25/10/2021

BioRobotBeads - “Robotic system for the production of biomaterials and particles” (reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-047081) - Processo 767365

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universidade de Coimbra
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Other
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    24/11/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Portugal › Coimbra
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35

OFFER DESCRIPTION

CALL FOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

University of Coimbra opens a call for one research fellowship, in the framework of the BioRobotBeads project “Robotic system for the production of biomaterials and particles” (reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-047081), financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Programme (COMPETE 2020) of Portugal 2020, in the following conditions:

Scientific area: Biomedical Engineering, Biological engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or similar.

Skills/Qualifications/Admission requirements: The candidates must have a MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biological engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or similar. The candidates must be enrolled in a PhD program or, alternatively, in a non-degree course (curso não conferente de grau) in areas related with the aim of this position such as scientific research, statistical analysis or similar.

“Courses not conferring an academic degree” must be related to the research fellowship’s activity type. “Courses not conferring an academic degree” are the courses referred to in paragraph e) of number 3 of article 4 of Decree-Law no. 74/2006, of 24 March, in the current wording, provided that they are developed in association or cooperation between the higher education institution and one or more R&D units, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph e) of article 3 of the Regulation for Research Fellowships of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.

Although the recipients must be enrolled in a cycle of studies leading to the attribution of an academic degree or in a course not conferring an academic degree, at the time of application it is not necessary for the candidate to have made such an enrollment, and proof of enrollment must be presented until thefellowship is contractualized. Candidates are only required to meet the requirements to enroll in the training offer. If there are candidates already enrolled (including attending a course), they compete on an equal footing with those who are not enrolled.

Work plan/ Objectives: Research under the project BioRobotBeads. The position is available for highly motivated candidates interested in carrying out research within the scope of BioRobotBeads project. The selected candidate will investigate the biological impact of materials developed in the project using in vitro cell tests and animal experimentation..

Regime: The attribution of the fellowship does not generate or entitle a relation of a legal-labour nature, and the fellowship is undertaken in an exclusive dedication regime. The fellowship holder is awarded the Fellowship Statute of the UC, in its current wording, according to the Research Fellowship Holder Statute , and according to the Regulation for Research Fellowships of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., both in their current wording.

 

Location: Faculty of Medicine at the University of Coimbra.
Duration: 6 months.
Renewal: Eventually renewable.
Scientific orientation: Dr. Lino Ferreira.

Financial conditions: The amount of the fellowship is € 1 104.64 corresponding to the monthly compensation stipulated in the FCT table (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en), plus social security (Seguro Social Voluntário, first level contributions) and personal accidents insurance. The payment will be made by bank transfer. This amount will not be increased during the entire period of the fellowship duration.

Selection methods: The candidates will be evaluated according to their general CV and interview performance.
Selection criteria: Curriculum Evaluation (70%):

A. Curriculum vitae (50%)

1. Under 13,99 points – 50

2. From 14 to 15,99 points – 75

3. Above 15,99 points – 100

The suitability of the profile to the activities to be developed will take into account the proven knowledge in the following areas:

B. Experience in cell culture (25%)

1. Without Knowledge – 0

2. Reasonable knowledge– 50

3. Good knowledge – 70

4. Very good knowledge – 100

C. Experience in animal testing (25%)

5. Without Knowledge – 0

6. Reasonable knowledge– 50

7. Good knowledge – 70

8. Very good knowledge – 100

Interview (30%) (only for the 3 best candidates):

The 3 best candidates will be interviewed by the jury and classified (between 0 and 100) for each of the following criteria:

D. Capacity to demonstrate the acquired knowledge in the requested areas (50%)

E. Clarity of speech (50%)

(If no candidates have the requested profile, the scholarships will not be awarded).

Final Classification Formula:

Classification = (A*0.5 + B*0.25 + C*0.25)*0.7 + (D*0.5 + E*0.5)*0.3.

Jury responsible for selection: Dr Lino Ferreira, Dr Susana Simoes, Dr Hugo Fernandes.

Formalization of application:

i) Motivation letter, written in English, specifying the acquired knowledge;

ii) Detailed Curriculum Vitae in English;

iii) Copies of supporting documents of qualifications declared;

iv) Copies of the registration in a PhD program and/or in non-degree courses;

v) 2 recommendation letters, to make proof of previous knowledge in research areas close to the activity of the object. This aspect will be valued in the evaluation.

Declaration on the honor of the candidate(s) with the indication of the fellowship(s) of the typology to which the contest was held and the respective duration(s).

Applicants with academic degrees obtained abroad will be required to present a Certificate of Recognition in accordance with applicable law. This document is mandatory only in the contractualization phase.

Applications submission: All applications must be submitted by email to the attention of Dr. Luís Estronca (estronca@uc.pt).

Submission of applications: Between 27/10/2021 and 24/11/2021.

Submission deadline date: 24/11/2021.

 

Additional information: The evaluation results will be announced within 90 working days after the end of the applications submission deadline, by notifying the applicants via email. After the announcement of the results, candidates are considered automatically notified to, if they wish to do so, comment on the results on a preliminary hearing period within 10 days after that date. After this, the selected candidates will have to declare in writing their acceptance. Unless a justification worthy of consideration is presented, if the declaration is not submitted within the referred period, it is considered that the candidate waivers the fellowship. In case of resignation or withdrawal of the selected candidate, the next candidate with the highest evaluation score will be notified immediately.

Once the selection process is completed, the fellowship contract will be drawn up in accordance with the draft contract provided by the FCT.

After the contracted period, the fellowship holder and supervisor must prepare the final report in accordance with the respective assessment criteria that were established.

Selection reserve list: N.A

 

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Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

The candidates must have a MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biological engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or similar. The candidates must be enrolled in a PhD program or, alternatively, in a non-degree course (curso não conferente de grau) in areas related with the aim of this position such as scientific research, statistical analysis or similar.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
UC-Biotech and Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra
Portugal
Coimbra

EURAXESS offer ID: 700471

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