Bolsa de Investigação: ARDITI-MEMEX-2019-002-PDG

Job: Post-Doctoral researcher (PDG);

Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-MEMEX-2019-002-PDG;

Main research field: Technology;

Sub research field: n/a;

Job summary:

A call is open for 1 (one) Post-Doctoral researcher at the Interactive Technologies Institute ITI) of the ARDITI (Funchal, Portugal), under the Project MEMEX – MEMories and EXperiences for inclusive digital storytelling

Job description:

The job is part of MEMEX a RIA European H2020 Project promoting immigrants intangible heritage and social cohesion through collaborative, heritage-management tools. The concept is to provide inclusive access to tangible and intangible cultural heritage and, at the same time, facilitate encounters, discussions and interactions between communities at risk of social exclusion by welding together their fragmented experiences and memories into compelling and geolocalised storylines. The collected content will be digitalized and linked to the pre-existent European Cultural Heritage (CH) and deployed across three distinct pilots to analyze expectations from communities dislocated in three territories: i) migrant women in Barcelona (ES), communities from former colonies in Lisbon (PT) and priority neighborhoods in Paris (FR).

Main tasks of the researcher will be:
1.    The researcher will be responsible for the management of the technical side of the project. He will operate in close connection with the local PI’s but a great degree of independence is required in order to manage the RA developers and keep the project advancing in harmony with the cultural heritage assets and vision and the project deliverables.

2.    The researcher will be expected to supervise and contribute in the  Collection state of the art and related work on cultural heritage and digital tools, related to the context of migrants, in close collaborations with the Italian Institute of Technology, (Who provides the knowledge graph tools utilized in the project) and Geolocalised technology.

3.    The researcher will be involved in understanding the migrant situation in Portugal and Europe, and eventually motivate and participate Focused Groups and Storytelling workshops will be organized to better understand their needs and desired

4.    The researcher will coordinate the Collection of stories and heritage assets with the development of the technology needed and desired by the targeted users and audiences.

5.    Design and deployment check of the Participatory design workshops and User studies.

6.     Writing of dissemination articles
Candidates should meet the following requirements, skills and competences:
  • PhD in Human-Computer Interaction or Computer Science and Engineering or related fields
  • career starter (<1 year as a Post-Doctoral fellow);
  • Excellent spoken and written English skills is mandatory
  • Availability to travel to meet communities and organizations in Portugal and Europe.
The work will be conducted at ARDITI /ITI / LARSyS Portugal between the Lisbon and Madeira poles, under the direct supervision of Prof. Nuno Nunes.
Scholarship length
The scholarship will have a length of 12 months, with a possibility of renewal until the end of the projects which is 30 Nov. 2022. The grant contract is expected to start in the first trimester of 2020.
Monthly stipend
€1509.80 (Postdoctoral Grant) free of taxes; ARDITI postdoctoral stipend and regulations are determined by ARDITI.
How to apply
Candidates must send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 31-12-2019. The subject of the email should be: ARDITI-MEMEX-2019 - 002- PDG.
The following elements should be included in the email:
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae (mandatory) with summary of the scientific and curricular path.
  • Supporting documents for academic degrees (mandatory)
  • Optional list of projects in the area that have already participated will be a plus.  
Selection Process
The curricular selection process will be based on:
  • Curriculum Vitae (60%)
  • Interview (40%) if there are multiple eligible candidates

If the interview is not performed, the final evaluation will correspond only to the Curriculum Evaluation.

Selection Panel
  • President: Valentina Nisi, PhD - UMa, ITI / LARSyS
  • Member of the Jury: Nuno Nunes, PhD -UMa,  IST, ITI / LARSyS
  • Member of the Jury: Pedro Campos,  PhD – ITI / LARSyS
Notification of results
The final results will be published through an ordered list by final note that will be posted in a visible and public place at the ARDITI, being all candidates notified by email.
  • The selection process will be based on the principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, religion, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issue. Selection will be made only based on merit and following the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Commission Recommendation, Brussels, 11.3.2005, 2005/251/EC) and the recommendations from the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
  • ARDITI is a recognized “refugee welcoming organization" by the European Commission, follows the European Charter for Researchers and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.
  • The deadline for application may be extended at any time without previous notice having in mind the requirements for the positions under this call.
Vacant posts: 1 
Type of contract: Information not available 
Job country: Portugal 
Job city: Funchal 
Job company/institute: ARDITI/ITI 
Application deadline: 31 Dezembro 2019 
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)





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