Facilities & Aveiro City: The successful candidate will take advantage of an interdisciplinary environment with privileged access to a wide range of equipment: multiple solid-state characterization spectrometers including 6 liquid/solid-state NMR spectrometers [Liquids: 300 and 500 MHz; Solids: 400, 500, 700 and 800 MHz magnets] with Bruker AV III HD consoles and a wide range of probes. A number of powder/single-crystal X-ray diffractometers and multiple microscopes (TEM/STEM, SEM, HRTEM). The lab is equipped with shared computer clusters containing several compiled codes to perform advanced computational studies. Aveiro city is a University town located between the two major capitals (Porto & Lisbon) and has a very high-quality of life with great weather and food, beautiful lagoons and stunning beaches along its coastline.
Place of work and supervision: The work will be carried out at CICECO –Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Portugal, under the supervision of Dr. Luís Mafra and Dr. Mariana Sardo.
Duration: The fellowship will have a duration of 5 months on an exclusivity basis, eventually extendable until the end of the project, and is expected to begin in October 2019.
Salary: 1509,80 Euros/month (tax free) according to the official table for Research Grants from FCT (www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). The periodicity of the fellowship's payment is monthly and via bank transfer.
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. ”
Call Start and Finish Dates:: The period for application is open from 08 to 21 of October of 2019.
Evaluation Criteria and Process:
i) Relevance and quality of previous experience/work of interest for this project (40-60%);
ii) Analysis of publications (20-40%);
iii) The two candidates with better classification will be invited to an interview in case the Jury considers it necessary (0-20%).
All eligible candidates will be ordered consecutively in terms of relative merit. Only candidates with a relative merit equal or higher than 16 (out of 20) will be considered for selection. The jury reserves the right to not fill the position in case no candidate meets all the admission requirements. All candidates will be informed about the results by email.
Jury Composition: The Jury responsible for the evaluation process is composed by: Luís Mafra, João Rocha and Mariana Sardo.
Documents Required: i) Application letter mentioning the contacts of two or three references; ii) Curriculum Vitae; iii) Academic degree certificate(s).
Applications should be sent by email to Mariana Sardo (firstname.lastname@example.org) within the time frame of the call.