BD - INPACTUS/PP03/UA/03-01/2018
PhD grant for candidates with an MSc degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
Until 31 of May, the University of Aveiro opens a call for one PhD grant in the framework of a partnership with The Navigator Company, RAIZ- Institute of Forest and Paper Research and the project InPaCTus.

Scientific area: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and related areas.


Work plan: The objective of this project is the development of fuctional papers with innovative proprties (eg. high water absorption capacity, specific optical properties, conductivity, and other functionalities, such as antimicrobial activity or hydrophobicity/oleophobicity) and high performance, by (photo)polymerization.


Admission requirements: The candidate must have an MSc degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related scientific areas, and relevant experience in the area of biopolymeric materials, and prefentially with some experience in polymerization.


Working place: The work will be carried out at the University of Aveiro, RAIZ and PCI- Science and Innovation Park and in the Doctoral program teaching place.


Grant duration: 12 months (and may be renewed successively), with starting planned for june 2018 .


Scientific supervision: Doctor Carmen Sofia da Rocha Freire and Professor Anna Barros-Timmons.


Grant financial conditions: The value of the grant is 980 €, in agreement with the “Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação Científica da Universidade de Aveiro – Regulamento n.º 341/2011, publicado em Diário da República, 2ª série, n.º 98, de 20 de Maio”. The fellowship will be paid monthly by check, bank transfer, or another equivalent method.


Selection method: CV analysis (70%) relevant experience for the proposed workplan (30%). To clarify specific aspects the 3 first candidates might be called for a personal interview. In that case the previous classification will account for 70 %, and the interview for 30%.


Application procedure: Applications should be submitted by email, with the following documents: application/motivation letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic degrees certificates, copy of the Master Thesis, copies of papers, and other documents considered relevant by the applicant. Applications should be sent to Doctor Carmen Freire (


Selection committee:  Doctor Carmen Freire, Professor Ana Barros-Timmons and Carlos Pascoal Neto.


Deadline for application: The call for applications is open from 14/5/2018 to 31/05/2018.


Publication/notification of results: The final results of the evaluation will become public, based on an ordered list of final classifications, and will be sent to the candidates by e-mail.

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