Research fellowship (PTDC/DTP-EPI/1687/2014)

 

Project: How childhood social adversity shapes health: The biology of social adversity (PTDC/DTP-EPI/1687/2014)

 

Additional Information: Final Results available


Description: A position is available within the framework of the project “How childhood social adversity shapes health: The biology of social adversity (PTDC/DTP-EPI/1687/2014), (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016838)” funded by FEDER through the Operational Programme Competitiveness and Internationalization and national funding from the Foundation for Science and Technology – FCT (Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education).

 

Scientific area: Health Sciences

 

Admission requirements

 

Mandatory:

Applicants must have a Master degree in Health Sciences or equivalent areas; skills in the field of health studies, social epidemiology; knowledge of social determinants of health and/or the impact of stressful life events for health.

 

Desirable:

Familiarity with measures of health inequalities. Knowledge of studies on violence. Experience and training in statistical analyses and scientific writing. Fluency in English documented by corresponding diploma or scientific papers as the first author.

 

Activity outline: The successful applicant will be part of the research team. He/she will be responsible for data organization, management of databases, statistical analyses and writing scientific reports.

 

Legislation and regulations: Law Nº. 40/2004, from August 18th (Research Grant Holder Statute), republished in the law no. 202/2012 of 27th August (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/estatutobolseiro) and Regulation Research Grant from the Foundation for Science and Technology 2013 (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml).

 

Work place: Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto, Portugal.

Supervision by Doutora Silvia Fraga.

 

Duration and Stipend: The initial duration of the position is 12 months and a possible extension up to 24 months, if does not exceed the end date of the project scheduled for 16th May 2019.

 

Value of monthly maintenance allowance: The amount of the grant corresponds to €980 (free of taxes), according to the table of grants values ​​of FCT in the country (http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores).

 

Selection methods: There will be a pre-selection based on ranking by curriculum evaluation of all the eligible candidates, being summoned to interview the selected candidates.

 

Composition of the JurySelection:

Jury President: Silvia Fraga

Effective Member: Ana Cristina Santos

Effective Member: Ana Henriques

Substitute Member: Ana Isabel Ribeiro

Substitute Member: Milton Severo

 

Form of disclosure / notification of results: All relevant information will be posted on the website of the Institute of Public Health, University of Porto (http://www.ispup.up.pt).

 

Call start and finish dates: January 2nd to January 16th 2018.

 

Documents Required: Applications must be formalized by sending an application letter with the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, academic certificate, a letter of motivation. Applications may be sent by e-mail.

 

Submission of applications: Institute of Public Health, University of Porto, Rua das Taipas, 135 | 4050-600 Porto Telephone: 222 061 820, email: secretaria@ispup.up.pt

Results List:

 

MINUTES OF THE FIRST MEETING OF THE JURY FOR THE SELECTION PROCESS OF ONE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP WITHIN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE PROJECT

“HOW CHILDHOOD SOCIAL ADVERSITY SHAPES HEALTH: THE BIOLOGY OF SOCIAL ADVERSITY”

(PTDC/DTP-EPI/1687/2014) (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016838) 

 

On 15th January 2018 the selection Jury (Sílvia Fraga, Ana Cristina Santos and Ana Henriques) of the above mentioned Research Grant position within the activities of the project “How Childhood social adversity shapes health: The biology of social adversity” (PTDC/DTP-EPI/1687/2014) (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016838), funded by FEDER through the Operational Programme Competitiveness and Internationalization and national funding from the Foundation for Science and Technology – FCT (Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education), met in order to define the selection process criteria.

 

The Jury decided to establish three selection phases:

1. Compliance with the admission requirements, as defines in the announcement

a. Existence of all documents required (Curriculum vitae, academic degree certification and motivation letter)

b. Mandatory academic and professional requirements:

              i. Master degree in Health Sciences or equivalent areas;

Candidates will be disqualified if one of the mentioned above criteria (a. and/or b.) is not met.

 

2. Curriculum vitae evaluation (CE) - maximum score of 20 points as the sum of each criterion:

  1. Experience in the field of health studies, social epidemiology, social determinants of health, stressful life events (maximum 10 points)
  2. Familiarity with measures of health inequalities (maximum 2 points)
  3. Experience and training in statistical analysis (maximum 2 points)
  4. Experience in scientific writing/ publication track record (maximum 2 points)
  5. Ability to speak and write in English at working level (maximum 2 points)
  6. Motivation letter (maximum 2 points)

 

Only the two highest scored candidates will be interviewed.

 

3. Interview (I) – maximum score of 20 points

 

The interview score will be the sum of each criterion:

  1. Ability to describe previous work (0 to 5 points);
  2. Ability to demonstrate knowledge on the requested fields (0 to 5 points);
  3. Professional attitude (0 to 5 points);
  4. Good interpersonal/communication skills (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 = [Curriculum Evaluation (CE) + Interview (I)] / 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.

 

MINUTES OF THE SECOND MEETING OF THE JURY FOR THE SELECTION PROCESS OF ONE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP WITHIN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE PROJECT

“HOW CHILDHOOD SOCIAL ADVERSITY SHAPES HEALTH: THE BIOLOGY OF SOCIAL ADVERSITY”

(PTDC/DTP-EPI/1687/2014) (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016838) 

 

On the 26th of January 2018, the selection Jury (Sílvia Fraga, Ana Cristina Santos and Ana Henriques) of the above mentioned scholarship position met in order to classify the Curriculum vitae of the candidates, according to the previously defined criteria. Overall, 29 candidates applied for this position. After analysis of the documentation, including the academic and professional eligibility requirements, 7 candidates were excluded because did not have a master degree in the required fields and/or did not send the documents required. Final classification is presented in the following table.

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum vitae evaluation

(maximum 20 points)

Armine Abrahamyan

17

Flávia Soares Peres             

17

Elaine Hoffimann

16

Karine de Lima Sírio Boclin

15

Carla Susana Abreu Pedras

14

Michele Ribeiro Sgambato

14

Sónia Cristiana Gonçalves Lopes

12

Branca Raquel Rodrigues Magano

<10

Clara Isabel Teixeira Extremina

<10

Janessa de Fátima Morgado de Oliveira

<10

Luciana Lopes Pereira Pinheiro

<10

Luciana Santos Collier

<10

Pedro Henrique Duarte Franca de Castro

<10

Talita Rodrigues Gomes

<10

Carla Renata Braga de Souza Martinez

<10

Elaine Valdna Oliveira dos Santos

<10

Luciana Maria Masiero

<10

Patrícia Sofia de Melo Marques

<10

Joana Pinto

<10

Márcia Oliveira Mayo Soares

<10

Andreia de Sousa Martins

<10

Kleber Rangel Silva

<10

Silvane Rasador

Excluded

Flavia Borger

Excluded

Gustavo Monteiro da Silva

Excluded 

Larissa Madna Leal Leite

Excluded

Lorena Roberta de Souza Mendes Kawamura

Excluded

Semíramis Domingues Diniz

Excluded

Stefania Rosa da Silva

Excluded

 

The twenty two candidates were evaluated and the 2 highest scored candidates will be admitted to a face-to-face or videoconference interview:

  1. Armine Abrahamyan
  2. Flávia Soares Peres

 

Interviews with candidates will be scheduled for the 30th of January, starting at 16:30pm, Porto local time. 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.

 

MINUTES OF THE THIRD MEETING OF THE JURY FOR THE SELECTION PROCESS OF ONE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP WITHIN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE PROJECT

“HOW CHILDHOOD SOCIAL ADVERSITY SHAPES HEALTH: THE BIOLOGY OF SOCIAL ADVERSITY”

(PTDC/DTP-EPI/1687/2014) (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016838) 

 

 

On the 30th November 2017 the selection Jury (Sílvia Fraga, Ana Cristina Santos and Ana Henriques) of the above mentioned scholarship position met in order to proceed to the candidates’ interviews, according to the previously defined criteria.

 

Eligible candidates (based on CV classification) were evaluated in a face to face or videoconference interview and the following classification was attributed (as the arithmetic average of the Jury scores):

 

 

Interview evaluation

(maximum 20 points)

Armine Abrahamyan

18.0

Flávia Soares Peres

19.7

 

 

According to the previously defined criteria, final classification is obtained as:

 

[Curriculum Evaluation (CE) + Interview (I)] / 2

 

 Final classification is presented in the following table:

 

CE

(0-20 points)

I

(0-20 points)

Final Classification

(0-20 points)

Flávia Soares Peres

17.0

19.7

18.35

Armine Abrahamyan

17.0

18.0

17.50

 

Based on the final classification, the jury decided to admit Flávia Soares Peres for the scholarship.

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.

 

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