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 “#NOVAID13”, under an unfixed term employment contract under the Project “BioMIPs-Green strategy on the development of plastic antibodies for bio-recognition”, to conduct research activities in the field of Chemical Engineering in the scope of the Project PTDC/EQU-EQU/32473/2017 financed by “Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P.”.
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 December 2018.
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.
2. Main attributions and activities and exclusivity
The PhD Researcher shall be involved in the development of new polymeric materials for biopurification devices using supercritical fluid technology. His/Her activity will include the synthesis and functionalization of materials and their characterization, prototype development, scientific papers, patents and projects’ writing, as well as student supervision.
The PhD Researcher shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional activity to NOVA.id.FCT, on an exclusive basis.
3. Place of work
The PhD Researcher’s working place shall be at the premises of Department of Chemistry located in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Campus de Caparica and he/she shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her attributions or as necessary for his/her activity.
4. 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 initial 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.
5. Admission Requirements
Applicants to this call may be national, foreign or stateless candidates holding a PhD degree in the field of Chemistry/Chemical Engineering and complying with the following specific requirements:
a. Expertise in polymer synthesis and processing, in particular, affinity polymers;
b. Expertise in supercritical fluid technology;
c. Expertise in characterization and quantification techniques.
d. Knowledge of computational tools applied to the rational design of the materials;
e. Expertise in organic synthesis;
f. Knowledge of new strategies in product development.
6. 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:
- Chairwoman: Teresa Casimiro, PhD;
- Member: Ana Nunes, PhD;
- Member: Ana Aguiar Ricardo, PhD;
- Substitute Member: Maria Manuel Marques, PhD;
- Substitute Member: Alexandre Paiva, PhD;
7. 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) CV (50%);
b) Motivation letter (10%)
c) Expertise in the specific requirements (30%);
d) Quality of the Interview (10%).
e) Only the candidates with classification higher than 80% in the evaluation of the first three criteria will be called for interview.
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 13/11/2018 and 26/11/2018, by email addressed to email@example.com and containing a single PDF file with the following documents in English: Motivation letter, detailed CV including two reference contacts (including email) and PhD certificate. The email subject should be: “Research contract call PTDC/EQU-EQU/32473/2017”.
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.