Scientific Research Fellowship

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


September 27, 2021


  • Research Field: Engineering › Biomedical engineering
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 27/09/2021 12:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Marinha Grande
  • Type Of Contract: Other
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Eu Research Framework Programme: H2020
  • Reference Number: (SAFE TRACK (CENTRO-01-0247-FEDER-070111)
  • Polytechnic of Leiria is now opening applications for (one) scientific research fellowship (BI) within the project SafeTrack-Miniaturized wireless devices for continuous monitoring of patients in emergency (CENTRO-01-0247-FEDER-070111)”, cofinanced by FEDER – Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional, in the scope of the PORTUGAL 2020 program, through CENTRO 2020 – Programa Operacional Regional do Centro Competitividade e Internacionalização, in the following terms:

    . DURATION : 06 months, eventually renewable until the end of the project or the maximum duration for this research fellowship type. The fellowship is due to start in 11/2021.

    . WORK PLAN : The work to be developed by the researcher:

    1.Development of polymeric structures for medical devices.

    2.Conducting tests to the developed monitoring/position sensors and their validation.

    . WORKPLACE AND SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISION: The work will be developed at the Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, under the supervision of Professor Artur Jorge dos Santos Mateus.

    . PAYMENT: The maintenance stipend will be monthly processed, through bank transfer, to the account identified by the research fellow.

    . ACTIVITY SCHEME : Exclusivity, according to the applicable legislation.

    . SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS : Applications must be addressed to the president of the jury and sent by e-mail to, presenting the application form available at www. with the following documentation attached:

    - Document(s) proving the ownership of the academic degree(s) and/or required application diploma(s), preferably with the final average and curricular units' classification. Candidates with foreign qualifications must prove their academic degree and foreign diploma in the terms of the Decree-law no. 66/2018, dated August 16th. These documents can be dismissed during the application phase, by submitting a declaration of honour available in the application form, which can only attest to facts that occurred prior to the application, with the verification of this condition occurring only in the contract signing phase;

    - Document proving the enrolment and registration in the study, as stated in the application announcement (optional presentation in the application stage, which in turn is a mandatory element when contracting the research grant) ;

    - Updated candidate Curriculum Vitae;

    - Document(s) supporting other evaluation parameter(s) indicated in the announcement;

    - Other certifications and/or other documents considered relevant by the candidate.

    . SELECTION METHOD AND EVALUATION CRITERIA: Evaluation will be based on the curricular analysis and eventual interview, and will focus on the candidate merit according to the following: a) Academic Qualification (HA): Master's final grade; b) Professional/Academic Experience (EPA); c) Specific knowledge (CE): Experience and knowledge in product engineering, polymer materials and sensors, with the final grade (NF) = HA0,5 + EPA0,2 + CE0,3.If the jury decides by reasoned deliberation, the three first classified in the curriculum analysis will be invited for an interview, with the final grade (NFE) = NF0.8 + ENT0.2).

    Observation: If the candidate(s) with foreign qualifications(s) do not present, during the application phase, the recognition of the degree or foreign diploma and the classification conversion to the Portuguese scale, the jury defines the conversion only for the application purposes based on the rules of the legal regime applicable to the recognition of foreign degrees and diplomas or, when not possible, applies the minimal classification of 10 points.

    Note that foreign academic degrees need to be registered by a Portuguese institution, in accordance with Decree-law no. 66/2018, dated August 16th, and Ordinance no. 33/2019, dated January 25th. The presentation of the certificate is mandatory for signing the contract. More information can be obtained at: https: // www.

    . EVALUATION PANEL: The jury responsible for the applications evaluation will be constituted by PhD Professors: Artur Jorge dos Santos Mateus (president), Paula Cristina Rodrigues Pascoal Faria and Nuno Manuel Fernandes Alves (effective members); Nelson Martins Ferreira and Sandra Cristina Fernandes Amado (substitute members).

    . RESULTS DISCLOSURE AND COMPLAINTS: The jury will send to the candidates, by e-mail, the provisional results of the evaluation (presented in the form of the minutes resulting from the evaluation process) within 90 working days after the application deadline. After this disclosure, candidates have 10 working days to pronounce, if they wish, in the appropriate form available in the institutional webpage, under the terms of the administrative procedure code (CPA). The final decision will be taken within a maximum period of 60 working days after the conclusion of the previous hearing of interested parties, of which a complaint can be filed within 15 working days, after notification, to the highest executive body of the Polytechnic of Leiria. Within the scope of the research fellowship award procedure, if the final ordering list, duly approved, contains a number of approved candidates higher than the number of research fellowships to be filled, an internal recruitment reserve is always created, which can be used when there is need for occupation due to withdrawal of the scholarship holder, under the terms of the CPA, to be used during the eligibility of the project.


    . GRANT FINANTIAL COMPONENTS: Monthly maintenance stipend of € 1.104,64, according to the FCT Regulation for Studentships and Fellowships (https: // www. Plus, if applicable, the monthly Voluntary Social Insurance, according to the conditions defined in the Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação, as well as the Personal Accident Insurance, during the research fellowship period.

    Eligibility criteria

    . ELIGIBILITY OF CANDIDATES: Without prejudice to the applicable rules to each type of research fellowship, the following candidates are eligible:

    a) National citizens or citizens of other member states of the European Union;

    b) Third-party states citizens;

    c) Stateless persons;

    d) Beneficiaries of political refugee status.

    Additional comments

    . APPLICABLE LEGISLATION AND REGULATION: Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação, approved by Law no. 40/2004, dated August 18th, in its current wording; Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação Científica do Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Regulation nº. 152/2021, of February 22, published in Series II of Diário da República nº 36.

    Offer Requirements
  • Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent

  • PORTUGUESE: Excellent


    . SCIENTIFIC AREA: Mechanical Engineering

    . RECIPIENTS: PhD students in Biomedical Engineering or related fields with master in Engineering or related fields.

    Contact Information
  • Department: CDRSP
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // www.
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Marinha Grande
  • State/Province: Leiria
  • Postal Code: 2430-028
  • Street: CDRSP- IPL-Rua de Portugal, Zona Industrial da Marinha Grande
  • Phone: +351 244569441
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