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
approved by the Law no. 7/2009 of February 12th, as amended.
The contract should have a forecasted duration of 22 months, and should
not be extended further than the project duration. The contract should
begin in November 1st, 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
decree no. 11-A/2017 of December 29th.
Main attributions and activities and exclusivity
The PhD Researcher
will participate in all scientific research activities within the DREaMM
project. These include processing the thermoresponsive polymer, production
of composite membranes, and extensive characterization of the produced
materials. Drug release studies from the obtained materials, as well as
data treatment using mathematical models. Magnetic hyperthermia assays.
Cell culture assays to evaluate cytotoxicity, adhesion and proliferation.
Evaluation of the developed composite systems as dual-stimuli responsive
membranes and as substrates for temperature-mediated cell detachment. The
work plan will also include the functions: Supervision of junior
researchers, MSc and PhD students; Preparation of scientific reports and
papers; Contribute towards project dissemination and communication;
Coordination and maintenance of laboratory infrastructure; Interact with
national and international partners and active participation in obtaining
funding for research projects.
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
Soft and Biofunctional Materials Group located in Materials Science
Department and CENIMAT, Faculty of Science and Technology, 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
initial 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
holding a PhD degree in the field of Materials Engineering,
Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Pharmacy or similar areas, and complying
with the following specific requirements:
Knowledge and experience in magnetic nanoparticles synthesis,
functionalization and biomedical applications;
Experience in magnetic hyperthermia assays;
Experience in controlled drug delivery studies;
Fluent in English (written and spoken).
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 Paula Soares
- Member: Professor Doutor João Paulo Borges;
- Member: Professor Doutor Jorge Carvalho Silva;
- Substitute Member: Professora Doutora Célia Henriques;
- Substitute Member: Professora Doutora Maria Helena Godinho.
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:
Quality of CV and adequacy to the specificity of the targeted research
Quality of the motivation letter and research statement
Quality of the Interview (10%).
The interview will be done only to the candidates with classification
60% in the first two criteria.
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 between 02/10/2019 and 15/10/2019
, by email addressed to
and firstname.lastname@example.org and containing a single PDF file with the following documents in English:
Complete CV (including email address and telephone number);
Two reference letters with the contact details;
Copies of PhD, MSc and graduation certificates with classification.
In the E-mail subject please use the reference: PhD candidate to
PTDC/CTM-REF/30623/2017 research position.
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