Researcher in Science and Technology Management with a degree in Sciences or in Communication

    • Research Grant
    • Evaluating Applicants
    • Application Deadline: 2019-04-30 17:00:00 (GMT/UTC +0)
    • Researcher in Science and Technology Management with a degree in Sciences (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or related fields) or in Communication. to work at CQM-Madeira Chemistry Research Centre, University of Madeira, Portugal – TOPIC: Demonstration, promotion, and disclosure of science and project’s outputs.

    • Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2019/002-STMG-PR
    • Required Degree: M.Sc.
    • Scientific Areas: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Communication,
    • Duration: 2020-06-01
    • 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, 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: M.Sc.

    Areas of the required degree: Chemistry, Biochemistry.

    Evaluation Criteria:

    Candidates will be evaluated and ranked based on their Curriculum Vitae (maximum 50 points), Degree (maximum 25 points). Motivation letter (maximum 15). The 3 best-ranked candidates 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), Pedro Filipe Duarte Louzeiro Pires (Substitute Member).

  • Required Documents:

    CV - Curriculum Vitae / Résumé - 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 - Portuguese or translated into English and certified;

    Relevant Supporting Documents;

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

  • Application Submission

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

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2019/002-STMG-PR

    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. 

Contest Information

  • General Information

    Position: Researcher in Science and Technology Management with a degree in Sciences or in Communication

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2019/002-STMG-PR

    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, Biochemistry, Biology, Communication.

    Salary: € 989.70

    Research Grant for Master Degree holders free of taxes. Regulations are determined by ARDITI (

    Supervisor(s): João Manuel Cunha Rodrigues .

  • Work Plan
    • Participation in different research projects under development at CQM - disclosure of projects outputs;
    • Development of CQM communication strategy;
    • Public relations;
    • Managing calendars and travel organization;
    • Preparing reports and financial data;
    • Support to CQM´s internet website and social networks;
    • Analysis of social media engagement;
    • Edition of CQM newsletter, press releases, and advertisings;
    • Meetings and events (conferences/seminars/course/press conferences) organization;
    • Participation in general CQM activities, such as science spreading.
  • Additional Information

    The successful candidate (M/F) will be integrated into the CQM team and will report directly to Professor João Rodrigues (Head of CQM) assisting him in all the communication aspects and in other related duties.

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

    Publication of Results: 2019-05-20

    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: 2019-06-03 to 2020-06-01 renewable up to 2020-08-31