• Research Grant
    • Evaluating Applicants
    • Application Deadline: 2018-02-16 17:00:00 (GMT/UTC +0)
    • This call invites applications for one (1) Ph.D. researcher with experience in Mass Spectrometry (MS) to manage the MS research lab of CQM and develop research projects

    • Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2017/005V2-STMG-MS
    • Required Degree: Ph.D.
    • Scientific Areas: Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry,
    • Duration: 2019-03-01
    • Salary: € 1 995.00


This call is open 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 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 "Marine Resources and Technologies". CQM ( ) 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 (, which is located on 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, interdisciplinary 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.

Applications Closed

  • Requirements and Limitations

    Available Positions: 1

    Required Degree: Ph.D.

    Areas of the required degree: Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.

    Required Experience:

    Candidates for this position (“Science and Technology Management Grants”) should have a Ph.D. degree and, at least, 3 years of recognised research experience using MS techniques. 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/techniques (MALDI-TOF, LCMS), management and maintenance will be valued in the evaluation process. 

    Evaluation Criteria:

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

    Evaluation Pannel: João Manuel Cunha Rodrigues (President), Nuno Nunes (Ph.D. - Member), José de Sousa Câmara (Member), Paula Cristina Machado Ferreira Castilho (Substitute Member).

  • Required Documents:

    CV - Curriculum Vitae / Résumé - with the ORCID number, RESEARCHID and SCOPUS AUTHOR ID;

    Complete List of Publications;

    Qualification Certificate - in Portuguese or translated into English and certified;

    Relevant Supporting Documents - documents considered relevant for the evaluation of the application;

    ORCID - included in the CV;

    Scopus Author ID - included in the CV;

    ResearcherID - included in the CV;

    3 Referee (Contact information) - email address, professional telephone number, and address;

    Summary of the scientific and curricular path - selection of the main activities and results achieved in the last three years related to the topic of the application.

  • Application Submission

    Application Deadline: 2018-02-16 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2017/005V2-STMG-MS

    Applications should be submitted in English by email to the following address: . 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.

    Presently, 2 calls for Ph.D. researchers are open – 1 for a Ph.D. researcher with expertise in Mass Spectrometry (MS) and 1 for a Ph.D. researcher with expertise in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). Interested candidates should only apply for one of these positions.

     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.

Contest Information

  • General Information


    Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2017/005V2-STMG-MS

    Position Type: Research Grant

    Funding Entity: ARDITI (Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação)

    Place of Work: CQM (Centro de Química da Madeira)

    Host Institution: CQM (Centro de Química da Madeira)

    Scientific Areas: Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.

    Salary: € 1 995.00

    Science and Technology Management Grant free of taxes; ARDITI postdoctoral stipend, and regulations are determined by ‘FCT-Fundação para a Ciência Tecnologia’  (

    Supervisor(s): João Manuel Cunha Rodrigues .

  • Work Plan
    • Management of the MS research lab of CQM
    • Technical maintenance of the MS equipment, as well as optimization, implementation, and updating of techniques and procedures
    • Development of scientific research using Mass Spectrometry, including in collaboration with other researchers at CQM in the field of natural products and nanomaterials;
    • Training of young researchers on 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.

Important Dates and Times

  • Contest Dates

    Application Submission: 2018-01-15 09:00:00 until 2018-02-16 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Publication of Results: 2018-02-27

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

    Contract Duration: 2018-03-01 to 2019-03-01 renewable up to 2020-03-02