CALL FOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP | “CIBIT, UID/4959/2020” - Coimbra Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research (Lugus 772577)

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    Universidade de Coimbra
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    14/12/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
    Portugal › Coimbra




University of Coimbra opens a call for one research fellowship, in the framework of the strategic project “CIBIT, UID/4959/2020” - Coimbra Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research, financed by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P./MCTES through de national funds (PIDDAC), in the following conditions:


Scientific area: Health Sciences.


Skills/Qualifications/Admission requirements: BSc in Biology, Biochemistry, or similar scientific areas, qualified for and with experience in laboratory animal experimentation, currently enrolled in a cycle of studies leading to the attribution of an MsC academic degree or in a course not conferring an academic degree .


“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 March 24, 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 the fellowship 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: Phenotypic study of preclinical models of neurodevelopmental disorders, using molecular techniques, biosignal recordings, and behavioral tests.


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: ICNAS – Institute for Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health at the University of Coimbra.


Duration: 6 months.


Renewal: Possibly renewable.


Scientific orientation: Doutor João Filipe da Costa Martins.


Financial conditions: The amount of the fellowship is € 835.98 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: Curricular Evaluation (50%) and Interview (50%) .


Selection criteria:

In Curricular Evaluation (AC) the following criteria will be considered:

  1. Curriculum Vitae merit (50%);

Academic path reflecting the average BSc classification. In the case of qualitative classification this will be converted to quantitative score according to University of Coimbra table.

  1. Suitability of CV to the required position (50%), which includes:

Scientific academic and professional path including qualification and experience: scientific expertise (30%), publications and communications (20%).


In the Interview (ENT) the following criteria will be considered:

i) MI - Motivation and interest (20%);

ii) CEV - Communication and verbal expression (10%);

iii) C – Common knowledge about the area of the call (40%);

iv) ASC – Critical thinking and analytical skills (20%);

v) RH – Human interaction skills (10%).


The calculation for the final classification (CF), with score between 0 and 100, will be:

CF = 0.5*AC + 0.5*ENT

Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge and experience in the area of the call.


The Jury may select no candidate in the case no candidate fits the required profile .


Jury responsible for selection: Professor Doutor Miguel Sá Sousa Castelo-Branco, Doutor João Filipe Costa Martins e Doutora Joana Teresa Ferreira Gonçalves.


Formalization of application: The applications should be formalized by submitting Motivation Letter, Curriculum Vitae including curricular record, BSc degree certificate or diploma, Certificate of enrollment in a cycle of studies leading to the attribution of an academic degree or in a course not conferring an academic degree (this may be presented until the fellowship is contractualized). The applicants should also submit a Declaration on the honor of the candidate, regarding previous fellowship(s), as follows:.


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: The applications should be submitted via email to Prof. Doutor Miguel Castelo-Branco, using the address: cibit@uc.pt.


Submission of applications: Between 29/11/2021 and 14/12/2021.


Submission deadline date: 14/12/2021.


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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