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 30 months, and should not be extended further than the project duration. The contract should begin in March, 2019.
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 November 29th.
2. Main attributions and activities and exclusivity
The PhD Researcher shall develop research activity in the Chemistry and Biochemistry áreas, namely in the study of stress biomarkers through non-invasive techniques; it expected to perform, amongst others, laboratory research and analysis using diverse techniques (such as spectroscopic, chromatographic, electrochemical techniques, among others), data analysis, literature research, reports and articles writing. Within the Researcher activities it is expected public presentation of the results (in Portuguese and English) and partial collaboration with the other Institutional partners of the Project, implying, amongst others, monitoring and the traceability of biological fluids’ samples. It will be considered preferential factor, although not eliminative, proved experience in research activities on sensor/biosensors, electrochemistry and/or analytical techniques.
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 Chemistry Department, laboratories 405, 403, 617, located in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, campus de Caparica, 2829-516 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 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, Biochemistry and related fields,and complying with the following specific requirements:
a. PhD certificate in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related fields;
b. Presentation of detailed curriculum vitae;
c. Proficiency in Portuguese and English languages;
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:
- Chairwoman: Dr. Cristina M. Cordas (Project PI)
- Member: Professor José J. G. Moura;
- Member: Dr. Alejandro Samhan-Arias;
- Substitute Member: Dr. Marta Carepo;
- Substitute Member: Dr. Luísa Maia
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) Scientific Curriculum evaluation (45%);
b)Experience in practice-based research (45%);
c) Quality of the Interview (10%);
The interview will be done only to the candidates with classification higher than 50% 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 30/01/2019 to 12/02/2019, by email, addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org and containing a single PDF file with the following documents in Portuguese or English languages:
- copy of the certificates of the obtained degrees (including the Doctorate);
- detailed curricuum vitae;
- Other documents that the candidate justifies to be relevant to the analysis of his / her application.
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.