List of open opportunities Archive

Ref: IA2024-07-BID

1 Research Fellowship(s) (BI) is(are) open at the FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências, for the project/R&D institution “Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço”, “UIDP/04434/2020”; “DOI: https://doi.org/10.54499/UIDP/04434/2020”, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P./MCTES through national funds (PIDDAC) under the programme Base Funding, under the following conditions:

1. Scientific Area: Astronomy and Astrophysics

2. Requirements for admission: The applicant must have completed a MSc degree in Astronomy or a related area. Only applications from candidates having an adequate background in Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, or other relevant domains, will be considered. Additionally, candidates must fulfil the following requirements: – Demonstrated skills in the development of Machine Learning models for the classification of galaxies and estimate of their redshift.

3. Additional optional skills and qualifications: Experience with astronomical datasets from radio surveys is considered beneficial for the position and will count positively in the evaluation.

4. Contracting requirements: Presentation of the academic qualifications and/or diplomas. Enrolment in a PhD Program of a University in Portugal.

5. Work plan: The student will help in the development of advanced machine learning models for the classification of galaxies revealed in deep radio surveys, and apply them to the analysis of data from the Evolutionary Map of the Universe radio survey, currently being performed with the Australia Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder.

6. Legislation framework: Research Fellowship Holder Statute, in accordance with Law 40/2004, of 18 August, in its current version and the FCT Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships, in its current version (Reg. 950/2019 published in DR on 16th December: https://dre.pt/application/file/a/127230968, or at the FCT website: https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml.pt), and FCiências.ID Fellowship Regulation, as approved on 12th May 2020 (available at Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação Científica da FCiências.ID).

7. Place of work: The work will be developed at the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences, Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, Lisbon, Portugal under the scientific supervision of Professor José Afonso.

8. Fellowship duration: This position is initially opened for 3 months due to start in August 2024.

9. Monthly allowance: The fellowship amounts to € 1259,64, according to table values of the fellowships awarded directly by the FCT, IP.

The fellowship holder will have a personal accident insurance and can ensure the right to social security through adherence to the voluntary social insurance scheme, if not covered by any other social protection scheme, pursuant to Código dos Regimes Contributivos do Sistema Previdencial de Segurança Social.

The fellowship will be paid monthly by bank transfer.

10. Evaluation and selection process: Candidates will be assessed by the quality of their CV (40%), Cover Letter (10%), and relevance and adequacy of previous research experience to the work plan (50%).

Applicants whose application is scored with a final classification of less than 70 points are not eligible for granting a fellowship.

11. Selection Committee: Ciro Pappalardo (Chair); Polychronis Papaderos and Bruno Arsioli (effective members); Jarle Brinchmann and José Afonso (alternate members).

12. Publication/notification of results: All the candidates will be notified by e-mail, sent by the call holder, with the selection meeting minutes enclosed.

13. Deadlines: This call for applications is open from 01/07/2024 to 12/07/2024 .

14. Application: Applications should be sent via e-mail to cpappalardo@fc.ul.pt, by attaching the following documents:
a. Curriculum vitae;
b. Certificate of completion of previous degree Note 1, 2;
c. Cover Letter.

15. Processing of personal data: FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências, as the controller under the General Data Protection Regulation, collects and processes the personal data requested in the context indicated in paragraph 14., under the legitimate interests in ensuring the award of the research fellowship to candidates with the indicated profile.

The personal data will be kept for the period necessary for the execution of the purposes for which they are intended, being ensured the processing and protection in an appropriate and diligent way, the confidentiality and integrity of these data, through appropriate technical and organizational measures.

Personal data may be transmitted to third parties, namely the entity funding the research project, solely for the purposes specifically established. In this sense, whenever the transfer of personal data to countries outside the European Union and/or international organizations is necessary, compliance with the applicable legal provisions is ensured.
You have the right to request access, rectification, elimination, limitation of processing, the right to object and also data portability (if technically feasible), through the e-mail address: dpo@fciencias-id.pt. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the National Data Protection Commission.

For more information, we recommend consulting the Internal Rules of Data Protection of FCiências.ID - Association for Research and Development of Sciences at https://fciencias-id.pt/.

16. Time limits for the appeal procedure: In case of negative decision, the candidates have 10 business days, after the date of announcement of the results of the candidates’ evaluation, to pronounce their disagreement in accordance with the Código do Procedimento Administrativo.

Appeals against the final decision may be submitted to the Administration Board of FCiências.ID (fciencias.id@fciencias-id.pt) within 15 business days after the notification date.

Note 1: The documents that prove the entitlement of the academic qualifications and diplomas can be dismissed during the application period and replaced by a declaration on their honour from the applicant (Minuta PT, Minute EN). Their delivery is mandatory for the fellowship contractualization.

Note 2: Please note that - higher education degrees and diplomas awarded by foreign higher education institutions need to be recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, pursuant to the Decree-Law nr. 66/2018 (August 16) and the Ministerial Order nr. 33/2019 (January 25). The presentation of the recognition certificate is mandatory for contract signature. More information can be obtained at: https://www.dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/degree-and-diploma-recognition.

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