One Research Fellowship (reference 230/2023/BI/AgendasPRR) at Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation (TEMA) in University of Aveiro - Project AM2R (Agendas PRR)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 Dec 2023

30 Nov 2023
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Universidade de Aveiro

Office of the Vice-Rector of Cooperation
Research Field

Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Engineering » Computer engineering
Engineering » Electronic engineering
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First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

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

Job Status

Offer Starting Date

1 Feb 2024
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European Union / Next Generation EU
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Offer Description

A call for application is now open for the attribution of 1 (one) Research Fellowship with reference 230/2023/BI/AgendasPRR, for development of scientific and technological research activities, under the scheme «Agendas Mobilizadoras para a Inovação Empresarial», namely “AM2R – Agenda Mobilizadora para a inovação empresarial do setor das Duas Rodas” project, at the Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation (TEMA) Research Unit, at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, with the following conditions:

1. Scientific Area: Mechanical Engineering, Informatics, Electrotechnics, Computational Engineering.

2. Funding entity: funded by the PRR - Recovery and Resilience Plan and by the NextGenerationEU, through the scheme «Agendas para a Inovação Empresarial».

3. Admission Requirements: candidates must be students enrolled in a master/integrated master course in the Mechanics, Electrotechnics and Computers, Electronics and Telecommunications, Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Industrial Automation Engineering, Computers and Telematics Engineering, Computational Engineering, Informatics Engineering scientific fields.

The proof of enrolment must be made until the contract signing date, and the candidate may attach a declaration of honor to confirm that they meet the admission requirements.

If the qualification has been conferred by a foreign higher education institution it must be recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, under the terms of the provisions of article 25 of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of August 16th, which approves the legal regime of recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of Higher Education, attributed by foreign higher education institutions, and of paragraph e) of no. 2 of article 4 of Decree-Law no. 60/2018, of August 3rd, and any formalities established therein must be fulfilled by the date of the hiring act.

4. Eligibility: candidates who comply with provisions of paragraph a) nº1 from article 2 of the Statute of the Research Fellow are eligible, as amended by Decree-Law nº 123/2019, of 28 of August, and also the provisions of article nº 9 of the Scientific Research Grant Regulations of the University of Aveiro.

5. Work Plan: Some activities for the Charging Station (TOTEM, Dock) and uControllers Embedded on the eBike: -Definition of Requirements; - Analysis of solutions; - Specification; - Conception; - Prototypes; - Tests

6. Legislation and regulations: the fellowship assignment will be done according to the Statute of the Scientific Research Fellow, published in Decree-Law nº 123/2019, of 28 of August; Scientific Research Grant Regulation of the University of Aveiro, Regulation No. 292/2020, published in Diário da República No. 61, Series II, of March 26th; Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of August 16th (Legal regime of recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of higher education awarded by foreign higher education institutions) (available at ).

7. Place of work: the work will take place at the Department of mechanical engineering (DEM) of the University of Aveiro, under the scientific supervision of Professor José Paulo Oliveira Santos and Professor Susana Sargento.

8. Duration of the grant(s): the research fellowship will last for 6 (six) months, with an expected starting date on the 1st of February of 2024. The fellowship may be renewed up to the maximum limit of approved funding, during the project implementation period, and without exceeding the duration limits defined for the type of fellowship in article 9 of Regulation no. 292/2020, of February 28th, published in Diário da República, no. 61, Series II, of March 26th (Scientific Research Grant Regulation of the University of Aveiro).

9. Monthly allowance: The monthly allowance is 930,98€, according to the table of values of monthly allowance set out in Attachment III of the Regulation on Scientific Research Scholarship of University of Aveiro, subject to any updates that may occur if applicable. The payment will be made by bank transfer. The candidate may also be reimbursed for the amount corresponding to the Voluntary Social Security, in case of adherence.

10. Selection method: the selection methods to be used include Curricular Evaluation and Interview. The sub criteria to be assessed under Curricular Evaluation (with a weight of 0 - 20  points) are:

- Course grade obtained up to the time of application (40%)

- Number of ECTS of the 2nd cycle completed so far (20%)

- Number of Curricular Units completed in the areas of Automation/Informatics/Embedded Programming (20%)

- Theme of dissertation, project, internship correlated with the theme to be addressed in the scholarship (20%)

The 3 candidates with the best curricular assessment will be interviewed. In this case, the final scoring will have the following weight: 60% for curricular evaluation and 40% for interview. The interview will be in person or remotely, in the presence of all members of the jury, lasting 20 minutes.

The jury reserves the right to not admit candidates for interview that do not reach the minimum classification of 10 points (in a scale from 0 to 20 points), as well as not to assign the research fellowship if among candidates there is no one who has a minimum final classification of 10 points.  

11. Members of the Jury: President: Professor José Paulo Oliveira Santos; Permanent members: Professor António Manuel de Bastos Pereira and Professor Susana Isabel Barreto de Miranda Sargento; Substitute members: Professor Joaquim José de Castro Ferreira and Professor António José de Jesus Gomes.

12. Period for submission of applications: the call is open between 4th of December of 2023 and 18th of December of 2023. Only applications received in this period will be considered for evaluation. Applications must be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] with identification of the reference number in the email subject.

Applications should include the following mandatory documents: certificate(s) of qualifications, curriculum vitae, declaration of honor, application form , The candidate should also indicate the e-mail address to be notified for all purposes within the scope of this procedure.

Failure to comply with the deadline for submission of the application, as well as the incorrect formalization of the application, result in the exclusion of the application.

13. Publication/notification of results: the results of the evaluation will be published within 60 working days after the final date of submission of the application, whereas the candidates will be notified by email. For the purposes of prior hearing of interested parties, the deadline of 10 working days after notification is set, as provided for in the Code of Administrative Procedure. At the end of the period for hearing the interested parties, and in the absence of any response from them, the list of candidates will become final. Candidates may lodge a complaint against the final decision within 10 working days after notification of the final decision, by appealing to the Rector.

14. Research fellowship duration: The final ranking list of candidates will be valid for 12 months for the purpose of constituting a reserve list for selection.

University of Aveiro, 20th of November of 2023,

José Paulo Oliveira Santos

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