Researcher with a Master degree (MSc.) with experience in Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

    • Research Grant
    • Evaluating Applicants
    • Application Deadline: 2019-04-30 17:00:00 (GMT/UTC +0)
    • Researcher with a Master degree (MSc.) with experience in Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) at CQM-Madeira Chemistry Research Centre, University of Madeira, Portugal

    • Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2019/001-STMG-SEM
    • Required Degree: M.Sc.
    • Scientific Areas: Chemistry
    • Duration: 2020-07-01
    • Salary: € 989.70


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 ( 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 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, 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: M.Sc.

    Areas of the required degree: Chemistry.

    Required Experience:

    Candidates for this position (“Science and Technology Management Grants”) should have an MSc. degree and, at least 3 years of recognized research experience using SEM. Candidates with shorter experience in the techniques, but with an outstanding Curriculum Vitae in the area of application, may also be considered. Experience in equipment management and maintenance of a Bench SEM Phenom ProX (with EDS) will be valued in the evaluation process.

    Evaluation Criteria:

    Candidates will be evaluated and ranked based on their Curriculum Vitae/research activity (maximum 45 points), experience with SEM (maximum 45 points). The 3 best-ranked candidates will be invited for interviews (online interviews; maximum 10 points).

    Evaluation Pannel: João Manuel Cunha Rodrigues (President), Rita Castro (Ph.D. - Substitute Member), Helena Maria Pires Gaspar Tomás (Member), Nuno Nunes (Ph.D. - Member).

  • Required Documents:

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

    Complete List of Publications;

    Qualification Certificate - translated to English and certified;

    Relevant Supporting Documents;

    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;

    Detailed description - of SEM experience.

  • Application Submission

    Application Deadline: 2019-04-30 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2019/001-STMG-SEM

    The applicants should submit a single pdf file containing the required documents. 

    Incomplete applications will not be considered for evaluation.

    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: 30/04/2019, 17:00 (Lisbon/Madeira Island Time).

    Note: The deadline for application may be extended at any time without previous notice having in mind the requirements for the positions under this call.

Contest Information

  • General Information

    Position: Researcher with a Master degree (MSc.) with experience in Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2019/001-STMG-SEM

    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.

    Salary: € 989.70

    Science and Technology Management Grant free of taxes. Regulations are determined by ARDITI (

    Supervisor(s): João Manuel Cunha Rodrigues , Rita Castro CQM - Centro de Química da Madeira.

  • Work Plan
    • Support the research CQM in the field of natural products and nanomaterials;
    • Technical maintenance of the SEM Phenom ProX equipment, as well as optimization, implementation, and updating of techniques and procedures;
    • Technical reports preparation;
    • Participation in general CQM activities, such as science spreading and conference/course organization.
  • Additional Information

    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.

Important Dates and Times

  • Contest Dates

    Application Submission: 2019-03-21 09:00:00 until 2019-04-30 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Publication of Results: 2019-06-15

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

    Contract Duration: 2019-07-01 to 2020-07-01 renewable up to 2020-08-31