Organisation/Company: Universidade de Coimbra
Research Field: Engineering
Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline: 01/10/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
Location: Portugal › Coimbra
Type Of Contract: Temporary
Job Status: Full-time
Hours Per Week: 35
CALL FOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
University of Coimbra opens a call for 1 research fellowship, in the framework
of the project AeroXTreme - High-performance silica aerogel nanocomposites for
insulation under extreme-temperature Space environments (reference: PTDC/EQU-
EQU/29533/2017 - CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-029533), co-financed by the European
Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union, through the Regional
Operational Program of the Center (CENTRO 2020) of Portugal 2020 and by the
Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P./MCTES through national funds
(PIDDAC, in the following conditions:
Scientific area: Chemical Engineering and related areas.
Skills/Qualifications/Admission requirements: Master in Chemical Engineering
or related areas, who is enrolled in a PhD course or a course not conferring
an academic degree as part of the educational project of a higher education
institution. It is a condition for admission to the application to have a
weighted average of (Bachelor + Master) or Integrated Master greater than or
equal to 13 / 20. Preference will be given to candidates (i) with proven
knowledge of the English language and (ii) with knowledge in the synthesis
and characterization of nanostructured materials.
“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: The research fellowship holder will carry out
experimental tasks related to the synthesis of silica-based aerogels with
fiber reinforcement and with the addition of alumina and to the physical-
chemical, structural, thermal and mechanical characterization of materials
obtained. In another aspect, he/she will also carry out bibliographic research
tasks, as well as treatment/compilation and discussion of the data/results
obtained, and will support the preparation of project progress reports and the
preparation of articles or communications.
A3 - Addition of alumina phases in nanocomposites
A4 - Characterization of aerogels
A5 - Suitability of aerogels to the application and production conditions
A6 - Dissemination of results..
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: Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Coimbra.
Renewal: possibly renewed.
Scientific orientation: Prof. Dr. Luísa Maria Rocha Durães.
Financial conditions: The amount of the fellowship is € 1104,64 corresponding
to the monthly compensation stipulated in the FCT table
(https: // www. fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en), plus this value adds
the personal accidents insurance. The payment will be made by bank transfer.
This amount will not be increased during the entire period of the fellowship
Selection methods: Assessment of the Curriculum (AC) and Interview (E).
Selection criteria: AC - 70%; E - 30%
Selection sub-criteria for AC:
- Basic general academic training (40%);
- Specific activities/training in the area of synthesis and characterization
of nanostructured/nanocomposite materials (30%);
- Education and domain of the English language (20%);
- Activities that demonstrate autonomy, teamwork and time management skills
Selection subcriteria in E:
- Demonstration of knowledge in the synthesis and characterization of
nanostructured/nanocomposite materials (50%);
- Oral fluency of the English language (20%);
- Motivation and interest (30%).
Jury responsible for selection: Luísa Maria Rocha Durães; Pedro Nuno das Neves
Lopes Simões; Maria Benilde Faria de Oliveira e Costa.
Formalization of application: Applications must be formalized by sending the
following documents (mandatory): 1) Letter of motivation written in
English, 2) Certificates of the academic degrees with average mark, 3)
Curriculum Vitae, 4) Other elements or Certificates considered relevant by
The following document should also be sent:.
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: by email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission of applications: Between 20/09/2021 and 01/10/2021.
Submission deadline date: 01/10/2021.
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: n.aFF4
SMA1Utilizar caso estejamos perante Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação ou
Bolsa de Investigação a atribuir a candidatos inscritos em CNCG. Caso
FF2Considerar de acordo com o que seja aplicável.
ARS3Por forma a facilitar o preenchimento das datas, o/a utilizador/a deve
selecionar o campo e escrever a data. Quando é selecionado outro campo, o
campo “data” atualiza automaticamente para o formato definido/correto
FF4Preencher com a indicação até quando pode ser utilizada, caso tenha
sido solicitada pelo/a requerente.
Web site for additional job details
https: // www. uc.pt/administracao/dpa/bolsas/editais/bi761489mm10.09.2021
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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