Assistant Professor | Pharmaceutical Sciences, Speciality Of Bromatology

Universities and Institutes of Portugal
December 28, 2022
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  • Organisation/Company: Universidade de Coimbra
  • Research Field: Pharmacological sciences
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 28/12/2022 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Coimbra
  • Type Of Contract: Permanent
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Reference Number: IT136-22-12014
  • I publicly announce that, by my order issued at the date of signature of this notice, an international tender

    for 1 (one) position of Assistant Professor in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences, specialty of Bromatology, is

    hereby open for 30 working days following the publication of the present notice in Diário da República Official

    Journal of the Portuguese Republic. The stated position will be held under a public service employment

    contract of unspecified duration at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Coimbra.

    This international tender shall be conducted pursuant to the Estatuto da Carreira Docente Universitária

    University Teaching Career Statute in its latest version, hereinafter referred to as ECDU, and the

    Regulamento de Recrutamento e Contratação de Pessoal Docente da Universidade de Coimbra Regulation

    on the Recruitment and Hiring of Teaching Staff of the University of Coimbra hereinafter referred to as

    RRCPDUC, Regulation Nr. 330/2016, of 29 March, as well as further applicable legislation.

    I – Reference and Place of Work:

    I.1. Public tender reference: IT136-22-12014

    I.2. Place of Work: University of Coimbra, Faculty of Pharmacy

    II – Admission Requirements:

    II.1. Applicants shall be at least 18 years old, not be inhibited to holding a job in the public sector, nor

    forbidden to perform the intended position; applicants shall also be in good health and possess the

    psychological profile required for the job and shall meet the compulsory vaccination requirements.

    II.2. At the time of application, applicants shall hold a Ph.D., recognised in Portugal, in the above-mentioned

    scientific field(s) or in a correlated one, in which case the applicant's scientific background shall demonstrate

    the ability to thoroughly develop work in the main field of the tender .

    III – Application:

    III.1. Submission: Candidates must access and register on the electronic platform apply.uc.pt, to submit

    the application, selecting the procedure to which they intend to apply.

    The documents included in the application are exclusively in digital portable document format (pdf), with

    the exception of the documents referred in III.2.4. and III.2.6., which can be delivered in other digital

    formats.

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    The application submission is carried out by completing the sections available on the Apply UC electronic

    platform, under “My application”.

    If any of the works/papers submitted contains classified information, revealing trade or industrial secrets or

    literary, artistic or scientific property secrets, candidates must select that option, available on the platform

    for each document; otherwise, those works/papers can be freely accessed by any of the other applicants

    when consulting the tender records.

    III.2. Mandatory documents

    III.2.1. Curriculum Vitae duly dated and signed, in both Portuguese and English language.

    The Curriculum Vitae shall include a foreword with the candidate's full professional background in higher

    education institutions, when applicable, with reference to category, field or scientific area, identification of

    the higher education institution in which the candidate has exercised functions, type and length of the

    contract, specifying the position and type of contract held at the time of application. The foreword shall also

    include a summary clearly demonstrating that the candidate specialises in the scientific field for which this

    tender is open.

    The candidate's Curriculum Vitae shall be structured in order to separately respond to the different items

    listed below in IV.2.; Candidates shall also justifiably identify, on penalty of exclusion, 3 to 6 of their most

    relevant works/papers that have contributed to the development of the scientific field for which this tender

    is open.

    III.2.2. Career development plan, concerning the research lines in the scientific field for which this tender

    is open and which the candidate intends to develop at the University of Coimbra. This plan shall meet the

    following requirements: presentation of the main issues on which the candidate intends to focus his/her

    future research, based on the current state-of-the-art context; short and summarised description of the

    research strategies the candidate intends to adopt to develop research and to solve or contribute to the

    solving of the above-mentioned issues; explanation of reasons and motivations for the presented choices.

    III.2.3. Copy of qualification certificates. Opponents of the tender who hold a doctoral degree obtained

    abroad, until the end of the application deadline, under penalty of exclusion, must prove the respective

    recognition or attach proof that they have requested it, under the terms of Decree-Law nr. 66/2018, of

    August 16th.

    The failure to present the recognition of the degree at the time of contracting, under the terms of Decree-

    Law nr. 66/2018 of August 16th, is ground for exclusion.

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    The candidates who hold a public service employment contract with the University of Coimbra may be

    exempt from the qualification certificates submission. To this end, they must select this option on the

    platform, stating that they are already in their individual process.

    III.2.4. Separate copy (one PDF file for work/paper) of the 3 to 6 of the candidates' most relevant

    works/papers that have contributed to the development of the scientific field for which this tender is open.

    III.2.5. Copy of all works/papers mentioned in the Curriculum Vitae.

    III.2.6. Any other information considered relevant by the candidate.

    III.3. All application documents above indicated in III.2. shall be submitted in either Portuguese or English,

    exception made to those mentioned in III.2.5. and III.2.6., which may be submitted in a different language.

    If the original documents mentioned under III.2.3. and III.2.4. are written in a language other than

    Portuguese or English, candidates are required to include a version in one of those languages. Exception is

    made to Diplomas, when written in Latin, in which case no translation is required.

    III.4. Applications that do not comply with the instructions or that fail to meet the tender's formal

    requirements, pursuant to the applicable laws and to this Public Notice, shall not be accepted. In the same

    way, if the submission of required documents or papers are submitted outside the established timeframe,

    the application will not be accepted.

    The impossibility to comply with the language requirements defined in points III.2. and III.3. of this Public

    Notice, must be duly substantiated, in a separate document presented by the candidates, under the terms

    of point III.1. of the Notice.

    Applicants who are non-native speakers of either Portuguese or English, shall attest their proficiency at level

    C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in, at least, one of those

    languages.

    IV – Selection methods and criteria:

    IV.1. Selection Methods: CV Assessment (50%) + Public Hearing (50%) + Approval on Absolute Merit

    (qualification criterion).

    IV.1.1. If the Selection Committee exceptionally decides, in the first meeting, not to apply the Public

    Hearing, the CV Assessment shall have a weight of 100% of the score, followed by the Approval on Absolute

    Merit (qualification criterion).

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    IV.2. Selection criteria for both CV Assessment and Public Hearing are: scientific performance and

    pedagogical skills of the candidates, as well as other activities deemed relevant with regard to the mission

    of a global university, in accordance with the assessment of the parameters mentioned below.

    IV.2.1. Scientific performance of the candidate in the research area(s) for which the tender is open, with a

    weight of 80%, based on the following parameters:

    IV.2.1.1. Scientific production: the relevance of the results presented by the candidates with particular

    focus on the works/papers selected as the most representative of their contribution to the development of

    the scientific field for which the tender is open.

    IV.2.1.2. National and international impact and recognition of scientific production: recognition by the

    scientific community regarding the results presented in the scientific field(s) for which the tender is open;

    IV.2.1.3. Future scientific prospects: the ability of the candidates to show that, in the future, they can have

    a very relevant scientific production in the University of Coimbra, namely based on the submitted career

    development plans;

    IV.2.1.4. Coordination and participation in scientific projects: previous experience of candidates and their

    potential for beneficially and successfully coordinating and participating in nationally and internationally

    funded projects in the scientific field(s) for which the tender is open;

    IV.2.1.5. Active participation in the community within and outside the university: active participation in the

    community, namely through organizational and management duties in scientific activities, transfer of

    knowledge to society and participation in assessment tasks and, in general, all activities pursued by the

    candidates that demonstrate the skills to develop, with great quality, the activities of a global, extremely

    productive and scientifically recognised university.

    IV.2.2. Pedagogical skills of the candidate, with a weight of 20%, will be assessed based on the following

    parameters:

    IV.2.2.1. Teaching activity: if existing, previous teaching activity, as well as evidence of the skills to

    successfully carry out teaching. This will be based on the available pedagogical assessment tools, namely

    pedagogical surveys, the results of which candidates are required to include in their CV, and other relevant

    indicators, such as awards and other prizes;

    IV.2.2.2. Supervision and guidance activities: activities of supervision, advising and guidance of students

    performed by the candidate;

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    IV.2.2.3. Pedagogical materials produced: the quality and the quantity of pedagogical materials produced

    by the candidate will be assessed, as well as the relevance and impact of pedagogical publications, awards

    and other prizes;

    IV.2.2.4. Pedagogical projects: active participation in new pedagogical projects (e.g., definition of new

    course syllabi, participation in the creation of new courses or study programmes) or in the reform and

    improvement of existing projects, as well as the implementation of projects with an impact on the

    teaching/learning process.

    IV.2.2.5. Active participation in the community within and outside the university: active participation in the

    community, namely through organizational and management duties in pedagogical and knowledge transfer

    activities and, in general, all activities pursued by the candidate that demonstrate the skills to perform, with

    great quality, the activities of a global, extremely productive and pedagogically effective university.

    IV.2.3. Development, by the candidate, of other activities relevant for the mission of a global university

    may justifiably enhance the assessment of the parameters mentioned above under IV.2.1. and IV.2.2.,

    whenever the scope of such activities is considered to influence the performance of the candidate in relation

    to those parameters and the results of these activities are considered to possess the required quality to

    justify this enhancement.

    IV.3 Each member of the Selection Committee shall assess candidates with regard to both selection

    methods, CV Assessment and Public Hearing, scoring each of the selection criteria (scientific performance,

    pedagogical skills).

    The global score given by each member of the Selection Committee regarding each selection method is

    based on the weighted average of the scores given on each selection criterion, with the weights mentioned

    above in IV.2.1. and IV.2.2. The final score given by each member of the Selection Committee to each

    candidate is based on the simple average of the global score obtained with regard to each assessment

    method - CV Assessment and Public Hearing.

    Candidates are then subject to approval on Absolute Merit, followed by their ranking as mentioned below in

    section VI. If the Public Hearing does not take place, only the result of the CV Assessment method will be

    considered, followed by the approval on Absolute Merit and the candidates' ranking as indicated below in

    section VI.

    IV.4. All candidates complying with the application requirements are subject to the CV Assessment, which

    shall be conducted under the criteria and evaluation parameters above mentioned (IV.2.). However, only

    the first five best-ranked candidates will be called for the Public Hearing, if it takes place.

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    IV.5 The candidates that can contribute to enhancing the activities of the UC at global level, pursuant to

    section 19 of RRCPDUC Regulation on the Recruitment and Hiring of Teaching Staff of the University of

    Coimbra, are approved on Absolute Merit. This judgement is based on the selection criteria and evaluation

    parameters mentioned under IV.2., non-quantitatively weighted. Hired candidates that do not master

    Portuguese and English will be required to learn the language up to CEFR level C1, which allows them to

    teach in Portuguese and in English, in order to maintain their contract after the probationary period.

    V – Selection Process

    V.1. Preliminary meeting:

    In the first meeting, which is always preliminary, the Selection Committee decides on the admission of

    applications and whether or not the Public Hearing should justifiably take place, pursuant to Section 27(2)

    of RRCPDUC Regulation on the Recruitment and Hiring of Teaching Staff of the University of Coimbra. In

    the event of deciding that the Public Hearing should take place, the Selection Committee shall proceed to

    the candidates' CV Assessment and ranking according to the following terms. In case of non-fulfilment or

    partial fulfilment of any of the requirements defined in III, the Selection Committee decides whether this

    insufficiency prevents accepting the application, or if, having no relevant impact on the evaluation process,

    the application may nevertheless be accepted.

    V.1.1. On the CV Assessment the merit of the candidates will only be assessed based on their experience in

    the scientific field(s) for which the tender is open, according to the selection criteria and evaluation

    parameters described in this Public Notice (IV.2.). The candidates' background in other areas shall not

    therefore be taken into consideration by the Selection Committee. The ranking of the candidates shall be

    based on the methods described below in section VI, up to the number of the approved candidates according

    to the terms above herein IV.4. All candidates falling outside this number shall be deemed excluded.

    V.1.2. Candidates both excluded and admitted to the Public Hearing shall be notified by Public Notice, under

    the terms mentioned below in section VII.

    V.2. Assessment meeting and final ranking of the candidates

    V.2.1. In the second meeting, the Selection Committee proceeds to apply the selection criteria, followed by

    the candidates' ranking and the drafting of the final deliberation.

    If the Public Hearing is to take place, the Selection Committee shall conduct it by assessing the candidates

    based on the selection criteria and evaluation parameters mentioned above herein IV.2., with regard to their

    merit only and relevant research background in the scientific field(s) for which the tender is open. The Public

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    Hearing of each candidate shall have the maximum duration of one hour. However, the Chairman of the

    Selection Committee may decide to extend it further for a period of 30 minutes. The Public Hearing is

    conducted by the Chairman of the Selection Committee, without prejudice to other members of the Selection

    Committee also interacting with the candidate upon decision of the Chairman. This hearing shall be held in

    Portuguese, unless the candidate or any members of the Selection Committee are not proficient in that

    language. In this case, it may be conducted in English, upon decision of the Chairman. Failing to attend the

    Public Hearing shall result in the exclusion of the procedure. Similarly, candidates failing to attend a duly

    scheduled conference call shall also be deemed excluded.

    If the Selection Committee decides not to hold the Public Hearing, it shall proceed to assess the candidates'

    CV, based on the selection criteria and evaluation parameters mentioned above herein IV.2. At this stage,

    the merit of the candidates will only be assessed based on their experience in the scientific field(s) for which

    the tender is open, according to the selection criteria and evaluation parameters described in this public

    notice. The candidates' background in other areas shall not therefore be taken into consideration by the

    Selection Committee. The ranking of the candidates shall be based on the methods described below in

    section VI.

    V.2.2. In view of the final score given by each member of the Selection Committee, under the terms

    described in IV.3., it then proceeds to assess the absolute merit of the candidates admitted to this stage of

    the procedure.

    V.2.3. Candidates are approved on absolute merit when the majority of the selection members present at

    the meeting justifiably deems them to have achieved the level defined in IV.5, each member of the Selection

    Committee having to respect their previous proposed rankings.

    V.2.4. The Selection Committee finally ranks the candidates approved on absolute merit, based on the

    methodology described under VI, proceeding to the drafting of the final deliberation.

    V.2.5. The position will not be filled if the Selection Committee decides that none of the candidates fulfils

    the requirements established in this Public Notice.

    V.2.6. All the candidates shall be notified regarding the provisional deliberations of the Selection Committee,

    containing the proposed ranking of the selected applicants as well as the list of those excluded. Candidates

    can, if they so wish, appeal the decision of the Committee, in due respect for their right to a fair hearing,

    pursuant to Section 121 of the Código do Procedimento Administrativo CPA - Code of Administrative

    Proceedings. The period to submit an appeal begins on the day of the Public Notice with the Selection

    Committee's deliberation is published, pursuant to Section 113(8) of the CPA.

    V.3. If any of the candidates exercises their right to be heard, the Selection Committee shall hold a third

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    meeting, in order to analyze the request, and the candidates will be notified of its deliberations, under the

    terms of section VII. herein.

    V.3.1. If the Selection Committee finds such allegations well founded, it shall proceed according to its

    deliberations, thereby notifying the candidates under the terms of VII.3. herein.

    V.3.2. If the Selection Committee finds such allegations unfounded, following the candidates' notification

    under the terms of V.II.3. herein, the procedure shall then be submitted to the Rector's approval.

    V.4. All candidates will be notified regarding the approval decision under the terms of section VII. herein.

    The administrative records of the tender may be consulted by the candidates, upon previous appointment,

    requested by e-mail sent to the Human Resources Management Service's e-mail address: sgrh@uc.pt.

    VI – Ranking and voting methods:

    VI.1. After the debate on the candidates towards establishing a final deliberation about the ranking, each

    member of the Selection Committee will present a written document, which will be attached to the meeting

    minutes with their individual ranking proposal, based on the selection criteria and evaluation parameters

    stated in this Public Notice. Throughout the various vote rounds, each member of the Selection Committee

    must respect their proposed rankings.

    VI.2. The first vote round is intended to select the candidate to be ranked in the first place. If a candidate

    obtains more than half of the votes, they shall be placed in the first position. If this is not the case, candidates

    with no votes shall be eliminated, as well as the candidate with the least votes, provided the latter obtained

    at least one vote. In the event of more than one candidate being placed in the last position with only one

    vote, there shall be a vote to decide whom to eliminate. In this vote round, committee members shall vote

    on the candidate who had the lowest score according to their individual ranking, and the candidate who

    obtains the most votes shall be eliminated. If a tie persists between two or more candidates, the Selection

    Committee Chair shall decide which candidate should be eliminated. After this process, the Selection

    Committee shall vote on the ranking of the remaining candidates. This process is repeated until one of the

    candidates obtains more than half of the votes for the first place.

    VI.3. The candidate placed in the first position shall then be excluded from the next vote round, which shall

    decide the second place. This process shall be consecutively repeated until all approved candidates are

    ranked.

    VI.4. During the voting of the Selection Committee abstentions are not allowed.

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    VII - Timetable and notification of candidates

    VII.1. The tender's timetable will be available on the electronic platform Apply UC until the end of the

    application period. The candidates are notified by public notice of the following acts: List of approved and

    excluded candidates; In the event of a Public Hearing, the date, time, place and names of the candidates

    subject to this selection method, as well as the names of the candidates allowed to be heard by

    teleconference; the final deliberation draft; deliberations with regard to eventual allegations by candidates;

    the tender's final result upon approval. In the event of a Public Hearing, it will be held on 20/01/2023.

    VII.2. If any of the terms established in the timetable of the procedure cannot be met, an updated timetable

    will be published on that same date and place, on the University of Coimbra website, in order to replace the

    previous one. In the event that the date for the above-mentioned Public Hearing cannot be complied with,

    the new date will be announced in the public notice confirming that it is to be held and containing the list of

    approved and excluded candidates.

    VII.3. Notifications by public notice under the terms of VII.1 herein shall be published on the electronic

    platform Apply UC pursuant to Section 112(1)(d) and Section 63 of RRCPDUC, being effective under the

    terms of section 113 of the CPA.

    VII.4. The entire tender records may be consulted by candidates, upon previous appointment, requested

    by e-mail sent to the Human Resources Management Service's e-mail address: sgrh@uc.pt.

    VIII – Selection Committee:

    Chairman:

    Fernando Jorge dos Ramos, Dean and Associate Professor with "Agregação" of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of

    Coimbra

    Committee members:

    Matilde da Luz dos Santos Duque da Fonseca e Castro, Full Professor at the University of Vigo

    Maria do Rosário Beja de Figueiredo Gonzaga Bronze, Associate Professor of de Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of

    Lisboa

    Maria Beatriz Prior Pinto Oliveira, Full Professor of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Porto

    Luís Miguel Santos Loura, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Coimbra

    Angelina Lopes Simões Pena, Associate Professor "com Agregação" of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Coimbra

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    In the event of absences or impediments of the Chairman he/she shall be replaced by the Vice Rector, Luís

    José Proença de Figueiredo Neves, Full Professor at the University of Coimbra, whom shall be replaced, likewise, by

    the Committee member Luís Miguel Santos Loura, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of

    Coimbra.

    This Public Notice will be published in Portuguese in Diário da República, 2nd Series, and on the website

    Bolsa de Emprego Público (Governmental Public Employment Portal), as well as in both Portuguese and

    English at Apply UC (apply.uc.pt) and on the EURAXESS Portugal Portal, at https: // www. euraxess.pt/.

    Pursuant to subparagraph h) of Article 9 of the Portuguese Constitution, the University of Coimbra, as

    employer, actively promotes a policy of equal opportunities between men and women in access to

    employment and professional development, and takes action to prevent each and every kind of

    discrimination.

    Therefore, no one can be privileged, benefited, harmed or deprived of any right or immune from any duty

    on account of, in particular, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, family, economic

    situation, education, origin or social condition, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic

    illness, nationality, ethnic or racial origin, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological beliefs

    and trade union membership.

    To the current international tender shall apply PhD researchers who perform or have performed functions in

    the University of Coimbra in the scientific area(s) of this tender and are covered by the transitional regime

    provided in Decree-Law nr. 57/2016, of 29th august, in its latest version, as well as further applicable

    legislation.

    Paço das Escolas,

    01/11/2022 - The Rector, Amílcar Falcão

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
  • Pharmacological sciences: PhD or equivalent

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  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
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  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Coimbra
  • Postal Code: 3004-504 Coimbra
  • Street: Faculdade de Medicina – 1.º piso, Polo I – Rua Larga
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