- Type of contract and applicable legislation
The hiring of the PhD Researcher shall be made by means of an Unfixed Term Employment Contract entered into in accordance with the Portuguese Labour Code approved by the Law no. 7/2009 of February 12th, as amended. The contract should have a forecasted duration of 30 months, and should not be extended further than the project duration. The contract should begin in January 2019.
The present hiring procedure is further governed inter alia by Decree-law no. 57/2016 of July 19th, as amended by the Law no. 57/2017 of August 29thand Regulatory decree no. 11-A/2017 of November 29th.
- Main attributions and activities and exclusivity
The PhD Researcher will participate in all scientific research activities within the NanoCell2SEC Project. These included but are not limited to: Synthesis, chemical and physical modification of cellulose nanocrystal; Development of cellulose nanocrystal and cellulose derivatives inks derived from liquid crystalline systems; Development of printing methodologies in several substrates and bioinspired structures; Materials’ characterization; The work plan will also include the functions: Supervision of juniors researcher, MSc and PhD students; Preparation of scientific reports and papers; Contribute towards project dissemination and communication; Coordination and maintenance of laboratory infrastructure; Interact with national and international partners and active participation in obtaining funding for research projects.
The PhD Researcher shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional activity to NOVA.id.FCT, on an exclusive basis.
- Place of work
The PhD Researcher’s working place shall be at the premises of Soft and Biofunctional Materials Group located in Materials Science Department and CENIMAT, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and he/she shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her attributions or as necessary for his/her activity.
- Monthly remuneration
The PhD Researcher shall earn a monthly remuneration in the gross amount of € 2.128,34 by reference to the 1st grade of the salary scale, pursuant to number 2 of Article 15 of Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of 19 July, as amended by Law no. 57/2017 of 29 August, and Regulatory Decree no. 11-A / 2017, of December 29.
- Admission Requirements
Applicants to this call may be national, foreign or stateless candidates holding a PhD degree in the field of Materials Engineering, Chemistry and Applied Physics and similar areas and complying preferencially with the following specific requirements:
- Knowledge in cellulose, cellulose derivatives and cellulose nanocrystals;
b. Experience in liquid-crystalline systems
c. Experience ink formulation and application
d. Fluent in English (written and spoken)
- Evaluation of the Applications and Composition of the Jury
Applications shall be subject to evaluation by a jury that shall follow the procedure established in articles 13 and 14 (by virtue of article 19) of Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of 19 July, as amended by Law no. 57/2017 of 29 August.
Pursuant to Article 13 of Decree-Law no. 57/2016 the jury is composed of the following members:
- Chair: Doutora Susete Nogueira Fernandes
- Member: Professora Doutora Maria Helena Godinho;
- Member: Professor Doutor João Paulo Borges
- Substitute Member: Professor Doutor Pedro Marques de Almeida;
- Substitute Member: Professora Doutora Maria Teresa Cidade.
- Selection criteria
The selection of the successful candidate will be carried out through the evaluation of the scientific and curricular achievements as established by Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of 19 July, as amended by Law no. 57/2017 of 29 August and the selection criteria and their respective weighting shall be as follows:
a) Scientific merit and suitability of the candidate's profile for the proposed work plan Motivation and professional experience relevant to the development of the project (45%);
b) Motivation and professional experience relevant to the development of the project (45%);
c) Quality of the Interview (10%).
The interview will be done only to the candidates with classification higher than 80% in the first two criteria.
- Final Decision
The final deliberation of the jury shall be homologated by the ultimate governing body of NOVA.id.FCT that is also responsible for the decision of hiring.
The list of admitted and excluded candidates and the final list of classification will be publicised on the website of NOVA.id.FCT (www.novaidfct.pt) and sent by electronic mail with receipt of delivery to all candidates.
- Submission of Applications
a) Motivation Letter;
b) Detailed Curriculum vitae (including e-mail address and telephone number);
c) Two reference letters with the contact details;
d) Copies of PhD, MSc and gratuation certificates with classification.
In the e-mail subject please use the reference: PhD candidate to PTDC/CTM-REF/30529/2017 research position.
- Non-discrimination and equal access policy
NOVA.id.FCT actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, reason for which no candidate can be benefited, prejudiced or deprived of any duty, namely age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, religion or political beliefs.