Job: Senior researcher at CQM-Madeira Chemistry Research Centre, University of Madeira, Portugal;
Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2017/002-ISG;
Main research field: Chemistry;
Sub research field: Biochemistry;
This call invites applications for one (1) senior researcher working in the field of “Bionanosensors for viral infections (for emergent or re-emergent viral infection diseases like Zika and Dengue Fevers)” (TOPIC 2) under the scope of the project “M1420-01-0145-FEDER-000005 - Centro de Química da Madeira - CQM+” cofunded by PROGRAMA OPERACIONAL REGIONAL DA MADEIRA 2014-2020 (MADEIRA 14-20).
This call is under the scope of the project “M1420-01-0145-FEDER-000005 - Centro de Química da Madeira - CQM+” cofunded by PROGRAMA OPERACIONAL REGIONAL DA MADEIRA 2014-2020 (MADEIRA 14-20).
CQM+ is a project hosted by ARDITI - Regional Agency for the Development of Research, Technology and Innovation and has as direct beneficiary the CQM – Centro de Química da Madeira/Madeira Chemistry Research Centre. The aim of the operation is to strengthen the research and innovation potential of CQM, to increase its critical mass and to strengthen research and innovation in the thematic areas identified as priorities by the Research and Innovation Smart Specialization Strategy of Madeira (RIS3-RAM): "Health and Well-being", "Agro-Food Quality", "Bio-Sustainability" and the "Marine Resources and Technologies".
CQM is a national R&D institution supported and internationally evaluated by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). CQM is hosted by the University of Madeira which is located in Madeira island, Portugal. The research center performs world-class research in the fields of Natural Products and Materials and is currently reinforcing its research team with highly motivated and qualified researchers coming from all over the world. The recruited personnel will integrate a young, dynamic, and multicultural team focused on the development of new solutions for the improvement of human health, agro-food quality, and bio-sustainability (including the sustainable use of marine resources) aimed at improving scientific knowledge and the well-being of the Society.
This call invites applications for one (1) senior researcher working in the field of “Bionanosensors for viral infections (for emergent or re-emergent viral infection diseases like Zika and Dengue Fevers)” (TOPIC 2).
Typically, candidates for “Invited Scientist Grant” positions will have between 5 to 10 years of particularly relevant research experience after Ph.D. and should demonstrate leadership capabilities, as well as success to obtain competitive funding for research. Only candidates with an excellent scientific and curricular path will be considered (a minimum h-index of 15 will be used as reference). Candidates with shorter research careers, but with an outstanding and internationally recognized Curriculum Vitae, may also be considered. Experience in the transference of knowledge and technology will be valued in the evaluation process.
The candidate will have the following main specific responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be integrated into the CQM team headed by Professor João Rodrigues and as a senior researcher will be responsible for the scientific guidance of his/her own team.
Workplace will be at CQM - Madeira Chemistry Research Centre, Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
The successful candidates are expected to join the CQM team by September 2017. The contract will be for 1 year, renewable up to 3 years.
€2650 (Invited Scientist Grant) free of taxes; ARDITI invited scientist stipend, and regulations are determined by ‘FCT-Fundação para a Ciência Tecnologia’.
Candidates will be evaluated and ranked based on their Curriculum Vitae (maximum 20 points), research activity (scientific/technological production and gathered competitive funding; maximum 35 points), and research proposal (maximum 30 points). The 5 best-ranked candidates will be invited for interviews (online interviews; maximum 15 points).
João Rodrigues (Ph.D.), Helena Tomás (Ph.D.), Nuno Nunes (Ph.D.), José Câmara (Ph.D.) (alternate member of the Jury), Helena Caldeira (alternate member of the Jury).
The applicants should submit:
Announcement of the results
An email message with the result of the recruitment process will be sent to each applicant.
Application submission and deadline
Deadline for application: 04/09/2017, 17:00 (Lisbon/Madeira Island Time).
Note: The deadline for application may be extended at any time without previous notice having in mind the requirements for the positions under this call.