One Research Fellowship (reference 120/2023/BI/AgendasPRR) at the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) Research Unit, at the University of Aveiro, Portugal – Project InsectERA

Universidade de Aveiro

16 Jun 2023
Job Information

Universidade de Aveiro
Office of the Vice-Rector of Cooperation
Research Field
Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Environmental science
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline
30 Jun 2023 – 23:59 (Africa/Abidjan)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
European Union / Next Generation EU
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

A call for application is now open for the attribution of 1 (one) Research Fellowship, with reference Edital 120/2023/BI/AgendasPRR, for development of scientific and technological research activities, under the scheme «Agendas Mobilizadoras para a Inovação Empresarial», namely InsectERA project, at the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) Research Unit, at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, with the following conditions:


1. Scientific Area: Engineering Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering and related areas.


2. Funding entity: funded by the PRR – Recovery and Resilience Plan and by the NextGenerationEU, through the scheme «Agendas para a Inovação Empresarial».


3. Admission Requirements: candidates must be Students enrolled in a Doctoral programme in the Environmental Sciences and Engineering or Energy Systems and Climate Change scientific field. The candidates must also present the following requirements:

– Possess a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Sustainable Energy Systems and related areas with a minimum score of 14 out of 20;

– Have demonstrable experience in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and in the use of LCA software;

– Oral and written command of the Portuguese language.


The proof of enrolment must be made until the contract signing date, and the candidate may attach a declaration of honor to confirm that they meet the admission requirements.

If the qualification has been conferred by a foreign higher education institution it must be recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, under the terms of the provisions of article 25 of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of August 16th, which approves the legal regime of recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of Higher Education, attributed by foreign higher education institutions, and of paragraph e) of no. 2 of article 4 of Decree-Law no. 60/2018, of August 3rd, and any formalities established therein must be fulfilled by the date of the hiring act.


4. Eligibility: candidates who comply with provisions of paragraph a) nº1 from article 2 of the Statute of the Research Fellow are eligible, as amended by Decree-Law nº 123/2019, of 28 of August, and also the provisions of article nº 9 of the Scientific Research Grant Regulations of the University of Aveiro.


5. Work Plan: The work to be carried out during the fellowship includes the collection and validation of information needed for the Life Cycle Assessment of insect products as a bioremediation tool, life cycle modelling in SimaPro software, and participation in the preparation of reports, scientific articles, communications and other publications.

The work also includes the evaluation of social and environmental indicators resulting from the life cycle of the products under analysis.


6. Legislation and regulations: the fellowship assignment will be done according to the Statute of the Scientific Research Fellow, published in Decree-Law nº 123/2019, of 28 of August; Scientific Research Grant Regulation of the University of Aveiro, Regulation No. 292/2020, published in Diário da República No. 61, Series II, of March 26th; Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of August 16th (Legal regime of recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of higher education awarded by foreign higher education institutions) (available at ).


7. Place of work: the work will take place at the Department of Environment and Planning (DAO)of the University of Aveiro, under the scientific supervision of Doctor Paula Sofia Gil Neto Quinteiro e Co-supervision of Doctor Ana Cláudia Relvas Vieira Dias.


8. Duration of the grant(s): the research fellowship will last for 12 (twelve) months, with an expected starting date on the 1st of October of 2023. The fellowship may be renewed up to the maximum limit of approved funding, during the project implementation period, and without exceeding the duration limits defined for the type of fellowship in article 9 of Regulation no. 292/2020, of February 28th, published in Diário da República, no. 61, Series II, of March 26th (Scientific Research Grant Regulation of the University of Aveiro).


9. Monthly allowance: The monthly allowance is €1.199,64, according to the table of values of monthly allowance set out in Attachment III of the Regulation on Scientific Research Scholarship of University of Aveiro, subject to any updates that may occur if applicable. In the case the candidate is enrolled in a doctoral programme, he/she will receive an additional monthly supplement up to 229,20€, foreseen in the Rectoral Order nº58 -REIT/2022 – University of Aveiro. The supplement value will be precisely defined according to the doctoral programme in which the candidate is enrolled. The payment will be made by bank transfer. The candidate may also be reimbursed for the amount corresponding to the Voluntary Social Security, in case of adherence.


10. Selection method: the selection methods to be used include Curricular Evaluation, with the option Interview in case the Jury considers that do not have the conditions of deciding based on Curricular Evaluation.The sub criteria to be assessed under Curricular Evaluation (with a weight of 0 – 20  points) are:

–  Academic qualifications and curriculum vitae in the scientific area of ​​the competition (70%);

–  Proven experience in LCA and in the use of LCA software (30%).


If the jury considers that do not have the conditions for deciding based on Curricular Evaluation, an interview may be held, where the final score will be 70% for curricular evaluation and 30% for interview.


The jury reserves the right to not admit candidates for interview that do not reach the minimum classification of 10 points (in a scale from 0 to 20 points), as well as not to assign the research fellowship if among candidates there is no one who has a minimum final classification of 10 points.

11. Members of the Jury: President: Doctor Paula Sofia Gil Neto Quinteiro, Junior researcher; Permanent members: Doctor Ana Cláudia Relvas Vieira Dias, Assistant researcher and Professor Marta Alexandra da Costa Ferreira Dias, Assistant Professor; Substitute members: Professor Mara Teresa da Silva Madaleno, Assistant Professor and Doctor Diogo Filipe Nunes Cardoso, Junior researcher.


12. Period for submission of applications: the call is open between 19th of June 2023 and 30th of June of 2023. Only applications received in this period will be considered for evaluation. Applications must be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] with identification of the reference number in the email subject.


Applications should include the following mandatory documents: certificate(s) of qualifications, curriculum vitae, declaration of honor, application form , motivation letter. The candidate should also indicate the e-mail address to be notified for all purposes within the scope of this procedure.

Failure to comply with the deadline for submission of the application, as well as the incorrect formalization of the application, result in the exclusion of the application.


13. Publication/notification of results: the results of the evaluation will be published within 60 working days after the final date of submission of the application, whereas the candidates will be notified by email. For the purposes of prior hearing of interested parties, the deadline of 10 working days after notification is set, as provided for in the Code of Administrative Procedure. At the end of the period for hearing the interested parties, and in the absence of any response from them, the list of candidates will become final. Candidates may lodge a complaint against the final decision within 10 working days after notification of the final decision, by appealing to the Rector.


14. Research fellowship duration: The final ranking list of candidates will be valid for 12 months for the purpose of constituting a reserve list for selection.

University of Aveiro, 16th June 2023

Doctor Paula Quinteiro


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Research Field
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Environmental science
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

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