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

Notice for International Call to hire a PhD Researcher

Job/Fellowship Reference: PTDC/BIA-MIC/30696/2017 - #NOVAID11

Main research field: Biological sciences

Sub research field: Biology

Job summary:

By decision of the Board of Directors, NOVA.id.FCT - Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT (“NOVA.id.FCT”) opens an international call to hire a PhD Researcher, with the internal reference “#NOVAID11”, under a unfixed term employment contract to conduct research activities in the field of Microbial Genetics / Molecular Microbiology in the scope of the project “Bacterial ABC-type Multitask Energizers: one ATPase fits all?” (Ref. PTDC/BIA-MIC/30696/2017), in Unidade de Ciências Biomoleculares Aplicadas (UCIBIO), Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT NOVA), financed by “Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. (OE)”.

Job description:

  1. 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.
  1. Main attributions and activities and exclusivity
The PhD Researcher shall be involved in the following research: Bacillus subtilis is a Gram positive bacterium and the model organism which will be used to study the mechanism of action of multitasking ATPases capable of serving as energetic engines to different ABC type I importers. In particular it is intended to analyze the biological role of MsmX ATPase and to use it as a model for functional studies of other bacterial multitasking ATPases, as well as to identify the ATPase interaction domains with the cognate transmembrane domains of the importers.
The PhD Researcher shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional activity to NOVA.id.FCT, on an exclusive basis.
  1. Place of work
The PhD Researcher’s working place shall be at the premises of Unidade de Ciências Biomoleculares Aplicadas (UCIBIO), Departamento de Ciências da Vida da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Admission Requirements
Applicants to this call may be portuguese, foreign or stateless, holding a PhD degree in the field of Biology and complying with the following specific requirements:
  1. PhD degree recently obtained (from 2016 (including) - present);
  2. Research experience in the field Bacillus genetics, preferably gene regulation mechanisms of carbohydrate utilization, shown by publications in international journal with peer review;
  3. High motivation for scientific research;
  4. Hard work capacity and good team work skills;
  5. Good proficiency in spoken and written English.
  1. 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: Isabel de Sá Nogueira;
- Member: Luís Jaime Mota;
- Member: Irina Saraiva Franco;
- Substitute Member: Maria João Romão;
- Substitute Member: Teresa Santos Silva.
  1. 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)    Curriculum vitae (90%) (0-20 evaluation scale);
b)    Quality of the Interview (10%).
The interview will be done only to the candidates with grade higher than 16 (out of 20) in the first criteria.
8.   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.
9. Submission of Applications
Applications must be submitted between 08/11/2018 a 30/11/2018 by email, addressed to Isabel Sá Nogueira - isn@fct.unl.pt, containing a single PDF file with the following documents in Portuguese and/or English languages:
·        Updated Curriculum vitae;
·        Motivation letter;
·        At least one written reference.
10. 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.

Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Information not available

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Caparica

Job company/institute: NOVA.id.FCT - Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT

Application deadline: 30 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: NOVA.ID.FCT - Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT

Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Campus de Caparica
Caparica - 2829-516

Email: coord@novaidfct.pt

Website: http://www.novaid.fct.unl.pt/

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

4. Línguas exigidas
4. Required languages

5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience