Scientific field: Materials Science
Requirements: (i) PhD in field of materials physics, materials chemistry, materials science and engineering with strong experimental background and solid scientific strength; (ii) Scientific experience in perovskite oxide ceramics and single crystal preparation and characterization; (iii) Good English communication.
Purpose of Activity: To prepare and investigate single crystalline and ceramic systems of perovskite oxides. The research proposal comprises also the determination of structural, microstructural, and electrical properties of the prepared systems.
Regulation: The fellowship is in accordance with Law Nº. 40/2004, 18th August (Research Fellow Statute) and regulations for Advanced Training of Human Resources of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) I.P. — 2013 (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml.pt) and the Regulation of Scientific Research Grants from the University of Aveiro – Regulation n.º 341/2011, published in Diário da República, 2nd series, n.º 98, 20th Maio.
Place of work and Scientific Orientation: The work will be carried out at the Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, at the University of Aveiro. Research will be supervised by Dr. Oleksandr Tkach.
Duration of Activity: The fellowship has the duration of 7 months, scheduled to start in July 2018.
Remuneration: The value of the scholarship follows the Tables announced by FCT: 1495€ per month (www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). The periodicity of the fellowship's payment is monthly and via bank transfer. The fellowship holder, if not covered by any social protection scheme can ensure the right to social security through adherence to the voluntary social insurance scheme, pursuant to "Código dos Regimes Contributivos do Sistema Previdencial de Segurança Social"
Criteria for evaluation of the candidates: Applications will be screened on the basis of: (i) Scientific Curriculum Vitae (55 points); (ii) Previous and confirmed experience in the scientific field of this application (45 points), in particular in perovskite oxides preparation, and their structural and electrical characterization; (iii) If the jury considers necessary, interviews with 2 best candidates may be held (with the previous criteria corresponding to 70% and the interview to 30%).
Jury: The panel responsible for selection will be composed of the following members:
Oleksandr Tkach, Paula Maria Vilarinho, Maria Elisabete Costa.
Notification of results: The final evaluation results will be publicized through the ordered list by the final grade obtained, posted in a conspicuous and public place in CICECO and the candidate approved will be notified by email.
Opening date and deadline for applications: Applications must be submitted from 18th to 29th of June 2017.
Documents of application: The application must contain the following documents: Detailed Curriculum Vitae, dated and signed, Motivation letter with full contacts of the applicant and, at least, two reference contacts, and Copies of certificates or documents confirming the academic degrees/classifications.
Applications should be sent by e-mail under the subject “BI-PhD holder” to Dr. Oleksandr Tkach: email@example.com.