Type of contract and applicable legislation
The hiring of the PhD Researcher shall be made by means of an Unfixed
Term Employment Contract 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
months, and should not be extended further than the project duration.
The contract should begin in March.
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
Main attributions and activities and exclusivity
The PhD Researcher shall perform the following functions: Develop
scientific and technical research activities, framed in the objectives
of MARE NOVA and in the interfaces with the different poles of MARE, in
particular to participate in the conception and elaboration of
proposals and execution of R&D projects; guide and monitor the work
developed by the scholarship holders in the context of ongoing
projects; supervise master's and doctoral theses; identify and propose
innovative lines of research in the area of
The PhD Researcher shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional
activity to NOVA.id.FCT, on an exclusive basis.
Place of work
The PhD Researcher’s working place shall be at the premises of the
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, located in NOVA
School of Science and Technology, NOVA University Lisbon and he/she
shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her
attributions or as necessary for his/her activity.
The PhD Researcher shall earn a monthly remuneration in the gross
amount of €
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.
Applicants to this call may be national, foreign or stateless
candidates holding a PhD degree in any area of
environmental sciences or related
, legally valid and/or recognized in Portugal, and complying with the following specific requirements:
a. PhD in any area of environmental sciences or related, for less than 5
b. Published scientific papers;
c. Participation in international and national research projects;
d. Mastery of some tools, such as statistics software, life cycle analysis,
e. Proficiency in English (speaking and writing);
f. Ability to work in a team;
g. Autonomy and proactivity
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:
- Chairwoman: Profª Maria da Graça Martinho
- Member: Profª Doutora Paula Sobral;
- Member: Profª Doutora Lia Vasconcelos;
- Substitute Member: Prof. Doutor José Carlos Ferreira;
- Substitute Member: Profª Doutora Marta Martins
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:
Scientific Curriculum (40%);
Relevant experience for the required functions (50%);
Quality of the interview (10%).
Only candidates with a classification higher than
60% in the first two criteria will be interviewed.
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 (
) and sent by electronic mail with receipt of delivery to all
Submission of Applications
Applications must be submitted
23/02/2021 to 08/03/2021 by email, addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
and containing a single PDF file with the following documents in
Portuguese or English languages:
- PhD degree certificate
- Letter of motivation and demonstrating relevant experience for the
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 due to age, sex, disability, sexual
orientation, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race,
religion or political beliefs.