Applications is open from until 05/12/2018
Research grant for MSc degree in chemistry, physics, materials science | NANOHEATCONTROL
A research grant is available for scientists who currently hold a MSc degree in chemistry, physics, materials science or related areas within the framework of NANOHEATCONTROL - POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031469)”, 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: Chemistry, physics, materials science and related areas


Admission requirements: Prospective applications should hold a MSc degree in chemistry, physics, materials science or related areas and relevant experience in nanoparticles synthesis and optical characterization.


Activity Outline: The main aim of this grant is the characterizations of lanthanide ions-doped inorganic nanocrystals (nanoparticles, nanorods and nanospheres) and plasmonic nanostructures (Au nanorods and nanospheres) by optical spectroscopies, such as photoluminescence (in steady-state and time-resolved modes), UV/Vis absorption, measurements of the emission quantum yield and emission flux using integrating spheres, and TEM and powder XRD analysis. This grant also aims at the fabrication and characterization of efficient heating-sensing nanoplatforms for hyperthermia and bioimaging applications.


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 Doctor Mengistie Debasu, Professores Doutores Luís Dias Carlos and Maria Rute Ferreira André.


Duration and scope of activity: The fellowship will have a duration of 12 months on an exclusivity basis which is not renewable and is expected to begin in January 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 and knowledge on nanomaterials synthesis and optical 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: Doutor Mengistie Debasu and Professores Doutores Luís Dias Carlos and Maria Rute Ferreira André.


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 Doutor Mengistie Debasu, Departamento de Física, Universidade de Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro;


Call Start and Finish Dates: From November 15th to December 5th 2018.

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