16/09/2022

2 (two) Research Grants for PhD students - Notice No. BI/11/FARM-ID/2022

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    FARM-ID - Associação da Faculdade de Farmácia para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Other
    Pharmacological sciencesPharmacy
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/09/2022 00:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Portugal › Lisbon
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Other
  • JOB STATUS
    Other
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    PTDC/BTM-SAL/4350/2021

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Under the Regulation of Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology, IP, Regulation No. 950/2019, published in Diário da República, 2nd Series, No. 241, of December 16, 2019, of the Regulation of Research Grants of the University of Lisbon, Dispatch No. 6238/2020, of 12 June, published in Diário da República, 2nd Series, no. 113, of 12 June 2020, and of the Statute of the Research Fellowship (EBI), Decree-Law no. 123/2019, of 28 August, published in the Diário da República, 1st Series, no. 164, of 28 August 2019, it is made known that a call for the award of 2 (two) Research Grants for PhD students within the scope of the project PTDC/BTM-SAL/4350/2021, titled: “Nano-imunoterapia multifunctional para o tratamento de mestástases cerebrais de melanoma” (Short-Name: NanoMetBrain), funded by Foundation for Science and Technology, IP, is open under the following conditions:

Scientific Area: Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research Grant Duration: The research will have a duration of 6 months, renewable up to a maximum of 18 months, starting in November 2022, on an exclusivity regime, in accordance with the terms of the Regulation of Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology, IP.

Work plan: The main goal of this work is the synthesis of polymeric nano-conjugates based on biodegradable and biocompatible biomaterials for the development of nanoparticles, as immunotherapies against cancer. Identification of new targets in the melanoma microenvironment associated with the response of different classes of immune cells to tumor antigens.

Workplace and Scientific Guidance: The work will be carried out in Faculty of Pharmacy Research and Development Association, at the premises of the Faculty of Pharmacy of Universidade de Lisboa, under the scientific guidance of Helena Isabel Fialho Florindo Roque Ferreira, Associated Professor with Habilitation, at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Universidade de Lisboa.

Formalization of applications: Applications must be sent in non-editable format (PDF), to the address concursos@farm-id.pt, containing the identification of the above mentioned notice. Applications in paper format will not be accepted.

Application deadline: The deadline for applications is from 19 to 30 September 2022 (10 working days).

Evaluation and rating criteria:

Candidate's Merit: It aims to assess compliance of the formal requirements required in the Opening Notice, but also to consider the adequacy of the scientific training area and/or specialization, training and professional experience, with a maximum weighting of 100%.

​​​​​​​Adequacy of the Scientific Training Area (AACF): Candidates will be ranked based on their scientific area of training and subsequent specialization, with a maximum weighting of 15%

Performance as Master’s student in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry or related areas – 0 to 20 values

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Training and Experience (FE): Candidates will be ranked based on their training, as well as experience and participation in projects developed in the field of nanotechnology with a view to modelling the frequency and function of immune cells and the stroma of the tumour microenvironment, with a maximum weighting of 50%

Experience in polymer synthesis, nanotechnology and immune-oncology (ESPNIO) – 0 to 20 values;
Flow cytometry techniques (TCF) – 0 to 20 values;
Cell culture techniques (TCC) – 0 to 20 values;
Proficiency in Portuguese and English language (DOMPI) – 0 to 20 values

​​​​​​​Specific competencies for the proposed work plan (CEPTP): Candidates will be ranked based on experience in developing nanosystems for immune-modelling, with a maximum weighting of 35%

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the synthesis of lactic acid-derived biodegradable polymers, conjugation of small sugars to these polymers, incorporation of peptides and small molecules, culture of dendritic cells and pre-clinical development studies (EXP) – 0 to 20 values

If necessary, na individual interview will be carried out with the best four candidates, in which case the interview will not be score dor weight in the Final Classification, and will only serve to clarify the information provided.

Final Classification: The score obtained in the final classification results from the sum of the points obtained in the Candidate's Merit, an individual form being out for each candidate.

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Benefits

The monthly maintenance allowence corresponds to 1.144,64€ , according to the table ofvalues directly attributed by FCT, I.P. in Portugal ( https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores ).Payment will be made via bank transfer.

 

In addition to the monthly maintenance stipend the grant holder will also be awarded with thevalue correspondent to the payment of the first step of Seguro Social Voluntário (voluntarypayment of Social Security), in case he/she chooses to be included in this regime.

Eligibility criteria

a) Form containing the candidate's identification (available on the FARM-ID’s website);

b) Curriculum Vitae containing the information necessary for the evaluation of the application;

c) Certificate of Master’s degree or declaration on honour;

d) Certificate of achievement in curricular units and final average;

e) Proof of enrolment in a Doctoral program in Pharmacy or related areas, or declaration on honour;

f) Declaration on honour stating that there is no professional activity that violates the exclusivity regime (available on the FARM-ID’s website);

g) Letter of motivation;

h) Contact of two references (optional);

i) Other supporting documents considered relevant.

 

All the documents necessary for the correct application are available on the institutional website trough the link: https://www.ff.ulisboa.pt/faculdade/recursos-humanos/bolsainvestigacaoparaestudantesdedoutoramento-ptdc-btm-sal-4350-2021

 

The documents that instruct the application must be submitted in Portuguese or English language.

 

No document that should have been submitted in the application phase can be submitted after the deadline set in the opening notice. Failure to comply with the deadline set for the submission of the application, as well as the lack or late submission of documents referred to in this point will determine the exclusion from the competition.

Selection process

Composition of the Jury: The Jury responsible for the selection will be constituted by:

President – Helena Isabel Fialho Florindo Roque Ferreira, Associated Professor with Habilitation, FFUL;

1st Member of the Jury – Rita Alexandra do Nascimento Cardoso Guedes, Associated Professor, FFUL;

2nd Member of the Jury – Maria Luísa Teixeira de Azevedo Rodrigues Corvo, Researcher, FFUL;

1st Alternate Member of the Jury – João Pedro Martins de Almeida Lopes, Assistant Professor, FFUL;

2nd Alternate Member of the Jury – Helena Maria Cabral Marques, Associated Professor with Habilitation, FFUL.

Additional comments

Form of notification of results: All candidates will be notified of the final results of the evaluation by email, and will have 10 working days after the aforementioned notification to say something, in accordance with the terms of the Code of Administrative Procedure.

 

After this notification, and in case there are no claims, the results will become final. In case of claims, and after the allegation is analysed and accepted or rejected, the results will become final after 10 business days.

 

After the final decision is made, a complaint/appeal can be filed to the Director of the FARM-ID – Faculty of Pharmacy Research and Development Association, Maria Beatriz da Silva Lima, PhD, Full Professor, within 10 working days from the date of notification.

 

Applicable legislation and regulations: Regulation of Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. (FCT, IP), Regulation no. 950/2019, published in the Diário da República, 2nd Series, no. 241, of December 16, 2019, of the Regulation of Research Grants of the University of Lisbon, Order no. 6238/2020, of 12 June, published in the Diário da República, 2nd Series, no. 113, of 12 June 2020, and of the Research Fellowship Statute (EBI), Decree-Law no. 123/2019, of 28 August, published in Diário da República, 1st Series, no. 164, of 28 August 2019.

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Other: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
    PORTUGUESE: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

  • Experience in polymer synthesis, nanotechnology ad immune-oncology;
  • Proficiency in Portuguese and English language

Specific Requirements

  • Master degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry or related areas;
  • Final average of at least 16 values;
  • Being enrolled in a Doctoral program in Pharmacy, or related areas

* If the candidates do not have in their possession, at the application stage, the documents proving that they hold a Master’s degree and/or enrolment in a doctoral program, these may be replaced by a declaration on honour. The proof shall be made until the contractualisation, under penalty of annulment of the candidate’s evaluation due to an error on the factual assumptions, and consequent exclusion from the present contest.

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
FARM-ID - Associação da Faculdade de Farmácia para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento
Portugal
Lisbon
1649-003
Av. Professor Gama Pinto, s/n

EURAXESS offer ID: 837784

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