The University of Aveiro and DigiMedia Research Centre opened an international public notice for recruitment, in the form of a Uncertain Term Work Contract, under the Portuguese Labour Code, a position for a Doctorate equivalent to Auxiliary Researcher for the exercise of scientific research in the scientific area of Communication Science and Technologies to develop research in the Data Science/Big Data domain, under the scope of Social Sciences, in close relation with the research groups of DigiMedia-Digital Media and Interaction Research Centre. The monthly payment corresponds to 3191,82 €. The deadline for application is 11th May 2020.

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Eracareers –http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=123595 

University of Aveiro – https://www.ua.pt/sgrhf/PageText.aspx?id=15052

1 — Admission requirements:

Any national, foreign and stateless candidate(s) who hold a doctorate degree in Communication Sciences and Technologies, Mathematics, or Computer Science, or other scientific area related and a scientific and professional curriculum whose profile is suited for the activity to be performed, can submit their applications. 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 conclusion of the contract.

2 — Formalisation of the applications:

The applications are addressed to the Rector of the University of Aveiro as follows:
2.1 — The application should include, among others, the following elements:
a) Call identification;
b) Applicant’s identification: full name, birth date, nationality, mailing address and email;
c) Identification of the institution where the applicant is presently working and his/her position there, when applicable;
d) Identification of degrees held by the applicant;
e) Statement by the applicant declaring that the elements or facts contained in the application are correct and accurate.
2.2 — The application should include the following documents:
a) Copy of detailed and structured curriculum vitae according to items in point 5; b) Other relevant documents for the evaluation of qualification in related scientific area; 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.
2.3 — The curriculum vitae should contain:
a) Full identification;
b) Contacts: address, telephone number and email;
c) Copy of the certificate with the respective mark or grade or other document that is legally recognised for the same purpose;
d) 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.
2.4 — Submission of the application:
2.4.1 — The application may be submitted in Portuguese or in English, by email, to the Human Resources Department of the University of Aveiro (sgrhf-concursos@ua.pt) until the deadline stipulated in this Notice.
2.4.2 — The applicants are required to present a “message sent” confirmation as proof of the application submission.
2.4.3 — Instructions for the submission of applications, in digital format, are available in the area of Competition and Job Offers of Human Resources area at https://www.ua.pt/sgrhf/PageText.aspx?id=15052.
2.5 — 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. The exclusion decision is communicated to candidates by e-mail for the purpose of their hearing.

3 — Call Jury:

3.1 — In accordance with article 13 of the RJEC the call jury has the following composition:
President:
Professor Doctor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Rector of the University of Aveiro.
Jury members:
Doctor Fernando Manuel dos Santos Ramos, Full Professor of the University of Aveiro;
Doctor Ernesto Jorge Fernandes Costa, Full Professor of the Faculty of Sciences and Technologies of the University of Coimbra;
Doctor Cândida Fernanda Antunes Ribeiro, Full Professor of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto.
Substitute members:
Doctor João Álvaro Brandão Soares Carvalho, Full Professor of the School of Engineering of the University of Minho;
Rui Manuel de Assunção Raposo, Auxiliary Professor of the 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 at least one of the following requisites:
4.2.1 — The applicant is the author or co-author of at least 15 articles, in the scientific area that the Competition is open, indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded of the Clarivate Analytics Web of Science where document type = article or document type = review, or in the SCI Verse Scopus with the same characteristics;
or
4.2.2 — Have obtained a total of at least 80 citations to the scientific works produced in the area for which the contest is open, and indexed according to section 4.2.1,
or
4.2.3 — Have obtained an h index, according to Science Citation Index Expanded of the Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or to SCI Verse Scopus, of at least 7, regarding 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 a public presentation.
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;
d) Of the activities of management of science, technology and innovation programmes, or the experience in observing and monitoring the scientific and technological, or higher education system, in Portugal or abroad.
5.3 – In the assessment of the aspects referred to in points 5.2 (a), (b), (c) and (d), the activity developed on domain of Communication Sciences and Technologies will be still especially weighed, applying a factor of balance of 2. 5.4 — 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 (85 points);
6.1.2 – Criteria for evaluating applied or practice-based research 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 (10 points);
6.1.3 – Criteria for the evaluation of the activities of program management for science, technology and innovation, or experience in observing and monitoring the scientific and technological system or in higher education, in Portugal or abroad (5 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 top 3) candidates are approved for the next evaluation method as indicated in point 5.1.In case of a tie, the decision of the tie-breaker shall be the responsibility of the chairman of the jury.
6.6 — Candidates who obtained a rating of less than 15 points are excluded from the public notice.

7 — Public Presentation:

This session, which can be applied to all or part of the candidates, is intended solely for clarification of aspects related to the results of the investigation.
7.1 — In this session the candidates make a public presentation of a topic to your choice with duration up to 30 minutes, which will follow a discussion that will have a maximum duration of 60 minutes.
7.2 — Public Presentation 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 you are running.
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 an weighted average, by assigning a weighting factor of 90% to the curricular review and note a weighting factor 10% to the Public Presentation note.
In case of a tie, the decision of the tie-breaker shall be the responsibility of the chairman of the jury.

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.