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Unique identifier: 28c89c1c-5c6e-4ac1-abe8-e6fc6adc8caf

1. Descrição do cargo/posição/bolsa
1. Job description

PhD Researcher

Job/Fellowship Reference: NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-028538

Main research field: Not available

Sub research field:

Job summary:

António Fernando Sousa da Silva, Full Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Sciences of Oporto University, advertises the opening for 10 working days of an international competition for recruitment on ONE PhD researcher, within the Projeto de Investigação Científica e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico (IC&DT): 02/SAICT/2017, funded by FCT and Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER) through Programa Operacional Regional do Norte, referência NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-028538.

Job description:



António Fernando Sousa da Silva, Full Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Sciences of Oporto University, advertises the opening for 10 working days of an international competition for recruitment on ONE PhD researcher, within the Projeto de Investigação Científica e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico (IC&DT): 02/SAICT/2017, funded by FCT and Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER) through Programa Operacional Regional do Norte, referência NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-028538.

Main research field: Nanotechnology

Sub research field: Nanomaterials

Admission requirements: Application can be submitted by any nationals, foreigners and stateless persons with a PhD degree in the above mentioned scientific area of physics and Physical Engineering, and revealing experience in: (i) experimental techniques for the structural and morphological characterization of thin films and heterostructures, (ii) sample preparation for ion beam irradiation, and (iii) optical characterization techniques for the determination of bandgap width and characterization of photovoltaic properties with the aim of developing autonomously and with scientific and technical quality the tasks that will be assigned to.

If the candidate holds a doctorate, awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must comply with the provisions established in the “Decreto-Lei” no. 341/2007. All the formalities included therein must be met by the application submission deadline.

Other preferential requirements: publications that reveal experience in the experimental techniques to be used,  and analysis of obtained results, as well as, knowledge in the area of functional materials, will be considered in the assessment.


Work program:

- Structural and morphological characterization of the processed samples by X-ray diffraction, mapping in reciprocal space, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, Raman scattering and chemical imaging.

- Sample preparation for ion beam irradiation and subsequent structural characterization and analysis of the created defects.

- Optical characterization of films and multilayers, determination of bandgap width and characterization of photovoltaic properties.

Legal Framework:

Decree-Law Nº, 57/2016 of 29th August, amended by Law no. 57/2017 of 19th July, establishing the Regulation of Scientific Employment (Regime Jurídico do Emprego Científico - RJEC); Regulatory Law no. 11-A/2017 of 29th December; the Labour Code in the current version of Law no. 7/2009 of 12th February.


Under the terms of Article 18 of RJEC, the present call for tenders is exempt from: i) authorization from the Government officials in charge of the areas of Finance and Public Administration, as specified in Paragraph 3 of Article 7 of the Public Service Labour Law (Lei de Trabalho em Funções Públicas – LTFP); ii) a prior favourable opinion from the Government officials in charge of the areas of Finance and Public Administration (as specified in Paragraph 5 of Article 30 of the LTFP); and iii) the legal procedure for the recruitment of workers in the process of requalification, as specified in Article 265 of the LTFP.


The place of work: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Instituto de Física de Materiais da Universidade do Porto – IFIMUP, under scientific supervision of the responsible researchers of this project.


Duration of contract: The present work contract is due to start on December 2018 and will be maintained only for the period due to accomplish the tasks of the work program.

Remuneration: the monthly remuneration to be attributed is the one provided in article 2 of Regulatory Decree n. 11-A / 2017 of 29 December, corresponding to Level 33 of the Single Remuneration Table (2,128.34 Euros).


Methods of selection and definition of their weights/evolution criteria:

According to Article 5 of the RJEC, selection will be based on the evaluation of the candidate’s scientific and academic career.


The evaluation of the scientific and curricular path, taking into account the profile appropriate to the activity to be developed, focuses on relevance, quality and current impact of:

a) the scientific and technological production of the last five years considered to be more relevant by the applicant;

b) the applied or practice-based research activities developed over the last five years and considered as having the greatest impact by the candidate;

c) the activities of extension and dissemination of knowledge developed during the last five years, in particular in the context of culture and scientific practices promotion that are considered by the candidate to be of greater relevance;

d) the activities of management of science, technology and innovation programs, or the experience in observing and monitoring the scientific and technological system or higher education, in Portugal or abroad.


The period of five years referred to in the preceding paragraph may be increased by the jury, as requested by the candidate, when justified on grounds of suspension of scientific activity for socially protected reasons, namely on grounds of parental leave, prolonged serious illness, and other situations of unavailability for work legally protected.


Grading system:

The grading system will produce a result on a 0 to 100 scale, based on the basis of the following criteria and weights:


C1: Quality of CV (scale 0-100), where it should be evidenced:

- Publications in journals of international circulation with scientific arbitration and quotations (scale 0-45);

- Participation in conferences, seminars and advanced schools (scale 0-20);

- Extent and relevance of participation in previous projects (scale 0-15);

- Awards and distinctions of academic, scientific or technical content - evaluated by the scientific committee through documentary analysis, letters of recommendation, cover letter (scale 0-10);

- Student orientations (scale 0-10).


C2: Previous experience in the area (scale 0-100).


The final grade of the curricular evaluation and scientific course (ACPS) will be obtained by the expression:

ACPS = 0.6 * C1 + 0.4 * C2.


The three best candidates, according to the punctuation in the curricular criteria (ACPS) will be called to an interview with the selection jury, which can take place via skype or videoconference if the candidate requests it. The interview score (IS) will be expressed in the 0 - 100 scale.


The final grade (FS) of the candidates admitted for the interview will be determined according to the expression:


FS = 0.85 * ACPS + 0.15 * IS.

The Selection Committee shall deliberate by means of a nominal vote based on the selection criteria adopted and published. Abstentions are not allowed.

Minutes of the meetings of the jury will be drawn up, containing a summary of what has taken place in the meetings, as well as the votes cast by each of the members and their reasons; these minutes should be available to candidates whenever requested.

After considering all the requested selection criteria, the jury will draw up an ordered list of successful candidates with their classification.

The final decision of the jury is approved by the Director of the institution that also has to decide on the hiring.


Composition of the Selection Committee:

President: Joaquim Agostinho Gomes Moreira

1º member: Bernardo Almeida

2º member: Pedro Manuel Bandeira Tavares

1º alternate member: Abílio de Jesus Monteiro Almeida


Results notifications:

Lists of admitted and excluded candidates, as well as the final ranking lists, will be published and advertised on the webpage of this call at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, and all candidates will be notified by under the terms of the Code of Administrative Procedure.


Submission of applications:

The applications must be exclusively submitted through the web page of this opening

 (https://sigarra.up.pt/fcup/pt/cnt_cand_geral.concursos_list), within 10 working days after publication in DR, at the attention of the Selection Committee, and include the following documents:

·        Application;

·        Copy of the PhD diploma or certificate ;

·        Detailed Curriculum vitae;

·        Brief description of the most relevant scientific activities for the last 5 years;

·        Other documents deemed important by the candidate for the evaluation.

Those candidates who have submitted their applications in an improper manner or fail to fulfil the requirements of this call are excluded from admission. In case of doubt, the Selection Committee can request any candidate to present further documentation to support their statements.

False statements provided by candidates are punishable by law.

Non-discrimination and equal access policy:

FCUP actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, so that no candidate can be privileged, beneficiary, disadvantaged or private of any right or exemption from any duty owing, in particular, to ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, economic situation, education, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability , chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological beliefs and trade union membership.

Under the terms of D.L. No. 29/2001, of February 3rd, the disabled candidate has preference in equal classification, which prevails over any other legal preference. Candidates must declare their respective degree of incapacity, the type of disability and the means of communication / expression to be used in the selection process, under the terms of the aforementioned diploma.


The application is open from 24/09/2018 to 08/10/2018

Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Temporary

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Porto

Job company/institute: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto

Application deadline: 08 Outubro 2018
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

2. Dados de contactos da organização
2. Organization contact data

Organization/institute: Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto

Rua do Campo Alegre, s/n
Porto - 4169-007

Email: recrutamento@fc.up.pt

Website: https://sigarra.up.pt/fcup/pt/web_page.inicial

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

4. Línguas exigidas
4. Required languages

5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience