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(CLOSED) Research scholarship for graduate - BI/DEBAQI/2021

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Announcement and results - BI/DEBAQI/2021

Summary

COFAC, Cooperativa de Animação e Formação Cultural crl, announces a call for applications for a Graduate Research Fellowship in the scope of the project "Debaqi: Factors for the promotion of dialogue and healthy behaviors in online school communities (DSAIPA/DS/0102/2019)", supported through national funds in the budget of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) - and developed in the research unit CICANT - Research Center for Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies. 

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COFAC, Cooperativa de Animação e Formação Cultural crl, announces a call for applications for a Graduate Research Fellowship in the scope of the project "Debaqi: Factors for the promotion of dialogue and healthy behaviors in online school communities (DSAIPA/DS/0102/2019)", supported through national funds in the budget of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) - and developed in the research unit CICANT - Research Center for Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies. 

1 - Applicable legislation: Legal Regime of the Research Grant Holder Statute (Law no. 40/2004, of August 18, republished in annex to Decree-Law no. 202/2012, of August 27, and amended by Decree-Law no. 123/2019, of August 28, which proceeds with the fourth amendment to the Research Grant Holder Statute); and Regulation no. 950/2019, of December 16, which approves the FCT Research Grant Regulations - 2019 (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf ). 2 - Scientific Area - Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. 3 - Principal Investigator: Manuel Marques-Pita. 4 - Duration of the Fellowship: The fellowship will have a duration of 8 months, without the possibility of renewal. 5 - Amount of the grant and method of payment: The amount of the grant is 835,98€, in accordance with the table of values for grants awarded directly by FCT, I.P. in the country (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). The payment of voluntary social insurance is also foreseen. 6 - Host institution: CICANT - The Centre for Research in Applied Communication, Culture, and New Technologies. 7 - Supervision and activities to be developed: The guidance will be provided by the Principal Investigator and the fellow will collaborate in activities related to the integration of different metrics regarding collective behaviors of young people participating in online conversations in an API that will generate online visualizations. Additionally the Fellow will work with an interdisciplinary team on the design and implementation of intelligent algorithms to produce recommendations based on the metrics mentioned above. These metrics are obtained through different algorithms that analyze the language used in online conversations and the collective dynamics of these conversations. 8 - Admission requirements:Applicants must meet the eligibility conditions set out in Articles 6 and 9 of the FCT I.P. Research Grant Regulations (2019) -https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf All individuals with undergraduate degrees in the areas of Computer Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science or equivalent enrolled in a degree program, or corporate equivalent, are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Preferential requirements are: a) experience and knowledge of intelligent recommendation systems, dynamic online information visualization (for example D3.js), solid programming experience including full-stack web programming with Angular; b) that the candidate has basic knowledge in statistical natural language processing, c) to be proficient, both orally and in writing, in Portuguese and English. 9 - Application deadline and form of presentation of applications: The competition is open from April 28 to May 9, 2021. Applications must be submitted by email to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the reference "BI/DEBAQUI/2021" in the subject and by sending an application letter accompanied by the following documents: a) Curriculum Vitae; b) Documents proving that the candidate meets the required conditions for the type of scholarship to which he/she is applying for, namely qualification certificates with final average; proof of enrolment in a course leading to an academic degree or not. In the case of academic degrees awarded by foreign higher education institutions, and in order to ensure the application of the principle of equal treatment to applicants holding foreign and national academic degrees, it is mandatory to recognize these degrees and convert the respective final classification to the Portuguese classification scale. The recognition of foreign degrees and diplomas and the conversion of the final classification into the Portuguese classification scale may be requested at any public higher education institution or at the Directorate-General for Higher Education (DGES, only in the case of automatic recognition). Regarding this matter, we suggest consulting the DGES portal at the following address: http://www.dges.gov.pt.; updated document proving the professional situation, indicating the nature of the contract and duties, which may be replaced by a sworn statement if there is no professional activity or provision of services; c) Other documents considered relevant by the applicant. 11 - Selection: The selection will be based on curricular evaluation (10 points) and interview (10 points), with a final value of 20 points. Interviews will be held for candidates whose curricular assessment is equal to or higher than 8.25 points. If the selected candidate drops out and there is another candidate on the final list with a score equal to or higher than 16.5, the jury will proceed to select that candidate. In case of a tie in the first two positions, the candidates will be called for a second interview, with an evaluation metric between 0 and 10 points. The score of this interview is added to the results of the 1st phase and from here the candidate to be recruited will be selected. 12 - Composition of the Jury: President of the Jury Prof. Manuel Marques-Pita Effective Member: Prof. Luís M. Rocha; Effective Member: Prof. Tiago Simas; Substitute Member: Miguel Won. 13 - Form of publication/notification of results: candidates will be notified of the results of the competition via email and the ordered list of candidates will be posted on the CICANT (https://cicant.ulusofona.pt/careers/). 14 - Policy of non-discrimination and equal access: CICANT actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, whereby no candidate may be privileged, benefited, disadvantaged or deprived of any right or exempted from any duty on the grounds of, inter alia, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family situation, economic situation, education, origin or social condition, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and trade union membership.

 

 

Número de vagas: 1 

Tipo de contrato: Outro 

País: Portugal 

Localidade: Lisboa 

Instituição de acolhimento: CICANT/Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias 

 

 

 

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