Postdoctoral Researcher with Experience in Organic and Inorganic Synthesis or Marine Chemistry

    • Research Grant
    • Evaluating Applicants
    • Application Deadline: 2018-02-16 17:00:00 (GMT/UTC +0)
    • This call invites applications for one (1) postdoctoral researcher with experience in Organic and Inorganic synthesis or Marine Chemistry.

    • Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2017/012V2-PDG
    • Required Degree: Ph.D.
    • Scientific Areas: Chemistry, Organic Chemistry,
    • Duration: 2019-03-01
    • Salary: € 1 495.00


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, Organic Chemistry.

    Required Experience:

    Candidates for this position (“Postdoctoral Grant”) should have experience in Organic and Inorganic synthesis or Marine Chemistry, less than 5 years after Ph.D., a strong motivation to work both independently and as part of a team, very good communication skills and ability to meet deadlines. Experience in the transference of knowledge and technology will be valued in the evaluation process

    Evaluation Criteria:

    Candidates will be evaluated and ranked based on their Curriculum Vitae (maximum 30 points), research activity (scientific/technological production; maximum 30 points), and research proposal (maximum 30 points). The 3 best-ranked candidates for each position 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 (Substitute Member), Paula Cristina Machado Ferreira Castilho (Member).

  • Required Documents:

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

    Complete List of Publications;

    Qualification Certificate - Portuguese or translated into English and certified;

    Research Proposal - brief proposal (maximum 5000 characters) of a 3-years research project according to the work plan;

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

    ORCID - included in CV;

    Scopus Author ID - included in CV;

    ResearcherID - included in 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/2017/012V2-PDG

    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 postdoctoral researchers are open. 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

    Position: Postdoctoral Researcher with Experience in Organic and Inorganic Synthesis or Marine Chemistry

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2017/012V2-PDG

    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, Organic Chemistry.

    Salary: € 1 495.00

    Postdoctoral 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
    • Development of scientific research under the topic: Extraction, purification, characterization (by, e.g. Liquid and Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry) and functionalization of molecules from marine resources, namely waste from the fishing industry, with potential to be used in pharmaceutics, cosmetics or food industries;
    • 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: 2018-02-26

    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 2020-08-31