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

Research Grant for MSc in Science or Engineering disciplines within the framework of Transphera

Job/Fellowship Reference: BI(M)| TranSphera: Cápsulas esféricas multicompartimentalizadas de alto rendimento

Main research field: Biological sciences

Sub research field:

Job summary:

A research grant for a researcher with Master’s Degree is available for scientists who currently hold a Master degree in Science or Engineering disciplines within the framework of Transphera: High performance multicompartmental spherical capsules for transplantation of multimodal co-cultures of adipose-derived stem cells and pancreatic islets, Reference POCI-01-0145-FEDER-030770 of CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, supported by the Operational Program Competitiveness and Internalization, in its FEDER/FNR component, and the Foundation for Science and Technology, in its national State Budget component (OE):

Job description:

Research field: Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Cellular Biology, Biochemistry



Admission requirements: Master’s Degree in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biology or related fields. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in animal cell culture, stem cells, transplantation, or development of biomaterials.



Activity Outline: Development of strategies based on cellular co-cultures and encapsulation using advanced biomaterials targeting pancreatic transplantation therapies for the treatment of diabetes.


Legislation and regulations: 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. — no. 234/2012, no. 326/2013 and no. 339/2015 (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.


Workplace: The work will be carried out at CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, under the scientific supervision of Dr. Mariana Braga de Oliveira and Prof. Dr. João Mano.



Duration and scope of activity: The fellowship will have a duration of 12 months on an exclusivity basis, eventually extendable to a maximum of 12 months, and is expected to begin in November of 2018.



Value of monthly maintenance allowance: 980 Euros/month (tax free) according to the official table for Research Grants from FCT - http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores, to be paid monthly via bank transfer.



Evaluation Criteria and Process: The evaluation criteria are: curricular evaluation and, if the elements of the Jury consider necessary, interview to the top 3 candidates. The curricular evaluation will weight 100% of the final score, or in case of interview, curricular evaluation will account for 70%, and interview for 30%. If none of the candidates has an adequate profile for the project tasks, or a high-quality curricular profile, the Jury may not attribute the grant to any of the candidates.



The final results will be publicly displayed as an ordered list, according to the final score of the candidates, in a visible and public location of CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro. The selected candidate will be notified by e-mail.


Jury: The Jury responsible for the evaluation process is composed by: Dr. Mariana Braga de Oliveira, Dr. Clara Correia, Prof. Dr. João Mano.



Documents Required:

- Motivation Letter (in English).

- Curriculum vitae.

- Copies of the detailed habilitation certificates.

- Any additional documents considered as relevant by the candidate, including recommendation letters.


Applications should be sent by email to mboliveira@ua.pt


Call Start and Finish Dates: 6th of November to 20th of November of 2018.

Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Information not available

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Aveiro

Job company/institute: Universidade de Aveiro

Application deadline: 20 Novembro 2018
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

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

Organization/institute: CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials | Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago
Aveiro - 3810–193

Email: ciceco@ua.pt

Website: http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

4. Línguas exigidas
4. Required languages

5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience