Candidaturas abertas até 14 de Agosto
Bolsa de Pós- Doutoramento na área de Química/ Bioquímica
It is open a tender for the atribution of 1 Post-Doctoral Grant in the framework of GENIALG - GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative macro-ALGal biorefinery, funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 727892.


1- Scientific area: Biochemistry/Chemistry.

2- Admission Requirements:

- PhD in Biochemistry or Chemistry, or similar areas

- Experience in chemical and lipid analysis of seaweed or marine organisms.

- Experience in mass spectrometry based approaches, GC-MS and LC-MS and MS/MS.

- Excellent skills in English language (spoken and written), and experience in writing of scientificproposals and also the ability to write scientific publications.

3- Work Plan: The candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing methods andprocedures for the determination of seaweed biomass composition. Biochemical analysis will bedone by implementing existing approaches and novel omic´s approaches, such as lipidomics, including mass spectrometry and mass spectrometry coupled to chromatography techniques,such as GC-MS and LC-MS/MS. The candidate will also be responsible for project reporting andwriting of scientific manuscripts, as well as support other activities of the project and of thelaboratory, if requested.

4. Legislation and official rules:

Law 40/2004, of 18 August, as amended and republished by Decree-Law No. 202/2012 of 27 August, and as amended by Decree-Law No. 233/2012 of 29 October and by Law No. 12/2013, of January 29, and Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of 9 July, and University of Aveiro Grants Regulation- Regulation n.º 341/2011, published in em Diário da República, 2ª série, n.º 98, de 20 de Maio.

5- Work Place: The work will be carried out at the Department of Chemistry, University ofAveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, under the scientific supervision of Prof. Dr. Rosário Domingues.

6- Duration of the grant: Duration of six (6) months, under the regime of exclusive dedication,eventually renewable according to legal terms.

7. Monthly maintenance stipend: The monthly maintenance allowance is €1495 (one thousand four hundred ninety-five Euros, Tax-Free), in agreement with Annex III of the Regulation n.º 341/2011, published in em Diário da República, 2ª série, n.º 98, de 20 de Maio based on the grants directly attributed by FCT, I.P. within the country. (

8- Selection methods: Ranking of the candidates will be performed by CV evaluation accordingto the working experience in the field (60%) and publications (40%). An interview may beconducted to the top 3 candidates, if the jury finds it necessary. In this case, the interview willhave a weight of 40% in the final classification, working experience a weight of 40%, andpublications a weight of 20%.

9- Composition of the jury: Prof. Dr. Rosário Domingues (President of the jury), Prof. Dr.Armando Silvestre and Prof. Dr. Jorge Saraiva.

10- Form of advertising/notification of results: The final results of the evaluation will be published through a list sorting the candidates according to their attributed mark, posted in a visible and public place in DQ-UA, and the candidate will be notified by e-mail. In case of disagreement, the candidates have a 10-working days term, in which they can contest the decision, as provided in the Código do Procedimento Administrativo in a preliminary hearing setting. The jury reserves the right to not assign the grant depending on the quality of the applications.

11- Deadline for application and presentation of applications: The competition is open from 1st to 14th August 2017. The applications must be formalized, compulsorily, by sending the following documents:

- Application letter (including the reference of the competition, as indicated in this announcement, contact e-mail address and phone number)

- Motivation letter

- Detailed curriculum vitae

- Copy of the eligibility certificates

- 2 Reference letters confirming the working experience in the field with full contact details of the person signing the letter

The applications must be sent by e-mail to Prof. Dr. Maria do Rosário Domingues, QOPNA &Centro de Espectrometria de Massa, Departamento de Química – Universidade de Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro. e-mail:

The applications that do not include all the elements previously indicated will not be considered.

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