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FEUP – Research Grant – STEPS_ACU

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Job title: FEUP – Research Grant – STEPS_ACU

Company: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Job description: 1 Research Grant Announcement (M/F)

Call open for applications for a research grant within the framework of project STEPS – ADVANCED PRODUCTION SYSTEM FOR THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT FOCUSING ON PRODUCTIVITY AND SUSTAINABILITY, with reference NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-047054, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the North Portugal Regional Operational Programme (NORTE2020), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, under the following conditions:

Scientific Area: Building Acoustics

Admission requirements: Candidates who cumulatively meet the following two requirements may apply for this grant:

Requirement 1:

– Holder of an academic degree enrolled in a non-academic degree course integrated in the educational project of a higher education institution, developed in association or cooperation with one or more R&D units, a requirement to be duly proven at the time of signing the contract.

Note: In the case of masters who are enrolled in non-academic degree courses, the scholarship can only be awarded to those who do not exceed, with this scholarship contract, including possible renewals, an accumulated period of two years in that typology of the scholarship, followed or interpolated.


Requirement 2:

  • Hold a master’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field.

If the degree has been awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must comply with the provisions of the Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of august 16th, and any formalities established there must be fulfilled until the time of signing the contract.

Activity Outline: Collection of theoretical information on modeling the acoustic behavior of buildings, Study and parameterization of the STEPS system; Modeling of the acoustic behavior of the STEPS system and analysis of results to increase the solution, Final theoretical validation; Documentary elaboration.

Legislation and regulations: Law Nº. 40/2004, of 18th August, in its current wording (Statutes of Scientific Research Fellow) and Regulation of Research Grants of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, in force ( ) and Regulation of Research Grants of University of Porto, in force.

Work place: The work will be developed at the Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), under the scientific supervision of Professor Rui Manuel Gonçalves Calejo Rodrigues.

Grant duration: Initial duration of 3 months, with the predicted starting date in November 2022, on an exclusive basis eventually renewable but never exceeding the project duration.

If the recruitment procedures do not allow the grant to last for a minimum of 3 consecutive months, in accordance with paragraph 3 of article 6 of the Research Grant Regulations of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. , the scholarship will not be awarded.

The eventual renewal of the scholarship will be carried out as determined in article 6 of the Research Grants Regulation of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P.

Stipend: The grant stipend amounts to 1.144,64€ according to the table of values of the grants awarded directly by FCT, I.P. in the Country ( ).

The payment will be made by bank transfer.

Selection procedure:

The curriculum of the candidates (60%) will be evaluated based on the merit of the candidate and the following factors will be assessed:

a) Academic training (Master in Civil Engineering 10 points; Others Masters – 2 points)

b) Publications in the area of Building Acoustics 5 points, Publications in other areas – 2 points

c) Research Experience in the project area – 5 points; in related areas – 3 points; Other areas – 1 point

The curriculum of each candidate will be evaluated in a 1-20 points scale. Candidates with less than 13 points in the curricular evaluation will not be invited for the interview.

In the interview (40%) topics related with the work plan, experience and the candidate’s CV will be discussed with the invited candidates.

Selection Jury:

President: Professor Vasco Peixoto de Freitas

Effective member: Professor Miguel Chichorro Gonçalves

Effective member: Professor Doutor Hipólito José Campos de Sousa

Supplementary member: Professor Doutor João Pedro Poças Martins

Supplementary member: Professor Doutor Jorge Moreira da Costa

Advertisement of final decision: The results of the evaluation will be released to the candidates

by email to the email address indicated in the application process.

Deadline for applications and form of presentation of the applications:

The call is open from (until 23h59m, GMT time).

Applications must be formalized by email to and to , clearly stating the reference FEUP-STEPS_ACU and including the following pdf documents: Motivation letter, Copy of certificates evidencing academic degree (referring the classification of each separated or integrated degree), detailed Curriculum Vitae; Declaration on honor that the candidate fulfills the requirement contained in article 6 of the Regulation for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. (model below, for student enrolled in a non-academic degree course integrated in the educational project of a higher education institution, developed in association or cooperation with one or more R&D units) and other documents considered relevant by the applicant.

In order to assure that all documents can be read, the preferred saving format is the Portable Document Format (.pdf).

Declaration on honour

I, (identification of the scholarship holder), holder of the Citizen Card / Visa / Residence Permit no. valid until , declare under honour, to be in the conditions of no. 5 of article 6º of the Research Grants from FCT, IP – Regulation No. 950/2019, of 16 December.

Oporto, __/__/__


(scholarship holder)

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Location: Porto

Job date: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 00:33:11 GMT

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