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Position: Lead Researcher (R4) / Project Director

Job status: Full-time 8 hours per day

Type of contract: Permanent

Date of start: July 2019

Application deadline: 17 June 2019


General description

Research and development activities in the field of supporting the active and healthy aging of seniors through the development of ICT-based solutions specially adapted for their needs and requirements. Activities will be performed within the currently funded AAL projects - PETAL, IOANNA, Ella4Life, and the upcoming new ones - VirtuAAL SCP, POSITIVE, frAAgiLE.


The respective solutions are developed within the AAL (Active and Assisted Living) Programme. These initiatives receive double funding (research is funded jointly by the National Funding Agency - UEFISCDI and complemented by the European Commission). The AAL Programme focuses significantly on users. It means that the funded projects must foresee a series of tests to carry out by the final users of the products and the services. This is a requirement that aims at helping to generate solutions with a potential market in a timeframe of 2-3 years after the end of the projects.




The successful candidate will be compensated financially in accordance with the level of expertise and the budget of the projects. She/he will have access to the most updated novelties in the field of active aging and will have the opportunity to work in an international and diversified environment (will interact with people and organizations from different EU countries and with various backgrounds - technical, business, social, medical, etc). The project will support the attendance of the researchers at national and international conferences and consortium meetings in the frame of the project.


Eligibility criteria

To fill this vacant post, candidates must meet the following general conditions:

a) has Romanian citizenship, citizenship of other EU Member States or states belonging to the European Economic Area and domicile in Romania;

b) knows very well the Romanian language, written and spoken;

d) has a state of health corresponding to the position for which he / she is applying, certified on the basis of the medical certificate issued by the family doctor or the authorized health care units;

e) fulfils the conditions of studies and, depending on the case, seniority or other specific conditions according to the requirements of the job offering;

f) has no criminal record.


Selection process

1. In-house assessment and selection of the applicant’s dossiers - eliminatory

2. Interview plus written test regarding the level of English knowledge

3. Submission of all required documents needed for hiring from the selected candidate


1. Candidates will submit by email at a competition dossier containing the following documents (as PDF files):

  1. a cover letter detailing the rationale and motivation for their application to this contest (free format)
  2. a resume / CV in Europass format, including the scientific publication list – if exists
  3. scanned copies of documents attesting the level of studies and other documents attesting relevant specializations
  4. the criminal record OR a statement on her/his own responsibility that she/he has no criminal record that renders her/him incompatible with the job that is applying for

Final date for sending applications: 17.06.2019


2. Interview and written test of the selected candidates will take place on the second half of June 2019 in our premises (Fundatia Ana Aslan International) from Spatarului str. No. 3A, Sector 2, Bucharest; each candidate will be announced in due time about the proposed time of their interviews.

Decision regarding the selection's outcome will be communicated to each candidate in maximum 10 days from the interview.


3. The selected candidate will afterwards be invited to provide all the legal documents needed for being hired and to sign the employment contract.


Offer Requirements



PhD graduate or equivalent: preferably (but not exclusive) in Medical, Social or Computer

Sciences (with specific interest on human-computer interaction)


ENGLISH: Proficient both in speaking and writing - minimum C1 level according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) descriptors



  • Significant expertise and experience in the independent coordination and deployment of research activities and projects;
  • Sound level of computer literacy;
  • Knowledgeable in drafting reports and scientific papers in the field of interest;
  • Ability to coordinate and work within a team and also individually on the assumed tasks - proven self-discipline and commitment to meet deadlines; astute attention to details
  • Open to learn new skills and get familiarized with novel concepts.

Specific Requirements


Main responsibilities of the position:

  1. Supervises and coordinates the desk research activities with the purpose of identifying existing data on user profile, needs and requirements;
  2. Supervises and coordinates the activities of elaboration / contribution to the field research methodology
  3. Validates the interpretation of the field research results concretized in specific deliverables described in each of the projects
  4. Validates the methodology/plan of the lab and/or field pilot testing by the end-users as specified in each of the projects
  5. Validates the specific training documentation for the end-users, related to the testing of the prototypes developed in the project;
  6. Supervises and coordinates the implementation of the field pilot testing sessions for the iteratively developed prototypes - conducted by the members of the research team that is coordinating;
  7. Validates the interpretations of the findings from the field pilot testing sessions
  8. Establishes the strategy for the elaboration of the scientific works necessary for the dissemination of the obtained results in order to achieve the best impact in disseminating the project's outcomes
  9. Supervises and coordinates the activities of identifying relevant stakeholders, develops and / or maintains relationships with each of them as agreed within project teams
  10. Performs permanent or occasional tasks distributed to her/him within the project;
  11. Participates in face-to-face or online consortium meetings as convened by the projects' management procedures;
  12. Finalizes and validates the annual STR's (scientific and technic reports) and the final activity report required by the funding authority for each AAL project