Post-Doc Grant CutInov-UM1.14 for Civil engineering

Job summary:

A Post-Doc grant is open for research under the project CutInov – Innovative laminates of carbon fiber for the simultaneous flexural and shear/punching strengthening of reinforced concrete elements, No. 38780, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) through the Operational Program COMPETE.

Job description:

A Post-Doc grant is open for research under the project CutInov – Innovative laminates of carbon fiber for the simultaneous flexural and shear/punching strengthening of reinforced concrete elements, No. 38780, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) through the Operational Program COMPETE.

Field of study: Civil Engineering

Admission requirements: PhD Degree on Mechanical Engineering, Physics or related course. English proficiency is required, of speech and of writing. Preference is given to candidates who have formation in mechatronics and knowledge in computer languages for the development of software.

Job description: Execution of an experimental program for the assessment of the effectiveness of the new CFRP laminate for the flexural and punching strengthening of reinforced concrete slabs.

Legislation and regulations: Law N º. 40/2004 of 18 August (Status of Scientific Research Fellow); Grants Regulation Research Foundation for Science and Technology, IP – 2013.

Workplace: The work will be developed in the in the installations of the CLEVER Company and in the Department of Civil Engineering, at the research unit ISISE-School of Engineering, University of Minho, under the scientific guidance of Professor Joaquim António Oliveira Barros (UM) and Engº Filipe Dourado (CLEVER).

Grant period: The grant will have the duration of 10 months, starting in 1 October 2014.

Remuneration: The monthly remuneration is € 1495, according to the rules of FCT of research grants for those who hold the PhD Degree (http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores).

Methods of selection: The selection methods to be used are the following: 1) Final ranking in one of the following MsC or similar: Mechanical Engineering, Physics or related course, 2) Publications; 3) Previous participation in research projects; 4) English proficiency; 5) Interview: 1) 25%, 2) 25% (6 points for publications in ISI journals, 3 points for publication in a non ISI journal, 2 points for national magazines and international conferences; 1 point for national conferences; 0.5 points to scientific technical report) 3) 25% (10 points per project, with a bonus of 5 points if the project is related to the theme of this project); 4) 15% ; 5) 10%.

Jury Selection:

  1. Joaquim António Oliveira de Barros, Professor of DEC (Jury President)
  2. Filipe Dourado, CEO of CLEVER, Engº (Director effective)
  3. José Manuel Sena Cruz, Associate Professor of DEC (Director effective)
  4. Maria Isabel Brito Valente, Assistant Professor of DEC (alternate member)

Form of advertising / notification of results: The final evaluation results will be publicized through the ordered list of final rankings of all candidates posted in a visible and public place of the Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Minho, being the candidate (a) approved (a) notified via email.

Deadline for the submission of applications: The call is open up to 25 September 2014.

Applications must be formalized, necessarily, by sending a letter of application accompanied by the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, qualification certificate and other documents considered relevant, in line with the selection methods described above.

Applications must be delivered personally during the period from 9: 00 to 17h: 00 at the address below, or sent by mail to Prof. Joaquim António Oliveira de Barros, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Minho, 4800-058, Guimarães, Portugal. The documents may also be sent in digital format to the following email address: barros@civil.uminho.pt, or to the following fax number: +351253510217.

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