Research Fellowship - CENTER OF BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING: CEB-BI-25-2023

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Dec 2023

23 Nov 2023
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Centro de Engenharia Biológica da Universidade do Minho
Department

Engenharia Biológica
Research Field

Biological sciences » Biological engineering
Engineering » Chemical engineering
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Portugal
Application Deadline

12 Dec 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Lisbon)
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
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

 

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE AWARD OF A RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

 

Research Fellowship (2 vacancies)

CEB-BI-25-2023

A call for applications is now open for the attribution of 2 research grants within the scope of the R&D project, ““Zero W - Systemic Innovations Towards a Zero Food Waste Supply Chain” financiado pela “European Research Executive Agency (REA), REA.B – Green Europe, B.02 – Farm to fork, Communities Development and Climate Action”, from 01.01.2021 to 31.12.2025” under the following conditions:

Scientific Area: Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering or similar areas.

Recipient category:Masters in Chemical and Biological Engineering or similar areas attending a non-academic degree course integrated in the educational project of the University of Minho, developed in association or cooperation with one or more R&D units or enrolled in PhD courses of Chemical and Biological Engineering or Food Science and Technology and Nutrition at University of Minho.

Requirement for granting the fellowship:

  • The applicants may apply without prior registration in the course for which the fellowship is open. The requirement to enroll in a degree course or non-academic degree course will be verified on the date of contracting the fellowship;
  • Only fellowships whose selected applicants present a valid proof of enrollment in a degree course or non-academic degree course will be contracted, according to the type of the fellowship, issued by the academic services of the Higher Education Institution, indicating, respectively, the academic year or its duration (star and term).
  • Enrollment in non-certified courses (without curricular units) will not be considered as proof of enrollment.

Candidates profile:

a)  have a Master's degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering, or related areas;

b)  not benefited from a non-conferring degree research grant for a cumulative period of 1 year followed or interpolated;

c)  present proven evidence of academic qualifications completed by the application deadline, including those resulting from recognition processes for academic degrees obtained at foreign universities;

d)  enrolment in a non-academic degree course integrated in the educational project of the University of Minho (until the contractualization date) or in the PhD courses of Chemical and Biological Engineering or Food Science and Technology and Nutrition at University of Minho as well as proof of academic qualifications completed at the deadline for applications, including those resulting from academic degree recognition processes

e) demonstrate laboratory experience in microalgal biotechnology.

 

Applicants eligibility: Applicants must comply with the eligibility conditions laid down in article 9 of the Research Grants Regulation of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (2019).

Workplan and objectives to be achieved: The work plan includes activities of the project “Zero W - Systemic Innovations Towards a Zero Food Waste Supply Chain” namely, to evaluate the growth of microalgae in different food processing waste.

Applicable legislation and regulations: Research Fellowship Holder Statutes, approved by Law no. 40/2004 of August 18, in its current version published by Decree-Law no. 123/2019 of august 28; Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in “Diário da República”, 2nd serie, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021 and Regulation of Research Studentships and Fellowships (RBI) of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. - in force.

Host/Contracting institution and scientific supervision: The workplan will be carried out in the Centre of Biological Engineering of University of Minho, located in the University of Minho, Campus of Gualtar - Braga, under the scientific supervision of the Professor José António Couto Teixeira and Dr. Pedro Miguel Macedo Geada

Fellowship duration: For the research fellowship holder enrolled in a non-academic degree course integrated in the educational project of the University of Minho, the grant will take place for a period of 12 months, and will not be renewed. For the research fellowship holders in a PhD course, the grant will take place for a period of 12 months, eventually renewable. Fellowships have a provisional starting date on January 2024.

Amount of the research grant: The value stipend (Monthly Maintenance Allowance) is 1199,64 € per month, in accordance with the stipends values published by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT I.P.) in the country (Annex I – Monthly Stipends Values for the maintenance allowances of the FCT Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships ) and Annex II of the Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in “Diário da República”, 2nd serie, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021, according to the applicable regulation.

Payment is made on the 23st of each month, through bank transfer to the Bank Identification Number

Other benefits: Reimbursement of Voluntary Social Security (Social Security contributions), corresponding to the 1st level of discounts (for research grants with a total duration 6 months or higher) and personal accident insurance.

Exclusivity regime: The grantee will perform the activities under exclusivity, as foreseen in article 5º of the Research Fellow Statutes and applicable regulations.

Selection panel:  The selection panel shall consist of three effective members and two substitute members.

President:

José António Couto Teixeira, Full Professor at the Department of Biological Engineering, University of Minho.

Effective members:

- António Augusto Martins de Oliveira Soares Vicente, Full Professor at the Department of Biological Engineering, University of Minho;

- Pedro Miguel Macedo Geada, Junior researcher at the Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho.

Substitute members:

- Cristina Maria Ribeiro Rocha Soares Vicente, Assistant researcher at the Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho.

- Ricardo Nuno Correia Pereira, Assistant researcher at the Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho;

 

The first effective member will substitute the President of the selection panel in case of impediment, being nominate the first substitute member in the place of the first effective member.

Criteria and procedures for applications assessment and selection: The applications assessment will focus on the candidate's Merit, following evaluation criteria, valued on a scale of 1 to 5 values.

Applicant Merit - AM (100%):

A1 - Academic path (considering the classifications of academic degrees), with a weighting of 50%;

A2 - Personal curriculum (considering professional and scientific background), with a weighting of 40%

A3 - Motivation letter, with a weighting of 10%.

 

The final classification of the applicant’s merit with the achieved through the following formula:

AM=(A1 x 0,5) + (A2 x 0,4) + (A3 x0,1)

Candidates with a score of less than 4 points in the AM criterion will be excluded.

The academic degrees and diplomas documents, or their respective recognition when awarded by foreign higher education institutions are not mandatory in the application phase, being replaced by a declaration of honour of the candidate (annex I or annex III) with the contents of academic results. The documents of academic qualification or respective recognition will be required in the contracting phase and must attest facts that occurred on a date prior to the application. In situations of divergence between the information contained in the declaration and the documentation submitted for contracting the grant, only the information contained in the latter will be consider. If the documents proving the ownership of the academic degree and diploma, or the respective recognition under the terms of Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of August 16, do not correspond to the classifications awarded in the evaluation of the academic path, which can change the candidate's ranking, the fellowship won’t be contracted.

Notes:Applicants with degrees obtained abroad must present proof of recognition of qualifications in Portugal and conversion of the final classification obtained in them to the Portuguese classification scale or declaration (annex III) under the terms indicated in the previous point. Candidates who do not comply with one of these provisions, the selection panel will assign “0” in the grade of the graduation and/or master course. Candidates will be evaluated on the remaining parameters.

Disclosure of results: The provisional results of applications, based in the selection panel minutes, will be send to the applicants by email, pursuant to article 12 of the FCT RBI (FCT funding) or article 13 of the UMinho RBI (other funding subject to the UMinho regulation).

In case of unfavourable results, the candidates have a period of 10 working days to comment, if desired, in a prior hearing to interested parties, pursuant to articles 121 and 122 of the Code of Administrative Procedure (DL no. 4 / 2015 of January 7th).

Complaint and appeal procedures: The final results of the evaluation will be published through an ordered list by final grade obtained on the site of the Centre of Biological Engineering of UMinho ( https://empregoceb.wordpress.com/ ), as well as by email to all applicants, enclosing for that purpose, the minutes of the jury deliberations.

The selected candidate must inform, within 10 working days from the notification of grant award, its willingness to accept the grant, in writing. In case of rejection, the fellowship will be awarded to the next candidate in the ordered list of applicants.

The final decision can be contested within 15 working days, by sending to the President of the jury the corresponding claim. Interested parties may also submit an optional hierarchical appeal, addressed to Mrs. Pro-Rector for Research and Projects.

Constitution of a selection reserve list: The applicants ranked in the next positions on the ordered list will be included in a selection reserve list, which can be used until 31.07.2024.

Application deadline and submission: The call for applications is open for a period of at least 10 working days from the date of its publication on the European Scientific Mobility Portal Euraxess.

Applications must be formalized by sending, obligatorily, an application letter with the following documents:

  • curriculum vitae;
  • qualifications certificate or declaration of the applicant

(Annex I – academic degrees and diplomas awarded by Portuguese higher education institutions)

(Annex III – academic degrees and diplomas awarded by foreign higher education institutions);

  • motivation letter;
  • statement proving that the applicant meets the conditions for the grant typology, according to the application requirements (annex II);
  • other documents important to the evaluation process.

Applications must be sent by email to [email protected] , indicating the reference of the call (CEB-BI-25-2023) for applications in Subject. Applications submitted by other means will not be accepted.

Fellowship contractualization: The fellowship will be attributed by signing a fellowship contract between the University of Minho and the fellow, accordingly with the contract minute (annex IV of the Regulation of Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in Diário da República, 2nd Série, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021, as indicated in 2.4 of the FCT document: “Rules for Granting and Management of Grants within the scope of R&D projects, including infrastructure projects, the multi-annual financing program for R&D units and other FCT financing instruments (Version 2021) ”.

The contract may only be concluded after all the documentation required is collected, which must take place within a maximum period of 6 months, including evidences of the academic degrees or diplomas and enrolment in degree courses or non-conferring courses, depending on the type of scholarship.

Once all the documentation has been received, the contracting entity has a period of 60 working days to conclude the scholarship contract. Once received, the fellow must return the contract duly signed within 15 working days.

The activities under the fellowship contract can only began after proper authorization by the contracting entity.

Term and cancellation of fellowship contracts: Without prejudice to the other causes provided the fellowship regulations (FCT and UMinho) and in the Statute of the Research Fellow, the fellowship ends with the completion of the work plan, as well as with the expiration date for which it was granted or renewed.

At the end of the fellowship, the grantee is obliged to present a Final Report of the work carried out, in accordance with the objectives and evaluation criteria defined with the scientific advisor, within 30 days after the end of the scholarship.

The final report must be prepared in accordance with Annex I of the Scientific Research Fellowships Regulation of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in Diário da República, 2nd Série, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021.


 

ANNEX I

 

 

Declaration of Honor

Academic habilitations

 

 

(Full name), carrying ID document number / passport number (XXXX), applicant to the research fellowship vacancy under the R&D project (title or reference), published in the Euraxess portal, reference (CEB-BI-25-2023), hereby declares to have a degree on (name of the course), concluded in the University of (XXXX), on the (conclusion date), with the final grade of (XXXX).

 

As it is not possible for me to submit proof of qualifications by the end of the competition, I declare that I undertake to submit the said certificate by the contractualisation phase of the fellowship, in case I am selected for the vacancy in the competition.

 

As this is true, this declaration will be dated and signed by me.

 

 

(Place), (date).

 

 

__________________________

(name)

 

 

ANNEX II

 

 

Declaration of Honor

 

 

 

(Full name), carrying ID document number / passport number (______), applicant to the research fellowship vacancy under the R&D project (title or reference), published in the Euraxess portal, reference (CEB-BI-25-2023), hereby declares that until now have never received any research grant.

or

hereby declares that have received the following research grants under the research fellowship statutes.

(fill in as appropriate):

Starting date

End date

Fellowship duration (month)

Type of fellowship

Fellowship Reference

Host/Contracting institution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As this is true, this declaration will be dated and signed by me.

 

 

 

 

(Place), (date).

 

 

__________________________

(name)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNEX III

 

 

Declaration of Honor

Academic habilitations

 

 

(Full name), carrying ID document number / passport number (XXXX), applicant to the research fellowship vacancy under the R&D project (title or reference), published in the Euraxess portal, reference (CEB-BI-25-2023), hereby declares to have a degree on (name of the course), concluded in the University of (XXXX), on the (conclusion date), with the final grade of (XXXX).

 

I have submitted my diploma for recognition at the University of XXXXX, according to the Decree-Law nº 66/2018 of August 16th, concluded in the XX/XX/XXXX, with the final grade of XXXXX out of YY.

 

As it is not possible for me to submit proof of qualifications by the end of the competition, I declare that I undertake to submit the said certificate by the contractualisation phase of the fellowrship, in case I am selected for the vacancy in the competition.

 

As this is true, this declaration will be dated and signed by me.

 

 

(Place), (date).

 

 

__________________________

(name)


Requirements
Research Field
Biological sciences » Biological engineering
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Engineering » Chemical engineering
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

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Specific Requirements

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Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
2
Company/Institute
Universidade do Minho / Centro de Engenharia Biológica
Country
Portugal
City
Braga
Postal Code
4710-057
Street
Campus de Gualtar
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Where to apply
E-mail

[email protected]

Contact
City

Braga
Website

http://www.ceb.uminho.pt/
Street

Campus de Gualtar
Postal Code

4710-057
E-Mail

[email protected]
Phone

+351253604400

STATUS: EXPIRED

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