Organisation/Company: Universidade de Coimbra
Research Field: Other
Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline: 28/09/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
Location: Portugal › Coimbra
Type Of Contract: Temporary
Job Status: Full-time
Hours Per Week: 35
Offer Starting Date: 01/11/2021
CALL FOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
University of Coimbra opens a call for 1 (one) research fellowship, in the
framework of the R&D project “MED4Youth - Dieta Mediterrânica Enriquecida para
combater a Obesidade dos Jovens” (reference: PRIMA/0004/2018), financed by
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P./MCTES through national funds
(PIDDAC), in the following conditions:
Scientific area: Life or Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Biochemistry or other related areas.
Skills/Qualifications/Admission requirements: Master degree in Life or Health
Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry or other related areas.
Applicants must be registered as PhD students in health sciences, biomedicine
or pharmaceutical sciences or registered in non-degree courses in health
sciences or biomedicine.
“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
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: Advanced scientific research and training, develop
research work based on a relationship between basic research and clinical
research concerning the positive impact that the Mediterranean diet can have
on the control of obesity and cardiovascular disease risk factors in
Execution of project activities in basic research, data analysis and
scientific communication. Participation in scientific and team meetings,
elaboration of reports related to the project .
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
Location: Institute of Biophysics - Faculty of Medicine at the University of
Duration: 6 (six) months.
Renewal: Eventually renewable.
Scientific orientation: Professora Doutora Maria Filomena Rabaça Roque Botelho
e Professor Doutor Paulo Nuno Centeio Matafome.
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: Curriculum Vitae Evaluation (50%) and Interview (50%).
In the Curriculum Vitae Evaluation (50%) the following criteria will be
a) Master's final average (50%);
b) Previous knowledge in cell culture techniques, cytotoxicity assays, flow
cytometry, immunofluorescence, analysis of cell survival curves, cell and
molecular biology techniques, processing of human biological samples and in
animal experimentation (35%) will be valued;
c) Number of scientific publications within the scope of prior knowledge
In the Interview (50%), the following criteria will be considered:
a) Motivation and interest (25%);
b) Availability demonstrated (25%);
c) English language domain (50%).
Expertise (eg. Publications) in in vitro models of
oncology/obesity/metabolic diseases, including cell cultures and molecular and
cell biology techniques. Expertise in clinical studies with the processing of
Jury responsible for selection: Professora Doutora Maria Filomena Rabaça Roque
Botelho, Professor Doutor Paulo Nuno Centeio Matafome e Professora Doutora Ana
Margarida Coelho Abrantes.
Formalization of application:
Requested documents for the application:
a) Motivation letter;
b) Curriculum Vitae with academic background;
c) Copy of Certificate(s) of qualifications;
d) The intention or proof of registration in the PhD Program (or the
intention or copy of proof of registration in the non-professing course degree
in health sciences or biomedicine).
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
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: Applications must be sent by email to
email@example.com, attaching all requested documents and indicating the
reference of this notice in subject: “MED4Youth757871”.
Submission of applications: Between 15/09/2021 and 28/09/2021.
Submission deadline date: 28/09/2021.
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
Selection reserve list: A selection reserve list will be created for a period
of 6 months
Web site for additional job details
https: // www. uc.pt/administracao/dpa/bolsas/editais/bi757871af
Organisation/Company: Universidade de Coimbra
Department: Divisão de Projetos e Atividades (Bolsas)
Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
Website: https: // www. uc.pt/administracao/dpa
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