Applications is open from until 22 /10/2018
Research Grant for Master in Physics Engineering
A research grant is available for scientists who currently hold a Master degree in Physics Engineering within the framework of “Innovative, tuneable and sustainable white-light emitting diodes (WINLEDs – White INnovative LEDs)”, nº 030351 (CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-030351) at CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials (Univeristy of Aveiro),Portugal, financed by Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização (FEDER) and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.

Research field: Physics Engineering

Admission requirements: Prospective applications should hold a Master in Physics Engineering and experience in optical spectroscopy.


Activity Outline: The main aim of this grant is the characterization by optical spectroscopies, such as photoluminescence (in steady-state and time-resolved modes), UV/Vis absorption, measurement of the emission quantum yield and emission flux using integrating spheres of the emission of organic-inorganic hybrids materials doped and non-doped and modified by lanthanide ions. This grant also aims at the fabrication and characterization of light emitting diodes (LEDs) based on the developed hybrids.


Legislation and regulations: 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) I.P. — nº 234/2012, nº 326/2013, nº 339/2015 and nº 137-A/2018 ( 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 May.


Workplace: The work will be carried out at CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, under the scientific supervision of Professor Doutor Maria Rute André and Professor Doutor Luís Carlos.


Duration and scope of activity: The fellowship will have a duration of 12 months on an exclusivity basis, eventually extendable to a maximum of 24 months, and is expected to begin in January of 2019.


Value of monthly maintenance allowance: 980€ Euros/month (tax free) according to the official table for Research Grants from FCT -, to be paid monthly via bank transfer.


Evaluation Criteria and Process: The evaluation criteria are: Relevant curricular experience to perform of the workplan, with particular knowledge on optical spectroscopies and LED characterization (50 points). If necessary, an interview will be placed on the three better-classified candidates (50 points). The results of the evaluation will be communicated by an ordinated list published in a public local on CICECO, and the selected candidate will be notified by e-mail.


Jury: The Jury responsible for the evaluation process is composed by: Professor Doutor Maria Rute Ferreira André, Professor Doutor Luís Dias Carlos, and Doutor Carlos Brites.


Documents Required: The application must contain the following documents:

i) Curriculum Vitae, dated and signed, including a description of previous activities in scientific projects; ii) copy of ID card or passport; iii) Academic degree certificate(s).certificate; iv) other relevant documents

Applications should be sent by email to Professor Doutor Maria Rute Ferreira André, Departamento de Física, Universidade de Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro;


Call Start and Finish Dates: From October 9th to 22nd 2018.

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