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 “#NOVAID72”, under a unfixed term employment contract to conduct research activities in the field of Chemical Engineering in the scope of the Project "Beer2BioPol-PTDC/BTA-BTA/31746/2017 ", 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 15 months, and should not be extended further than the project duration. The contract should begin in July 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 December 29th.
2.Main attributions and activities and exclusivity
The PhD Researcher shall be performing activities in the scope of Beer2BioPol (PTDC/BTA-BTA/31746/2017). The work plan involves:
- Monitoring and optimization of bioreactors for biopolymer production;
- Supervision of MSc/PhD students;
- Elaboration of reports and milestones, complying with the established deadlines;
- Scientific dissemination activities;
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 the Chemistry Department located in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa 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 €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.
Applicants to this call may be national, foreign or stateless candidates holding a PhD degree in the field of Biotechnology and complying with the following specific requirements:
a. PhD holder for less than 3 years;
b. Knowledge in bioprocesses monitoring;
c. Practical experience in microbiology.
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: Doutora Anouk Duque;
- Member: Professora Maria Ascensão Reis;
- Member: Doutora Nídia Lourenço;
- Substitute Member: Doutora Bárbara Almeida;
- Substitute Member: Doutora Cristiana Torres.
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) Curriculum (50%);
b) Experience (50%);
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 22/05/2019 a 04/06/2019, by email, addressed to email@example.com and containing a single PDF file with the following documents in Portuguese or English languages: Cover letter, Curriculum vitae, certificates.
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.