Research Grant — R&D activities to be carried out by PhD students (1 position) - BI/UTAD/37/2021

    University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    05/08/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
    Portugal › Vila Real


Offer description:

The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) opens a call for one (1) Research Grant for PhD students, in Animal Science and Veterinary Sciences, in the frame of the R&D project “oneHcancer – One Health approach in animal cancer” (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000078) with the financial support of the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) through the Northern Regional Operational Program.


Reference: BI/UTAD/37/2021


Scientific area/research field:

Animal Science and Veterinary Sciences


Researcher profile:

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Admission requirements:

1st – Masters in the field of Veterinary Sciences, Health Sciences and Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Zootechnic Engineering, Psychology and alike;

2nd – Computer knowledge of database development (Google forms);

3rd – Domain of statistics program (SPSS or similar) and Excel*;

4th – Fluency in English (spoken and written)*;

5th – Compliance with the Research Grants Regulation, namely with regard to mandatory enrollment in a training course leading to a degree (3rd cycle) (Article 6 of RBI nº 950/2019)*.

* mandatory requirement


Work plan:

The candidate will carry out R&D activities within the scope of the “oneHcancer – One Health approach in animal cancer” project, namely:

Data collection and evaluation work, statistical analysis and epidemiology. Research line 1 of the oneHcancer project – Animal and human cancer: filling the gaps. Cross-sectional study on the occurrence of cancer in dogs – epidemiological review of LHAP and HVUTAD registries; analysis of data collection and comparison with human results (from cat and dog lymphoma and comparison with human results); and analysis of statistical methodologies appropriate to the data. Survey of data on practices and attitudes about cancer in animals and humans – characterization of pet owners, and animal lifestyle.


Applicable legislation and regulations:

Law N.º 40/2004, of 18 August (Statute of Scientific Research Fellow), amended by DL 123/2019 of 28 August; FCT, IP Research Grant Regulation, approved by Regulation N.º 234/2012, published in the II Series of the Diário da República of June 25, 2012, amended and republished by Regulation No. 326/2013, published in the II Series of the Diário da Republic of July 27, 2013, amended by Regulation No. 339/2015, published in the II Series of the Diário da República of June 17, 2015 and Law No. 71/2018 (State Budget Law for 2019) and by Regulation No. 950/2019, published in the II Series of the Diário da República of December 16, 2019, and the Regulation of Research Grants of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro - Dispatch RT.36/2011, of July 6, of Mr. Rector, published in Diário da República by Order No. 9157/2011 (II Series), of July 19 in its current wording.



The work will be developed at the Animal and Veterinary Research Centre (CECAV), University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) under the scientific guidance of Professor Doctor Maria Dos Anjos Clemente Pires.

The work will have scientific co-supervision of Professor Doctor Ana Cláudia Correia Coelho and Professor Doctor Maria Paula Gonçalves da Mota.


Duration of scholarship:

The fellowship will last for 12 months, starting in September 2021. The scholarship contract may be renewed, and the total duration may not exceed 24 months.


Monthly maintenance allowance amount:

The scholarship amount corresponds to € 1 104,64, according to the table of scholarships awarded directly by the FCT, I.P. in the country (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). The period of payment of the scholarship is monthly and through bank deposit, check or another equivalent method.


Selection Methods:

The selection methods to be used will be the following:

  1. Academic qualifications (20%)
  2. Scientific curriculum (30%)
  3. Professional experience and additional training in the area (30%)
  4. Interview (20%)


Composition of the Selection Jury:

  • Chair – Maria dos Anjos Clemente Pires, Associate Professor from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
  • Effective Member – Ana Cláudia Correia Coelho, Associate Professor from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
  • Effective Member – Maria Paula Gonçalves da Mota, Assistant Professor from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro


Form of advertising/notification of results:

The final results of the evaluation will be publicized through a ranked list posted on the UTAD Campus Online Page (http://www.campus.utad.pt/bolsasinvestigacao/candidaturas ), with the candidate being approved notified via email.

If the decision to be taken is unfavourable to the granting of the requested scholarship, the candidates have a period of 10 working days, after the aforementioned disclosure, to express their opinion, if desired, in a prior hearing, under the terms provided for in the Code of Administrative Procedure.


Application deadline and form of submission of applications:

The tender is open from 23/07/2021 until 05/08/2021.

Applications must be formalized, obligatorily, by sending an application form accompanied by the following documents: Curriculum Vitae [proving the above-mentioned requirements]; Indication of the following data: citizen card number, tax identification number – TIN, date of birth, mobile phone number and email address; motivation letter; declaration of honour (to be requested by email to bolsasinvestigacao@utad.pt) and documentary evidence of the requested requirements.


The application must be made through the UTAD Campus Online Page, in the Research Grants section, following the instructions:

• Access the UTAD Campus Online Page: www.campus.utad.pt and select the Research Grants option. Or go directly to www.campus.utad.pt/bolsasinvestigacao/lista.

• Select the scholarship you intend to apply for.

• When selecting the “Apply” option, you will be redirected to the application page where you must complete and submit the respective form.


Equality of opportunities:

The candidate has the right to equal opportunities and treatment, and may not be privileged, benefited, prejudiced, deprived of any right or exempt from any duty due, in particular, to ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family situation, economic situation, education, origin or social condition, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and union membership.

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Vila Real
Quinta de Prados

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