Postdoctoral researcher with experience in smart materials

    • Research Grant
    • Evaluating Applicants
    • Application Deadline: 2018-09-01 07:00:00 (GMT/UTC +0)
    • Postdoctoral researcher with experience in smart materials to work at CQM-Madeira Chemistry Research Centre, University of Madeira, Portugal – TOPIC 2: Smart hydrogels/films based on dendrimers (or hyperbranched polymers) for biological applications.

    • Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2018/020-PDG
    • Required Degree: Ph.D.
    • Scientific Areas: Chemistry, Materials Science,
    • Duration: 2019-10-01
    • Salary: € 1 495.00


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 ( and has as direct beneficiary the 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 the "Marine Resources and Technologies". CQM ( 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 in 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, 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: 1

    Required Degree: Ph.D.

    Areas of the required degree: Chemistry.

    Required Experience:

    Candidates for this position (“Postdoctoral Grant”) should have expertise in the synthesis and characterization of hydrogels or polymeric films, experience in in vitro biological evaluation, less than 3 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 dendrimers or hyperbranched polymers, hybrid materials 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 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), 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;

    Cover Letter;

    Complete List of Publications;

    Qualification Certificate - Portuguese or translated into English and certified;

    Contact Information;

    Research Proposal - brief proposal (maximum 5000 characters) of a 2-years research project according to the work plan;

    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;

    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.

  • Application Submission

    Application Deadline: 2018-09-01 07:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2018/020-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.

    Deadline for application: 01/09/2018, 17:00 (Lisbon/Madeira Island Time).

    Incomplete applications will not be considered for evaluation.

Contest Information

Important Dates and Times

  • Contest Dates

    Application Submission: 2018-08-01 09:00:00 until 2018-09-01 07:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Publication of Results: 2018-09-17

    The ranking list of candidates will be published on the ARDITI and CQM websites (, 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