Research opportunities

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Research opportunities2019-04-29T18:58:19+00:00

ForestWISE aims at developing research, innovation and transfer of technology activities in order to enhance the competitiveness of the Portuguese forest industry and to minimise the negative effects of rural fires. Therefore, it fulfils the purposes of the Council of Ministers Resolution no. 159/2017, through the joint efforts of universities, public sector and industry, on a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to issues related to fire, forest enhancement and sustainable development of the forest-based industry.

What do I need to apply?

  • Curriculum vitae synopsis (maximum, 1500 characters);
  • Self-assessment on the research topics of the R&D&I Agenda, from 0 to 4 (marks “4” need to be justified; maximum, up to 1500 characters);
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum, four pages / 10Mb);
  • Motivation letter (maximum, two pages / 1Mb);
  • Certificate of qualifications (maximum, 10Mb).

Deadline: May 31

I want to apply now.

Summary description of the position2019-04-17T17:47:13+00:00

Under the responsibility of the Executive Director, it is the duty of the Project Manager (PM):

  • To perform tasks related to the administrative management of projects, namely:
  1. support for the preparation of application files under national and international competitive tenders;
  2. submission and monitoring of the negotiation of projects and service provision proposals;
  3. responses to requests from funding entities;
  4. ensure compliance with the legal obligations arising from the financing obtained;
  5. ensure the traceability of information;
  • To support the Executive Director in the regular report to the ForestWISE’s Board;
  • To support the Executive Director in the raising of projects;
  • To ensure the regular flow of information with the administrative and financial support services.
Summary description of the position2019-04-17T17:59:22+00:00

Under the responsibility of the Executive Director, it is the duty of the Senior Researcher (SR):

  • To manage the ForestWISE research agenda in its thematic area;
  • To elaborate the annual and multi-year activity plans of its thematic area, with the respective budgets, for integration in the activity plans of the Association;
  • To manage rigorously and efficiently all the resources related to the projects under his coordination;
  • To identify opportunities and to develop all initiatives aimed at achieving projects that ensure the financial viability of the Association;
  • To lead work teams engaged in all the projects under development in its thematic area;
  • To ensure the normal operation of the ForestWISE information and communication system;
  • To coordinate and to assess the performance of the different teams of researchers under their coordination;
  • To promote the intercooperation with other thematic areas of ForestWISE;
  • To support the preparation of application files under national and international competitive tenders.
Summary description of the position2019-04-17T17:25:04+00:00

Under the responsibility of the Executive Director, and for working in Vila Real, it is the duty of the Administrative Technician:

  • To perform tasks related to the ForestWISE’s general workday, in accordance with the established procedures;
  • To receive and to register the correspondence;
  • To perform the text processing of memorandums, minutes, letters, reports, briefing notes and other documents, based on information provided;
  • To ensure the documentation archive, in physical and computer support, according to the established procedures;
  • To ensure the regular flow of information with the administrative and financial support services;
  • To ensure the administrative and logistical support for all the collaborators of ForestWISE;
  • To give financial support to the purchases and to the management tasks of the premises.
Skills and experience required2019-04-17T17:30:32+00:00
  • Degree;
  • Professional experience of three years in administrative management;
  • Preferred requirement: candidates with experience in managing administrative processes of projects funded by public funds;
  • Knowledge of Office from the user’s point of view;
  • Written and oral domain of the Portuguese and English languages (level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference).
Skills and experience required2019-04-17T17:50:08+00:00
  • Degree (pre-Bologna) or Master degree;
  • Mandatory requirement: Professional experience of five years in project management;
  • Knowledge of Office from the user’s point of view;
  • Written and oral domain of the Portuguese and English languages (level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference).
Skills and experience required2019-04-17T18:02:38+00:00
  • PhD in scientific areas within the scope of ForestWISE;
  • Professional experience of more than five years in managing projects in the ForestWISE’s fields of action or in similar areas;
  • Preferred requirement: candidates with experience in public funding mechanisms for research and innovation at regional, national or European levels;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office from the user’s point of view and of computer applications related to its thematic area;
  • Written and oral domain of the Portuguese and English languages (level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference).
Personal skills2019-04-17T17:35:01+00:00
  • Organisational skills and work method;
  • Ease of relationship with different counterparts;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills;
  • Availability and flexibility of work schedules.
Personal skills2019-04-17T17:52:27+00:00
  • Organisational skills and work method;
  • Ease of relationship with different counterparts:
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills;
  • Availability and flexibility of work schedules.
Personal skills2019-04-17T18:05:08+00:00
  • Leadership skills, management and development of high performance teams;
  • Ability to make decisions in situations of high pressure and urgency;
  • Organisational and analytical ability to implement and to manage projects and motivational and knowledge transfer ability to manage the elements that make up and/or interact with ForestWISE;
  • Spirit of initiative to obtain projects that ensure the financial viability of ForestWISE;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills;
  • Availability and flexibility of work schedules, with possibility of regular trips in national and foreign territory;
  • Ability to interact with other public, scientific, private, national and international institutions.
Conditions2019-04-17T17:37:33+00:00

The Administrative Technician of ForestWISE shall be entitled of the following salary package:

  • annual fixed salary: 22,400.00 Euros (EUR 1,600.00 per month*14);
  • expenditures on the presentation of documents.
Conditions2019-04-17T17:53:52+00:00

The Project Manager of ForestWISE shall be entitled to an annual fixed salary between levels 23 and 31 in the Single Salary Table (TRU), according to the CV and the presented and proven experience.

Conditions2019-04-17T18:05:54+00:00

The Senior Researcher of ForestWISE shall be entitled to an annual fixed salary between levels 54 and 91 in the Single Salary Table (TRU), according to the CV and the presented and proven experience.

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