Research Scholarship (BI- Licenciado) for a Master’s student: ARDITI/MACBIOIDI2/2023/003

A call is open for 1 (one) researcher at the NeuroRehabLab - ARDITI (Funchal, Portugal), under the Project MACbioIDi2 - Contribuyendo a la cohesión e internacionalización de la Macaronesia para impulsarlos Objetivos del Desarrollo Sostenible con las TICs y la I+D+i biomédica (MAC2/1.1b/352), under the following conditions:

Vacancies:  1

Applications closing date: 29-08-2023

Expected start date: 01-10-2023

Duration: 3 months

Monthly stipend: 930,98 Euros

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Funchal

Job company/institute: ARDITI

Workplace: NeuroRehabLab at ARDITI

Main research field: Informatics, Interactive Media Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or related fields.

Job Description:


(a) General requirements:

  • The candidate must be enrolled in a Master's Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Interactive Media Design, Human-Computer Interaction or related areas;
  • Experience with REACT;
  • Experience with Human-Computer Interaction studies applied to neuropsychological interventions and assessment;

(b) preferential requirements:

  • Openness to adapt to new challenges and methodologies;
  • Mastery of oral and written communication in English, ability to work independently and also as a member of the NeuroRehabLab ( team, and be proactive;
  • Availability to start immediately.

Work plan:


Cognitive impairments impose important limitations in the performance of activities of daily living. Although there is important evidence on cognitive rehabilitation benefits, its implementation is limited due to the demands in terms of time and human resources. Moreover, many cognitive rehabilitation interventions lack a solid theoretical framework in the selection of paper-and-pencil tasks by the clinicians. In this endeavor, a tool that generates standardized paper-and-pencil tasks, customized according to patients’ needs it’s extremely useful.

Combining the advantages of information and communication technologies and computational models obtained from a participatory design approach with rehabilitation professionals we have developed the Task Generator (TG) (Faria & Bermúdez i Badia, 2015). The TG is a web-based tool that systematically addresses multiple cognitive domains, and easily generates 11 highly personalized paper-and-pencil training tasks. A clinical evaluation of the TG with twenty stroke patients showed that, by enabling the adaptation of task parameters and difficulty levels according to patient cognitive assessment, this tool provides a comprehensive cognitive training.


The work will be conducted in the NeuroRehabLab, ARDITI (Funchal, Portugal), under the supervision of Prof. Ana Lúcia Faria and Sergi Bermúdez.


Scholarship length:

The scholarship will have a length of 3 months (non-renewable), with an expected start date of October 1st, 2023.


Monthly stipend:

The student will receive a stipend of 930,98 €/month free of taxes.

ARDITI stipends and regulations are determined by ARDITI (


How to apply:

Candidates must send their application by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than 29-08-2023. The subject of the email should be: ARDITI/MACBIOIDI2/2023/003.

The following elements should be included in the email:

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae.
  • Motivation letter, explaining how the candidature fulfils the application requirements.
  • Proof of enrolment in a master's degree, including the list of completed courses names and grades; or in a or in a university non-degree awarding programme
  • Certificate of completion of previous degree, including the course names and grades.
  • Optional list of projects (or previous experience) in the area will be a plus.

Selection Process:

The selection process will be based on:

  • Motivation letter (10%)
  • Curriculum Vitae (20%)
  • Previous experience (30%)
  • In case of multiple candidates - Interview (40%)

Recommendation letters are facultative but can contribute positively to the evaluation. Speaking and understanding Portuguese is strictly necessary as the candidate will collaborate with the local clinical partners and patients.


Selection Panel: Prof. Dr. Ana Lúcia Faria, Prof. Dr. Mónica Cameirão, Prof. Dr. Sergi Bermúdez i Badia (President).


Notification of results:

All candidates will be notified by email.



  • The selection process will be based on the principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, religion, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issue. Selection will be made only based on merit and following the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Commission Recommendation, Brussels, 11.3.2005, 2005/251/EC) and the recommendations from the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
  • ARDITI is a recognized "refugee welcoming organisation" by the European Commission, follows the European Charter for Researchers and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.
  • The deadline for application may be extended at any time without previous notice having in mind the requirements for the positions under this call.



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