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Unique identifier: d4c722f3-b944-4830-b161-6aee67dbdc32

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


Job/Fellowship Reference: BIM 2019 Microbiomics

Main research field: Biological sciences

Sub research field:

Job summary:

As part of the Horizon 2020 R&D project “Metafluidics. Advanced toolbox for rapid and cost-effective functional metagenomic screening - microbiology meets microfluidics”, topic Biotec-6-2015, proposal number 685474-2, we are looking for a motivated research fellow with a strong interest in microbiology and metagenomics. The Metafluidics project involves seven research teams and five companies from Portugal, Spain, France, UK, Denmark, and Norway, working together to accelerate the identification of proteins with biotechnological potential from metagenomes. The project aims to develop droplet-based platforms for rapid screening of protein activities, streamlined methods for efficient library construction and functional expression, and bioinformatics tools for user-friendly metagenome analysis.

SCIENTIFIC AREA: Microbiology or Life Sciences

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Master degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related fields. The candidate is expected to have a background in molecular biology, microbiology or metagenomics, statistics, and microbiomics data analysis. The candidate should have a critical spirit, be autonomous, and able to work in a multidisciplinary team.

Job description:

WORKING PLAN: The candidate will participate in different steps of the study, including biodiversity and functional metagenomics sequencing and data analysis.
JOB LOCATION: The work will be developed at the Center for Neurosciences and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal. The work will be supervised by Prof. Milton S. da Costa and Dr. Conceição Egas.
DURATION OF THE FELLOWSHIP: The appointment will be for nine (9) months. The fellowship is expected to start in September 2019. MONTHLY STIPEND: According to the regulations of the FCT Scientific Fellowships in Portugal (€989.70/month) (http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). SELECTION METHODS: The selection method will include a CV evaluation (60%), reference letter (10%) and motivation letter (10%). The candidates will be ranked, and the top list candidates may be called for an interview (20%). COMPOSITION OF THE SELECTION JURI: Professor Milton S. da Costa (President), Doctor Conceição Egas (member) and Doctor Isaura Simões (member).
FORM OF NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS: All applicants will be notified of final results via email.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The call is open from 8/07/2019 to 26/07/2019. APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Applications, written in English, should be submitted online and should include a cover letter expressing the interest in this position, Curriculum Vitae (including contact address, work experience, publications), a short description of the Master’s work (max. 1 page), and one reference letter. Applications should be sent by email to Rute Simões (rute.simoes@uc-biotech.pt).

Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Other

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Coimbra

Job company/institute: Centro de Neurociencias e Biologia Celular

Application deadline: 26 Julho 2019
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

2. Dados de contactos da organização
2. Organization contact data

Organization/institute: Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular

Rua Larga, FMUC, 1º Piso, Universidade de Coimbra
Coimbra - 3004-504

Email: rute.simoes@uc-biotech.pt

Website: http://www.cnbc.pt/

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

Degree: Master degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related fields
Degree field: Biological sciences
4. Línguas exigidas
4. Required languages

Language: English
Priority: High
Reading: Excelent
Writing: Excelent
Comprehension: Excelent
Conversation: Excelent
5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience