CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

The Research Committee (Special Account for Research Funds) of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in the framework of the project “Scholarship grant for a researcher at risk” funded by the Research Committee and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with Academic Head, Assoc. Prof. Alexandros Triantafyllidis, invites candidates to submit application for one research position for an at risk (*as defined below) highly skilled scientist (through a scholarship grant), for 12 months with a total anticipated remuneration 14.400 euro starting in April 2021 or as soon as the selected candidate can get a travel visa (in case they reside outside Greece).

* The call is addressed to non-Greek citizens in one of the following positions:
1. Possession of refugee status in Greece or in another EU member state,
2. Recognition of subsidiary protection status in Greece or in another EU member state,
3. Presentation of an official request for the recognition of the refugee status or of subsidiary protection status in Greece or in another European Union member state, and recognition as an ‘at-risk scholar’ by Scholars at Risk (SAR-status),
4. Residing in Greece or in another EU member state and already identified as ‘at-risk scholar’ by Scholars at Risk,
5. Living in a non-EU country and already identified as an ‘at-risk scholar’ by SAR,
6. Currently at risk in their home country due to the content of their work or to the ideas they have openly expressed; and already identified/or in the process to be identified as an ‘at-risk scholar’ by SAR.

1. Job Description

The successful candidate will conduct research in Aristotle University’s premises under the mentorship of a Faculty member in any of the Schools of the University.
The hosting period will give the scholar the experience of a European research and training institute and strengthen research collaboration.

2. Required Qualifications

  • Proof of at-risk situation, as described above
  • Doctoral (Phd) Degree in any of the subject areas available at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Good knowledge of the English language (B2 Level)
  • Brief Research Proposal (up to 1000 words in English) which should include:o Research objectives
    o Methodology and implementation
    o Scientific and/or social impact
    o Impact on the career prospects of the candidate
  • Invitation/letter of intent from an AUTh Faculty member working in the same field/subject area which should include (a) the reasons for proposing the candidate researcher and (b) his/her commitment to:o Host the researcher in his/her School or Laboratory in AUTh’ s premises
    o Supervise/work together with the selected researcher in the proposed research project o Submit an Evaluation Report upon completion of the scholarship

3. Additional Qualification

  • Announcements in conferences relevant to their field of expertise
  • Publications in scientific journals relevant to their field of expertise

Documents Required:

  1. Application Form (see appendix)
  2. Invitation/letter of intent from an AUTh Faculty member
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Copies of the degrees and certifications mentioned in the CV and are relevant to the qualifications.

defined*)

  1. 2  Publications (per publication) – 5 max 20
  2. 3  Announcements (per announcement) – 10 max 10

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(Alternative types of proof may be considered).

Applications should be submitted via post to the following address Dept.of Genetics, Development and Molecular Biology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 7th floor, AUTh Campus, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece or electronically at: atriant@bio.auth.gr no later than the 26/03/2021 at 12:00, (Applications will be attributed a reference number).page2image1014592

For more information and questions regarding the position, candidates may refer to +302310- 997332 or electronically at malamat@psy.auth.gr. For information regarding the application procedure candidates may refer to phone numbers +302310- 994009, 994082, 994022.

Submitted proposals will be evaluated by a three-member Evaluation Committee based on the requirements/provisions of the call.

Objections to the evaluation results should be submitted within a period of five working (5) days (counting from the next of the announcement date) to the following address: Research Committee AUTh (3rd September Str. – University Campus 546 36 THESSALONIKI – GREECE).

The candidates should be informed of the evaluation results from the Research Committee website:

https://www.rc.auth.gr/JobPosition/List

The candidate who wishes to submit an objection to the result (decision to accept results) is entitled to recourse (either physically or by post) to the Special Account of Research Authorities of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (KEDEA Building, 3 September – Thessaloniki, Postal Code: 54636, 1st floor, Office 101) within five (5) working days from the day following the posting of the decision to accept results on the website of the ELKE Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The candidate has the obligation to be informed about the posting of the results from the website of ELKE https://www.rc.auth.gr/JobPosition/List, in the online posting of this invitation. It should be noted that applicants are entitled to have access to the details of the individual application file and the assessment and evaluation papers of their own and of their other co-candidates, upon written request within five (5) working days of the day following announcement of the results on the ELKE website and under the conditions of articles 5 of Law 2690/1999 and 5 par. e ‘of Law 2472/1997. Where specific data categories are included, they are only granted under the General Data Protection Regulations and other applicable provisions.page3image922496page3image924032

EVALUATION PROCEDURE – OTHER CONDITIONS

  1. From all the applications submitted, according to the above specifications, the one that best meets the project’s requirements will be selected and awarded a scholarship grant.
  2. Only applications submitted within the period mentioned above will be considered. In case of postal submission, the Research Committee of AUTh will not bear any responsibility for the submission time or the content of the files that will be sent.
  3. Changes to the application (replacements, corrections or submission of additional documents) are not allowed after the expiration of the deadline.
  4. It should be noted that the invitation for awarding scholarship grants in the framework of the project is not a competitive tendering procedure, while the potential selection of counterparties should be interpreted as an acceptance of a proposal for hiring and not as “hiring”. The aforementioned process will be completed with the announcement of a ranking list, while those candidates selected will be personally notified. In case of a tie, the candidate whose application has a) the longest experience, b) the greatest bachelor’s degree mark, or c) the greatest master’s degree mark, will be selected.
  5. Any submitted candidacy that does not meet the criteria of the call will not be examined any further and will be automatically rejected.
  6. Throughout the duration of the project it is possible that the selected candidate(s) may be replaced, if necessary, by other candidate(s) of the present call and in accordance with the ranking list.
  7. This call for expression of interest does not, under any circumstances, bind the Research Committee of AUTh to establish cooperation with stakeholders and does not create any labor claims. The Research Committee of AUTh reserves the right to select the candidate, and it remains in the Committee’s full discretion to conclude or not the relevant contracts, excluding any claim by the candidates.
  8. The work contract awarded shall comply with the general and specific guidelines of the funding mechanism.
  9. For candidates, language knowledge shall be certified according to Article 1 of Presidential Decree 146/2007 “Modification of provisions of Presidential Decree 50/2001 Defining qualifications for the appointments of posts in the public sector” (Official Gazette 185/3.8.2007/Issue A’), in conjunction with the last passage of paragraph 1 of Article 1 of the Presidential Decree 116/2006 “Amendment of Article 28 of Presidential Decree 50/2001” (Official Gazette 115/9.6.2006/Issue A’). For foreign candidates, there shall be equivalent language skills verification.
  10. For candidates, computer skills shall be certified according to the Article 27 par.6 of Presidential Decree 50/2001”Defining qualifications for the appointments of posts in the public sector” (Official Gazette 39/5.3.2001/Issue A’, 24/30.01.2013 /Issue A’ and 63/9.3.2005/Issue A’).
  11. Foreign documents must be accompanied by photocopies of their official translation into the Greek language.
  12. It should be noted that the work assignment to candidates employeed in the Public Sector, in Public and Private Bodies, etc. is subject to the provisions of paragraph 14 of Article 12 of YAKED 110427/EYTHY1020/01.11.2016

The President of the Research Committee

Efstratios A. Stylianidis
Vice Rector Research and Lifelong Learning AUTH

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL – STATEMENT*

(with consequences of law on false/inaccurate statement)

Last Name : ………………………………………………. First Name: ………………………………………………..
Degree (or Diploma:) ………………………………Final Degree (numerically, approach 2 decimal): …………… Year of Birth: …………… Place of Birth: ………………………… Prefecture: ……………………………………… Father’s Name and surname: ……………………………………………………………………………………………. Mother’s Name and surname:: ……………………………………………………………………………………………. Address of residence: Street ……………… Number….. Post code …….. City …………….Telephone.: ……… Address of work: Street …………………. Number….. Post code …….. City …………….Telephone.:………….. Mobile phone : ……………………….. e-mail: ……………………………………..Passport Number:……………..

Please note in this proposal – statement and outside of the postal file the following (To be completed by the candidate):

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Date : ___/___/______

Find attached : 1. 2.

*Incomplete filling of the proposal – statement constitutes a criterion for exclusion