Project: “When do health inequalities start? Understanding the impact of childhood social adversity on health trajectories from birth to early adolescence" (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029567)
Call start and finish dates: 3rd to 17th October 2018.
Description: A position is available within the framework of the project “When do health inequalities start? Understanding the impact of childhood social adversity on health trajectories from birth to early adolescence (POCI-01-0145-FEDER—029567), 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
Applicants must have a Master degree in Public Health; prior experience in children’s health studies and the impact of stressful life events for child’s health; skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis.
The prior experience and training in other scientific activities such as literature reviews, data collection, data analysis, scientific writing, participation in scientific meetings and conferences, and awards will be valued in the CV. Strong English oral and written communication skills need to be 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 2018(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2018.pdf).
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.
Value of monthly maintenance allowance: The amount of the grant corresponds to €980,00 (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 selection based on ranking by curriculum evaluation of all the eligible candidates. If necessary, the candidates will be invited for an interview (for a maximum of 3 candidates).
Composition of the Jury Selection:
Jury President: Silvia Fraga
Effective Member: Ana Cristina Santos
Effective Member: Cláudia de Freitas
Substitute Member: Elisabete Ramos
Substitute Member: Ana Catarina Queiroga
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: 3rd to 17th October 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: email@example.com
MINUTES OF THE FIRST MEETING OF THE JURY FOR THE SELECTION PROCESS OF ONE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP WITHIN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE PROJECT “WHEN DO HEALTH INEQUALITIES START? UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF CHILDHOOD SOCIAL ADVERSITY ON HEALTH TRAJECTORIES FROM BIRTH TO EARLY ADOLESCENCE (POCI-01-0145-FEDER—029567)”
On 15th October 2018 the selection Jury (Sílvia Fraga, Ana Cristina Santos and Cláudia de Freitas) of the above mentioned Research Grant position within the activities of the project “When do health inequalities start? Understanding the impact of childhood social adversity on health trajectories from birth to early adolescence (POCI-01-0145-FEDER—029567)”, 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 defined 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 Public Health;
Candidates will be disqualified if one of the mentioned above criteria (a. and/or b.) is not met.
- Curriculum vitae evaluation (CE) - maximum score of 20 points as the sum of each criterion:
a. Experience in the field of health studies in children, and impact of stressful life events for child’s health (maximum 4 points)
b. Skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis (maximum 4 points)
c. Experience and training in literature reviews and data collection (maximum 2 points)
d. Experience in scientific writing/ publication track record (maximum 2 points)
e. Participation in scientific meetings and conferences (maximum 2 point)
f. Awards (maximum 1 point)
g. Ability to speak and write in English at working level (maximum 2 points)
h. Motivation letter (maximum 3 points)
There will be a selection based on ranking by curriculum evaluation of the eligible candidates. If necessary, the three highest scored candidates will be interviewed.
- Interview (I) – maximum score of 20 points
The interview score will be the sum of each criterion:
- Ability to describe previous work (0 to 5 points);
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge on the requested fields (0 to 5 points);
- Professional attitude (0 to 5 points);
- 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.