Doctorate auxiliary researcher

Internal Reference: CP_IA_CEGE_ Service Management-2020
1. Framework
The Rector of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Prof. Dr. Isabel Capeloa Gil Hereby announces an international selection tender for one vacancy of doctorate auxiliary researcher to perform duties of scientific research, on an exclusivity basis, in the scientific field of Service Management. The research activities are to be carried out at CEGE – Research Centre in Management and Economics, integrated in the Faculty of Economics and Management / Católica Porto Business School of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in Oporto, within the framework of the 2020-2023 Financing Program Contract for R&D Units signed between the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. (FCT, IP) and the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP). This contract is financed by national funds through the FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. (FCT, IP).
The activities will be carried out within the Service Management and Performance (SMP) group of the CEGE. This group conducts research with the goal of significantly advancing theoretical and applied knowledge, combining methodological rigor with managerial relevance. Relevant subjects include the management of digitally enabled services, servitization of manufacturing, supply chain/operations management, service networks, among others. These topics are primarily researched based on Operations Management and Management Science approaches, but may also be analysed drawing on other disciplines in Management, such as Marketing and Strategy. The group emphasizes empirical methods and has conducted research in retail, telecommunications, healthcare, transportation, utilities, financial services, and manufacturing firms with relevant service activities, among other sectors.
The selected researcher is expected to be involved in a number of activities related to research projects in the SMP area, including:
– Development and coordination of new projects in the SMP area.
– Integration into existing projects in the SMP area.
– Analysis of case studies and statistical data analysis on Service activities (in Portugal and abroad).
– Writing of scientific articles in collaboration with researchers from the CEGE.
– Organization of conferences and scientific events, as well as knowledge dissemination and transfer activities.
– Supervision of master students in the area of SMP.
2. Applicable Legislation
Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of 29 August, amended by Law no. 57/2017 of 19 July, which approved the doctorate hiring regime destined to stimulate scientific and technological employment for all knowledge areas (RJEC), without prejudice to the specific regulations applicable to the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
3. Workplace
The workplace is located at the Oporto facilities of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
4. Remuneration.
Gross monthly remuneration to be paid is 3.191, 82€ euros, plus meal, vacation, and Christmas allowances.
5. Admission requirements
Any national, foreign, and stateless candidates who fulfil the following requirements may submit their applications: i) hold a doctoral degree in Operations Management, Management Science, Industrial Engineering, Management, or related scientific fields; ii) have a scientific and professional curriculum whose profile is suited for the activities to be performed; and iii) have a good command of English. In the event the doctoral degree was awarded by a foreign higher education institution, said degree must comply with the provisions of Portuguese law on the recognition of foreign degrees. For those purposes, the requirements described in point no. 11 of this notice must be considered.
6. Selection Process
Pursuant to article 5 of RJEC, selection is to be made based on the candidates’ scientific and curricular career evaluation.
7. Evaluation criteria
Assessment criteria: scientific production and its relevance, participation in scientific projects and conferences, student supervision, scientific dissemination actions, transfer of knowledge, other relevant activities and experiences. The evaluation process may include an interview with the candidates.
The candidates’ final classification shall be presented on a scale of 0 to 20. The value is calculated by weighing in each factor as follows, always taking into account that for each item only the activity relevant to the scientific field (content and methods) of the present tender will be considered:
1. Scientific and curricular background (SP)
a) Scientific and technological production, considering its connection to the SMP scientific area and its relevance to the envisaged research activities: 75%;
b) Applied or practice-based research activities: 20%;
c) Extension and dissemination activities: 5%;
d) Interview (I).
All candidates whose evaluation in the SP stage is higher than or equal to 14 (out of 20) will follow to the I – interview stage (in person or remotely). They will be asked to make a 10-minute presentation (including a PP), in which they demonstrate the contributions to this parameter.
Applicants who are interviewed will be assigned a new classification in addition to the initial one that will be based on the following formula:
Final classification = 90% SP+ 10% I
The position can only be awarded to candidates who achieve a final grade higher than or equal to 16 (out of 20).
8. Tender Selection Panel
Pursuant to article 13 of RJEC, the tender selection panel shall be formed by:
President of the Jury: Prof. Dr. Maria da Conceição Andrade Silva;
Other members: Prof. Dr. Jorge Julião; Prof. Dr. Rui Soucasaux Sousa
9. Deliberation
The panel shall deliberate by means of a roll-call vote under the adopted and disclosed selection criteria, with no abstentions allowed. Minutes of panel meetings shall be drafted and shall include a summary of all occurrences of said meeting, as well as of all votes cast by the members and respective reasoning. After application of the selection criteria, the panel shall prepare a sorted list of approved candidates and respective classification. The panel’s final decision shall be approved by the Rector, who shall also approve the hiring of the selected candidate. The ranked list of approved candidates will be posted at the Oporto facilities of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, located at Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327, 4169-005 Porto, and will be announced on the website Candidates will be notified by email once this list is made available.
10. Preliminary Hearing and Final Decision Deadline
After being notified, all candidates have 10 working days to respond. The panel´s final decisions are pronounced within the next 5 working days, after the 10 work-day response period.
11. Application formalization
Applications are formalized by completing the application form available at
Applications are to be submitted in English.
If the Doctoral Degree has been awarded by a non-Portuguese higher education institution it must comply with the provisions of the Portuguese legislation on the recognition of foreign degrees, regulated by Decree-Law no. 66/2018 of August 16th. The signature of the contract is conditional on the presentation of the formal document.
are advised to check the website of the Directorate-General for Higher Education (DGES) for further information:
12. Application deadline
Candidates may submit their applications in the terms mentioned in the previous point, from 09-11-2020 until 09-30-2020 (5 pm Lisbon time).
Candidates who do not comply with the application’s prerequisites or who fail to prove the eligibility requirements imposed by this tender shall be excluded. In case of doubt, the panel is entitled to request that candidates present further documentation supporting their statements. Failure to submit clarifications, information or documents that are requested, within 5 working days, determines the dismissal of the application.
False statements provided by the candidates are punishable by law.
13. Privacy Policy
Universidade Católica Portuguesa is the controller responsible for the processing of Personal Data in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 – General Regulation on Data Protection.
The personal data submitted within the scope of this tender procedure is processed within the framework of said tender procedure only, and will be treated by Universidade Católica Portuguesa with the purpose of verifying the fulfillment, by the candidates, of the assumptions established in the applicable legislation for their contracting. Opposition to the processing of data by the candidates will make it impossible to accept the application and, therefore, to analyze and evaluate it.
The personal data of the Data Subject, if it be indispensable for the fulfillment of the obligations of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, may be conveyed to third parties, namely to the Financing Entities identified in this announcement.
The data retention period shall correspond to the legally defined period of five years.
The Data Subject is entitled to oppose to the collection and processing of data, has the right to verification, the right to rectification, the right to deletion, and the right to restriction of processing of the data collected. However, the exercise of such rights may be excluded when the personal data is used to protect public interest, namely in the detection and prevention of crimes or when subject to professional rules of confidentiality.
The Data Subject has the right of access and portability of the data.
Rights of Personal Data Subjects:
For purposes of exercising the respective rights, contact the University through the e-mail address or by using the address found at the end of this announcement, through the means set out in "Contacts for clarification".
Applications shall include the following documents:
a) Curriculum vitae using the available CV model
b) Doctoral Certificate with date of admission to the degree;
c) Cover letter in English, highlighting relevant experience and motivation;
The Data Subject is always entitled to contact and file a complaint with the Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados (Portuguese Supervisory Authority for Personal Data).
14. Non-discrimination and equal access policy:
Universidade Católica Portuguesa actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, wherefore no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any rights whatsoever, or be exempt of any duties based on their ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, family and economic conditions, instruction, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions, and union membership.
15. Final remarks:
This tender is exclusively destined to fill this specific vacancy and can be terminated at any time until approval of final candidate list, expiring with the respective occupation of said vacancy.
This invitation to tender and the contract concluded as a result of it will only take effect if FCT's financing conditions are fulfilled.
This tender procedure can be canceled when it is vacant; when any case of force majeure occurs; or when other reasons of a budgetary nature, occurring after the opening of the competition, determine it.
The selected candidate will be hired by Universidade Católica Portuguesa as an auxiliary researcher under an uncertain term contract (contrato a termo incerto), predicted to start on 11-01-2020 with the estimate duration of 24 months, and which will never, under any circumstances, exceed the maximum period of 48 months, as a result of the legal imposition of Article 148 N. 5 of the Portuguese Labour Code enacted by Law No. 93/2019 of September 4th.
16. Contacts for clarification:
Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Centro Regional do Porto
Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327
4169-005 Porto, Portugal
Human Resources Department


Application Deadline:
Sunday, Sep 20, 2020
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Service Management