Call start and finish dates: 14th to 28th August 2019.
Announcement: “Research grant”
Description: A scholarship position is available within the scientific area Public Health Sciences at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (Ref.ª UID/DTP/04750/2019), funded by portuguese state budget (OE), national funding throughout Portuguese foundation for science and technology FCT/MCTES (PIDDAC). It will focus on cohorts of individuals born preterm, for which we aim at improving data collection, follow-up and participant involvement, including by exploring alternative and innovative tools and processes of data collection.
Scientific area: Health sciences, Epidemiology and Clinical research
Admission requirements: Applicants must have a Bachelor degree (‘grau de licenciado’ in the Portuguese system) in Health Sciences, Medicine or a related field, as well as strong English oral and written communication skills. Portuguese fluency is an asset but is not mandatory.
The following elements will be strongly valued:
- Knowledge in Public Health and Epidemiology;
- Prior working and/or training experience in health research projects;
- Experience in data collection;
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point);
- Basic knowledge about cohort studies, preterm births, and medical and scientific terminologies;
- Autonomy, sense of initiative and good communication skills.
NOTE: The application letter should cover the elements detailed above.
The successful applicant will have two main responsibilities:
- Administrative support to the research team: meetings and workshops organization (i.e. agenda, minutes, slides, room booking), monitoring deliverables and milestones of the upcoming tasks;
- Executive support for the implementation of both a pilot e-cohort study and a pilot clinical trial: materials preparation for submission to Ethics Committee review, local implementation with partners in Europe, active monitoring of inclusions and collected data (to ensure completeness and accuracy of information), participation in writing scientific reports.
Workplace: Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, Portugal.
Duration: The initial duration of the position is 12 months, with a predicted starting date of October 2019.
Value of monthly maintenance allowance: The amount of the scholarship corresponds to € 752.38, according to the values of the scholarships awarded directly by FCT (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). Payment will be made by ISPUP by bank transfer.
Legislation and regulations: Lei Nº. 40/2004, from 18th August (Research Grant Holder Statute) republished by supplement - Decreto-Lei n.º 202/2012, from 27th August (http://www.fct.mctes.pt/pt/apoios/bolsas/estatutodobolseiro) and Regulations for Advance Training and Qualification of Human Resources 2015 (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamentos.phtml.en).
Selection criteria: The selection methods to be used will be curriculum evaluation (50%) and interview (50%). There will be a pre-selection based on curriculum evaluation, the best ranked candidates will be interviewed with a maximum of five candidates.
Documents Required: Applications must be formalized by sending an application letter with the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, Academic degree certificate(s) and a letter of motivation. Applications may be sent by e-mail, within the timeframe of the call and with the subject “Scholarship – preterm”.
Submission of applications: Institute of Public Health, University of Porto, Rua das Taipas, 135, 4050-600 Porto Telephone: 222 061 820, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call start and finish dates: 14th to 28th August 2019.
Members of the Jury:
Effective Members: Henrique Barros, Ana Cristina Santos, Elsa Lorthe
Substitute Members: Sandra Marques, Ana Henriques
Notification of results: Candidates will be notified by email and all relevant information will be published at the ISPUP website (http://www.ispup.up.pt).
Non-discrimination and equal access policy: ISPUP actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, wherefore no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any rights whatsoever, or be exempt of any duties based on their ancestry, age, sex, sexual preference, marital status, family and economic conditions, instruction, origin or social conditions, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, origin territory, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and union membership.
MINUTES OF THE FIRST MEETING OF THE JURY FOR THE SELECTION PROCESS OF A SCHOLARSHIP POSITION WITHIN THE SCIENTIFIC AREA PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES AT THE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTO (REF.ª UID/DTP/04750/2019), FUNDED BY PORTUGUESE STATE BUDGET (OE), NATIONAL FUNDING THROUGHOUT PORTUGUESE FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FCT/MCTES (PIDDAC)
On the 27th of August 2019 the selection Jury (Henrique Barros, Ana Cristina Santos, Elsa Lorthe) of the above mentioned scholarship position met at the Institute of Public Health University of Porto (ISPUP) in order to define the selection process criteria. The Jury decided to establish three selection phases:
- Compliance with the admission requirements, as defined in the announcement
a. Existence of all documents required (Curriculum vitae, academic degree certificate(s), motivation letter);
b. Academic and professional requirements:
- Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences, Medicine or a related field;
- English oral and written communication skills;
- Curriculum evaluation
2.1. Curriculum vitae evaluation (CE) - maximum score of 10 points as the sum of each criterion:
- Knowledge in Public Health and Epidemiology (0 to 2 points);
- Prior working and/or training experience in health research projects (0 to 2 points);
- Experience in data collection (0 to 1 points);
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point) (0 to 1 points);
- Basic knowledge about cohort studies, preterm births, and medical and scientific terminologies (0 to 2 points);
- Autonomy, sense of initiative and good communication skills (0 to 2 points).
2.2. Motivation letter evaluation - maximum score of 10 points
Candidates with less than 5 points in each of the criteria above will not be admitted for interview.
- Interview (I) – maximum score of 20 points
The best ranked candidates will be interviewed with a maximum of five candidates.
It will be allowed a face-to-face or videoconference interview.
The interview score will be the sum of each criterion:
- Knowledge for carrying out the work plan (0 to 5 points);
- Motivation for planned activities (0 to 5 points);
- Communication skills (0 to 5 points);
- Work Attitude (0 to 5 points).
Each member of the Jury will score the candidate; final interview classification will be the result of the arithmetic average of the Jury scores.
Candidates’ Final Classification (FC)
Maximum score of 20 points based on the formula:
FC = (0.50 x Curriculum evaluation) + (0.50 x Interview)
Curriculum evaluation has the following formula:
Curriculum evaluation = (Curriculum vitae evaluation + Motivation letter evaluation) / 2)
The candidate with the highest score will be selected.
With no further topics to be discussed, the meeting was adjourned and these Minutes were drawn up and signed by all the members of the Jury.
The minutes with the final classification were made available to the candidates. The minutes are posted on the Institute for the period determined in a public notice.