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

Research fellowship position (MSc degree)

Job/Fellowship Reference: BIM:PT2020-PTDC/DTP-FTO/2784/2014

Main research field: Biological sciences

Sub research field:

Job summary:

The Center of Neurosciences and Cell Biology offers 1 research fellowship position (MSc degree) to collaborate on the project PT2020-PTDC/DTP-FTO/2784/2014, “Unraveling the Rules of Passive Permeation Through the Blood-Brain Barrier”, with the following characteristics:
Number of Positions: 1
Type of activity: Research under the project PT2020-PTDC/DTP-FTO/2784/2014.
The position is available for highly motivated candidates interested in carrying out research within the scope of PT2020-PTDC/DTP-FTO/2784/2014 project.

The candidate will perform partition and permeation studies of small molecules on lipid bilayers and cellular membranes. The candidate should have knowledge in partition and permeation studies as well as cell culture. The aim of this scholarship is the development of research work.

Financial support: PT2020-PTDC/DTP-FTO/2784/2014 financed by Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização supported by FEDER and national funds, according to the legal norms for the request for submission of the application number 04/SAICT/2015

Job description:

Applicants profile:
The candidates should have a MSc degree in Chemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, or similar.
Candidates with foreign academic diplomas are obliged to present records of the equivalence/recognition of such diplomas and the conversion of the respective final notes to the Portuguese classification scale (whenever a final classification is attributed with the foreign diploma), issued by the Directorate-General for Higher Education or by a Portuguese public higher education establishment (regulated by Decree-Law no. 341/2007, of 12 October) or, in alternative, present the document of equivalence/recognition of such foreign qualifications to the corresponding Portuguese qualifications, issued by a Portuguese public higher education establishment (regulated by Decree-Law no. 283/83, of 21 June).

Work place: The research work will be carried out at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Coimbra, under the scientific supervision of Dr. Lino Ferreira. Duration: 6 months.

Renewal: Not applicable.

Scientific Orientation: Lino da Silva Ferreira, Faculty of the Medicine, University of Coimbra.

Financial conditions: The amount of the scholarship is 980€, paid monthly by bank transfer. This amount is increased by the voluntary social security corresponding to the first level, in case the candidate elects this possibility, as well as personal accidents insurance. The scholarship value will not increase during the course of the project.

Regime: The attribution of the scholarship does not generate or entitle a relation of a legal-labour nature, is undertaken in an exclusive dedication regime and attributed to the Scholar within the Scholar Statute of the University of Coimbra, based on the Regulation of Research Scholarships of the University of Coimbra (Decree no. 5120/2005, 2nd Series, DR no. 48, of 9 March, Deliberation no. 23/2005, of 5 January, of the Senate of the University of Coimbra).

Selection methods: The candidates will be evaluated according to their CV and expertise in the area that is open the present public tender (50%) and interview (50%) for the best two candidates.
The merit of the curriculum vitae will take into account the following evaluation criteria:

A. Scientific expertise (i.e., partition and permeation of molecules in lipid membranes) (40%) 1. No expertise – 0 2. Low expertise – 50 3. High expertise – 100

B. Publications (10%) 1. 0 articles – 0 2. 1 article- 50 3. 2 or more articles– 100 The interview will focus on:

C. Motivation (25%) 1. Without motivation – 0 2. Reasonable motivation– 50 3. Good motivation – 70 4. Very good motivation – 100

D. Technical experience in biophysics (25%) 1. Without experience – 0 2. Reasonable experience– 50 3. Good experience – 70 4. Very good experience – 100 Formalization of application: i) Motivation letter; ii) Curriculum Vitae; iii) Copies of supporting documents of qualifications declared; iv) 2 recommendation letters.

Formalization of the application: All applications must be submitted by email to the attention of Dr. Luis Estronca (estronca@uc.pt).

Jury responsible for selection: Dr Lino Ferreira, Dr Maria Joao Moreno, Dr Hugo Fernandes

Deadline to submit applications: Between 10/10/2018 to 23/10/2018.
Application deadline: 23/10/2018
Publication date: 24/09/2018

Additional information: The evaluation results will be released to the candidates within 30 working days, after the deadline for the submission of applications, by electronic mail (email). After the publication of the results the candidates are automatically considered notified for, if wanting, to comment on a preliminary hearing within 10 working days after that date. At the end of this period the selected candidate (s) must declare in writing his/her (their) acceptance and declare the date of actual commencement of the fellowship. Unless presentation of worthy justification, the lack of the acceptance declaration within the deadline is equivalent to abandonment of the fellowship. In case of renunciation or abandonment of the selected candidate(s), the immediately higher placed candidate (s) will be notified.

Non-discrimination and equal access policy: The CNC 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 situation, 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 3, the candidate with disability has a preference in equal classification, which prevails over any other legal preference. Candidates must declare their respective degree of disability, the type of disability and the means of communication / expression to be used in the selection process, under the terms of the aforementioned diploma, on the application form.

Under the terms of the RU 2016/679 27/04/2016 and Law nº 67/98 26/10 the personal data collected by the entity is for recruitment purposes only. Personal data collected by the entity by means of this application are intended to assess whether candidates are suitable for the place requested and for the preliminary calculation of the remuneration, bonuses and perks of the candidates who are admitted to the recruitment. The data entered in the application are essential data in the weighting of the selection of candidates, which may affect the efficiency and the result of the respective application if the candidates do not provide them. Personal data of unsuitable candidates will be retained by the entity for a period of five years for subsequent recruitment. Applications for candidates may be transferred by the entity to its own premises or to the entities of the consortium where there are job openings during the abovementioned period. Candidates shall enjoy, in accordance with the law, the rights of access and rectification. For the exercise of the right of access, they must submit the request in writing to the person in charge of the entity.

Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Other

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Coimbra

Job company/institute: Centro de Neurociencias e Biologia Celular

Application deadline: 23 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: Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular

Rua larga, FMUC, 1ºPiso
Coimbra - 3004-517

Email: estronca@uc.pt

Website: http://www.cnbc.pt/

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

Degree: The candidates should have a MSc degree in Chemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, or similar.
Degree field: Biological sciences
4. Línguas exigidas
4. Required languages

Language: English
Priority: High
Reading: Excelent
Writing: Excelent
Comprehension: Excelent
Conversation: Excelent
5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience