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 “#NOVAID78”, under a unfixed term employment contract to conduct research activities in the field of Glass Science and Tecnology in the scope of the R & D VICARTE – Vidro e Cerâmica para as Artes, UID/EAT/00729/2019, 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 24 months, and should not be extended further than the project duration and its new funding contracts. The contract should begin in September.
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 will develop new glass materials to be applied in art (in collaboration with VICARTE artists), being part of this work focused on the interaction between art and science. He/she will produce luminescent glasses using economically available emissive species such as copper, manganese, tin halides and gold, silver and copper clusters, to be explored not only in art but also in technological applications such as lighting, specifically LEDs. The study of new strategies for obtaining traditional glass colors, such as yellow and red, will also be explored. The PhD Researcher will perform the optical and structural characterization of all the synthesized materials. It will also support few classes and projects of students of the Master in Glass and Ceramics Art and Science and will be responsible for the maintenance of glass synthesis laboratories.
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 VICARTE located in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Campus da 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, or related areas of interest to the project legally valid and/or recognized in Portugal and complying with the following specific requirements:
a. Experience in the synthesis and characterization of glass materials produced at high temperatures.
b. Experience in spectroscopic characterization of vitreous materials, including UV-Vis absorption and emission.
c. Experience on the development of new glass materials to be applied in art;
d. Experience on laboratories maintenance.
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: Márcia Gomes Vilarigues;
- Member: César António Tonicha Laia;
- Member: Fernando Manuel Baêta Quintas;
- Substitute Member: Pedro Matos Fortuna;
- Substitute Member: Inês Alexandra Ramalho Coutinho.
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 evaluation (40 %);
b) Experience on the targeted research area (50 %);
c) Quality of the Interview (10%).
The interview will be done only to the candidates with classification higher than 75% 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 02/08/2019 and 16/08/2019, by email, addressed to email@example.com and containing a single PDF file with the following documents in Portuguese or English languages:
a) Complete CV;
b) Motivation letter;
c) Doctoral Certificate.
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.