The applications must be submitted between 3 and 17of may
Two postdoctoral scholarships in Computer Science/Math/Bioinformatics
The University of Aveiro, through IEETA research unit (, financed by FCT / MCTES, through national funds (PIDDAC), invites applications for two postdoctoral scholarships in Computer Science/Math/Bioinformatics.

Heart failure (HF) is a syndrome of impaired cardiac function leading to symptoms of effort intolerance and congestion that afflicts close to 15 million people in Europe and is currently the main cause of hospitalization and disability amongst the elderly. It constitutes a leading cause of mortality, morbidity and health care resource consumption. Diastolic HF, or preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), accounts for a rising proportion of over 50% of HF cases.

NETDIAMOND joins a network of national centres of reference with complementary expertizes to address this novel and highly relevant issue: the development of evidence-based therapeutic strategies directed at heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).

The goals of these scholarships are:

1)     Analyse and investigate molecular signatures in the data collected from the project samples.

2)     Develop a semantic data warehouse enriched with knowledge from existing biomedical databases.


The scholarships are for 6 months, renewable up to the end of the project. The net scholarship value is 1.509,80 euros per month, paid by cheque or bank transfer. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in computer science, biomedicine, mathematics, or related areas, preferable with research experience bioinformatics. Applications should include the following items:

1)     Detailed Curriculum Vitae;

2)     Copy of an identification document;

3)     Copies of certificates of academic qualifications;

4)     The names and contact data of three academic references.

The applications must be submitted between 3 and 17of may 2019, by e-mail to José Luis Oliveira ( identifying the subject of the call ("NETDIAMOND - PDoc").

The academic and professional profile(s) of the applicant(s) will be considered on an individual basis regarding their suitability to the position. Applicants’ curricula will be evaluated by the number and quality of the listed publications as well as by the scientific/professional activities. If deemed necessary, the applicants will be called in for interviews. The University of Aveiro will be free to select the candidates to fill the positions and reserves the right not to do so regardless of the results achieved in this call. The board for evaluation and ranking of applications will be composed of José Luís Oliveira, Armando Pinho and Sérgio Matos.

These scholarships are granted according to the Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação Científica da Universidade de Aveiro – Regulamento n.º 341/2011, published in Diário da República, 2ª série, n.º 98, May 20, 2011, and the Estatuto de Bolseiro de Investigação Científica, Law n.º 40/2004, August 18, 2004.

The evaluation and ranking of candidates will be communicated via e-mail.