Research Fellowship Ref. Imm/Bi/27-2022

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


August 12, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: IMM
  • Research Field: Biological sciences › Biology
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 12/08/2022 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Lisboa
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM) opens a call for one research fellowship under the project “Regulation of gamma-delta T cells in the tumor microenvironment and their manipulation towards immunotherapy of solid cancers” (PTDC/MED-ONC/6829/2020), with the funding support from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, IP.P. / MCTES through national funds (PIDDAC).

    Work Plan and Objectives:

    - Production of cellular products for adoptive cell therapy

    - Establishment and monitoring of tumour growth in vivo

    - Ex vivo analysis of murine tissues by flow cytometry

    - Cell culture of primary cells and cell lines

    - Data analysis, reporting and presentation

    Legislation and Applicable Regulation: Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação approved by Law nr 40/2004, from 18th August in its current form (altered by Decree Law nr 123/2019, 28th August) and current Regulation of Fellowships of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia https: // www. (approved by Regulation nr 950/2019, from 16th December).


    Predicted start date, duration and renewal conditions: The fellowship contract is predicted to start in September, 2022, for a period of 6 (six) months on an exclusive basis, eventually renewable until the maximum stipulated in applicable regulations, not exceeding the eligibility period of the project (predicted to end on May 31st 2024).

    Work place and Scientific orientation: : The research activities will be developed at T cell Differentiation & Tumor Targeting Lab of iMM, under the supervision of Sofia Mensurado.

    Fellowship financial conditions: The fellow will benefit from a monthly stipend in the amount of 1144,64€ in accordance with the defined in FCT table https: // www. The amount will be paid by wire transfer at the end of each month. The fellow will also benefit from a personal accident insurance to execute the proposed research activities as well as the right to Social Security through Voluntary Social Insurance regimen, if wanted, under the terms of Código dos Regimes Contributivos do Sistema Previdencial de Segurança Social, and the contributions costs will be supported by the research project.

    Eligibility criteria

    Application documents: - Motivation Letter; - Detailed CV; - MSc certificate (please check the “NOTE” in Fellowship recipients); - Contacts of 2 references; - Candidate's declaration of honor indicating previous fellowships, if any, its typology and duration. The non-compliance with these requirements determines the immediate rejection of the application.

    In case the applicant does not have yet the required degree certificate, a declaration of honor stating the conclusion of the necessary qualifications for the purposes of this process will be accepted and must be sent by the end date of the call.

    Selection process

    Jury evaluation and selection: Bruno Silva-Santos (FMUL, iMM), Karine Serre (iMM) and Sofia Mensurado (iMM).

    Selection methods: CV (80%): Academic record (20%) and relevant experience (60%); Motivation letter (20%)

    Deadlines and application process: The call will be open from August 1st until August 12 th 2022.

    Applications should be submitted through iMM website, by clicking in the “Apply” button below the position job ad. The non-compliance with these requirements determines the immediate rejection of the application.

    Notification of results: The evaluation results will be announced within 90 days after the termination of the applications submission deadline, by writing and publishing a jury meeting minute at iMM website at https: // with all process of recruitment, evaluation and selection including a list of all excluded and admitted candidates and for these last ones, their classification. All admitted candidates will be notified by email.

    Preliminary Hearing and Final Decision Deadline: After notification, all candidates have 10 working days to respond. Panel's final decisions are pronounced within a period of 90 days, from application deadline.

    Selection reserve list: A reserve selection list will be created for a period of 6 months.

    Additional comments

    Fellowship contracting: The Fellowship is granted through the signature of a contract between iMM and the selected fellow and after the fellow send the following mandatory documents: copy of identification document (in case of non-European citizens is mandatory the work visa / valid resident permit), document proving the required academic degree and the document proving the enrollment in a PhD study cycle.

    Applicants with academic degrees obtained abroad will be required to present a certificate of recognition in accordance with the applicable regulation. This document is mandatory only in the contracting phase.

    For each Fellowship period an Activity Report must be prepared by the fellow as well as the Report by the supervisor.

    Non-discrimination and equal access policy : iMM undertakes to ensure compliance with the principles of non-discrimination and equality and to that extent, provides that no candidate can be privileged, benefited, harmed or deprived of any right or exempted from any duty due in particular ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, economic status, education, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic disease, nationality, ethnic origin or race, place of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and trade union membership.

    International environment and experience: Diversity is a fundamental aspect of the essence of iMM, where researchers and non-researchers of different nationalities, backgrounds and areas of study work together, promoting the exchange of experiences and interactions, contributing to the personal and professional development of each person and to the existence of an international, inclusive and stimulating environment.

    Research Fellows Support Centre: The Research Fellows Support Centre works on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00AM to 6:30PM at Human Resources Office.

    Web site for additional job details

    https: //

    Offer Requirements
  • Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent


    Fellowship recipients / Admission requirements: Any National, foreign and stateless candidate(s) that fulfill the necessary conditions to be enrolled in a PhD study cycle (in area related to the work plan) can apply.

    Applicants must hold the following requirements:

    - MSc degree holder in Biochemistry or Biology;

    - Consolidated experience in mouse handling and procedures;

    - Consolidated experience in murine tissue-processing for flow cytometry;

    - Experience in human primary cell culture;

    - Independent user of multi-color (>10 channels) flow cytometry;

    -Proficiency in English;

    The international experience of the candidates, although not a determining criterion for selection, will be valued.

    NOTE: In the event the MSc degree was awarded by a foreigner higher institution, the degree must comply with the provisions of Decree-Law nr 66/2018, 18th August, and all formalities established there must be fulfilled by applications deadline. For further information about the procedure, please check here.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: IMM
  • Organisation Type: Research Laboratory
  • Website: https: //
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Lisboa
  • Postal Code: 1649-028
  • Street: Av. Prof. Egas Moniz, Ed. Egas Moniz
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