Scholarship Research For A Bachelor In Physics - Project Ptdc/Nan-Mat/30178/2017

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


August 22, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: ADDF - Associacao para o Desenvolvimento do Departamento de Fisica
  • Research Field: Physics › Applied physics
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 22/08/2021 17:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Coimbra
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Offer Starting Date: 15/09/2021
  • Reference Number: PTDC/NAN-MAT/30178/2017
  • A research scholarship for a researcher with a Bachelor degree in physics is open, in the framework of project PTDC/NAN-MAT/30178/2017 “NanoNeuDet - Development of novel approaches for thermal neutron detection”, financed by National Fund through FCT/MCTES and co-financed by Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Estratégico Regional (FEDER) through Programa Operacional de Competitividade e Internacionalização, COMPETE 2020.


    Monthly allowance:

    Corresponds to 835,98 €, according to the values of the grants supported by FCT, I.P. in Portugal (https: // www.

    To this value, adds the value for the seguro social voluntário, in case the candidate chooses so.

    The candidate will also benefit of a personal insurance.

    Payments will be made by monthly bank transfer.

    Eligibility criteria

    The candidates must formalize their application by email (in pdf format):

  • Application letter, directed to the Principal Researcher, including the call reference, full name, date and birthplace, address, e-mail address and contact phone number.
  • Motivation letter;
  • Copy of Bachelor Diploma.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of enrollment in a masters degree or in a non-degree-granting course integrated in the educational project of a higher education institution, developed in association or cooperation with one or several R&D units.
  • Other documents, considered to be of relevance to the evaluation of the scientific and path:
  • The application must be sent, by electronic mail, to the following addresses: and (subject: Bachelor scholarship PTDC/NAN- MAT/30178/2017).

    Application timeframe:

    The call is open from 26th of July to the 22nd of August 2021.

    The results of the call application will be made public until 30th of August de 2021. The candidates will have 10 business days after the results are made public to make their pronounce about the results, according to the terms of Código do Procedimento Administrativo. After this period, the select candidate will have to declare, in writing, the acceptance of the position and to indicate the final grant starting date. Unless a suitable justification, the lack of this declaration implies that the candidate renounces the grant. In case of renounce of desistence by the selected candidate, the next classified candidate will be notified.

    Selection process

    Grading and selection process :

    The selection of the candidates will be made through the evaluation of their merit, taking into account the relevance, quality, up to date, and suitability of the candidate to the requested tasks, according to the following criteria:

  • Scientific and curricular path (90%):

  • C1: CV quality, including grading of Bachelor and Master Courses.

  • C2: Research activities, undertaken in the same field as the project during the last 3 years.
  • C3: Motivation and autonomy.
  • C = C1×0,4 + C2×0,3 + C3×0,3.

  • Interview (10%): The 3 top candidates selected according to criteria A will be selected for and interview. The remaining candidates will be excluded from the selection process.
  • The jury will grade each criteria in (C) using a scale from 0 to 100. In the interview (E) the jury will grade, using a scale from 0 to 100, each candidate accordingly to the questions answered.

    The final evaluation score (RF) is given on a numeric scale, from 0 to 100, and is calculated according to:

    RF = 0,9×C + 0,1×E

    In case of a tie between two or more candidates, the tie break decision will rely on the jury president. Candidates living abroad are allowed to participate in the interview using remote conferencing methods. The jury will rank the candidates with the corresponding final grades, based upon the evaluation criteria and corresponding scoring.

    Jury composition:

    The jury will be composed by Dr. Fernando Amaro (President and project Principal Researcher), Prof. Dr. Joaquim Marques Ferreira dos Santos and Prof. Dr. Luís Manuel Panchorrinha Fernandes.

    Additional comments

    The candidate must fill in and send:


    Full Name: Citizen Card / Identity Card / Passport No.: Valid until: // Nationality: Full Address: Postal Code: - I further declare that, if the selection panel chooses for communicating and/or notifying applicants by email, I consent that those communications and/or notifications, within the scope of this competition, be made to the email address used to send my application. On , 2021 (candidate's signature)


    I, , following my application to the call under Project , with ref. , declare under my honor and exclusive responsibility the veracity of those contained in the my Curriculum Vitae, as well as the statements made below, which cumulatively determine my admission or exclusion from this call (please indicate below as conditions that it complies with): Master's degree specified on the date of submission of my application for this scholarship ; The work plan of the scholarship that I am applying for is carried out in a different entity from the entity where the research works that lead to the permanence of my master's degree were carried out; I further declare that: I am aware that all false declarations may imply my non-admission to this call or the end of the Research Grant contract in question, in the event of its assignment, with the possible return of the monthly subsidy amounts already received ; ? I understand that, in case of assignment of this grant, I may be asked to provide elements and/or information that prove the above statements. On of , 2021 (Candidate's signature)

    Web site for additional job details

    https: // www.

    Required Research Experiences
  • Physics

  • 1 - 4

    Offer Requirements
  • Physics: Bachelor Degree or equivalent

  • PORTUGUESE: Mother Tongue

    ENGLISH: Good


    The candidate must hold a Bachelors' degree in physics, experimental physics, engineering physics, biomedical engineering or similar fields of knowledge and

    Specific Requirements

    Most tasks will be performed at the LIBPhys-UC facilities, in the Physics Department of the Coimbra University, under supervision of Dr. Fernando Amaro. Some of the tasks will take place at the Paul Scherrer Institute, in Switzerland.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: ADDF - Associacao para o Desenvolvimento do Departamento de Fisica
  • Department: ADDF - ADDF
  • Organisation Type: Other
  • Website: https: // www.
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Coimbra
  • State/Province: Coimbra
  • Postal Code: 3004-516
  • Street: Rua Larga s/n, Departamento de Física da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
  • Phone: +351239410185
  • Fax: +351 239829158
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