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[Commlist] job position – PhD researcher specialized in Data Science/Big Data
Wed Mar 25 21:53:04 GMT 2020
*DigiMedia-Digital Media and Interaction Research Center*
University of Aveiro, Portugal
*Open job position – PhD researcher specialized in Data Science/Big Data*
DigiMedia-Digital Media and Interaction Research Center of the
University of Aveiro (https://digimedia.web.ua.pt/), Aveiro, Portugal,
wants to recruit a PhD researcher specialized in Data Science/Big Data
to collaborate in current and future research projects. Please refer to
the terms of the recruitment procedure as announced on
For any inquiries relating to this job opportunity please send email to
(digimedia /at/ ua.pt) <mailto:(digimedia /at/ ua.pt)>.
Doctorate equivalent to Auxiliary Researcher
Job/Fellowship Reference: CDL-CTTRI-14-ARH/2020
Main research field: Communication sciences
Sub research field:
Doctor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Full Professor and
Rector of the University of Aveiro, hereby announces that, for a period
of thirty (30) business days from the business day immediately after
that in which the notice corresponding to this notice is published in
Diário da República, an international public notice is opened for
recruitment in the form of a Uncertain Term Work Contract, under the
Portuguese Labour Code, a position for an Doctorate equivalent to
Auxiliary Researcher for the exercise of activities 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 Center
Public notice Ref.ª CDL-CTTRI-14-ARH/2020 — Doctor Paulo Jorge dos
Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Full Professor and Rector of the University
of Aveiro, hereby announces that, for a period of thirty (30) business
days from the business day immediately after that in which the notice
corresponding to this notice is published in Diário da República, an
international public notice is opened for recruitment in the form of a
Uncertain Term Work Contract, under the Portuguese Labour Code, a
position for an Doctorate equivalent to Auxiliary Researcher for the
exercise of activities 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 Center
This notice is opened under the contract program to support the
development of R & D activities, concluded with the Foundation for
Science and Technology and the University of Aveiro and in accordance
with the provisions of article 28, paragraph 4, of the Regulation of
scientific employment, published in Diário da República by Regulation
no. 607-A / 2017 of November 22.
The present public notice was opened on 9 of March of 2020 by order of
the Rector of the University of Aveiro, following the proposal of the
The contest is governed by the provisions of Decree-Law 57/2016, August
29, that approves the rules for post-doctoral work contracts, designed
to stimulate employment in science and technology in all areas of
knowledge (RJEC) within the legal provisions of the Labor Code, Law on
7/2009, February 12, in its current wording and other applicable
legislation and regulations.
The monthly payment corresponds to 3191,82 €.
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
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
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 /at/ 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
Professor Doctor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Rector of
the University of Aveiro.
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.
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
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;
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,
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
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
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);
Scientific Production. Quality and quantity of scientific production in
the area that the Competition is open (books, book chapters, articles in
scientific journals, papers presented in conferences) expressed by the
number and type of publications, and the recognition given by the
scientific community (the quality of the location where it has been
published and the references made by other authors);
Coordination and participation in scientific projects. The quality and
quantity of scientific projects in which the applicant has led or
participated within the subject area of the Competition, whether
financed through public funds of national or international agencies or
by enterprises. The assessment of the quality must take into account the
funding obtained, the degree of difficulty of the funding competition,
the expert assessment of the projects and the resulting prototypes,
particularly if they led to the development of products or services.
Intervention in scientific community. Assessing the capacity to
intervene in scientific community, particularly by organizing events,
being (co-)editor of magazines, participation in the assessment of
projects and articles, being invited to give speeches, as well as being
recognised through awards or other distinctions and respective impact.
It will also evaluate the orientation of students in doctoral and
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);
Patents, registration and ownership of rights, elaboration of technical
regulation and legislation. Patent authorship and co-authorship, records
of ownership of intellectual property rights regarding software,
mathematical methods and rules of mental activity. Participation in
standardization committees and in the drafting of legislative projects
and technical regulation. The evaluation of this criterion should also
take into account the resulting economic valuation of patents and
intellectual property rights.
Participation in consulting activities, tests and measurements involving
the private and/or the public sector. Participation as a former in
vocational training courses or technological expertise directed at
companies or the public sector. The evaluation of this criterion should
also take into account the economic valorization of research results
achieved, measured by the contracts of technology transfer and
development that have resulted and contribution to the creation of
Participation in initiatives to disseminate scientific and technological
knowledge under the auspices of the scientific community (for example
organisation of congresses and conferences) and to various audiences.
Publications to disseminate science and technology. Presentation of
lectures and seminars for the general public.
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);
The candidate's participation in activities of scientific, technological
and management innovation, or on the observation and monitoring of
science and technology or system of higher education, in Portugal or abroad.
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
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
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.
10 — Publication of Competition Notice
In addition to being publish in Series 2 of the Diário da República the
present notice is also published in:
a) The public employment pool;
b) The website of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., in
Portuguese and English;
c) The website of the University of Aveiro, in Portuguese and English;
d) In a national newspaper.
11 — This tender is exclusively destined to fill this specify vacancy
and can be terminated at any time until approval of final candidate
list, expiring with the respective occupation of said vacancy.
12 — In compliance with paragraph h) of Article 9 of the Constitution of
the Portuguese Republic, the Government, as the employing entity,
actively promotes a policy of equal opportunities between men and women
in access to employment and professional advancement, scrupulously
taking measures to avoid any form of discrimination.
9 of March of 2020 — The Rector, Professor Doutor Paulo Jorge dos Santos
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