028/Bi/2021 - Fellowship For Masters

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


September 22, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier ITQB NOVA
  • Research Field: Technology › Other
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 22/09/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Oeiras
  • Type Of Contract: To be defined
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Reference Number: 028/BI/2021
  • Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier Application for a Research Fellowship within project DeepBio

    Applications for a Research Fellowship are open at ITQB NOVA within the project entitled DeepBio- Machine learning and deep learning approaches for computer industrial biotechnology applications: NORTE-01-0247-FEDER-039831 , funded by Lisboa 2020, Norte2020, Portugal2020 and FEDER.

    Scientific Area: Biotechnology/Structural Bioinformatics.

    Academic Degree: Master degree.

    Other requirements: (i) Good capacity to perform computational work in the field of biomolecular modelling/Structural Bioinformatics; (ii) good knowledge of spoken and written English; (iii) preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in Comparative Modelling, Molecular Docking and Molecular Dynamics simulation approaches; (iv) be enrolled in a doctorate or in a course that does not lead to an academic degree, as per paragraph 2 of Article 6 of the FCT Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources Regulations in force.

    Working Plan: The selected candidate will be responsible for the tasks allocated to ITQB NOVA regarding the computational enzyme engineering for the biotechnology production of sweeteners. The candidates will have training in the biomolecular modelling and enzyme engineering areas.

    Applicable Law and Regulations: Status of Scientific Research Fellow, approved by Law number 40/2004, of August 18th, changed and republished by Ordinance 202/2012 of August 27th and changed by Ordinance 233/2012 of October 29th and by Law 12/2013 of January 29th and by Ordinance 89/2013 of July 9th and by the Ordinance 123/2019 of August 28th;

    Regulations for Research Fellowships from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., in force (https: // www. fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf).

    Working Place: The work will be carried out in collaboration of the Laboratory of Systems and Synthetic Biology and the Laboratory of Protein Modelling at ITQB NOVA under the supervision of Professor Isabel Rocha and Professor Cláudio M. Soares.

    Duration of the Fellowship: The fellowship will have the duration of 6 months (eventually renewable), expected to start in October 2021, on a full- time basis, according to Fellowship Regulations of Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P.

    Stipend Amount: EUR 1 104,64 €, according to the table of values of grants awarded directly by the FCT, I.P. in the Country (https: // www. fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/TabelaValoresSMMLOE2021.pdf) and payment will be made, monthly, through bank transfer.

    Selection Procedure: The selection procedures will be based on the curricular evaluation and an interview for the best suitable candidates, with 60% and 40% weighting, respectively.

    Juri Composition: Professor Cláudio Soares, Doctor Diana Lousa and Professor Isabel Rocha, Doctor Ana Sofia Ferreira (substitute), Doctor Caio Silva Souza (substitute)

    Application Documents: The application should be formalized in a cover letter indicating the corresponding fellowship reference together with the following documents: detailed Curriculum Vitae, degree certificate(s), motivation letter and 2 recommendation letters. If the degree has been conferred by a non-Portuguese higher education institution, the selected candidate must obtain the certificate of the degree recognition, issued by the Portuguese Directorate General for Higher Education or by a Portuguese Public Higher Education Institution, until the signature of the contract. Regarding this issue, please consult the website of the Portuguese Directorate General for Higher Education: https: // www. dges.gov.pt/en.

    Notification of Candidates: All candidates will be informed by e-mail of the final result.

    Deadlines and procedures for complaints and appeals: If the result is not favorable, the candidates have a period of 10 working days, after the disclosure of the results, to comment, if desired, in a prior hearing of interested parties, in the terms provided for in the Code of Administrative Procedure

    Application Period: from September 9 to September 22, 2021.

    Applications Should Be Sent To: Professor Isabel Rocha (irocha@itqb.unl.pt) Ref. 028/BI/2021

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier ITQB NOVA
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// www. itqb.unl.pt/
  • E-Mail: itqb.projects@itqb.unl.pt
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Oeiras
  • State/Province: Lisboa
  • Postal Code: 2780-156
  • Street: Av. da República, E.A.N