculum vitae should contain:

a) Full name of the candidate;

b) Copy of the certificate with the respective mark or grade or other document that is legally recognised for the same purpose;

c) All pertinent information for assessing the application considering the selection and ranking criteria of the present call, organized according to the sub-items of the assessment set forth in Section 5 below .

2.3 — The application minute must be fully completed, dated and signed, of mandatory use, available at .

2.4 — Submission of the application:

2.4.1 — The application may be submitted in Portuguese or in English, by email, to Agendas PRR group of the University of Aveiro ([email protected] ), until the deadline stipulated in this Notice. The Services will issue a message proving the electronic validation of the same.

2.4.2 — Instructions for the submission of applications, in digital format, are available in the Competition and Job Offers of the Human Resources area at .

2.4.3 — When formalizing the application, if a classified document is submitted that reveals a commercial or industrial secret; a secret relative to the literary, artistic, or scientific property; or that requires confidentiality, the candidate must identify the document with this information, under penalty of the work in question being unrestrictedly accessed by any of the other candidates, when consulting the file.

2.5 — Non-compliance with the deadline for submission of the application, as well as failure to submit or late submission of the documents, referred in points 2.1 and 2.2, will lead to the disqualification of the application. Candidates will be notified of the exclusion decision by e-mail, for the purposes of the hearing of interested parties, in accordance with Articles 121 et seq. of the Administrative Procedure Code.


3 Call Jury:

3.1 — In accordance with article 13 of the RJEC the call jury has the following composition:

President: Doctor Augusto Luís Barros Lopes, Assistant Professor, from University of Aveiro

Jury members: Doctor João António Labrincha Baptista, Full Professor, from University of Aveiro Doctor Maria Paula da Silva Seabra, Assistant Professor, from University of Aveiro

Substitute members: Doctor Rui Ramos Ferreira e Silva, Associate Professor, from University of Aveiro Doctor Filipe José Alves de Oliveira, Principal Researcher, from University of Aveiro.


4 — Jury operation rules

4.1 — The deliberations are held by roll call voting requiring the absolute majority of votes of the members of the jury present at the meeting, not permitting abstentions.

4.2 — The jury deliberates approval on absolute merit, based on the merit of the overall curriculum of candidates with regards to the scientific area of the Competition and also taking into account, cumulatively, compliance with the requisite 4.2.1 and at least one of the remaining requisites:

4.2.1 — Have participated in at least 1 research and development project with companies in the ceramics or glass industry;


4.2.2 — The applicant is the author or co-author of at least 10 articles, in the scientific area that the Competition is open, indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded of the Web of Science from Clarivate Analytics where document type = article or document type = review, or in the SCI Verse Scopus with the same characteristics;


4.2.3 — Have obtained a total of at least 75 citations in the Science Citation Index Expanded of the Web of Science from Clarivate Analytics or in the SCI Verse Scopus, relating to the scientific works produced in the area for which the contest is open.

4.3 — The exclusion decision in absolute merit is communicated to candidates by e-mail for the purpose of their hearing.

4.4 — After the phase of approval in absolute merit, the jury will begin the process of appraisal of applications, taking into account the criteria set out in this notice.


5 Evaluation and selection:

5.1 —The selection methods are curricular evaluation and interview.

5.2 — The evaluation of the scientific and curricular course focuses on the relevance, quality and timeliness:

a) Of scientific, technological, cultural or artistic production in the last five years, deemed most relevant by the candidate;

b) Of applied research activities, or based on practical work, developed in the last five years, deemed most impactful by the candidate;

c) Of knowledge extension and dissemination activities developed in the last five years, namely under the scope of the promotion of culture and scientific practices, deemed most relevant by the candidate;

5.3— The five-year period mentioned above can be extended by the panel, if requested by the candidate, whenever the suspension of scientific activities is reasoned by socially protected grounds like parental leave, long-term serious illness, and other legal situations of unavailability to work.


6 — Curricular Evaluation. This component of the evaluation is expressed on a numerical scale from 0 to 20 taking into account the following criteria:

6.1 — Curricular evaluation criteria are:

6.1.1 - Criteria for the evaluation of the scientific performance of the last five years considered more relevant by the candidate (14 points);

- Scientific Production. Quality and quantity of scientific production in the area that the Competition is open (books, articles in scientific journals, papers presented in conferences) expressed by the number and type of publications, and the recognition given by the scientific community (the quality of the location where it has been published and the references made by other authors);

- Coordination and participation in scientific projects. The quality and quantity of scientific projects in which the applicant has participated within the subject area of the Competition, whether financed through public funds of national or international agencies or by enterprises. The assessment of the quality must take into account the funding obtained, the degree of difficulty of the funding competition, the expert assessment of the projects and the resulting prototypes, particularly if they led to the development of products or services.

- Intervention in scientific community. Assessing the capacity to intervene in scientific community, particularly by organizing events, being (co-)editor of magazines, participation in the assessment of projects and articles, being invited to give speeches, being a member of academic juris, as well as being recognized through awards or other distinctions and respective impact. It will also evaluate the orientation of students in doctoral and post-doctoral work.

6.1.2 - Criteria for evaluating extension and knowledge dissemination activities developed over the past five years, in particular in the context of promoting culture and scientific practices, considered to be of greatest impact by the candidate (6 points);

6.2 — The score obtained in the curricular evaluation method is expressed in numeric scale of 0 to 20, considering the valuation up to two decimal places.

6.3 — The jury deliberates by vote justified according to the criteria of evaluation, no abstentions are allowed.

6.4 — The classification of each candidate is obtained by averaging the scores of each of the elements of the jury.

6.5 — Once the Curricular Assessment is completed, the candidates the 3 best rated candidates in curricular assessment classification are approved for the next evaluation method as indicated in point 5.1.

6.6 — The candidates ranked below 3rd place, are considered excluded from the competition.


7 — Interview:

This evaluation method is intended exclusively for the clarification of aspects related to the results of the candidates' research, and may or may not be applied by the selection board when the results of the evaluation of this method are not likely to alter the final ranking of the candidates, considering the weighting factor of this evaluation element. When this method is applied, the weightings in point 8.1 shall be considered. Otherwise, the weightings in point 8.2 shall be considered.

7.1 — The interview will have a maximum duration of 30 minutes.

7.2 — The Interview evaluation is expressed on a numerical scale of 0 to 20, taking into account the candidate's scientific knowledge and ability to communicate, as well as the answers to the questions put by the jury and their development perspectives in the unit for which they are applying.

7.3 — The jury deliberates by roll call voting, not permitting abstentions.

7.4 — The classification of each candidate is also obtained by the average of the scores of the members of the jury.


8 — Ordering of candidates

8.1 — The final score of each candidate is obtained through a weighted average, by assigning a weighting factor of 90% to the curricular review note and a weighting factor of 10% to the Interview score. In case of a tie, the decision of the tie-breaker shall be the responsibility of the chairman of the jury.

8.2 — If, by decision of the jury, it decides not to apply the method of selection of the session, the Curricular Evaluation will have a weighting of 100%.


9 Participation of the parties and decision:

9.1 — The final ordering project is communicated to candidates by e-mail for the purpose of their hearing.

9.2 — At the hearing of the interested parties, the jury appreciates the allegations offered and approves the final ordering list of candidates.



10 — Publication of Competition Notice

In addition to being publish in Series 2 of Diário da República the present notice is also published in:

a) The Public Employment Pool (BEP);

b) The website of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., in Portuguese and English;

c) The website of the University of Aveiro, in Portuguese and English;

d) In a national newspaper.


11 — This tender is exclusively destined to fill this specify vacancy and can be terminated at any time until approval of final candidate list, expiring with the respective occupation of said vacancy.


12 — In compliance with paragraph h) of Article 9 of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, the Government, as the employing entity, actively promotes a policy of equal opportunities between men and women in access to employment and professional advancement, scrupulously taking measures to avoid any form of discrimination.


7th of November, 2023 — The Rector, Professor DoctorPaulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira.



Link to Portuguese version:


Research Field
Education Level
PhD or equivalent


Additional Information
Website for additional job details

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Universidade de Aveiro

Where to apply

[email protected]



Campus Universitário de Santiago
Postal Code



Similar Positions