First Level Doctorate Researcher (R1) Opportunity within RESTORE4Cs at University of Aveiro

The University of Aveiro has just opened an international public notice for recruitment of 1 (one) position – First Level Doctorate Researcher, to do scientific research in the area of Communication Sciences and Technologies, aiming to develop science and technology management and communication activities, in the scope of RESTORE4Cs – “Modelling RESTORation of wEtlands for Carbon pathways, Climate Change mitigation and adaptation, ecosystem services, and biodiversity, Co-benefits”, (Grant Agreement 101056782), funded by the European Commission, Call HORIZON-CL5-2021-D1-01.

Deadline: 24:00 (Lisbon time) of 18 July 2023

For documentation and information on how to apply, please download the public notice.

The monthly payment corresponds to 2228,11€.

1 — Admission requirements:

Any national, foreign and stateless candidate(s) who hold a doctorate degree in the areas of Communication Sciences, Management, Economics, Accounting and Administration, International Relations or Biological or Environmental Sciences, or related areas, 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 signing the contract.

2 — Formalisation of the applications:

The applications are addressed to the Rector of the University of Aveiro as follows:

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 the RJEC.

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 (, 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 Competition and Job Offers of the Human Resources area at

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 following composition:

President: Doctor Ana Isabel Lillebø Batista, Principal Researcher, Vice-Rector of University of Aveiro;

Jury members:

Doctor Jan Jacob Keizer, Principal Researcher with Habilitation, University of Aveiro

Professor Helena Margarida Moreira De Oliveira Vieira, Coordinator Researcher at the University of Aveiro;

Substitute members:

Doctor Ana Margarida Medroa de Matos Hilário, Auxiliary Researcher of the University of Aveiro;

Doctor Ricardo Jorge Guerra Calado, Principal Researcher with Habilitation of the University of Aveiro.

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 considering, cumulatively, compliance with requisites in 4.2.1 and 4.2.2, and at least one of the remaining requisites:

4.2.1 — Has at least 1 (one) year of proven experience, after the PhD, in science communication and management;


4.2.2 — Have at least 2 (two) years of proven experience in managing interdisciplinary and multicultural projects


4.2.3 — The applicant is the first author of at least 3 (three) articles, in the scientific area for which the contest is open, indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded of the Web of Science from Clarivate Analytics where document type = article or document type = review, or in the SCI Verse Scopus with the same characteristics;


4.2.4 — Have obtained a total of at least 20 (twenty) citations (excluding self-citations) to the scientific works produced in the area for which the contest is open,


4.2.5— Have an h-index equal or above 5 (five);


4.2.6 – Have at least 2 (two) years of proven experience in digital marketing and social media, multimedia.

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 presentation session.

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— 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 criteria:

6.1.1 – Criteria for the evaluation of the scientific performance of the last five years considered more relevant by the candidate (5 points);

Scientific Production. Quality and quantity of scientific production in the area that the Competition is open (books, 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, at international level, and the references made by other authors);

Participation and/or coordination of scientific projects. The quality and quantity of scientific projects in which the applicant has 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 role, 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 (co)-organizing scientific events, being (co-)editor of magazines, participation in the assessment of projects and articles, being invited to give speeches, being a member of academic juris, as well as being recognized through awards or other distinctions and respective impact.

6.1.2 – Criteria for evaluating extension and knowledge dissemination 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);

Participation in initiatives to disseminate scientific and technological knowledge under the auspices of the scientific community (for example organization of congresses and conferences) and to various audiences. Publications to disseminate science and technology at international level. Presentation of lectures and seminars for the general public, at national and international levels.

6.1.3 — Criteria for evaluating activities for the management of science, technology and innovation programmes, or experience in observing and monitoring the scientific and technological system or in higher education, in Portugal or abroad (5 points); 

The applicant’s participation in scientific, technological and management innovation activities, or the observation and monitoring of science and technology or higher education system, 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. In case of a tie, the decision of the tie-breaker shall be the responsibility of the chairman 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.

6.6 — Candidates who obtained a rating of less than 15 points are excluded from the public notice.

7 — Public Presentation session:

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 the investigation.

7.1 — In this session the candidates make a public presentation of a topic of their choice with a duration of up to 15 minutes, which will be followed by a discussion that will have a maximum duration of 40 minutes.

7.2 — Public Presentation session 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 they are applying.

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 a weighted average, by assigning a weighting factor of 90% to the curricular review note and a weighting factor of 10% to the public presentation session score.

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 Diário da República the present notice is also published in:

a) The Public Employment Pool (BEP);

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.

Job information available here. Application procedure available here.

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