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 “#NOVAID70”, under a unfixed term employment contract to conduct research activities in the field of Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in the scope of the Project " HILT - The multiple faces of ionic liquids for natural gas hydrates: Inhibitors, promoters, anti-agglomerates and synergists", PTDC/EQU-EQU/32050/2017, 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 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 June 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 December 29th.
2. Main attributions and activities and exclusivity
The PhD Researcher shall be involved in the design and synthesis of ionic liquids, study of the thermodynamics and kinetics of hydrate formation and development of applications of gas hydrates for the energy and environment sector.
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, LAQV-REQUIMTE, located in the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCT NOVA) 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 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 Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry or equivalent, legally valid and/or recognized in Portugal and complying with the following specific requirements:
a) Experience in working with ionic liquids, and/or
b) Experience in gas hydrate research
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: Dr. Mohammad Tariq (Project PI);
- Member: Dr. José Esperança (Project Co-PI);
- Member: Prof. Luís Paulo Rebelo;
- Substitute Member: Dr.ª Patrícia Reis;
- Substitute Member: Prof. Manuel Nunes da Ponte.
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) Detailed CV (45 %);
b) Track-record (Publications, communications and main achievements) (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.
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 09/05/2019 to 22/05/2019, by email, addressed to email@example.com and containing a single PDF file with the following documents in Portuguese or English languages: Motivation Letter, Curriculum Vitae,CV, PhD Certificate and 2 Recommendation Letters.
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.