049/BI/2023 - Fellowship for Masters

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Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 May 2023

9 May 2023
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Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier ITQB NOVA
Research Field

Biological sciences » Biology
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First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

23 May 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Lisbon)
Type of Contract

To be defined
Job Status

Hours Per Week

Offer Starting Date

10 May 2023
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Offer Description

Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier
Application for a Master Fellowship within the project H2020 DIVINFOOD (reference nº 101000383)

Applications are invited for a Master Fellowship in the scope of the project entitled “DIVINFOOD- Co-constructing interactive short and mid-tier food chains to value agrobiodiversity in healthy plant-based food” with the reference nº 101000383, funded by the European Commission H2020 Program.

Scientific Area: Biology

Academic degree: Master degree in Biology, Agronomy, Biotechnology or related fields, with a final grade equal or higher than 18.

Other requisites:
- Bachelor degree with a final score equal or higher than 15;
- Extensive experience in plant participatory research, with the establishment and monitoring of field experiments with farmers participation,
- Experience on sample preparation and analysis of complex samples with spectrometric methodologies (NMR, FTIR),
- Experience in statistical data analysis,
- Good knowledge of English, written and spoken,
- Being enrolled in a PhD, or in a non-academic degree course, by the time of the signature of the contract, in accordance with the Article 6th of “Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação da Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. from FCT”, law in force.

Working Plan: The fellow will have as main objectives the creation of new legume diversity through cross breeding and its participatory agronomic characterization under different production systems, together with farmers. There will be also a socio-economic characterization component. Additionally, the fellow will also contribute to the participatory selection of the most interesting legume materials, using expedite and low cost quality measurements in collaboration with small processors.
To attain these objectives the following tasks will be performed:
1)    Acquirement and management of experimental data in the field and Lab conditions;
2)    Statistical data analysis of acquired data;
3)    Report development of all the performed activities and dissemination of project outcomes.

Applicable Law and Regulations: Status of Scientific Research Fellow, approved by Law number 40/2004, of August 18th, changed and republished by Ordinance 202/2012 of August 27th and changed by Ordinance 233/2012 of October 29th and by Law 12/2013 of January 29th and by Ordinance 89/2013 of July 9th and by the Ordinance 123/2019 of August 28th;
Regulations for Research Fellowships from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., in force (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf ).

Working Place: The work will be carried out in the Genetics and Genomics of Plant Complex Traits – PlantX laboratory at ITQB NOVA and Alvaiázere experimental fields, under the supervision of Doctor Maria Carlota Vaz Patto.

Duration of the fellowship: The fellowship will have the duration of 3 months, eventually renewable, expected to start in July 2023, on a full-time basis, according to Fellowship Regulations of Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P.

Stipend amount: 1199,64 €, according to the table of values of grants awarded directly by the FCT, I.P. in the Country (https://www.fct.pt/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Tabela-de-Valores-SMM_202… ) and payment will be made, monthly, through bank transfer.

Selection procedure: The evaluation procedures will be based on the analysis of the candidates´ CV and if needed an interview for the selected candidates may take place. In this case, the curriculum evaluation and the interview will have a weight of 50 % each.

Juri composition: Doctor Maria Carlota Vaz Patto (president of the jury), Doctor Carmen Santos (effective member), Doctor Susana Leitão (effective member) and Doctor Estefanía Uberegui (substitute member).

Application documents: The application should be formalized in a cover/motivation letter indicating the corresponding fellowship reference together with the following documents: detailed Curriculum Vitae, certificates of Bachelor and Master Degrees (with classification marks), and names and contacts of 2 reference persons. All documents should be preferably sent by email in a single pdf file.
If the degree has been conferred by a non-Portuguese higher education institution, the selected candidate must obtain the certificate of the degree recognition, issued by the Portuguese Directorate General for Higher Education or by a Portuguese Public Higher Education Institution, until the signature of the contract. Regarding this issue, please consult the website of the Portuguese Directorate General for Higher Education: https://www.dges.gov.pt/en .

Notification of candidates: All the candidates will be informed of the final result by e-mail.

Deadlines and procedures for complaints and appeals: If the result is not favourable, the candidates have a period of 10 working days, after the disclosure of the results, to comment, if desired, in a prior hearing of interested parties, in the terms provided for in the Code of Administrative Procedure.

Application period: From 10 to 23 of May 2023.

Applications should be sent to:
Doctor Maria Carlota Vaz Patto
Email: cpatto@itqb.unl.pt
Ref. 049/BI/2023


Research Field
Biological sciences » Biology
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

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