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Scientific Research Fellowship (BI) 044/2022 job with UNIVERSITY OF ALGARVE | 302765 – Times Higher Education

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NOTICE N. 044/2022
TITLE: 1 Research Grant (BI) master
It is now open a call for 1 Research Grant within the project GSSIC – “Green Spaces SMART Irrigation Control”, ALG-01-0247-FEDER-047030, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the CRESC Algarve 2020 Operational Program, from Portugal2020, with the following conditions:
Research Field: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Admission Requirements: 1) Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or related areas; 2) Experience in data collection and processing; 3) Knowledge in the application and development of machine learning algorithms and computational optimization, especially in the treatment of time series; 4) Programming experience, preferably in Python; 5) Knowledge in the development and interaction with databases; 6) Letter of motivation.
Candidates must be enrolled in a degree-granting study cycle or in a post-graduate course that does not confer an academic degree, taught at the University of Algarve, except in cases where there is no training offer at UAlg in the area of the competition.
Work Plan: The work to be developed falls within the scope of the following tasks: (i) development of technical specifications for the interconnection of management platforms with intelligent algorithms for optimized watering; (ii) Investigation of water flow optimisation problems and intelligent watering scaling; (iii) Research and development of methods for integrating content from external sources in the watering intelligence module; (iv) Research and development of models for the optimization of water flow rates and scaling of intelligent irrigations; (v) Research and development of methods for information analysis and decision support; (vi) Testing and adequacy of methods for integrating content from external sources in the optimization and intelligence module; (vii) tests and adequacy of models for the optimization of watering flow rates and scaling of intelligent irrigations; (viii) Promotion and dissemination to academia.
Applicable Legislation and regulations: Statute of Scientific Research Fellow, approved by the Law n 40/2004, from 18 of August, conferred by the Decree Law 123/2019, from July 28th and University Of Algarve s Research Grants Regulation. (https://files.dre.pt/2s/2021/10/210000000/0013700149.pdf)
Working place: The work will be developed at Instituto Superior de Engenharia, from the Universidade do Algarve, jointly with the Researchers Maria Gabriela Figueiredo de Castro Sch tz and Pedro Jorge Sequeira Cardoso, investigators of the project.
Duration of the grant: The grant will have a first contract of 6 months duration, beginning on august, 2022. The contract may be renewed, considering UAlg s Research Grants Regulation.
(https://files.dre.pt/2s/2021/10/210000000/0013700149.pdf ).
Value of monthly maintenance allowance: The monthly maintenance allowance corresponds to 1.144,64 euros. The maintenance allowance will be paid monthly by bank transfer. (https://files.dre.pt/2s/2022/03/057000000/0023900239.pdf)
Selection criteria will be as follows: In accordance with n 2 of the article 11 of the FCT Research Grants Regulation, the selection criteria will be the applicant s merit, the work plan s merit and the proposed educational plan (ex: academic degree; research experience), with the respective scoring of de 60%, 10% and 10%.
The evaluation process may include one interview, to all or some candidates selected by the panel, weighting a maximum of 20% of the total score.
The tender jury shall comprise the following members:
– Professor Carlos Alberto Correia Guerrero (President);
– Professor Maria Gabriela Figueiredo de Castro Sch tz (Effective member);
– Professor Pedro Jorge Sequeira Cardoso (Effective member);
– Professor Celestina Maria Gago Pedras (Substitute member).
Publication and notification of the results: Final results will be publicized through an ordered list according to the final grade and posted in a conspicuous and public local of Instituto Superior de Engenharia building and communicated to the applicants by e-mail to the addresses indicated by each candidate.
Deadline for applications and submission forms: the call is open from 26/07/2022 a 08/08/2022
Applications must be accompanied by the following documents:
Official identification document (simple copy or legal equivalent). If you have a nationality other than Portuguese, you should present a residence permit, permanent residence certificate or long-term resident status, valid on the scholarship start date, any of which may be replaced, in its absence, by a declaration of commitment. However, one of the previous must be delivered at the contracting phase, under penalty of forfeiture of the granting of the scholarship;
Copy of the qualification certificates of the academic degrees held, specifying the final classification and, if possible, the classifications obtained in all subjects taken;
If the doctorate has been awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must conform to the rules established in Decree-Law no. 66/2018 of August 16, and all required formalities must be complied with up to the date of termination deadline for submission of the application. If the completed process is not found until the end of the application deadline, the candidate must prove that he / she has requested the recognition of the degree.
Curriculum Vitae;
Passport or identification card for European applicants (copy);
Taxpayer Identification Number (NIF), if you have a nationality other than Portuguese, it must be submitted during the scholarship contracting phase, under penalty of forfeiture of the scholarship award;
Other documents considered important
The Application Request, dated and signed, must be addressed to the President of the Evaluation Panel (https://www.ualg.pt/sites/default/files/documentos/2021-07/anexo-iii-requerimento-para-candidatura-bolsaen20210707.pdf) for the following address: A/C Professor Carlos Guerrero, Universidade do Algarve/Faculdade de Ci ncias e Tecnologia, campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Reference Edital 044/2022 or ALG-01-0247-FEDER-047030 or by email to cguerre@ualg.pt, Scientific Coordinator. If the Application Request is sent by email, the applicant must duly express his/her consent that all notifications regarding this application are sent to the email address given.
-Supporting documents stating that the applicant gathers all the requirements for this grant, namely the enrolment certificate in an awarding degree study cycle or in a postgraduate course;
-Supervisor Declaration taking the responsibility for the Work plan supervision, according to article 5 -A of the Statute of Scientific Research Fellow, as well as assuring the necessary conditions for the development of the work plan and in compliance with article 13 of the Statute of Scientific Research Fellow;
-Declaration of the Grant acceptance;
-Declaration of commitment stating the exclusivity regime
Complaints and Appeal Deadlines and procedures
On the decision for granting the Research Grant, candidates may, if they wish, comment on the hearing of interested parties, within 10 working days, under the terms provided for in the Administrative Procedure Code.
From the practice or omission of any act of the evaluation panel, candidates can complain to the body, within 10 working days.
The final decision of the evaluation panel can be appealed to the Rector within 15 working days after the respective notification.
scholarship contractWith the applicant(s) selected, and after receiving all the required documentation, a scholarship contract will be signed in accordance with the attached model.Assessment of the scholarship holder(s)At the end of each period of duration 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:
a) Achievement of objectives – this component aims to assess the level of achievement of results by the grantee,
taking into account the plan of activities to be developed (50%);
b) Behavioral competences – this component aims to evaluate the personal characteristics shown during the evaluation period (25%)
c) Personal attitude – this component aims to evaluate the personal commitment and availability shown during the
evaluation period, taking into account factors such as effort, interest and motivation demonstrated (25%).
University of the Algarve reserves the right to cancel this application procedure if by any means the contract celebration with the funding entity is not established.

Doutor Carlos Alberto Correia Guerrero
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