Applications must be submitted from 6th to 19th April 2016
Applications are open for the allocation of one Research Fellowship (Doctor) in the field of materials science
Applications are open for the allocation of one Research Fellowship (Doctor), under the project “Multifunctional all-oxide nanostructures for electronic applications”, Ref. IF/00602/2013/CP1162/CT0015, financed by national funds by FCT / MCTES. Applications must be submitted from 6th to 19th April 2016.

Scientific field: Materials Science

Requirements: (i) PhD in field of materials physics, materials chemistry, materials science and engineering with strong experimental background and solid scientific strength; (ii) Scientific experience in single crystal and thin films preparation; (iii) Good English communication.

Purpose of Activity: To prepare and investigate magnetoelectric systems composed of ferroelectric substrates and ferromagnetic thin films, i.e., to grow the ferroelectric single crystals and deposit ferromagnetic films on them. The research proposal comprises also the determination of structural, microstructural, electric and magnetic properties of the prepared systems, and the evaluation of their magnetoelectric coupling.

Regulation: The fellowship is in accordance with Law Nº. 40/2004, 18th August (Research Fellow Statute) and regulations for Advanced Training of Human Resources of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) ( and the Regulation of Scientific Research Grants from the University of Aveiro – Regulation n.º 341/2011, published in Diário da República, 2nd series, n.º 98, 20th Maio.

Place of work and Scientific Orientation: The work will be carried out at the Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering, at the University of Aveiro. Research will be supervised by Dr. Oleksandr Tkach.

Duration of Activity: The fellowship has the duration of 9 months, renewable up to 9 months more, scheduled to start in July 2016.

Remuneration: The value of the scholarship follows the Tables announced by FCT: 1495€ per month ( The periodicity of the fellowship's payment is monthly and via bank transfer.

Criteria for evaluation of the candidates: Applications will be screened on the basis of: (i) Scientific Curriculum Vitae (50%); (ii) Previous and confirmed experience in the scientific field of this application (40%), in particular in thin film deposition, single crystal growth, and their structural and electrical characterization; (iii) If the jury considers necessary, interviews with the candidates may be held (10%).

Jury:  The panel responsible for selection will be composed of the following members:Oleksandr Tkach, Paula Maria Vilarinho, Maria Elisabete Costa.

Notification of results: The final evaluation results will be publicized through the ordered list by the final grade obtained, posted in a conspicuous and public place in CICECO and the candidate approved will be notified by email.

Opening date and deadline for applications: Applications must be submitted from 6th to 19th April 2016.

Documents of application: The application must contain the following documents: Detailed Curriculum Vitae, dated and signed, Motivation letter with full contacts of the applicant and, at least, two reference contacts, and Copies of certificates or documents confirming the academic degrees/classifications.

Applications should be sent by e-mail under the subject “Research Fellowship (Doctor) Position” to Dr. Oleksandr Tkach: