Candidaturas abertas até 7 de Agosto de 2018
Bolsa de Investigação para Mestres em Ciência e Engenharia de Materiais
A research grant (Master) is available for scientists who currently hold a Master’s degree in Science or Engineering disciplines within the framework of the associated laboratory CICECO-Aveiro institute of Materials , CTM/50011 (Ref. Compete:POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007679), Universidade de Aveiro, financed by national funds through FCT/MCTES through national funds (PIDDAC) and co-financed by Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER) through POCI (Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização),under the PT2020 Partnership Agreement, under the following conditions:

Texto do anúncio Research field: Materials Science


Admission requirements:

Obligatory requirements (must be met to be considered)

•          Master’s degree in Materials Engineering or associated areas;

•          At least 8 articles published in relevant ISI journals, with at least 5 as first author;

•          Must have experience of research in biomaterials, with publications in this area as first author.

Optional requirements

•          Laboratory experience in the areas of biomaterials and inorganic materials/ceramics;

•          Laboratory experience in the relevant analysis techniques (XRD, FTIR, SEM, EDS, UV-vis, ASAP, DTA-TGA, Raman, XRF);

•          Experience in Mechanical Engineering and analysis of mechanical properties;

•          Competence in spoken and written English and Portuguese;

•          Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, and a proactive team spirit.


Activity Outline:

Analysis of biomaterials and coatings for biomaterials.

Analysis of samples of stone and metal.

Use of analytical techniques like XRD, FTIR, UV-vis, ASAP, DTA-TGA, Raman and XRF.

Microstructure and crystallographic analysis.

Interpretation of the results of the analyses.

Participation in project meetings and writing reports.


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 and no. 339/2015 ( 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 Maio.


Workplace: The work will be carried out at CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, under the scientific supervision of Dr Robert Pullar.


Duration and scope of activity: The fellowship will have a duration until the 31/12/2018, eventually extendable.


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 the following:

1. Curriculum Review – worth 100% of valuation, which will be made according to the following criteria:

• minimum of at least 8 published papers (ISI) (30%);

• some articles as first author in the area of biomaterials (10%);

• experience in Mechanical Engineering (10%);

• proven experience with relevant analysis techniques (30%);

• proven experience in research areas relevant to the project (20%).


2. If the jury cannot decide using the method described in 1, they can choose to perform an interview that evaluates each candidate in the following areas:

• specific knowledge for the implementation of the workplan (30%);

• knowledge of the institution (20%);

• communication skills and interpersonal skills (20%);

• oral Portuguese language (10%);

• oral English language (10%);

• evidence of organisation and presentation skills shown throughout interview (10%).

In this case, the final evaluation will be performed in accordance the following weighting:

• 60% curriculum evaluation;

• 40% interview.

The final results of the evaluation will be communicated by e-mail.


Juri: The Jury responsible for the evaluation process is composed by: Dr Robert Pullar, Dr Paul Seabra, Dr David Tobaldi


Documents Required: i) Application letter; ii) Curriculum Vitae, dated and signed, including a description of previous activities in scientific projects; iii) Photocopy (or scanned copy) of identity card or passport; iv) PhD certificate. Applications should be sent by email to

Call Start and Finish Dates: 25/07/2018 to 07/08/2018.

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