SAFEForest-BI-ADAI-6 | BS or MSc | Mechanical engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or similar.
The Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial (ADAI) opens a tender for the award of one (1) Research Grant (BI) in the framework of the Scientific Research and Technological Development Project (IC&DT) SAFEFOREST – “Semi-Autonomous Robotic System for Forest Cleaning and Fire Prevention” with reference 45931, funded by the European Fund for Regional Development (FEDER), through the Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization and / or the Regional Operational Program of the Center, of Portugal 2020, according to the System of Incentives to Companies (SI), regulated by Decree 57-A/2015 of 27 February.
Application Period: 8th to 16 th of March 2023
Work Plan: The selected candidate will develop tasks in the field of mechanical project and manufacturing in the context of autonomous robotic systems for the forest. Tasks include:
1) Development of mechanical systems for field robots;
2) Virtual simulation, testing and experimental validation of developed systems;
3) Field testing and experimental validation of developed systems;
4) Production of scientific reports and articles based on the work developed;
5) Participation in the dissemination tasks and appreciation of the results obtained.
Scientific orientation: Professor Dr Carlos Xavier Viegas
Scholarship duration: The scholarship will last for 3 months, during the duration of the project, on an exclusive basis, according to FCT's advanced human resources training regulation.
Applications should be sent in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org, putting in the subject of the email: SAFEFOREST-BI-ADAI-6.
Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Bachelor Degree or equivalent
Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Master Degree or equivalent
Scientific Area: Mechanical engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or similar.
Admission Requirements: Master or Doctoral Degree students in the areas of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or similar areas may apply. Candidates should preferably have a good knowledge field robotics and mechanical design/prototyping. Knowledge of embedded sensors, electronics, PCB design, mechatronics and signal processing is valued as well as good knowledge of spoken and written English.
The following documentation must be submitted: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Certificate of Qualifications including breakdown of the grades obtained in the subjects of the respective course and final grade, and letter of motivation. Applicants with foreign academic degrees must present Certificate of Level Recognition in accordance with applicable law.
The amount of the scholarship is in accordance with the grantee degree, according to the table of values of the scholarships awarded directly by FCT, I.P. in the Country (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml.pt)
- BS, MSc or equivalent in Mechanical engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or similar.
- Applicants with foreign academic degrees must present Certificate of Level Recognition in accordance with applicable law.
Admissible applications will be scored on a scale of 1 to 100 points on each of the following evaluation criteria:
Curricular Assessment (65%)
The Curriculum Evaluation criterion, with a total weight of 65% in the final score, is divided into the following subcriteria:
AC (65%) = A1 (10%) + A2 (5%) + A3 (10%) + A4 (20%) + B (20%)
o Sub-criterion A1 - Scientific production, with a total weight of 10%;
o Sub-criterion A2 - Specialization courses, with a total weight of 5%;
o Sub-criterion A3 - IT skills, with a total weight of 10%;
o Sub-criterion A4 - Academic qualifications and final classifications, with a total weight of 20%;
o Sub-criterion B - Merit of the letter of motivation, with a total weight of 20%;
The interview, conducted in English, will have a total weight of 35% in the final score and is divided into the following subcriteria.
E (35%) = E1 (15%) + E2 (10%) + E3 (10%)
Sub-criterion E1 - Analysis and critical sense, with a total weight of 15%;
o Sub-criterion E2 - Motivation and interest, with a total weight of 10%.
o Sub-criterion E3 - Mastery of English, with a total weight of 10%.
If none of the candidates have the adequate profile (global evaluation below 50%), the grant will not be awarded.
Jury responsible for selection: President: Professor Dr. Domingos Xavier Filomeno Carlos Viegas, Vogals: Professor Dr. Carlos Xavier Pais Viegas and Professor Dr. Miguel Abrantes Figueiredo Bernardo de Almeida.
Applicable Legislation and Regulations: Scientific Research Grant Holder Statute, approved by Law No. 40/2004 of August 18, amended and republished by Decree-Law No. 202/2012 of August 27, by Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of 9 July, by Decree-Law No. 233/2012 of October 29, and by Law No. 12/2013 of January 29, and amended by Decree-Law No. 123/2019 of August 28, as amended (https: //www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/estatutobolseiro) and FCT, I. P Research Fellowship Regulation, in force (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml.pt) .