Research fellowship INTERFACESEGURA – Segurança e Resiliência ao Fogo das Zonas de Interface Urbana-Florestal – PCIF/AGT/0062/2018

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SerQ - Centro de Inovação e Competências da Floresta

13 Jun 2023
Job Information

SerQ – Centro de Inovação e Competências da Floresta
Research Field
Agricultural sciences » Forest sciences
Agricultural sciences » Other
Environmental science » Other
Sociology » Other
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline
12 Jul 2023 – 23:59 (Europe/Lisbon)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Hours Per Week
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

SerQ opens a competition for the allocation of a Research Grant within the scope of the I&DT INTERFACESEGURA – Segurança e Resiliência ao Fogo das Zonas de Interface Urbana-Florestal – PCIF/AGT/0062/2018, founded by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia), under the following conditions:

1. Carrying out advanced training research work based on the social dynamics associated with forest management and the risk of fire;
2. Sensitivity analysis and data processing;
3. Planning, organization, realization and validation of field work;
4. Production of report and other technical documents within the scope of project production.


Research Field
Agricultural sciences » Forest sciences
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Environmental science » Other
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Sociology » Other
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent


Master in Forestry Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Sociology or similar, enrolled in a Ph.D. program or a non-degree-granting course (in accordance with the Research Grant Regulations of FCT, I.P., available at ).

Preference is given to candidates with skills in forest management, environmental education and data collection methods and techniques (surveys and interviews).

Additional Information

The Grant amount corresponds to € 1.199,64, which is the monthly maintenance allowance stipulated in the FCT table, paid via bank transfer. In addition to this amount, there is the option for the candidate to receive voluntary social security coverage corresponding to the first tier, as well as personal accident insurance.

The Grant award does not create or establish a legal-labor relationship; it is exercised on an exclusive dedication basis. The grantee will be granted the status of SerQ grantee, in accordance with the provisions of the Research Grant Statute and in Regulamento de bolsa de investigação da fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (Regulamento nº950/2019, de 16 de Dezembro), both in their current wording.  


Eligibility criteria

Application Submission: Applications must be submitted by sending the following documentation:

  • Proof of enrollment in a Ph.D. program or a non-degree-granting course;
  • Cover letter;
  • Certificate of Academic Qualifications;
  • Candidate’s curriculum Vitae, including academic grades and overall GPA;
  • Any other relevant documents as deemed by the candidate.
  • Candidates with academic degrees obtained abroad must present a Certificate of recognition according to the applicable legislation. 

    Applications must be sent via email to [email protected]  . The subject of the email should be “Candidatura Bolsa de Investigação do projeto INTERFACESEGURA (PCIF/AGT/0062/2018).”

    Selection process

    The selection of candidates will be made through:
     1st phase: Curriculum evaluation (50%) considering the following criteria:
    • Relevance of the academic curriculum – 40%
    • Relevant previous experience in the integration area – 45%
    • Master’s final grade – 10%
    • Other relevant merits – 5%

    Only the candidates with a score equal or higher than 14 will be called for the 2nd phase, that will comprise an interview.

    2nd phase: Interview (50%) considering the following criteria:

    • Comunication and verbal expression – (40%),
    • Demonstration ok knowledge in the integration area – 30%
    • Behavioural skills – (30%)

    If none of the candidates has the appropriate profile (global assessment equal to or greater than 14 points), the jury may propose that the Scholarship not be awarded

    Juri Composition: President: Doctor Sofia Knapic; 1st effective member: Doctor Ana Isabel Mantas; 2nd effective member: Doctor José Saporiti Machado; 1st substitute member: Doctor  Alfredo Manuel Pereira Geraldes Dias.



    Additional comments

    Results Announcement: The evaluation results will be communicated to the candidates within 90 business days from the application deadline, via email notification. Upon receiving the results, candidates should consider themselves automatically notified and, if desired, may submit a preliminary hearing within a maximum of 10 business days. During the same period, the selected candidate(s) must provide written acceptance of the grant. Failure to submit the declaration within the specified deadline will be considered as renunciation of the grant. In case of renunciation or withdrawal by a selected candidate, the immediately ranked candidate will be notified.

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    In can be chosen between SerQ and University of Coimbra, with the possibility of remote or hybrid working

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