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Scientific Research Fellowship (BI) 051/2022

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Job title: Scientific Research Fellowship (BI) 051/2022

Company: University of Algarve

Job description: N.º 051/2022


TITLE: 1 Research Grant (Master)

It is now open a call for 1 Research Grant (Master) within of the UIDB/05183/2020 MED project – MED-UAlg Research Center, financed through national funds registered in the FCT budget and, when eligible, co-financed by Community funds, under the following conditions:

Research Field: Agricultural Sciences

Admission Requirements: A Master degree is required in one of the following areas: Agronomy, Biology, Biotechnology, and related areas, with experience in field work, in greenhouse, and also laboratory work. Preference to candidates with knowledge on Horticulture, taking into consideration the of University Of Algarve’s Research Grants Regulation ( ).

Candidates must be enrolled in a degree-granting study cycle or in a post-graduate course that does not confer an academic degree.

Work Plan:

-Nutritional evaluation of cultivated crops and soil fertility on the framework of climatic changes: deficict irrigation. Quantification of soil organic matter and soil microbiota on different irrigation regimes and the impact on crop’s performance. Utilization of remote sensing tools in plant diagnostic. Economical assement.

-Agronomical evaluation of the effects of biostimulants on crops grown in soil conditions and in soiless culture.

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 ( ) and the Regulation for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology ( ).

Working place: The work will be developed at “Centro de Investigação Instituto Mediterrâneo para a Agricultura, Ambiente e Desenvolvimento” from the University of Algarve, under the supervision of Professor Pedro José Realinho Gonçalves Correia.

Duration of the grant: The grant will have a contract of 12 months duration, beginning on October 2022. The contract is not renewable.

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.

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 (80%) which may include one interview, to all or some candidates selected by the panel, weighting

a maximum of 20% of the total score. The global merit of the CV (criteria 1) and the research experience on Horticulture (criteria 2), have a respective scoring of 60% and 40%. Criteria 1 refers to academic qualifications in the main area of the research field, publication of scientific articles and communications. Citeria 2 includes experience on condiucting experimental work on Horticulture, participation in scientific projects; experience on soil ans plant sampling, and experience on laboratory work.

The tender jury shall comprise the following members:

Anabela Maria Lopes Romano (President)

Pedro José Realinho Gonçalves Correia (Effective member)

Mário Manuel Ferreira dos Reis (Effective member)

Amílcar Manuel Marreiros Duarte (Substitute member)

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 at the Human Resources Services from the University of 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 .

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 ( ) for the following address: Professora Doutora Anabela Romano, Universidade do Algarve,

Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, (project UIDB/05183/2020 MED) or via email to . 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 an awarding degree study cycle or in a postgraduate course;

-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.

Grant contractWith the applicant(s) selected, and after receiving all the required documentation, a scholarship contract will be signed in accordance with the attached model.

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, 22nd July 2022

Scientific Coordinator

Prof. Doutora Anabela Maria Lopes Romano

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The monthly maintenance allowance corresponds to 1.144,64 euros. The maintenance allowance will be paid monthly by bank transfer.

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Offer Requirements


Agricultural sciences: Master Degree or equivalent


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Location: Faro

Job date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 04:10:57 GMT

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