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COMPETITION FOR GRANTING 1 Research Scholarship (Research grant for MSC) - #NOVAID-B008


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Materials Research Center (CENIMAT|i3N)
Research Field
Technology » Nanotechnology
Engineering » Materials engineering
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Job Status
Hours Per Week
Offer Starting Date
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Reference Number
EXPL/CTM-REF/0978/2021 - #NOVAID-B008
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

Work Plan:

This project aims to develop fully printed, self-rectifying memristors, free of noble and critical raw materials. To achieve the necessary control over the chemical and electronic properties at the Schottky interface, a “close to in situ” approach for X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of solution processed thin films will be applied. This is a novelty in terms of device engineering methodology for solution processed electronics. The proposed device structure will be entirely printable. Resistive switching device fabrication will be optimized, and their electrical performance assessed.


The work will be developed at the Materials Research Center (CENIMAT|i3N) of the Nova School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA), under the scientific guidance of Dr. Jonas Deuermeier and Dr. Emanuel Carlos.

Fellowship duration:

The fellowship will last for 4 months, starting in March 2023.

Application deadline and form of application submission:

The call is open from January 23th, 2023 to Febuary 7th, 2023.

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 – Association for Innovation and Development of FCT; Regulation of Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. in force (;


Research Field
Technology » Nanotechnology
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Recipients profile/category:

Mandatory requirements:

Candidates must have a Master's degree in Micro and Nanotechnology Engineering Materials Engineering, Physics or Physical Engineering. Relevant skills include experience with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and/or thin film deposition by solution and/or resistive switching devices (memristors). At the time of hiring, the candidate must be enrolled in a PhD or a course not leading to a degree as part of an educational project of a Higher Education Institution. Documents attesting this academic situation must be submitted until the contracting stage of the scholarship and may be replaced by a declaration of honour during the application process.

Preferred factors:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English will be required for technical reporting and scientific writing.

Additional Information


Monthly maintenance allowance amount:

The amount of the scholarship corresponds to € 1,144.64, having as reference the table of values of the scholarships awarded directly by FCT, I.P., with payment being made monthly by bank transfer.

Eligibility criteria

Selection criteria:

Curriculum evaluation based on the criteria referred above and will include individual interviews in the final stage of the selection process, with its valuation: 70% curricular evaluation (30% CV, 20% Scientific Domain and 20% Experience) and 30% interview. Only those candidates who obtain at least 70% in the curricular evaluation (CV + Scientific Domain + Experience) will be called for the interview.

Selection process

Composition of the Selection Jury:

President of the Jury – Dr. Jonas Deuermeier

1st Effective Vowels – Dr. Emanuel Carlos

2nd Effective Vowels – Dr. Asal Kiazadeh

1st Alternate Vowels – Prof. Pedro Barquinha

2nd Alternate Vowels – Prof. Rita Branquinha

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 a hierarchical appeal, within 30 working days, addressed to NOVA.ID.FCT's Board through the address

Additional comments


The drafts of: i) grant contract, ii) final report to be submitted by the grant holder, iii) final report to be submitted by the scientific advisor, and; iv) statement under oath, can be found at the website.

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