Candidaturas abertas de 08/10/2018 a 19/10/2018
Bolsa de investigação para mestres em Bioquímica, Biomedicina ou áreas afins
Estão candidaturas abertas de 08/10/2018 a 19/10/2018 para uma bolsa de investigação na área de Biomedicina, no âmbito do projeto “Protein-protein interactions as drug targets: modulation of Phosphoprotein Phosphatase 1 complexes in male fertility”.


A call is open for recruitment of one researcher to collaborate in the project “Protein-protein interactions as drug targets: modulation of Phosphoprotein Phosphatase 1 complexes in male fertility”, with the reference PTDC/BBB-BQB/3804/2014, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia I.P. (Orçamento de Estado) and by COMPETE 2020 – Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização, (FEDER):

Research Area: Biomedicine  

Candidate profile: The candidate should preferably hold a BSc in Biochemistry, Biomedicine or related areas with a minimum grade of 14, a MSc in the same area with a minimum grade of 16. The candidate should have experience in male reproduction and/or signal transduction and/or molecular biology techniques and/or bioinformatics. The candidate should also have autonomy in laboratory work and good knowledge of English.

Workplan: The main goal of the study is to identify modulators capable of selectively disrupting/stabilizing PPP1 complexes in order to modulate PPP1 function and ultimately affect specifically sperm motility. In the context of this research grant we intend to:

  1. Identification of protein complexes modulators through two hybrid screens.

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 Margarida Fardilha from University of Aveiro (Portugal).

Duration of fellowships: The fellowships are for 7 months and starting on November 2018

Monthly allowance: The monthly allowance is €980, according to the regulations of FCT ( and will be paid every month through bank transfer, check or other equivalent way.

Selection method: Candidates CVs and recommendation letters 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, will have a weight of 60% and the interview 40%.

Selection Committee: President: Margarida Fardilha, Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro; Vogais: Luísa Helguero, Assistant Professor University of Aveiro; Alexandra Nunes, Invited Assistant Professor 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 8/10/2018 and 19/10/2018.

All applications should be sent by email to Raquel Brito (email:, mentioning the reference BI_7_PTDCBBB-BQB38042014. Proposals must include: Curriculum Vitae, BSc and MSc certificates, one recommendation letter, and other relevant documents.

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