Scientific Research Fellowship (BI) 046/2022 work with the UNIVERSITY OF ALGARVE

TO REMARK No. 046/2022


TITLE: A Research Grant

A call is now open for a research grant under the project EU 814066 – MARSoluT- Managed Aquifer Recharge Solutions Training Network/ MSCA-ITN-ETN, (European Training Networks), H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018, Marie Sk odowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks, with the following conditions:

Field of research : Geosciences

Admission requirements: bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geosciences and hydrology/hydrogeology; experience in the management of applied and scientific hydrological and hydrogeological projects, in particular in the field of managed aquifer recharge. Experience in the use of precipitation runoff models and groundwater flow and transport models (Modflow). Familiarity with GIS software for pre and post-processing of hydrogeological modeling data, and skills in hydrogeochemistry and experience in sampling and monitoring of water resources (field work). Scientific publications in the field of managed aquifer recharge, including infrastructure performance and prospective modeling of scenarios to address groundwater quantity and quality issues in coastal aquifers are factors of preference. Fluency in the English language is essential and some understanding of Portuguese is a preference factor, given the University of Algarve Research Grant Regulations ( ).

The candidate must be enrolled in the 3rd cycle of the Doctoral Program in Marine, Terrestrial and Environmental Sciences of the Faculty of Science of the University of the Algarve.

Work plan: (Activities to be developed by the grant holder foreseen in the project) The grant holder will be responsible for: (1) Developing proposals for the integration of MAR solutions and carrying out the respective analysis of the efficiency and modeling for the improvement of the qualitative status of selected water bodies identified as being at risk or in poor status, to be included in the program of measures of the management plans for the Algarve river basins; (2) identify additional areas with potential for the development of future managed aquifer recharge projects in the Algarve and (3) produce a technical report of guidelines for the regional implementation of MAR systems based on the analysis of the regulations for this type of project existing in the country with more advanced experience in this field.

Applicable legislation and regulations: Statute of Scientific Researcher, 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 University Research Grants Regulations from the Algarve ( and the Foundation for Science and Technology Research Grant Regulations (

Place of work: The work will be developed at the Centro de Ci ncias e Tecnologias da gua of the University of the Algarve, located at the Gambelas Campus, University of the Algarve, jointly with the research professor Jos Paulo Monteiro, principal researcher of the MARSOLut project and coordinator of this project at the University of the Algarve.

Duration of the scholarship: The scholarship will have a first contract for a period of 6 months, starting on November 1, 2022. The contract can be renewed until October 30, 2023, taking into account the regulations for research grants of the ‘UAlg. ( ).

Amount of monthly alimony: The monthly alimony corresponds to 1,144.64 euros. Alimony will be paid monthly by bank transfer. (

The selection criteria will be as follows: In accordance with n 2 of article 11 of the FCT regulations on research grants, the selection criteria will be the merit of the candidate (analysis of the CV), and the respective suitability for the

development of the proposed work plan, according to the following elements: adequacy of the respective university degrees, with the respective mark of 30%; Scientific research experience (publications) in the relevant MAR fields with the respective mark of 35% and suitability of the professional profile of the candidate for the development of the proposed work plan (technical experience in applied hydrological and hydrogeological projects) with the respective mark by 35%.

The tender jury will be composed of the following members:

– Teacher. Doutor Jos Paulo Monteiro (Chairman);

– Teacher. Doutora Alexandra Cravo (Vogal efetivo);

– Teacher. Doutor Lu s Miguel Nunes (Vogal efetivo);

– Teacher. Doutor Scar Ferreira (Vogal Suplente).

Publication and notification of results: The final results will be published by means of an ordered list according to the final grade and displayed in a conspicuous and public place in Building 7 of the Gambelas Campus of the University of the Algarve and communicated to the candidates by e-mail to the addresses indicated by each candidate.

Application deadline and submission forms: the call is open from 1/September/2022 to 14/September/2022.

Applications must be accompanied by the following documents:

Official ID (simple copy or legal equivalent). If you have a nationality other than Portuguese, you must present a residence permit, permanent residence certificate or long-term resident status, valid on the start date of the scholarship, each of which can be replaced, in its absence, by a declaration of commitment. However, one of the previous ones must be issued during the contracting phase, under penalty of forfeiture of the grant;

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

If the doctorate was issued by a foreign higher education institution, it must comply with the rules established in Legislative Decree no. 66/2018 of August 16, and all required formalities must be completed by the termination deadline for submitting the application. If the completed process is not found before the end of the application period, the candidate must prove that he has applied for recognition of the diploma.

Curriculum vitae;

Passport or identity card for European applicants (copy);

Tax identification number (NIF), if you have a nationality other than Portuguese, it must be submitted during the scholarship contract phase, under penalty of forfeiture of the scholarship;

Other documents deemed important

The application form, dated and signed, must be addressed to the president of the evaluation jury ( for the following address:

Jos Paulo Monteiro

Faculdade de Ci ncias e Tecnologia

Department of Ci ncias da Terra,

do Mar and do Ambiente

University of the Algarve

Gambelas Campus

8005-139 Faro

Reference (project EU 814066 – MARSoluT- Managed Aquifer Recharge Solutions Training Network / MSCA-ITN-ETN or by email ( to the Scientific Coordinator. If the Application is sent by email, the candidate must duly express his /his consent that all notifications regarding this application be sent to the email address provided.

-Supporting documents indicating that the candidate meets all the requirements for this scholarship, namely the certificate of enrollment in the 3rd cycle of the doctoral program in Marine, Terrestrial and Environmental Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Algarve ;

– Declaration of the supervisor taking responsibility for the supervision of the work plan, in accordance with article 5 -A of the status of the scientific researcher, as well as ensuring the conditions necessary for the development of the work plan and in accordance with the article 13 of the status of Scientific Research Officer;

– Declaration of acceptance of the grant;

– Declaration of commitment specifying the exclusivity regime

Complaints and appeals Deadlines and procedures

On the decision to grant the research grant, the candidates may, if they wish, make observations on the hearing of the interested parties, within 10 working days, under the conditions provided for by the code of administrative procedure. .

Of the practice or omission of any act of the evaluation jury, candidates may lodge a complaint with the authority, within 10 working days.

The final decision of the evaluation committee can be appealed to the recteur within 15 working days following the corresponding notification.

scholarship contractWith the selected candidate(s), and after receiving all the required documentation, a scholarship contract will be signed in accordance with the attached model.Evaluation of the scholarship holder(s)At the end of each period 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: Submission of an interim report describing the activities developed by the scholarship holder(s) before the month of the end of the scholarship period. a a) (…)[JM1] [MdPMPS2] [MdPMPS3]

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

University of Algarve, July 27, 2022 Scientific Coordinator

Professor Doubter Jos Paulo Monteiro

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