Concurso de Bolsa de Investigação para o projeto CIVITAS-DESTINATIONS - abril 2018

Job: Researcher and Technical Contributor in CIVITAS-DESTINATIONS H2020 European Project (ref. 689031)

Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-CIVITAS-DESTINATIONS/2018/002

Main research field: Computer science

Sub research field:
 
Job summary:

In the scope of the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project, ARDITI is looking for a Researcher and Technical Contributor to work in the field of Urban Mobility and related subjects within the project activities, including Smart Sensing Networks and Applications.

The selected candidate will have the responsibilities in the work and contribution of ARDITI for the project, in particular under work-package 2, measure MAD 2.2 (Smart sensing/metering and user generated content to improve planning and mobility services), but also in measures MAD6.1/MAD6.2 (Gamification of Mobility / Green Credits) and in the other activities of the project.

Job description:

CIVITAS DESTINATIONS is a project submitted and approved under the call "MOBILITY for GROWTH 2014-2015 - MG-5.5a-2015 - Demonstrating and testing innovative solutions for cleaner and better urban transport and mobility". It is funded by the European Commission under H2020-EU.3.4. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport.

Within the EU, and particularly following the economic crisis; tourism will be, the ‘engine for economic growth’, particularly in the underperforming Mediterranean economies; where tourism has traditionally been a dominant economic sector. The world market of tourists continues to grow and Europe has unique selling points for further tourist growth from within and outside the EU (including China). The competitive market for tourism means that cities have to provide the high quality, sustainable environments desired by tourists, while providing local sustainable employment opportunities that overcome the seasonal and sometimes informal nature of tourist economies. Achieving sustainable mobility is a vital part of the growth equation for Europe’s tourist cities.DESTINATIONS will develop an innovative holistic approach to building sustainable urban mobility systems for both residents and tourists. The project impacts will make a positive contribution to demonstrating how this can achieve growth and therefore provide a benchmark for other EU tourist cities.

DESTINATIONS will demonstrate and evaluate the effectiveness of innovative sustainable mobility solutions in 6 tourist cities with different characteristics but sharing common challenges. The solutions will address:

  • Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning for residents and visitors
  • Safe, attractive and accessible public spaces for all generations
  • Shared mobility and e-infrastructures towards zero emissions transport
  • Smart & clean urban freight logistics at tourist destinations
  • Mobility management & awareness for sustainable mobility
  • Attractive, clean, accessible and efficient public transport

CIVITAS DESTINATIONS is implementing a set of mutually reinforcing innovative mobility solutions in six urban laboratory areas, including in Funchal and Madeira region in general. Innovative transport solutions implemented in these pilot areas - which represent the variety of tourist destination typologies - will target the resident, tourist and freight mobility demand with a holistic and integrated planning approach, delivering sustainable mobility strategies and solutions at the destinations and in the countries of origin. Achieving the objectives will increase the attractiveness of the city, both for tourists and for businesses in the sector and multiplier impacts in the economy for goods and services. All of these will contribute to better social cohesion (which attracts further investment).

The selected researcher will join an interdisciplinary team, including project technicians and staff and researchers from Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), ARDITI (Regional Agency for Research, Technological Development and Innovation), Horários do Funchal (public transport operator) and Municipality of Funchal, working in the fields of Energy, Mobility, Social Networking and HCI in general.

Requirements


Candidates are required to have an academic degree in Computer Science and Engineering (Master’s degree required). Research related experience in the identified fields is desirable. Proficient user fluency in English is mandatory (CEFRL C2 level). Availability to live in Madeira island during the project/contract time.

Workplan

The work to be carried consists in the contribution/participation of ARDITI for the project, in particular under work-package 2 under Design and Implementation planned for measure MAD2.2 (Smart sensing / metering and user generated content to improve planning and mobility services) and work-package 6, measures MAD6.1/MAD6.2 (Gamification of Mobility / Green Credits).

The potential of new technologies such as smart metering, data capture and user generated contents is being exploited in this process. Smart metering/sensing and user generated content is being applied / used in order to improve planning and services for mobility in cities (Funchal, in this case), considering both residents and tourists. It makes use of smart, low cost solutions, based on wireless networks and crowd-source data.

Design, implement and test mobility related behavioural change games, including mobile games, aimed at increasing satisfaction and adoptions levels of existing users for sustainable mobility modes (Public Transport / Bus in particular), as well as attracting new users by making them experiment and evaluate alternatives to predominant private transport;

These tools/platforms will also be used for collecting a database of user feedback and for measure evaluation purposes within the project.

Scientific guidance and workplace

The work will be coordinated by Prof. Dr. Nuno Nunes (Scientific coordination).  Workplace will be at ARDITI and M-ITI (Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute), Madeira Island.

Duration

1 year.

Salary

Monthly maintenance stipend is 980 Euro for a research fellowship with a Master's degree (Bolsa de Investigação - BI) in Portugal. ARDITI stipends and regulations are determined as indicated at the URL: https://www.arditi.pt/index.php/biblioteca-on-line/outros-documentos/category/19-bolsas-de-investigacao (in document “regulation-project-fellowships-ARDITI”).

Evaluation criteria

The jury will select the candidates based on a curricular evaluation and, if necessary, using job professional interviews. The selection criteria is the following:

  • Education Background and graduation (40%)
  • Technology related skills relevant for the project execution (30%)
  • Experience in related tasks (30%)

Selection panel

  • Nuno Jardim Nunes
  • Clemente Aguiar
  • Lúcio Quintal;

Application contents

The application must include:

  • CV (Europass) with a photo;
  • Copy of all certificates that prove the qualifications mentioned in the CV;

Anouncement of the results

By email to be sent to the candidates.

Application submission and deadline

4th May 2018, by email to be sent to Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar.. The subject of the email should be: ARDITI-CIVITAS-DESTINATIONS/2018/002

Notes:

  • The selection process will be based on the principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, religion, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issue. Selection will be made only based on merit and following the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Commission Recommendation, Brussels, 11.3.2005, 2005/251/EC) and the recommendations from the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
  • ARDITI is a recognized “refugee welcoming organization" by the European Commission, follows the European Charter for Researchers and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.
  • The deadline for application may be extended at any time without previous notice having in mind the requirements for the positions under this call.
 

Vacant posts: 1
Type of contract: Other
Job country: Portugal
Job city: Funchal
Job company/institute: ARDITI Agência Regional para o desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação

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