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 12 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 shall be responsible for the coordination of scientific research focused on functional materials for applications in catalytic processes and energy conversion.
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 the Chemistry Department of the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa located in 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 €3.601,03 by reference to the 1st grade of the salary scale of the category of Principal Investigator, 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 Chemical Engineering/Chemistry, legally valid and/or recognized in Portugal and complying with the following specific requirements:
a. A minimum 10-year period of post-doctoral experience on the synthesis and characterization of ionic liquids;
b. Experience in the use and development of ionic liquids applied to those research fields mentioned on this notice’s point 2.
c. A minimum scientific productivity of either 80 papers indexed to WoS, or 2,000 citations (excluding self-citations), or an h-index of 25.
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:
- Chairman: Manuel Luís de Magalhães Nunes da Ponte (FCT-UNL);
- Member: João Paulo Serejo Goulão Crespo (FCT-UNL);
- Member: Fernando Jorge da Silva Pina (FCT-UNL);
- Substitute Member: João Carlos dos Santos Silva e Pereira de Lima (FCT-UNL);
- Substitute Member: Luís Paulo da Silva Nieto Marques Rebelo (FCT-UNL).
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) Scientific Performance (75%);
b) Other relevant activities (25%).
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.
9. Submission of Applications
Applications must be submitted between 26/11/2018 and 07/12/2018, by email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org and containing a single PDF file with the following documents in Portuguese or English languages: Doctoral Certificate; short CV (max. five pages) with list of publications appended.
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.