Bolsa de Investigação: ARDITI-CQM/2018/005-STMG-MS

Job: Science and Technology Management Grant (STMG). Ph.D. researcher with expertise in Mass Spectrometry (MS) at CQM-Madeira Chemistry Research Centre, University of Madeira, Portugal

Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2018/005-STMG-MS

Main research field: Chemistry

Sub research field: Analytical chemistry
 
Job summary:

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 (http://www.arditi.pt) and has as direct beneficiary the CQM – Centro de Química da Madeira/Madeira Chemistry Research Centre (https://cqm.uma.pt). 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".

Job description:

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 (http://www.arditi.pt) and has as direct beneficiary the CQM – Centro de Química da Madeira/Madeira Chemistry Research Centre (https://cqm.uma.pt). 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 (http://bit.ly/CQM_spot_2016_English_version) is a national R&D institution supported and internationally evaluated by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The research center is hosted by the University of Madeira (http://www.uma.pt), which is located in Madeira Island (http://www.visitmadeira.pt/en-gb), 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.

OPEN POSITION

This call invites applications for one (1) Ph.D. researcher with experience in Mass Spectrometry (MS).

Notes:

•           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).

•           CQM is a recognized “refugee welcoming organization" by the European Commission, follows the European Charter for Researchers and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

Requisitos de admissão
Admission Requirements

Candidates for this position (“Science and Technology Management Grants”) should have a Ph.D. degree and, at least, 5 years of recognised research experience using MS techniques, namely MALDI TOF/TOF. Candidates with shorter experience in the technique, but with an outstanding Curriculum Vitae in the area of application, may also be considered. Experience in MS equipment management and maintenance, characterization of nanoparticles (e.g dendrimers) by MS and biochemical laboratory skills will be valued in the evaluation process.

 

Plano de trabalhos
Workplan

The candidate will have the following main specific responsibilities:

·       Development of scientific research using Mass Spectrometry, including in collaboration with other researchers at CQM in the field of natural products and nanomaterials;

·       Technical maintenance of the CQM MS equipment, as well as optimization, implementation, and updating of techniques and procedures;

·       Preparation of technical reports and scientific publications;

·       Training of young researchers in the MS techniques;

·       Promotion of activities in the framework of the Portuguese Mass Spectrometry Network;

·       Participation in general CQM activities, such as science spreading and conference/course organization.

 

Orientação científica e local de trabalho
Scientific guidance and workplace

The successful candidate will be integrated into the CQM team headed by Professor João Rodrigues.

Workplace will be at CQM - Madeira Chemistry Research Centre (http://cqm.uma.pt), Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal

Duração da(s) bolsa(s)
Duration

The successful candidates are expected to join the CQM team by October 2018. The contract will be for 1 year, renewable up to 31-08-2020.

Subsídio de manutenção mensal
Salary

€1995 (Science and Technology Management Grant) free of taxes; ARDITI stipends and regulations are determined as indicated at the URL: https://www.arditi.pt/index.php/biblioteca-on-line/outros-documentos/category/19-bolsas-de-investigacao (in document “regulation-project-fellowships-ARDITI”).

Métodos de seleção
Evaluation criteria

Candidates will be evaluated and ranked based on their Curriculum Vitae/research activity (maximum 25 points), experience in Mass Spectrometry (maximum 40 points), and research proposal (maximum 25 points). The 3 best-ranked candidates will be invited for interviews (online interviews; maximum 10 points).

 

Composição do Júri de Seleção

Selection panel

João Rodrigues (Ph.D.), José Câmara (Ph.D.), Nuno Nunes (Ph.D.), Paula Castilho (Ph. D.) (alternate member of the Jury).

Documentos de candidatura
Application contents

The applicants should submit a single pdf file containing:

a)      the Curriculum Vitae with the ORCID number, RESEARCHID and SCOPUS AUTHOR ID;

b)     summary of the scientific and curricular path, with a selection of the main activities and results achieved in the last five years in the domain of MS using MALDITOF/TOF;

c)      qualification certificates translated to English and certified;

d)     a complete list of publications;

e)      a detailed description of their experience in MS;

f)       a brief proposal (maximum 5000 characters) of a 2-years research project to be developed at CQM using MS and nanomaterials, taking into consideration the research areas to be developed under the scope of the project CQM+: "Health and Well-being", "Agro-Food Quality", "Bio-Sustainability" and the "Marine Resources and Technologies".

g)     contacts (email address, professional telephone number, and address) of 3 referees;

h)     other supporting documents considered relevant for the evaluation of the application.

Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered for evaluation.

 

Forma de publicitação/notificação dos resultados
Announcement of the results

An email message with the result of the recruitment process will be sent to each applicant.

Prazo de candidatura e forma de apresentação das candidaturas
Application submission and deadline

Applications should be submitted in English by email to the following address: Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar.. The specific reference to the call must be indicated in the email subject. The applicants should submit a single pdf file containing all the required documents.

Deadline for application: 01/09/2018, 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.

 

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