CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
ISTITUTO PER I PROCESSI CHIMICO-FISICI
Area della Ricerca
Via G.Moruzzi 1 56124 PISA
CALL FOR NUMBER 1 WORK CONTRACT within the framework of the research project NANOQUANT, Understanding Nanomaterials from a Quantum Perspective
Call no. P/063.000/07 date 11/06/2004 Prot. #226/2004
Taking into account:
1. art. 51, sub-par. 6, of law n. 449 27th December 1997;
2. CNR regulation concerning employment contracts for activities to be accomplished within the framework of research programs of the CNR, based on article 2222 and following the Italian Civil Code;
3. the Research project on NANOQUANT, Understanding Nanomaterials from a Quantum Perspective, financed by the EC for a three-year period from April 2004 to March 2007
rules and conditions of the EEC contract n. MRTN-CT-2003-506842, which
finances the above-mentioned project;
PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS
Subject of the call
A call for qualifications and interviews for the stipulation of one employment contract, based on article 2222 and following the Italian Civil Code covering co-ordinate and continuative collaboration contracts, for the development of research activity executed within the framework of Marie Curie (Research Training Network) contract EC MRTN-CT-2003-506842 to be performed at the Institute for Chemical- Physical Processes, Italian National Research Council, Pisa site.
The research to be carried out under the EC project is on NANOQUANT, Understanding Nanomaterials from a Quantum Perspective.
The scientists in charge of this research are Dr. Antonio Rizzo (IPCF/Pisa) and Dr. Sonia Coriani (University of Trieste).
The theme of the research is: Ab initio theoretical analysis and computation of electric and magnetic optical properties, with emphasis on the study of birefringences, in particular those induced by optical external fields, interaction induced frequency dependent linear and non-linear properties and in general molecular light scattering properties. Application to molecular systems, with specific emphasis on chiral species
Contract duration and amount
The contract duration is six months, starting no later than 1st July 2004 and ending no later than 31st December 2004 potentially renewable for six months according to financial availability and the requirements of the research program, and subject to favourable opinion of the Director and the scientific research responsible.
Any eventual postponement of the starting date of the employment contract or eventual interruptions of the said contract will only be permitted based on the submission of written motivation by the contracting party and subsequent approval by the Director. The interruption of the research activity contract, approved on the basis of the aforementioned criteria, will entail the suspension of the payment of the financial amount for the interrupted period. The end date of the employment contract will be extended by the duration of the interrupted period.
The gross amount provided under this employment contract, to be paid in six monthly instalments is:
1. With Family
* 15.275,00 *99,30% = * 15.168,08 +
* 800,00*99,30%*6 (months) = * 4.766,40 =
Total * 19.934,48
2. Without Family
* 15.275,00 *99,30% = * 15.168,08 +
* 500,00*99,30*6 (months) = * 2.979,00 =
Total * 18.147,08
The contracting partner is entitled to one travel expenses contribution for the duration of the contract to be calculated according to the table below:
According to the legislation in force, the amount due, in the case that the contracting party is resident in Italy, is subject to: IRPEF (personal income tax), regional and municipal tax, social security tax (separate management according to art. 2, comma 26 and subsequent commas, of the law n. 335 8 August 1995, and subsequent modifications and integrations); state insurance tax INAIL (state body providing sickness benefit to people injured at work) (D. Lgs. 23 February 2000, n.38). In that case that the contracting party is not a resident in Italy the amount due is subject to IRPEF (personal income tax) at 30% of the total amount earned in the contractual period, according to art. 25 comma 2 del DPR n. 600/73 or alternatively will be subject to the tax laws governing bilateral conventions.
Insurance cover for civil liability towards third parties is the responsibility of the contracting party.
The total amount due is comprehensive of all taxes to be paid by CNR and also includes eventual travel refunds.
It is responsibility of the successful applicant to provide for the coverage of the health services for the period of stay in Italy, producing evidence to the CNR either of the registration with the Italian National Health Service SSN, or of the stipulation of a sickness insurance policy on a private basis, and of the stipulation of a civil liability insurance policy during the period of stay at the CNR.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
In order to apply for the present selection, the candidate must fulfil the following eligibility criteria on the starting date of the contract:
1 Chemistry or Physics Bachelor of Science Degree (or equivalent foreign study qualification);
2 nationality of a EEC Member State or an Associated State or residence in a EEC Member State for at least four years immediately prior to the appointment. No Italian nationals will be accepted. The candidate must not have carried out any working activity in Italy for more than 12 of the 36 months prior to the appointment;
3 research experience in the fields of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, and in Atomic and Molecular Physics;
4 good knowledge of the Italian language and/or of the English and/or French languages;
5 less than four years research experience since the attainment of the educational qualification.
is the responsibility of the applicant, especially for citizens of non EEC
Member States, to comply with the immigration rules in force in Italy and with
visa and residence permit requirements.
Applications for admission: Documentation Presentation
A) APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION
The application, completed following the scheme available on the IPCF web-site http://h2.ipcf.cnr.it or on the CNR web-site http://www.cnr.it , must be either directly handed in or sent via registered mail to the following address:
Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Area della Ricerca di Pisa
Via Moruzzi 1, loc. San Cataldo
no later than fifteen days from the date of appearance of this call for applicants on the web-site of the IPCF, date which is the applicable closing date. Certification of the date will be the postmark on the envelope. Incomplete applications or those handed in/sent after the expiry date will not be taken into account. The Institute cannot be held responsible for the loss of information due to incomplete address on the envelope, or to a late or missing communication of a change of address indicated in the application by the candidate. The Institute cannot be held responsible for losses due to inefficiency of the mail service, or any other cause which cannot be directly attributed to a faulty handling of the information within its premises.
Handicapped candidates are entitled upon request to special aid, with reference to their handicap. They should ask explicitly for it in their application.
The candidate should indicate clearly his/her address. Should this address change within the time limits of this selection procedure, the candidate must promptly inform the Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici.
The candidate must enclose one copy of the following with the application form:
a) all documents certifying qualifications and publications, which he/she plans to submit for the selection. A maximum of five publications will be accepted;
b) a curriculum vitae (dated and signed), describing the scientific activity. The candidate will indicate his/her scholastic and scientific history, his/her qualifications, his/her scientific publications;
c) a list (dated and signed) of the publications and documents enclosed;
d) for EEC citizens a self-certification (in Italian or English) of the his/her degree;
e) for non EEC citizens, a copy, certified by the Italian consular authorities, of his/her degree.
B) Documents admitted for evaluation and publications
All documents and publications that the candidate deems useful to present for selection should be presented in original, or authenticated copies. Authenticated copies must be accompanied by a declaration of conformation to the original through compilation of the substitution of the notary act according to the President of the Republic of Italys decree no. 403 20th October 1998 (see annex B) together with a photocopy of the candidates valid identification document. It is also possible to produce a declaration of substitution of certificates, according to art. 1 of the aforementioned decree or a declaration of the substitution of the notary act according to art. 2 of the aforementioned President of the Republic of Italys decree (see annex B).
The aforementioned certificates should be analytically completed, and should include all information rendering them useful for the selection process, so that the evaluation committee is in a position to completely evaluate the qualifications presented.
Auto-certification foreseen for Italian citizens can also be applied to European Union citizens (art.5 DPR n.403/1998). Non-EU citizens resident in Italy may avail of substitute declarations only in the case where they make declarations of status, facts and personal qualities that may be certified or validated by Italian public or private subjects. CNR may, at any time, check the validity of information contained in substitute declarations.
Documents in a language other than Italian or English or French will be admitted with reservation. The applicant will not be allowed to substitute any document enclosed to the application after the expiry date.
Applications submitted by CNR employees will not be accepted.
Exclusion from the Selection
Candidates are accepted unless they fail to comply with the conditions indicated above. Non acceptance can be motivated by the Director of the Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici at any time, and will be notified with proper justification of the exclusion from the selection.
The selection will be carried out by a Committee appointed by the Director. The Director will appoint three members plus a substitute member. All members will be chosen among experts in the field of research indicated in art. 1. In its first meeting the Committee will appoint its President and its Secretary.
Selection and Classification Critera
The Committee will evaluate the qualifications and publications of the candidates and then proceed to interview eligible applicants. It can award a maximum of 100 credits, 70 for the qualifications and publications and 30 for the interview.
In its first meeting the Committee will establish the general criteria for evaluation.
Candidates will be notified, by E-mail, FAX or Registered mail, of the date chosen for the interview, which aims at verifying whether the candidate can carry out the foreseen research work and the level of knowledge of the Italian or English or French languages required by art. 3 of this contract. There is, in principle, an interval of at least twenty days between the closing date for application and the interview session, but, in view of the pressing need for efficiency and celerity, the Committee can, with the consensus of the candidate, decide to shorten the interval. Also, in view of the specificity of the call, which applies only to non-Italian citizens, the Committee can decide to exploit computer technology for the interview.
After the interview, the Committee will draft a list of the candidates, indicating the number of credits earned with the interview. The list, signed by the President and by the Secretary, will be posted on the notice board the same day.
The candidates need to show a valid ID to be admitted to the interview session. Candidates are not present for the interview will be declared not eligible.
The CNR will not reimburse expenses sustained by the Candidates to take part to the interview session.
The Committee shall conclude its activity within thirty days from the closing date for applications. Upon conclusion, a list will be drawn, and a winner selected. This will be the candidate which obtained the higher grade determined as the sum of the credits given in the evaluation of qualifications and in the interview session.
In a draw, the youngest candidate will be selected as winner.
The list will be approved by the Director of the Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici and it will be published, care of the Director, by posting it on the Notice Board of the Institute, and on the website of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche.
All candidates will receive notification of the outcome, through regular mail.
Should the winner give up his position and rights, the Director of the IPCF, after consulting the Researcher in charge of the research, can award the position to the candidate following in the list.
Contractual Formalisation, Stipulation and Resolution
Within fifteen days of publication of the selection classification, the Director of the Institute for Chemical-Physical Processes will stipulate an employment contract with the successful applicant according to art. 2222 of the Italian Civil Code.
The contracting party will execute his/her research activity, without any subordination limitation within the framework of a co-ordinated and continuative collaboration relationship, within the time frame outlined by the contract.
During execution of the contract, if at any time the scientific responsible judges that the research activity does not conform to the terms outlined in the contract, the Director of the Institute will be informed and the contracting party will be requested to execute the activity within an adequate term. In the case of non-fulfilment of the contract, the Director of the Institute may withdraw from the contract, paying the amount due for activity performed in accordance with the contractual terms.
Should the contracting party find himself/herself in the position to have to give up the position, he/she should inform the Director and the Scientist in charge immediately. Sums received as anticipations must in this case be given back to the Institute.
Evaluation of Research Activity
The Scientist in charge and the Contractor should transmit a complete report of the activity before the final date of the contract to the Director.
The Director will evaluate the report and will give a motivated and final judgement. In the case of a positive evaluation, the director, having conferred with the scientific research responsible, will make a decision on the eventual renewal of the employment contract.
Return of documentation
Within six months since the date of publication of the pass-list Candidates can apply for return of their documents and publications. Requests must be addressed to the Director of the IPCF. Documents and publications will be returned unless open cases involving the candidate and the Institute exist. Following six months since the date of publication of the successful candidate list, IPCF will be not responsible for what happens to the unclaimed documentation.
Treatment of personal information
According to art. 10, comma 1, law no. 675 31 December 1996, personal data provided by candidates will be collected and held by the Institute for Chemical-Physical Processes, in order to manage the selection process. This data will be kept in an automatic database used for personnel management. The acts must be conserved for a period of at least five years.
The provision of said personal data to the Italian National Research Council (CNR) is obligatory in order to be eligible for the employment contract selection. Non provision of data is an automatic criteria for exclusion.
Said personal data may only be communicated to public administration bodies directly involved in the selection process or interested in the legal and economical status of the candidate.
The candidates legal rights cited in art.13 of the law n.675 are not affected.
The legal responsible for the treatment of personal data is the Director of the Institute for Chemical-Physical Processes.
For all cases not explicitly discussed in this Application, the rules and regulations usually enforced for the drafting of similar Contracts in the field of Public Employment will be followed.
The successful applicant cannot receive any fellowship either by the CNR or any other research institution during the contract period. However, it is possible to carry out other employment activities either in the public Administration or in public or private Institutions, upon a proper employers authorization.
ANNEX A (to be sent on white paper)
To Director of the Institute
The undersigned, _ ____________________________ born in _______________ (Province of___________) on __________ and resident in _______________ (Province of___________) address _______________n.____post code. requests, according to art. 51, sixth comma, L. 449 of 27.12.1997, to be admitted to the public selection, based on titles and interviews, for the conferral of no. . Employment contract according to Art 2222 and the Italian Civil Code, to perform the following ., within the framework of the research programme .., under the scientific responsibility of Prof./Dott .., to be performed at the following location ., at the offices of the Institute
To this end I hereby declare:
1) to be a citizen
2) to be in possession on a third level degree (or equivalent foreign qualification) (or second level diploma ..)in ___________________ conferred on ___/___/___ by the University (or Institute .) ________________________ with a final mark of ________________ ;
3) to have been conferred a research doctorate (or equivalent foreign qualification) in ________________________ on the___/___/___ by the University _______________________
4) my position concerning obligatory military service is the following: _______________________
5) to not have been subject to any penal sentences nor to have any pending penal proceedings (if the contrary is the case, indicate which proceeding or sentences).
The undersigned has attached the following documents to this application:
1) degree certificate (or high / senior school certificate ..), including individual exam results and final overall result; (a)
2) certification of conferral of research doctorate; (a)
3) curriculum vitae outlining professional and scientific activity, duly dated and signed;
4) list of all documents and titles deemed relative for the selection, duly dated and signed;
5) list of publications, duly dated and signed.
The undersigned requests that all communication relative to the application be sent to the following address:
Place and Date
(a) or the certification substitution declaration, according to the legislation in force and according to the module in annex B attached to this call. If the study qualification has been conferred in a state outside the Republic of Italy, qualified documentation certifying the equivalent Italian study qualification must be presented, according to art. 3 point b) of the present call;
b) according to art. 3, point 5), of the law 15 May 1997, n.127, authentication of the signature is not required.
£ CERTIFICATION SUBSTITUTION DECLARATION
(art. 2 law n. 15/68 and art. 1 D.P.R. n. 403/1998)
£ NOTARY ACT SUBSTITUTION DECLARATION
(art. 4 law n. 15/68 and art. 2 D.P.R. n. 403/1998)
Please tick the declaration in question
(for female candidates indicate maiden name)
FISCAL CODE / SOCIAL SECURITY NO. _______________________________________
BORN IN ___________________________________________________COUNTRY._______
CURRENTLY RESIDENT IN _________________________PROV.______
ADDRESS________________________________________________ POST CODE________
Aware that false declarations are punishable by penal law
Place and Date____________________________________