Skip to main content
EURAXESS

COMPETITION FOR GRANTING 1 Research Scholarship - SUPERIOT - 101096021

12/12/2022

Job Information

Organisation/Company
NOVA.id.FCT- Associação para a Inovação de Desenvolvimento da FCT
Department
Laboratories of CENIMAT|i3N
Research Field
Engineering » Materials engineering
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
Portugal
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Not Applicable
Job Status
Not Applicable
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
HE
Reference Number
101096021
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

A tender is open for the attribution of 1 Research Scholarship within the scope of the R&D project SUPERIOT project - "Truly Sustainable Printed Electronics-based IoT Combining Optical and Radio Wireless Technologies", (ref. 101096021), funded by the European Union, under the following conditions:

1. Scientific Area: Materials Science and Engineering;

2. Work Plan: The SUPERIOT project aims to explore the printing of supercapacitors, memristores and sensors on flexible substrates. The selected candidate will work closely with other team members to develop and optimize inks based on 2D materials processed by liquid phase exfoliation and/or sol-gel synthesis to be  able to print the aforementioned devices. This project is based on sustainable production principles. Therefore, the environmental impact of ink processing will be assessed and minimized as much as possible by choosing environmentally friendly solvents such as water. Also, part of the work plan is the optimization of the printing processes and standardization of the devices as well as their morphological, structural and electrical  characterization.

3. Applicable legislation and regulations: Law No. 40/2004, of August 18, amended and republished by Decree-Law No. 202/2012 of August 27 (Statute of the Scientific Research Fellow) and amended by Decree-Law No. 233/2012 of October 29, by Law No. 12 /2013 of 29 January, by Decree-Law No. 89/2013, of 9 July and Decree-Law No. 123/2019, of 28 August; Regulation of Research Grants of NOVA.id.FCT – Association for Innovation and Development of FCT; Regulation of Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. in force (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml.pt);

4. Workplace: The work will be developed in the laboratories of CENIMAT|i3N of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon under the scientific guidance of Professor Joana Vaz Pinto, Doctor Emanuel Carlos and Doctor João Coelho, and the contracting entity is NOVA.id.FCT - Association for Innovation and Development of FCT.

5. Fellowship duration: The fellowship will last for 12 months, starting on February 15, 2023. The fellowship  contract may be eventually renewed within the duration of the project.

6.Application deadline and form of application submission: The call is open in the period from 14/12/2022 to 24/01/2023. 
Documents to be provided with the application: Applications must be formalized by sending the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, qualifications certificate, proof of enrolment in a cycle of studies leading to the award of a PhD academic degree in Microelectronics and Nanotechnology or declaration on honour stating eligibility to enrol in one, cover letter and other documents that the candidate considers relevant to this application.
Form of submission of applications: Applications should be submitted by email to the CENIMAT RH (cenimat.rh@fct.unl.pt) and to Prof. Joana Vaz Pinto (jdvp@fct.unl.pt). The subject of the message should read "Candidature to SUPERIOT project".
Documentation to be provided during contracting: Proof of enrolment in a cycle of studies leading to the award of a PhD academic degree in Microelectronics and Nanotechnology.

Requirements

Research Field
Engineering » Materials engineering
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent
Skills/Qualifications

Mandatory requirements: Candidates should present a Master's degree in Materials Engineering, Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering, Physics, or related fields. Desired technical skills include (i) experience in the fabrication and optimization of nanomaterial-based inks, particularly two-dimensional (2D) materials, (ii) printing electronic devices, and (iii) device characterization. Candidates are also expected to be fluent in English (oral and written). Other necessary requirements: valid enrolment in a cycle of studies leading to the award of a PhD academic degree in Microelectronics and Nanotechnology. At the application time, this document can be replaced by a declaration on honour stating eligibility to enrol in one.
For academic degrees conferred by a foreign higher education institution, it is mandatory to present the register of the recognition of the academic degree and the conversion of the final classification to the Portuguese scale, or alternatively, to obtain the equivalence/ recognition of the academic degrees.

 

Specific Requirements

Preferred factors: Experience in communication, presentation of results and scientific writing will be highly valued. Cleanroom manufacturing experience will also be considered for candidate selection.

Additional Information

Benefits

Monthly maintenance allowance amount:
The amount of the stipend corresponds to € 1.144,64 with reference to the table of values of the stipends awarded directly by FCT, I.P. in Portugal, with payment being made monthly by bank transfer.

Eligibility criteria

Mandatory requirements: Candidates should present a Master's degree in Materials Engineering, Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering, Physics, or related fields. Desired technical skills include (i) experience in the fabrication and optimization of nanomaterial-based inks, particularly two-dimensional (2D) materials, (ii) printing electronic devices, and (iii) device characterization. Candidates are also expected to be fluent in English (oral and written). Other necessary requirements: valid enrolment in a cycle of studies leading to the award of a PhD academic degree in Microelectronics and Nanotechnology. At the application time, this document can be replaced by a declaration on honour stating eligibility to enrol in one.
For academic degrees conferred by a foreign higher education institution, it is mandatory to present the register of the recognition of the academic degree and the conversion of the final classification to the Portuguese scale, or alternatively, to obtain the equivalence/ recognition of the academic degrees.

Preferred factors: Experience in communication, presentation of results and scientific writing will be highly valued. Cleanroom manufacturing experience will also be considered for candidate selection.

Selection process

Selection criteria:
The selection methods to be used will be as follows: in a first phase, a classification (on a scale of 0 to 20 values) will be assigned taking into consideration a) curricular evaluation (35%) and b) relevant experience for the implementation of the project (15%). The best classified candidates (with a classification higher than 15) will be called for an interview, which will have a 50% weight in the final classification. The scholarship may not be awarded if the candidates are of lower quality than required.

Composition of the Selection Jury:
President of the Jury: Dr. Joana Vaz Pinto;
Voting Member 1: Dr. Emanuel Carlos;
Effective Member 2: Dr. João Coelho;
Substitute Members: Dr. Rita Branquinho and Dr. Asal Kiazadeh

Form of advertising/notification of results:
The evaluation results proposed by the juri will be notified, up to 90 days after the deadline for the submission of applications, by email, of the results proposed by the jury, with access to the minutes and the final ranking list.
After notification, candidates will have 10 working days to comment on the draft decision (prior hearing of interested parties, under the terms of the Code of Administrative Procedure). The final decision will be taken after the expiry of the prior hearing period, again notified to all candidates by e-mail. Of this final decision the candidates can file a complaint within 15 working days (to the e-mail address used for the notification), or an hierarchical appeal, within 30 working days, addressed to NOVA.ID.FCT's Board through the address endereço coord1@novaidfct.pt.

Additional comments

Form of advertising/notification of results:
The evaluation results proposed by the juri will be notified, up to 90 days after the deadline for the submission of applications, by email, of the results proposed by the jury, with access to the minutes and the final ranking list.
After notification, candidates will have 10 working days to comment on the draft decision (prior hearing of interested parties, under the terms of the Code of Administrative Procedure). The final decision will be taken after the expiry of the prior hearing period, again notified to all candidates by e-mail. Of this final decision the candidates can file a complaint within 15 working days (to the e-mail address used for the notification), or an hierarchical appeal, within 30 working days, addressed to NOVA.ID.FCT's Board through the address endereço coord1@novaidfct.pt.

Drafts:
The drafts of: i) fellowship contract, ii) final report to be presented by the fellowship holder, iii) final report to be presented by the scientific advisor, and; iv) declaration on honor, can all be found on https://www.novaidfct.pt/regulamento-de-bolsas-de-investigacao-da-nova-…

Website for additional job details

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
CENIMAT|i3N
Country
Portugal
City
Almada
Geofield

Where to apply

E-mail
jdvp@fct.unl.pt

Contact

City
Caparica
Street
Campus de Caparica
Postal Code
2829-516 Caparica