Scientific Research Fellowship (BI) via EURAXESS

University of Algarve

Faro, Portugal 🇵🇹

OFFER DESCRIPTION

NOTICE N.º 046/2022

OPEN CALL FOR RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION WITHIN THE TERMS LAID DOWN OF THE REGULATIONS FOR RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALGARVE

TITLE: One Research Grant

It is now open a call for one Research Grant within the project EU 814066 – MARSoluT- Managed Aquifer Recharge Solutions Training Network/ MSCA-ITN-ETN, (European Training Networks), H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks, with the following conditions:

Research Field: Geosciences

Admission Requirements: Bachelor and Master Science degrees in Geosciences and Hydrology/ Hydrogeology; experience in management of applied and scientific hydrologic and hydrogeologic projects, particularly in the field of managed aquifer recharge. Experience in use of precipitation runoff models and groundwater flow and transport models (Modflow). Familiarity with GIS software for pre and post processing of hydrogeological modelling data, and skills of hydrogeochemistry and experience in sampling and monitoring of water resources (fieldwork). Scientific publications in the field of managed aquifer recharge, including performance of infrastructures and prospective modelling of scenarious to solve quantitative and qualitative groundwater problems in coastal aquifers are factors of preference. Proficiency in English language is essential and some understanding of Portuguese is a factor of preference, taking into consideration the University Of Algarve’s Research Grants Regulation (https://files.dre.pt/2s/2021/10/210000000/0013700149.pdf ).

The candidate must be enrolled in the 3rd Cycle of the PhD Program in Marine, Earth and Environmental Sciences, of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Algarve.

Work Plan: (Activities to be developed by the grant holder forseen in the project) the grant holder will be responsible for: (1) Developing proposals for the integration of MAR solutions and performing the respective analysis of efficiency and modelling for improvement of quantitative and qualitative status of selected water bodies identified as being at risk of, or having, bad status, to include in the program of measures of the River Basin Management Plans of the Algarve; (2) identifying additional areas with potential for the development of future managed aquifer recharge projects in Algarve and (3) Producing a technical report of guidelines for regional implementation of MAR systems based on the analysis of the regulations for this type of projects existing in the countries with more advanced experience in this field.

Applicable legislation and regulations: Statute of the Scientific Research Fellow, approved by Law nº 40/2004, of August 18, in the current wording conferred by Decree-Law nº 123/2019, of August 28 and the Regulation of Research Grants of the University of Algarve (https://files.dre.pt/2s/2021/10/210000000/0013700149.pdf) and the Regulation for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology (https://www.fct.pt/apoios /bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019DR.pdf).

Working place: The work will be developed at the Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias da Água of the University of the Algarve, located in Campus de Gambelas, University of Algarve, jointly with the Researcher Professor José Paulo Monteiro, principal investigator of the MARSOLut project and coordinator of this project at the University of the Algarve.

Duration of the grant: The grant will have a first contract of 6 months duration, beginning on 1 November 2022. The contract may be renewed until 30/October/2023, considering UAlg’s Research Grants Regulation. (https://files.dre.pt/2s/2021/10/210000000/0013700149.pdf ).

Value of monthly maintenance allowance: The monthly maintenance allowance corresponds to 1.144,64 euros. The maintenance allowance will be paid monthly by bank transfer. (https://files.dre.pt/2s/2022/03/057000000/0023900239.pdf)

Selection criteria will be as follows: In accordance with nº2 of the article 11º of the FCT Research Grants Regulation, the selection criteria will be the applicant’s merit (CV analysis), and respective adequacy to the

development of the proposed work plan, according to the following items: adequacy of the respective academic degrees, with the respective scoring of 30%; Scientific research experience (publications) in relevant MAR areas with the respective scoring of 35% and adequacy of the professional profile of the candidate for the development of the proposed work plan (technical experience in applied hydrologic and hydrogeologic projects) with the respective scoring of 35%.

The tender jury shall comprise the following members:

– Prof. Doutor José Paulo Monteiro (Presidente);

– Prof. Doutora Alexandra Cravo (Vogal efetivo);

– Prof. Doutor Luís Miguel Nunes (Vogal efetivo);

– Prof. Doutor Óscar Ferreira (Vogal Suplente).

Publication and notification of the results: Final results will be publicized through an ordered list according to the final grade and posted in a conspicuous and public local of Building 7 of the Campus de Gambelas of the University of the Algarve and communicated to the applicants by e-mail to the addresses indicated by each candidate.

Deadline for applications and submission forms: the call is open from 1/September/2022 to 14/ September/2022.

Applications must be accompanied by the following documents:

Official identification document (simple copy or legal equivalent). If you have a nationality other than Portuguese, you should present a residence permit, permanent residence certificate or long-term resident status, valid on the scholarship start date, any of which may be replaced, in its absence, by a declaration of commitment. However, one of the previous must be delivered at the contracting phase, under penalty of forfeiture of the granting of the scholarship;

Copy of the qualification certificates of the academic degrees held, specifying the final classification and, if possible, the classifications obtained in all subjects taken;

If the doctorate has been awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must conform to the rules established in Decree-Law no. 66/2018 of August 16, and all required formalities must be complied with up to the date of termination deadline for submission of the application. If the completed process is not found until the end of the application deadline, the candidate must prove that he / she has requested the recognition of the degree.

Curriculum Vitae;

Passport or identification card for European applicants (copy);

Taxpayer Identification Number (NIF), if you have a nationality other than Portuguese, it must be submitted during the scholarship contracting phase, under penalty of forfeiture of the scholarship award;

Other documents considered important

The Application Request, dated and signed, must be addressed to the President of the Evaluation Panel (https://www.ualg.pt/sites/default/files/documentos/2021-07/anexo-iii-requerimento-para-candidatura-bolsaen20210707.pdf) for the following address:

José Paulo Monteiro

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Departamento de Ciências da Terra,

do Mar e do Ambiente

Universidade do Algarve

Campus de Gambelas

8005-139 Faro

Reference (project EU 814066 – MARSoluT- Managed Aquifer Recharge Solutions Training Network”/ MSCA-ITN-ETN or by email ([email protected]) to the Scientific Coordinator. If the Application Request is sent by email, the applicant must duly express his/her consent that all notifications regarding this application are sent to the email address given.

-Supporting documents stating that the applicant gathers all the requirements for this grant, namely the enrolment certificate in the the 3rd Cycle of the PhD Program in Marine, Earth and Environmental Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of the Algarve;

-Supervisor Declaration taking the responsibility for the Work plan supervision, according to article 5º-A of the Statute of Scientific Research Fellow, as well as assuring the necessary conditions for the development of the work plan and in compliance with article 13 º of the Statute of Scientific Research Fellow;

– Declaration of the Grant acceptance;

– Declaration of commitment stating the exclusivity regime

Complaints and Appeal Deadlines and procedures

On the decision for granting the Research Grant, candidates may, if they wish, comment on the hearing of interested parties, within 10 working days, under the terms provided for in the Administrative Procedure Code.

From the practice or omission of any act of the evaluation panel, candidates can complain to the body, within 10 working days.

The final decision of the evaluation panel can be appealed to the Rector within 15 working days after the respective notification.

scholarship contractWith the applicant(s) selected, and after receiving all the required documentation, a scholarship contract will be signed in accordance with the attached model.Assessment of the scholarship holder(s)At the end of each period of duration of the scholarship contract, the activity developed by the scholarship holder(s) is evaluated by the supervisor, by applying the following criteria, in accordance with the attached model:Delivery of an interim report describing the activities developed by the the grant holder before on month of the end of the period of the scholarship. a) …a) …(…)[JM1] [MdPMPS2] [MdPMPS3]

University of the Algarve reserves the right to cancel this application procedure if by any means the contract celebration with the funding entity is not established.

University of Algarve, 27th July 2022

Scientific Coordinator

Professor Doutor José Paulo Monteiro

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Benefits

The monthly maintenance allowance corresponds to 1.144,64 euros. The maintenance allowance will be paid monthly by bank transfer. (https://files.dre.pt/2s/2022/03/057000000/0023900239.pdf)

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https://www.ualg.pt/bolsas-de-investigacao?id=341051

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELOther: Master Degree or equivalent

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