NOTICE OF OPENING OF AN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF A DOCTORATE UNDER THE ARTICLE 23 OF DECREE-LAW No. 57/2016, OF AUGUST 29, WITH THE AMENDMENTS INTRODUCED BY LAW 57/2017, OF 19 JULY AND COMPLEMENTARY LEGISLATION
1. ARDITI - Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Innovation - Association, through its Chairman of the Board of Directors, announces the opening of an international selection competition procedure for one doctorate researcher, for the exercise of scientific research activities in the scientific area of marine megafauna ecology and biotelemetry, with emphasis on marine mammals in insular systems, in the form of an uncertain term employment contract under the Labor Code.
This competition procedure is open within the scope of Contrato-Programa “Atribuição do estatuto e de financiamento complementar a Laboratórios Associados 2021-2025” – Laboratório Associado Rede de Infraestruturas em Investigação Aquática ARNET, with the reference LA/P/0069/2020, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), and for a period of 60 months with effect from January 1, 2021, and within the scope of the “Regulamento de Financiamento de Unidades e Polos de I&D da ARDITI”.
2. Applicable legislation:
- Decree-Law no. 57/2016, of 29 August, which approves a regime for hiring doctorates aimed at stimulating scientific and technological employment in all areas of knowledge (RJEC), as amended by Law n. 57/2017, of July 19;
- Regulatory Decree no. 11-A/2017, of December 29, which establishes the remuneration levels in the doctoral contracting regime;
- Decree-law no. 63/2019, of 17 May, which establishes the legal regime for institutions dedicated to research and development, in the wording attributed by Decree-Law no. 126-B/2021, of December 31;
- Decree-Law n.º 124/99, of 20 April, which approves the Statute of the Scientific Research Career, in its current wording;
- Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of 1 January, which approves the legal regime for the recognition of academic degrees and higher education diplomas awarded by foreign higher education institutions;
- Labor Code, approved by Law no. 7/2009, of February 12, in its current wording.
3. Composition of the Jury:
The jury consists of the following elements:
- President, João canning-Clode (ARDITI / MARE)
- Effective member, Manfred Kaufmann (Universidade da Madeira)
- Effective member, Pedro Raposo de Almeida (MARE / U.Évora)
- Susbtitute member, Joana Robalo (ISPA)
- Substitute member, Ana Cristina Costa (Universidade dos Açores)
4. Activities to be performed:
This competition procedure is open to the exercise of Research activities, on an exclusive basis, in the scientific areas of marine megafauna ecology and biotelemetry, with emphasis on advancing the ecological knowledge on oceanic habitats and on contributing towards the conservation of mammals in impacted island systems.
The research activities to be carried out by the doctoral researcher include, namely:
- Implement and supervise the collection of biological and environmental data in Madeira Island to address anthropogenic stressors;
- To conduct biotelemetry, physiological and nutritional studies in marine mammals in Madeira;
- To contribute to scientific outputs;
- To apply to competitive funds;
- Support a research group.
The development of the projects in these areas are expected to contribute to the thematic domain of Marine Resources and Technologies of the Smart Specialization Strategy of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, included in the functional contents provided for in numbers 2 and 4 of Article 5. º of the Scientific Research Career Statute.
The activities to be performed will be developed at ARDITI's / MARE-Madeira facilities, located at Edifício Madeira Tecnopolo, Piso 2, Caminho da Penteada, 9020-105 Funchal, without prejudice to the fact that the work may also take place in other facilities related to ARDITI’s activity or by it indicated.
The present competition procedure is open for the index 195, first step, of Auxiliary Researcher, in accordance with the ARDITI “Grelha Salarial 2022 – Investigadores Doutorados”, which corresponds to the gross monthly remuneration in the amount of 3 230,21 Euros.
7. Contract duration:
7.1 The contract to be signed will be concluded for an uncertain term for an estimated period of 24 months, with the maximum limit of the same being always 6 years under the provisions of paragraph 3 and subparagraph b) of paragraph 1 of article 6 of the RJEC.
7.2 The basis of contracting for an uncertain term is related to the execution of specific, precisely defined and non-lasting activities, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 and subparagraph g) of paragraph 2 and 3 of article 140 of the Labor Code. The contract is necessary to ensure the development of the scientific areas of marine megafauna ecology and biotelemetry referred to in point 4, and inherent to the development of the project/program Contrato-Programa “Atribuição do estatuto e de financiamento complementar a Laboratórios Associados 2021-2025” – Laboratório Associado Rede de Infraestruturas em Investigação Aquática ARNET, with the reference LA/P/0069/2020, and within the scope of the “Regulamento de Financiamento de Unidades e Polos de I&D da ARDITI”, the contracting being eventually supported by funds from other financed projects, being therefore the financing a necessary and decisive condition for the contracting, therefore, the termination of the same will constitute the supervening impossibility, absolute and definitive of ARDITI to receive the worker’s work.
7.3 The cessation of funding, the termination of the project or the conclusion of the activities which constitute the object of this competition procedure, will determine the expiry of the contract that will operate with the communication referred to in number one of article 345 of the Labor Code, or that is, if the term is expected to occur, the employer communicates the termination of the term to the worker, at least seven, 30 or 60 days in advance, depending on whether the contract has lasted up to six months, from six months to two years or for a longer period.
8. Admission requirements:
8.1. National, foreign and stateless candidates who hold a doctorate degree in a field of knowledge or specialty covering the scientific area(s) of Marine Ecology and/or Biological Sciences or related scientific area, may oppose the competition procedure.
8.2. Degrees obtained in foreign countries require the presentation of a Portuguese Recognition issued by a Portuguese institution of higher education that confers the degree or diploma in that area of training, specialty or branch of knowledge, in accordance with the provisions of Decree-Law no. /2018, of 16.08, which approves the legal regime for the recognition of academic degrees and higher education diplomas awarded by foreign higher education institutions, regulated by Ordinance no. , of 02.14.
In these situations, the presentation of the Acknowledgment will be required only for the purposes of conclusion of the contract, that is, until the expiry date of the period granted for the conclusion of the contract.
9. Formalization of applications:
9.2 The application must be accompanied by documents proving the conditions set out in point 8 for admission to this competition procedure, namely:
a) Copy of certificate or diploma;
b) Doctoral thesis or equivalent document(s) that determined the granting of this academic degree;
c) Detailed curriculum vitae, and structured according to the items in points 10.5 to 10.7 The works that the candidate considers most relevant for each of the items in referred points must be marked, with a copy attached;
d) Proposal for a program of scientific activities to be carried out by the candidate, with an emphasis on insular systems, demonstrating how the candidate intends to contribute for the development of the thematic domain of Marine Resources and Technologies of the Smart Specialization Strategy of the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
e) Other documents that the candidate justifies are relevant for the analysis of his/her application.
9.3 Candidates shall submit the application and documents referred to in the previous number, in PDF format, until the last day of the opening deadline for the competition procedure, which is set at 10 working days, after publication of this Notice. A candidate, based on the impossibility or excessive burden of sending any of the documents referred to in the previous number by email, may deliver them in physical support, respecting the aforementioned date, by registered mail with acknowledgment of receipt to the postal address “Edifício Madeira Tecnopolo, Piso 2, Caminho da Penteada, 9020-105 Funchal” or by hand at the Administrative and Financial Department of ARDITI. If the candidate's justification for submitting documents only in physical format is not accepted, the President of the Jury will give him/her a reasonable period to present them also in digital format.
9.4 The application and documents may be submitted in Portuguese or English, although the President of the Jury, in the case of a member who does not speak Portuguese, may demand that, within a reasonable period, that the candidate/ to translate into English a document that you previously presented in Portuguese.
9.5 By decision of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARDITI, candidates who do not meet the aforementioned requirements of formalization of candidacies are not admitted to the competition procedure, candidates who do not present the application, or do not deliver all the documents referred to in points a) to d) of point 9.2, or that present them illegibly, incorrectly completed, or invalid. It also has the option of requiring any candidate, in case of doubt and for the purposes of admission to the tender procedure, to present documents proving the respective declarations.
10. Evaluation of applications:
10.1 The Jury will deliberate on the approval or rejection of the candidates in absolute merit, by justified roll call where no abstentions are allowed.
10.2 A candidate who obtains a favorable vote from more than half of the voting members of the jury is considered approved on absolute merit.
10.3 The vote against approval on absolute merit may also be based on failure to comply with the following circumstance:
a) the Scientific Project prepared by the candidate is clearly insufficient and out of line with the scientific area(s), suffering from serious inaccuracies or is not supported by the candidate's previous work.
10.4 Pursuant to article 5 of the RJEC, the selection of candidates is carried out through the evaluation of their scientific and curricular path.
10.5 The evaluation of the scientific and curricular path focuses on the relevance, quality and timeliness:
a) From the scientific, technological, academic production of the last five years considered most relevant by the candidate;
b) Applied or practice-based research activities developed in the last five years and considered to have the greatest impact by the candidate;
c) The extension and dissemination activities of knowledge developed in the last five years, namely in the context of the promotion of scientific practices, considered of greater relevance by the candidate;
d) From the management activities of science, technology and innovation programs, or from the experience in observing and monitoring the scientific and technological system or higher education, in Portugal or abroad.
10.6 The five-year period referred to in the previous number may be extended by the jury, at the request of the candidate, when based on suspension of scientific activity for socially protected reasons, namely, for reasons of parental leave, serious illness prolonged period, and other situations of unavailability for work legally protected.
10.7 The selection of the candidate to be hired will be made through the evaluation of their scientific and curricular path, focusing on the relevance, quality, timeliness and suitability of this path to the functions to be performed, considering the last 5 years of activity, according to the following evaluation criteria and weights:
- Quality of scientific production considered most relevant by the candidate, and relevant to the work to be carried out within the scope of the marine megafauna ecology and ocean science, preferably in marine mammals in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, which was given a weighting factor of 40% considering:
- its nature;
- its impact;
- the importance of contributions to the advancement of the current state of knowledge.
- Participation in scientific projects, which was given a weighting factor of 10% considering:
- the territorial scope and its dimension;
- the technological level and the importance of contributions;
- innovation and diversity.
- Extension and dissemination activities of knowledge, namely in the context of scientific practices, considered of greater relevance by the candidate, which was given a weighting factor of 20% considering services to the scientific community and society: parameter that has into account the participation in scientific and technological dissemination initiatives, when carried out with the scientific community, namely through participation in congresses and conferences;
- Of the applied research activities, preferably in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, developed in the last five years and considered to have the greatest impact by the candidate, which was given a weighting factor of 30% considering experience in:
- Performing marine mammals’ health assessment and movement ecology based on state-of-the-art technology.
- Consultancy and coordination/supervision of ocean science and conservation issues.
10.8 The jury may decide to select up to 3 candidates who will be called to hold a session to present the results of their investigation, after which the jury members must stimulate an open debate on its content and innovative character. This presentation session does not constitute a selection method and is not classified, aiming merely to obtain clarifications or explanations of elements contained in the candidates' curriculum.
10.9. The Jury, whenever deemed necessary, may request the candidate to present additional documents proving the candidate's statements, which are relevant to the analysis and classification of his/her application.
10.10. False statements made by candidates will be punished under the law.
11. Classification of candidates:
11.1. Each member of the jury assigns a classification to each of the candidates in each evaluation criteria, on a scale from 0 to 100 points, proceeding to the ordering of the candidates according to the respective final classification, constituted by the sum of the partial ratings assigned to each evaluation criteria, and taking into account the weight assigned to each parameter.
11.2. Candidates are ranked by applying the successive voting method.
11.3. The jury decides by an absolute majority, abstentions are not allowed.
11.4. The final classification of each candidate is the one that corresponds to their ranking resulting from the application of the method referred to in point 11.2.
11.5 Minutes are drawn up of the jury meetings, which contain a summary of what happened there, as well as the votes cast by each of the members and the respective reasons, being made available to the candidates whenever requested.
11.6 The list of admitted and excluded candidates as well as the final classification list are published on the ARDITI website, and candidates are individually notified by email with delivery receipt. of notification.
12. Prior Hearing and Final Decision:
12.1 After being notified, candidates have 10 working days to exercise their right to a prior hearing, if they so wish.
12.3 The final decision of the jury must be given within 90 days from the deadline for the submission of applications.
12.4 Within five working days after the final decision of the jury, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARDITI will homologate it and the candidates will be notified.
12.5 The hiring will be decided by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARDITI, based on the final decision of the jury.
13. Final Provisions:
13.1. The present competition procedure is exclusively intended to fill the indicated vacancy(s), and may be terminated until the approval of the final decision of the jury, and expires with the respective occupation of the post(s). s) of work on offer.
13.2 ARDITI actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, so that no candidate can be privileged, benefited, harmed or deprived of any right or exempt from any duty. on grounds, in particular, of ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family situation, economic situation, education, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic or racial origin, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and trade union membership.
13.3. Under the terms of Decree-Law no. 29/2001, of 3 February, adapted to the Autonomous Region of Madeira by Regional Legislative Decree no. 25/2001/M, of 24 August, the candidate with a disability has preference in equality of rank, which prevails over any other legal preference. Candidates must declare on the application form, under oath of honor, the respective degree of disability, the type of disability and the means of communication/expression to be used in the selection process, under the terms of the aforementioned diploma.
14. Personal data processing:
14.1. ARDITI will act as the data controller (as defined in the GDPR). Collecting and processing candidates' personal data is essential for the selection and recruitment process and subsequent conclusion of the employment contract
14.2. To facilitate the performance of activities to be carried out with pre-contractual due diligence, the candidates are informed that ARDITI, as the data controller, may proceed to use for processing the following categories of personal data:
- Identification data and contact data;
- Curricular/academic data;
- Professional experience data;
14.3. Candidates are informed that ARDITI, depending on the fulfilment of legal obligations to which it is bound, may communicate and/or transfer the personal data to the following entities:
- Autoridade Tributária (Portuguese Fiscal Authority);
- IGFSS – Instituto de Gestão Financeira da Segurança Social (Institute for Financial Management of Portuguese Social Security);
- Direção Regional do Trabalho e da Ação Inspetiva (Regional Directorate for Labor and Inspection);
- Instituto Nacional de Estatística (National Statistics Institute);
- Fundo de Compensação do Trabalho e Fundo de Garantia de Compensação do Trabalho (Portuguese Labor Compensation Fund and Labor Compensation Guarantee Fund);
- Seguradoras e entidades bancárias (Insurance companies and banking entities);
- Empresas de contabilidade (Accounting companies).
14.4. Job applicants have the right to access, rectify, cancel, erase and oppose the processing of their personal data at any time and the right to portability.
14.5. The records of the recruitment process will be kept for five years as provided in article 32 n.º 1 of the Code of the Labor Law. All personal data resulting from the recruitment and selection process will be kept for a period of time that is strictly necessary for the conclusion of the recruitment and selection process.
14.6. ARDITI ensures to take the appropriate technical and organizational measures, in accordance with the legislation in force, to ensure the confidentiality and security of the personal data of candidates.
14.7. Candidates are also informed that if they consider their personal data to be processed in violation of data protection legislation, they have the right to file a complaint with the National Data Protection Commission (www.cnpd.pt).
10th of October 2022 - The Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARDITI - Regional Agency for the Development of Research, Technology and Innovation - Association, Doctor Rui Miguel Andrade Caldeira
Official public notice of the announcement (in Portuguese) here: https://files.dre.pt/2s/2022/10/207000000/0040300409.pdf