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    NOVA Medical School
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    05/09/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
    Portugal › Lisboa


Post-doctoral Research Fellowship

ref.ª DAI/2021/05 - 1 vacancy


An international call for one postdoctoral research fellowship with the reference DAI/2021/05 under project - AARG-19-618007, entitled “Understanding the Impact of a Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Mutation in CD2AP on Synapses", with the financial support of the Alzheimer’s Association, in the laboratory of Neuronal trafficking in aging under the supervision and mentoring of Cláudia Guimas Almeida at the Center of Chronic Diseases Research – CEDOC of the NOVA Medical School | Universidade NOVA de Lisboa of Lisbon. This postdoctoral fellowship aims for a recent PhD in neurosciences.


Field of study: Neurosciences


Job description:

Doctorate in Neurosciences or equivalent (PhD defended after July 2018 or to be defended soon).


Work plan:

The Postdoctoral Researcher will join the #CD2APtaskforce to lead the project that aims at establishing a novel synaptic function for CD2AP and to determine the impact of a Alzheimer’s mutation in CD2AP on synapses. The experimental models include mouse primary cortical neurons and human neurons that model late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The experimental approach includes microscopy-based cell biology and neurosciences assays, electrophysiology recordings using multi-electrode arrays, as well as proteomic analysis. The postdoc is expected to be creative, and to show initiative, and will be mentored to become the project leader, to write manuscripts and to communicate at international meetings.


Legislation and applicable regulations:

The fellowship is awarded under Law 40/2004, of 18 August (Statute of the Scientific Research Fellow) and the Fellowships and Research Regulations of the Foundation for Science and Technology in force.



Place of work:

The work will be developed at the Laboratory “Neuronal Trafficking in Aging” at the Center for the Study of Chronic Diseases at NOVA Medical School | Faculty of Medical Sciences at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, under the scientific guidance of Dr. Cláudia Almeida (PI).


Fellowship duration

The scholarship will be awarded initially for a period of 6 months renewable for the same period until the end of the project (approx.. 3 years), with beginning expected in 15 of September of 2021.


Monthly maintenance allowance amount:

The amount of the fellowship corresponds to € 1,646.00 monthly (tax-free), paid monthly by bank transfer, according to the table of values of fellowships directly attributed by FCT, I.P. in the country.


Selection methods:

The selection methods to be used are as follows:

Candidates will be screened for eligibility according to admission requirements listed. The evaluation will consist of 3 stages:

  1. Candidates will be scored and shortlisted according to the required application materials (motivation letter and CV). The value is calculated by weighing in each factor as follows scientific and curricular background (40%), expertise in the work field (40%), and motivation letter (20%).

Please indicate in the CV or motivation letter the following skills and experience if applicable:

  • IPSCs cell culture
  • Human neurons differentiation from hiPSCs
  • Neuronal activity techniques (i.e Calcium imaging, electrophysiology, Multi-Electrode arrays, Phluorins, FM1-43).
  • Imaging techniques (i.e confocal, super-resolution, live imaging)
  • Quantitative image analysis (i.e. Fiji, Imaris)
  • Programming skills (i.e. Matlab, Python)
  1. The candidates that obtain the highest scores in 1. will be interviewed (remotely), and referees will be contacted. Candidates who are interviewed will be assigned a new classification. The top candidate will be selected based on the presentation (40%), previous work (30%) and questions (30%).


Composition of the Selection Jury:

Doctor Cláudia Almeida - President of the JuryDoctor Hugo Vicente Miranda - effective vowelProfessor Rita Teodoro - effective vowelProfessor Paulo Pereira - alternate memberDoctor César Mendes - alternate member


Publication / notification of results:

The final results of the evaluation will be sent by email to candidates who submit a valid application.


Application deadline and form of submission of applications:

The competition is open from 2 of July until 5th of September 2021.

Applications must be sent by email to applications@nms.unl.pt, mentioning the reference of Bolsa DAI / 2021/05 in the Subject / Subject of the message.


Applications must be formalized, mandatorily, by sending a Motivation Letter accompanied by the following documents:

1. Motivation Letter in English,

2. Short Curriculum Vitae identifying the elements indicated in the desired profile when possible.

3. Copy of the qualification certificate.


FCM reserves the right not to award the proposed scholarship to the competition if the candidates do not meet the requirements indicated in this notice.


Lisbon, 1st July 2021

The Subdirector for Research

Doctor António Jacinto


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Center for the Study of Chronic Diseases

EURAXESS offer ID: 662155


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