Na área da Biotecnologia
Bolsa de investigação para licenciados
De 3 a 16 de outubro, estão abertas candidaturas para uma bolsa de investigação, dirigida a licenciados em Bioquímica e áreas afins, no âmbito do projeto “Proteomics strategies targeting biomedical applications”.


A call is open for recruitment of one researcher to collaborate in the project “Proteomics strategies targeting biomedical applications”, funded by European Investment Funds by FEDER/COMPETE/POCI– Operacional Competitiveness and Internacionalization Programme, under Project IF/00286/2015 and National Funds by FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

Research Area: Health Sciences -   Biotechnology for Health

Candidate profil: The candidate should hold a BSc in Biochemistry and a solid background and experience in biochemistry, cell biology and physiology (emphasis on ELISA, enzymatic assays and immunoblot techniques). The candidate should also have experience in ‘omics’ technologies (particularly mass spectrometry-based proteomics) and bioinformatics tools for the analysis of proteomic data.

Workplan: The main goal of the study is to evaluate the proteome of biofluids for the characterization and identification of putative biomarkers of diseases such as head-and-neck cancer and cardiovascular diseases. For this, the researcher will analyze biological samples such as urine and blood-derived fluids that will be collected at hospitals from Porto. The analyses to be performed include LC-MS/MS, SDS-PAGE, zymography and immunoblots of biofluids and data analysis with bioinformatics tools such as Cytoscape.

Fellowships are regulated by current laws: Law nº. 40/2004, 18 of August (“Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação Científica”); Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação da FCT, I. P. approved by Regulamento nº 339/2015, 17 June 2015 (; and 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, 20 May.

Place of work: The work will be carried out at the Institute for Biomedicine, University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Professor Rui Vitorino.

Duration of fellowships: The fellowship is for 6 months, starting in October 2018.

Monthly allowance: The monthly allowance is 745€, according to the regulations of FCT ( and will be paid every month through bank transfer, check or other equivalent way.

Selection method: Candidates’ CVs, two recommendation letters and motivation letter will be evaluated to select up to 5 candidates for interview. Evaluation of the curriculum, focused on academic profile, training and experience in the area and techniques of interest and motivation letter will have a weight of 50%, recommendation letters 20% and the interview 30%.

Selection Committee: President: Rui Vitorino, Principal Investigator, University of Aveiro; Vogais: Rita Ferreira, Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro; João Pinto da Costa, Postdoc fellowship, University of Aveiro.

Notification of results: Candidates will be ordered according to their final evaluation and notified of the final results by email up to 30 week days after the call deadline.

Deadline and submission of application: This call is open between 03/10/2018 and 16/10/2018

All applications should be sent by email to Raquel Brito (email:, mentioning the reference IF/00286/2015. Proposals must include: Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter in English, BSc and MSc certificates, two recommendation letters, and other relevant documents.

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