Senior Investigator (Circular Economy And Value Chains)

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


January 28, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: ForestWISE
  • Research Field: Other
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 28/01/2022 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Portugal
  • Type Of Contract: Permanent
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40

    Senior Investigator (Circular economy and Value chains)

    Application 01/2022

    ForestWISE is a Collaborative Laboratory for the study of fire and forest issues through the development of research, innovation and knowledge transfer and technology activities. Our goal is to increase sustainable forest management in Portugal, the competitiveness of the Portuguese forestry sector and to reduce negative consequences of large rural fires.

    ForestWISE currently leads or participates in national and international large scale and impact projects in the forest and fire areas, integrating research, innovation and knowledge transfer in a collaborative process with universities, industry, companies, public sector and society. Its young and dynamic team is looking for the best human resources in each its operational areas. Join us!

    ForestWISE opens competition for one Senior Investigator under the Highly Qualified Human Resources Project - NORTE-06-3559-FSE-000045 (Aviso n. NORTE-59-2018-41)

    Position : Senior Investigator (Circular economy and Value chains)

    Summary description of the function:

    Under the supervision of the Executive Coordination of ForestWISE, the senior investigator will:

  • Coordinate and participate in research projects in the areas of Circular economy and Value chains;
  • Identify opportunities and develop all the initiatives necessary to the development of research projects and services provision aligned with the expected results for its work line (Circular economy and Value chains) which will contribute to ForestWISE's financial sustainability;
  • Develop annual and multi-annual activity plans for its thematic area, with the respective budgets, to integrate in ForestWISE's activity plans;
  • Coordinate and evaluate technical team's performance in the work line in which it will be integrated;
  • Strictly and efficiently use all resources related to the ForestWISE activity;
  • Stimulate and participate in ForestWISES's communication initiatives, dissemination and knowledge transfer initiatives;
  • Represent ForestWISE when requested at relevant events and initiatives about its work line and ForestWISE in general.
  • Benefits


    The candidates to be hired will be entitled to an employment contract with a fixed monthly salary between TRU41 and TRU73 levels, according to the curriculum vitae and the experience presented and proven.

    Selection process

    Evaluation Criteria:

    - Interview with candidates with curricular evaluation equal to or more than 15 values

    - The final classification will be the weighted average of the curriculum evaluation, which will assume a weight of 70%, and the interview, which will represent 30%

    - Selection of the candidates with the best final ranking

    - The jury reserves the right to decide not to select any candidate, or just one, if they agree that none of the candidates has the profile required.

    Additional comments

    Immediate availability and schedule flexibility

    ForestWISE actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy. No candidate can be privileged, benefited, harmed or deprived of any right or exempted from any duty due to, namely, parentage, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family situation, economic status, education, origin or social status, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and union membership.


    Francisco Carvalho – Administration Board

    Francisco Parada – Administration Board

    Carlos Fonseca – Chief Technology Officer

    Alexandra Marques – Executive Coordinator

    Paulo Fernandes – Executive Coordinator

    Application submission:

    Send curriculum vitae, degrees certificates, motivation letter and other documents, if necessary, to and

    Date: from 14/01/2022 to 28/01/2022

    Web site for additional job details

    https: // Investigatorcircular...

    Required Research Experiences
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    Offer Requirements
  • Engineering: PhD or equivalent

  • ENGLISH: Excellent


    Required experience:

  • More than three years of professional experience in coordination and management of research projects or services provision in the areas of Circular economy and Value chains;
  • Working experience with public and private forest sector entities and other forest sector agents in Portugal;
  • Experience in researchers and project managers group coordinating;
  • Experience in public funding mechanisms for research and innovation at regional, national and European level;
  • Experience in organizing events and initiatives for communication, dissemination and knowledge transfer, especially for the forestry sector.
  • Personal skills/ Soft Skills:

  • Organization, self-motivation and result-oriented work method skills;
  • Ease of relationship with differentiated interlocutors;
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal relationships and a good team worker.
  • Specific Requirements


    Ph.D. in Engineering and industrial management, Economy, Forest engineering, Environmental engineering or other similar areas.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: ForestWISE
  • Organisation Type: Research Laboratory
  • Website: https: // www.
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Vila Real
  • State/Province: Vila Real
  • Postal Code: 5001-801
  • Street: Quinta de Prados, Campus da UTAD