A researcher with an Engineering degree with experience in Laboratory and Equipment Management and Quality Control

    • Research Grant
    • Evaluating Applicants
    • Application Deadline: 2018-09-01 17:00:00 (GMT/UTC +0)
    • This call invites applications for one (1) researcher with a degree in Chemistry Engineering, Biological Engineering, Materials Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related fields.

    • Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2018/019-STMG_Labs
    • Required Degree: B.Sc.
    • Scientific Areas: Engineering
    • Duration: 2019-10-01
    • Salary: € 980.00


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, agri-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: 0

    Required Degree: B.Sc.

    Areas of the required degree: Engineering, Materials Science.

    Required Experience:

    Candidates for this position (“Research Grant for Engineering Degree holders”) should have a degree in Chemistry Engineering, Biological Engineering, Materials Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related engineering fields and not less than 3 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical industry(e.g., Quality Control). He/she should have a strong motivation to work both independently and as part of a team, excellent communication skills and ability to meet deadlines. Experience in laboratory and equipment management, biological essays and 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 60 points) and motivation letter (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), Helena Maria Pires Gaspar Tomás (Member), Nuno Nunes (Ph.D. - Member), José de Sousa Câmara (Substitute Member).

  • Required Documents:

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

    Cover Letter - explaining the reasons for the application, namely why he/she has the appropriate profile for the position;

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

    Relevant Supporting 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;

    2 Referee (Contact information) - email address, professional telephone number, and address.

  • Application Submission

    Application Deadline: 2018-09-01 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2018/019-STMG_Labs

    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.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered for evaluation.

    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

Important Dates and Times

  • Contest Dates

    Application Submission: 2018-07-28 09:00:00 until 2018-09-01 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Publication of Results: 2018-09-17

    The ranking list of candidates will be published on the ARDITI and CQM websites (http://www.arditi.pt, http://cqm.uma.pt). An email message with the result of the recruitment process will be sent to each applicant.
  • Contract and Schedule

    Contract Duration: 2018-10-01 to 2019-10-01 renewable up to 2020-08-31