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Unique identifier: 221e1267-bebb-4721-a3a9-3b2a623903a9

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

BI(M) | PROMENADE - Engenharia Biomédica, Engenharia de Materiais, Bioengenharia, Química, ou área afins.

Job/Fellowship Reference: BI(M) | PROMENADE - Engenharia Biomédica, Engenharia de Materiais, Bioengenharia, Química, ou área afins.

Main research field: Not available

Sub research field:

Job summary:

A research grant, for holders of Master degree, is opened at CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, in the scope of the project “PROMENADE – 3D cells colonization in marine-derived hydrogels through controlled micro-channels patterning for bone repair”, reference PTDC/BTM-MAT/29830/2017 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029830) of CICECO, supported by the Operational Program Competitiveness and Internalization, in its FEDER/FNR component, and the Foundation for Science and Technology, in its national State Budget component (OE).

Job description:

Research field: Biomedical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemistry and related areas.


Admission requirements: Master´s Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemistry and related areas, with experience in synthesis and characterization of biomaterials for biomedical applications. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in chemical modification of natural polymers, particle engineering at the nano and micro scales, synthesis and characterization of biomaterials through the layer-by-layer technology and experience in the culture of mammalian cells.


Activity Outline: The researcher will be involved in the modification and structural characterization of natural polymers, namely marine origin polymers, in the synthesis of different types of particles at the nano and micro scales and their deposition through the layer-by-layer technology for the development of biomedical devices.


Legislation and regulations: Law no. 40/2004, of 18 August (Statute of the Scientific Research Fellow) in the wording in force on the date of the entry into force of Decree-Law No. 123/2019, of 28 August, in light of the transitional rule of article 4. Of the latter law; Foundation for Science and Technology Research Fellowship Regulations (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2018.pdf) and the University of Aveiro Science Research Fellowships Regulation - Regulation No. 341/2011, published in Diário da República, 2nd Series, No. 98, of May 20th. ”

Workplace: The work will be carried out at CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, under the scientific supervision of Dr. Ana Sofia Silva and Prof. Dr. João F. Mano.


Duration and scope of activity: The fellowship will have a duration of 12 months on an exclusivity basis and is expected to begin in November of 2019. The grant can be eventually extendable to the deadline of the project.


Value of monthly maintenance allowance: 989,70 Euros/month (tax free) according to the official table for Research Grants from FCT - http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores, to be paid monthly via bank transfer.


Evaluation Criteria and Process: The evaluation criteria are: curricular evaluation and, if the elements of the Jury consider necessary, interview to the top 3 candidates. The curricular evaluation will weight 100% of the final score, or in case of interview, curricular evaluation will account for 70%, and interview for 30%. If none of the candidates has an adequate profile for the project tasks, or a high-quality curricular profile, the Jury may not attribute the grant to any of the candidates.


The final results will be publicly displayed as an ordered list, according to the final score of the candidates, in a visible and public location of CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro. The selected candidate will be notified by e-mail.


Jury: The Jury responsible for the evaluation process is composed by:

President: Prof. Dr. João F. Mano

1º Member: Dr. Ana Sofia Silva 

2º Member: Dr. Clara Correia

1º Substitute member: Dr. João Borges


Documents Required:

- Motivation Letter (in English).

- Curriculum vitae.

- Copies of the detailed habitation certificates.

- Any additional documents considered as relevant by the candidate, including recommendation letters.


Applications should be sent by email to sofiamsilva@ua.pt, with the subject “BI Mestre_PROMENADE_2019”


Call Start and Finish Dates: 16th to 29th of October 2019.

Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: Information not available

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Aveiro

Job company/institute: Universidade de Aveiro

Application deadline: 29 Outubro 2019
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

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

Organization/institute: CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials | Universidade de Aveiro

Campus Universitário de Santiago
Aveiro - 3810–193

Email: ciceco@ua.pt

Website: http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

4. Línguas exigidas
4. Required languages

5. Experiência exigida em investigação
5. Required research experience