Postdoctoral Research Grant

Job title: Postdoctoral Research Grant

Company: FEUP

Job description: Call open for applications for a postdoctoral research grant within the framework of project ValorNatural – Valorização de Recursos Naturais através da Extração de Ingredientes de Elevado Valor Acrescentado para Aplicações na Indústria Alimentar”, with the reference NORTE-01-0247-FEDER- 024479, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the Northern Regional Operational Program (NORTE 2020), under the following conditions:

Scientific Area: Chemical Engineering and related areas

Admission requirements:

Candidates who cumulatively meet the following requirements may apply for this grant:

a) Hold a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering and related areas, obtained in the last three years before the application to this grant;

b) The Post-doctoral research is carried out in a host entity other than the one where the research work that led to the award of the PhD degree was developed.

c) Do not exceed, with this scholarship contract, including renewals, an accumulated period of three years in this type of scholarship, followed or interpolated.

If the degree has been awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must comply with the provisions of the Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of august 16th, and any formalities established there must be fulfilled until the time of signing the contract.

Activity Outline: The work plan aims to: (i) development of natural aroma and aroma models for use in the baking industry intended to intensify the aroma of their products, and to be used as an olfactory marketing strategy; (ii) obtaining natural ingredients with bioactivity for the development of different applications; (iii) optimization and testing of innovative processes associated with the extraction and refining of natural flavors and bioactive ingredients from natural raw materials.

Legislation and regulations: Law Nº. 40/2004, of 18th August, in its current wording (Statutes of Scientific Research Fellow) and Regulation of Research Grants of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, in force ( ) and Regulation of Research Grants of University of Porto.

Work place: The work will developed at the LSRE-LCM, Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering – Laboratory of Catalysis and Materials of the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), under the scientific supervision of Professor Madalena Maria Gomes de Queiroz Dias and Doctor Isabel Maria Duque Martins.

Grant duration: Initial duration of 6 months, with starting date predicted to September 2021, on exclusive basis regime, eventually renewable up to 3 years but not exceeding the end of the project.

Stipend: The grant stipend amounts to 1646,00€ according to the table of values of the grants awarded directly by FCT, I.P. in the Country. The payment will be made by bank transfer.

Selection procedure: The selection of the scholarship holder will be based on a curricular evaluation that will focus on the merit of the candidate and an interview will be held for candidates whose classification in the curricular evaluation is equal to or higher than 15 points. The evaluation criteria for the curricular component are:

● Academic profile of the candidate: PhD in Chemical Engineering (5 points); PhD in related fields (2 points);

● Participation in R&D projects in an area relevant to the research project (up to 5 points); Participation in R&D projects in related areas for the research project (up to 2 points);

● Relevant publications (up to 5 points);

● Motivation letter that will allow evaluation of the candidate’s English proficiency and motivation (up to 5 points).

The final ranking of the interviewed candidates will be given by the sum of:

● Score of the CV evaluation

● Score of the interview (up to 5 points)

If the minimum score of 20 points is not achieved by any of the applicants, the scholarship will not be awarded.

Selection Board:

President: Professor Madalena Maria Gomes de Queiroz Dias

Effective member: Doctor Isabel Maria Duque Martins

Effective member: Doctor Ricardo Jorge Nogueira dos Santos

Supplementary member: Doctor Yaidelin Josefina Alves Manrique

Supplementary member: Professor Ana Mafalda Almeida Peixoto Ribeiro

Advertisement of final decision: The results of the evaluation will be released to the candidates

by email to the email address indicated in the application process.

Deadline for applications and form of presentation of the applications:

The call is open from 21-06-2021 to 05-07-2021 (until 23h59m, local time)

Applications must be formalized by email to and to , should clearly state the reference FEUP-ValorNatural-BPD, and must include:

  • Certificates evidencing academic degree,
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae,
  • Motivation Letter,
  • Declaration on honour that the candidate fulfills the requirement contained in paragraph c) of the admission requirements (template below);
  • other documents considered relevant by the applicant.

In order to assure that all documents can be read, the preferred saving format is Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Declaration on honor

I, (identification of the fellow), holder of the Citizen Card / Visa / Residence Permit no., Valid until, declare under honor, under the terms of paragraph e) of no. Research Grants from FCT, IP – Regulation no. 950/2019, of 16 December, which will not exceed, with the scholarship contract in question, including possible renewals, an accumulated period of three years in this type of scholarship, followed or interpolated.

Porto, ___ / ___ /

(Signature of Candidate)

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Benefits

1646,00 Euros

Eligibility criteria

Selection procedure: The selection of the scholarship holder will be based on a curricular evaluation that will focus on the merit of the candidate and an interview will be held for candidates whose classification in the curricular evaluation is equal to or higher than 15 points. The evaluation criteria for the curricular component are:

● Academic profile of the candidate: PhD in Chemical Engineering (5 points); PhD in related fields (2 points);

● Participation in R&D projects in an area relevant to the research project (up to 5 points); Participation in R&D projects in related areas for the research project (up to 2 points);

● Relevant publications (up to 5 points);

● Motivation letter that will allow evaluation of the candidate’s English proficiency and motivation (up to 5 points).

The final ranking of the interviewed candidates will be given by the sum of:

● Score of the CV evaluation

● Score of the interview (up to 5 points)

If the minimum score of 20 points is not achieved by any of the applicants, the scholarship will not be awarded.

Selection process

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Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

a) Hold a PhD degree in Chemical Engineering and related areas, obtained in the last three years before the application to this grant;

Specific Requirements

b) The Post-doctoral research is carried out in a host entity other than the one where the research work that led to the award of the PhD degree was developed.

c) Do not exceed, with this scholarship contract, including renewals, an accumulated period of three years in this type of scholarship, followed or interpolated.

Expected salary:

Location: Porto

Job date: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 01:49:45 GMT

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