Research field: Physics, chemistry, materials science and related areas
Admission requirements: Prospective applications should hold an PhD degree in physics, chemistry, materials science or related areas and preferentially with relevant experience in photophysical characterization of downshifting and upconverting nanomaterials, and experience in optical microscopy characterization techniques (such as hyperspectral microscopy).
Academic degrees obtained abroad requires recognition by a Portuguese Instituition, under the Decree-Law n.º 66/2018, 16th August. The presentation of the certificate in mandatory for signiing the contract. More information can be obtained at: https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt/pagina/reconhecimento?plid=374
Eligibility: Candidates who have obtained a doctoral degree less than three years ago and who comply with the provisions of paragraph 2 of article 2 of the Research Fellow's Statute, in the wording given by Decree-Law no. 123/2019, of 28 August, and also the regime established in article 8 of the Regulation of Scientific Research Grants of the University of Aveiro.
Activity Outline: The main aim of this grant is the photophysical characterization of lanthanide ions-doped inorganic nanocrystals (nanoparticles, nanorods, and nanospheres) by optical spectroscopy, such as photoluminescence (in steady-state and time-resolved modes) and UV/Vis absorption. The grant also comprises the characterization of fixed and lived cells incorporating Ln3+-doped upconverting nanoparticles using conventional and hyperspectral microscopy.
Legislation and regulations: The fellowship is in accordance with Decree-Law n.º 123/2019, 28th August; Regulation n.º 950/2019, 29th November, published in Diário da República n.º124, 2nd serie, 16th December (“Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação da FCT, I.P.”); Decree- Law n.º 66/2018, 16th August (“Regime juridico de reconhecimento de graus académicos e diplomas de ensino superior atribuídos por insituições de ensino superior estrangeiras”).
Workplace: The work will be carried out at CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, under the scientific supervision of Prof. Dr. Carlos Brites, Prof. Dr. Luís Dias Carlos and Prof. Dr. Maria Rute Ferreira André.
Duration and scope of activity: The fellowship will have a duration of 6 months (eventually renewable until the end of the project) and it is expected to begin in January 2021.
Value of monthly maintenance allowance: €1616,00 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: Relevant curricular experience on A - photophysical characterization of the materials (20 points) and B - characterization of materials using optical and/or hyperspectral microscopy (30 points). If necessary, an interview will be used to categorize the two better-classified candidates (50 points).
The final results of the evaluation will be communicated by an ordinated list published, in a maximum of 90 working days of the call deadline, in the University Webpage. The selected candidate will be notified by email, and it’s determined 10 working days to contest the decision, according “Código do Procedimento Administrativo”. At the end of this time posted, the seleted list will be definitive. The final decision,can the claim in 15 working days, according article 12th of “Regulamento de bolsas de Investigação da Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia”.
Jury: The Jury responsible for the evaluation process is composed of president Prof. Dr. Carlos Brites, and vogals Prof. Dr. Luís Dias Carlos, and Prof. Dr. Maria Rute Ferreira André; suplents vogals: Dr. Lianshe Fu and Dr. Paulo André.
Required Documents: The application must contain the following documents:
i) Curriculum Vitae (dated and signed, including a description of previous activities in relevant scientific projects); ii) copy of ID card or passport; iii) Academic degree certificate(s); iv) other relevant documents
Applications should be sent by email to Prof. Dr. Carlos Brites, Departamento de Física, Universidade de Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call Opening and Finish Dates: From November 27th to December 14th 2020.