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PhD and PostDoc position at IST Lisbon

Please find more information on two job announcements at IST Lisbon below (“read more”).

Research Studentships for PhD student

Applications are open for one Research Studentship for PhD Student, within the framework of project Growth or Relocation? Transport Accessibility and Economic Activity Location (TASSEL)/ Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e o Desenvolvimento (IST-ID), PTDC/GES-GCE/4046/2021, financed by national funds through FCT/MCTES (PIDDAC), under the following conditions:

Scientific Area: Transportation, Geography, Urban and Regional Studies

Admission Requirements: To be enrolled at a PhD.

Workplan: The post holder will carry out research, and support various activities in coordination with the rest of the team, in the project “Growth or Relocation? Transport Accessibility and Economic Activity Location” (TASSEL). The objectives of the project are to study the effect of changes in road and rail-based accessibility in Portugal since the 1970s on the spatial distribution of economic activity, particularly, firm/job creation and firm/job relocation. The main activities to be carried by the fellow are described below:

 The creation and management of a GIS database describing the evolution of Portugal’s road and rail networks and services since the 1970s. The fellow will work with a pre-existing GIS-based road network covering the period from 1971 to 2019 and expand it to include a GIS-based rail network. Besides geocoding the evolution of the national road and rail systems, there will also be a more localized analysis of Lisbon’s metropolitan area transport system. The construction of the GIS database for the rail network will involve the incorporation of information about service levels and timetables over the period under study and will require consulting historical data in the documentation center of CP – Comboios de Portugal and Fertagus.

 The incorporation in the GIS-based transport database of demographic and economic data from non-GIS secondary data sources (e.g. Census and administrative databases), with support from other researchers of the project.

 The development of indicators describing the evolution of the road and rail-networks, including indicators of transport accessibility at the national and regional/local levels, and the associated changes in the urban spatial structure.

 The production of a manual / article describing the construction of the GIS dataset and its associated outputs (e.g., accessibility indicators) in order to support the future use of the GIS-database by other researchers. The spatial GIS-database and respective manual will be available online for interactive visualization.

 Work with other team members, based both at IST-ID and ISEG, in the development of scientific papers relating the evolution of the rail and road networks and the resulting changes in accessibility levels with the location of firms and jobs.

Legislation and Regulations: Statute of Scientific Research Fellow, approved by Law nr. 40/2004, of August 18, as worded by Decree-Law nr. 123/2019, of August 28; FCT Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships, available on https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf and https://dre.pt/application/file/a/127230968 .

Workplace: The work will be developed at CERis – Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability of Association of Instituto Superior Técnico for Research and Development (IST-ID), under the scientific supervision of Prof. João de Abreu e Silva.

Duration: The research fellowship will have the duration of 6 months. It’s expected to begin in May 2022, and may be eventually renewed up to the maximum of 24 months.

Monthly maintenance allowance: According to the values for Research Fellowships awarded by FCT in Portugal (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores ), the amount of the monthly maintenance allowance is €1144,64, being the payment method an option of the Fellow by Wire Transfer/Check.

Selection methods: The selection methods will be the following:

 Curriculum evaluation, where the candidate should demonstrate experience in advanced GIS modelling and database management skills according to the main tasks described in the workplan. Candidates should provide clear evidence in their CV, in specific clearly identified sections, of their experience in the different tasks described in the work plan.

 Individual interview. A maximum of five candidates will be selected for interview. They will be selected for the interview according to their ranking in the curricular evaluation. (Curriculum evaluation, individual interview), with the respective weight of 70% curricular evaluation and 30% Individual interview.

Composition of the selection Jury: João de Abreu e Silva, Paulo Teixeira, Patricia Melo, Ana Paula Falcão

Announcement/ notification of the results: The final evaluation results will be communicated to all applicants by email.

Deadlines and procedures of complaint and appeal. A complaint may be lodged from the final decision within 15 working days, or an appeal to the Executive Board of IST-ID within 30 working days, both counted from the respective notification

Application deadline and formalization: The call is open from 22 April until 13 May, 2022.

It is mandatory to formalize applications with the submission of the following documents: i) B1 Form – Fellowship application (https://ist-id.pt/concursos/bolsas/ ); ii) Curriculum Vitae; iii) academic degree certificate; iv) proof of enrollment at an academic degree course (PhD); v) motivation letter;

Applications must be submitted to the email: patricia.nunes@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

 

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

Applications are open for one Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship(s), within the framework of project REthinking MOBILity, location patterns and urban form after the COVID19 pandemic. The effects of telework and e-shopping/ Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e o Desenvolvimento (IST-ID), PTDC/ECITRA/ 4841/2021, financed by national funds through FCT/MCTES (PIDDAC), under the following conditions:

Scientific Area: Transportation, Urban and Regional Studies

Admission Requirements:

  1. a) to hold a PhD degree obtained in the 3 years previously to the submission of the fellowship application;
  2. b) to have carried out the research work that led to the PhD degree in a different entity from the host institution

of the fellowship;

  1. c) Not to exceed, with this fellowship contract, including the possible renovations, an accumulated period of 3 years in this type of fellowship, continuously or with interruptions;
  1. d) Not to have previously held a post-doctoral fellowship from IST.

Workplan: Develop and carry out research tasks focusing on the project topics, related with:

 The impacts of telework adoption in the aftermath of the COVID 19 pandemic on travel patterns and residential location of teleworkers as well as its impacts on firm location

 The relationship of in store shopping with e-shopping and its impacts of retail location The specific duties of the post-holder will include

 Help to coordinate data collection tasks needed for the project, namely preparing and undertaking interviews and design prepare and deploy surveys.

 Develop both qualitative and quantitative research on the aforementioned topics

 Develop and implement advanced statistical models, namely structural equation models and discrete choice models

 Carry out and develop collaborative research with other project colleagues and research groups;

 Prepare academic papers and presentations;

 Contribute to the organization of project events and activities (e.g. seminars, workshops).

 Contribute to small-scale project management activities under supervision of project’s PI and Co-PI

Legislation and Regulations: Statute of Scientific Research Fellow, approved by Law nr. 40/2004, of August 18, as worded by Decree-Law nr. 123/2019, of August 28; FCT Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships, available on https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf and

https://dre.pt/application/file/a/127230968.

Workplace: The work will be developed at CERis – Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability of Association of Instituto Superior Técnico for Research and Development (IST-ID), under the scientific supervision of Prof. João de Abreu e Silva

Duration: The research fellowship will have the duration of 12 months. It’s expected to begin in May 2022, and may be eventually renewed up to the maximum of 30 months.

Monthly maintenance allowance: According to the values for Research Fellowships awarded by FCT in Portugal (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores ), the amount of the monthly maintenance allowance is € 1686,00 being the payment method an option of the Fellow by Wire Transfer/Check.

Selection methods: The selection methods will be the following: Curriculum evaluation where the candidate should demonstrate experience in data collection, advanced statistical modeling and evidence of published research in the scientific areas of the call and/or the project. These elements should be clearly identified in specific sections in the CV of the candidates, and named Experience in data collection, Experience in statistical model, Relevant publications. Individual interview up to a maximum of five candidates. The candidates selected for the interview will be the ones with the highest score in the curricular evaluation, with the respective weight of 70% curricular evaluation and 30% interview.

Composition of the selection Jury: João de Abreu e Silva, Paulo Teixeira, Ana Paula Falcão, Paulo Sousa, Patricia Melo

Announcement/ notification of the results: The final evaluation results will be communicated to all applicants by email.

Deadlines and procedures of complaint and appeal. A complaint may be lodged from the final decision within 15 working days, or an appeal to the Executive Board of IST-ID within 30 working days, both counted from the respective notification

Application deadline and formalization: The call is open from 22 April until 13 May, 2022.

It is mandatory to formalize applications with the submission of the following documents: i) B1 Form – Fellowship application (https://ist-id.pt/concursos/bolsas/ ); ii) Curriculum Vitae; iii) academic degree certificate; iv) motivation letter; v) declaration on honour that the applicant does not exceed with this contract an accumulated period of three years in this type of fellowship, continuously or with interruptions, within the technological and scientific system, and that the research work that led to the PhD degree was carried out in a different entity from the host institution of the fellowship.

Applications must be submitted to the email: patricia.nunes@tecnico.ulisboa.pt