Research Fellowship | Starchfire

Universities and Institutes of Portugal
November 16, 2022
Offerd Salary:€ 1144,64
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Contract Type:Temporary
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  • Organisation/Company: Universidade de Coimbra
  • Research Field: Engineering
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 29/11/2022 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Coimbra
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Reference Number: Starchfire POCI-01-0247-FEDER-069481 858667
  • University of Coimbra opens a call for one research fellowship, in the framework of the project “Starchfire - Development of flame retardant through renewable sources ” (reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-069481), co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), through the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Programme (COMPETE 2020) Portugal 2020, in the following conditions:

    Scientific area: Chemical Engineering or related areas.

    Skills/Qualifications/Admission requirements: Masters in Chemical Engineering or similar enrolled in a doctorate or in non-academic degree courses integrated in the educational project of a higher education institution. Knowledge of working with polymers.

    “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.

    According to the RBI in paragraph 5 of article 6, it only admits BI attributions to graduates and masters enrolled in study cycles not awarding an academic degree who have not exceeded two years to fulfill in different scholarship contracts.

    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 thefellowship 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: Development of starch-based anti-flame formulations. Characterization of formulations.

    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 current wording.

    Location: Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Coimbra.

    Duration: 4,5 months.

    Renewal: non renewal.

    Scientific orientation: Jorge Fernando Jordão Coelho.

    Financial conditions: The amount of the fellowship is € 1144,64 corresponding to the monthly compensation stipulated in the FCT table (https: // www., plus in addition, the value of the PhD tuition fee in the amount of €2750/year, supported through own income, during the period of the research grant 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 Assessment 100% .

    Selection criteria: The assessment of the CV will focus on several parameters:

    i) Absolute Merit of Curriculum Vitae (70%);

    ii) Adequacy of the candidate's profile to the work plan to be developed 30%.

    Jury responsible for selection: Professora Doutora Ana Clotilde Amaral Loureiro da Fonseca, Professor Doutor Arménio Coimbra Serra e Professor Doutor Jorge Fernando Jordão Coelho.

    Formalization of application: Applications must be formalized by sending a motivation letter; Curriculum vitae; Certificate of Qualifications and document proving active enrollment in the doctorate or in a non-academic degree course, integrated in the educational project of a higher education institution (only necessary at the hiring stage.

    The aforementioned Declaration must be formalized in a specific form on the platform.

    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 respective duration(s).

    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 submitted via https: //

    Submission of applications: Between 16/11/2022 and 29/11/2022.

    Submission deadline date: 29/11/2022.

    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 were established.

    Pursuant to subparagraph h) of Article 9 of the Portuguese Constitution, the University of Coimbra, as employer, actively promotes a policy of equal opportunities between men and women in access to employment and professional development, and acts to prevent each and every kind of discrimination.

    Therefore, no one can be privileged, benefited, harmed or deprived of any right or immune from any duty on account of, in particular, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, family, economic situation, education, origin or social condition, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic or racial origin, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological beliefs and trade union membership.

    Selection reserve list: Yes, up to three months before the end of the project, provided that the maximum duration of the grant provided for in accordance with applicable regulations is not exceeded.

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    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Universidade de Coimbra
  • Department: Divisão de Projetos e Atividades (Bolsas)
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // www.
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Coimbra
  • Street: Rua Larga
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