Scientific Research Fellowship (BI) 051/2022 work with the UNIVERSITY OF ALGARVE

TO REMARK No. 051/2022

OPEN CALL FOR RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION UNDER THE CONDITIONS PROVIDED BY THE ALGARVE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP REGULATIONS

TITLE: 1 Research grant (Master)

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

Field of research : Agricultural sciences

Admission requirements: A master’s degree is required in one of the following fields: agronomy, biology, biotechnology and related fields, with experience in field, greenhouse and also laboratory work. Preference to applicants with knowledge of horticulture, taking into account the University of Algarve Research Grant Regulations (https://files.dre.pt/2s/2021/10/210000000/0013700149.pdf ).

Candidates must be enrolled in a degree course or in a post-graduate course that does not confer a university degree.

Workplan:

-Nutritional evaluation of cultivated crops and soil fertility in the context of climate change: deficit irrigation. Quantification of soil organic matter and soil microbiota on different irrigation regimes and impact on crop performance. Use of remote sensing tools in plant diagnosis. Economic report.

-Agronomic evaluation of the effects of biostimulants on crops grown in soil conditions and in soilless cultivation.

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 Grant Regulation from the Algarve (https://files.dre.pt/2s/2021/10/210000000/0013700149.pdf) and the Foundation for Science and Technology Research Grant Regulations (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019DR.pdf).

Place of work: The work will be developed at the Centro de Investiga o Instituto Mediterr neo para a Agricultura, Ambiente e Desenvolvimento of the University of Algarve, under the supervision of Professor Pedro Jos Realinho Gon alves Correia.

Duration of grant: The grant will have a contract for a period of 12 months, starting in October 2022. The contract is not renewable.

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 No. 2 of Article 11 of the FCT Research Grants Regulations, the selection criteria will be the merit of the candidate (80%) which may include an interview, to all or some candidates selected by the jury, weighting

a maximum of 20% of the total mark. The overall merit of the CV (criterion 1) and the research experience in Horticulture (criterion 2), have a respective score of 60% and 40%. Criterion 1 refers to academic qualifications in the main field of the research field, publication of scientific articles and communications. Criterion 2 includes experience in conducting experimental work on horticulture, participation in scientific projects; experience in soil and plant sampling, and experience in laboratory work.

The tender jury will be composed of the following members:

Anabela Maria Lopes Romano (President)

Pedro Jos Realinho Gon alves Correia (full member)

M rio Manuel Ferreira dos Reis (full member)

Am lcar Manuel Marreiros Duarte (Substitute member)

Publication and notification of results: The final results will be published by means of an ordered list according to the final mark and displayed in a visible and public room of the Human Resources Services of the University of the Algarve and communicated to the candidates by e-mail to the addresses indicated by each candidate.

Deadline for applications and submission forms: the call is open from 08/01/2022 to 08/16/2022.

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 (https://www.ualg.pt/sites/default/files/documentos/2021-07/anexo-iii-requerimento-para-candidatura-bolsaen20210707.pdf) for the following address: Professora Doutora Anabela Romano, Universidade do Algarve,

Gambelas Campus, 8005-139 Faro, (project UIDB/05183/2020 MED) or by e-mail to aromano@ualg.pt. If the application is sent by e-mail, the candidate must duly express his consent that all notifications concerning this application be sent to the e-mail address indicated.

– Supporting documents certifying that the candidate meets all the conditions required for this scholarship, namely the certificate of registration for a degree course or for postgraduate training;

– 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 rector within 15 working days of the respective notification.

Scholarship contract With the selected candidate(s), and after having received all the required documentation, a scholarship contract will be signed in accordance with the attached model.

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 22, 2022 Scientific Coordinator

Teacher. Doutora Anabela Maria Lopes Romano

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