Postdoctoral researcher with experience in Chemical Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials

    • Research Grant
    • Evaluating Applicants
    • Application Deadline: 2020-01-31 17:00:00 (GMT/UTC +0)
    • This call invites applications for one (1) postdoctoral researcher with experience in chemical synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials.

    • Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2019/011-PDG
    • Required Degree: Ph.D.
    • Scientific Areas: Chemistry, Materials Science, Materials Chemistry,
    • Duration: 2021-03-02
    • Salary: € 1 509.80


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: Ph.D.

    Areas of the required degree: Chemistry, Materials Science.

    Required Experience:

    Candidates for this position (“Postdoctoral Grant”) should have expertise in chemical synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, 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 the synthesis, characterization and functionalization of dendrimers, as well as on in vitro biological evaluation of nanomaterials will be valued in the evaluation process

    Evaluation Criteria:

    Candidates will be evaluated and ranked based on their Curriculum Vitae (maximum 50 points), research activity (scientific/technological production; maximum 20 points), and research proposal (maximum 30 points).

    Evaluation Pannel: João Manuel Cunha Rodrigues (President), Helena Maria Pires Gaspar Tomás (Member), José de Sousa Câmara (Substitute Member), Rui Caldeira (Ph.D. - Member).

  • Required Documents:

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

    Complete List of Publications;

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

    Research Proposal - brief research proposal (maximum 5000 characters) according the workplan;

    Relevant Supporting Documents;

    ORCID - included in the C.V.;

    Scopus Author ID - included in the C.V.;

    ResearcherID - included in the C.V.;

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

    Summary of the scientific and curricular path - with a selection of the main activities and results achieved in the last three years.

  • Application Submission

    Application Deadline: 2020-01-31 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2019/011-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: 08/12/2019, 17:00 (Lisbon/Madeira Island Time).

    Incomplete applications will not be considered for evaluation.

    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: Postdoctoral researcher with experience in Chemical Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2019/011-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, Materials Science, Materials Chemistry.

    Salary: € 1 509.80

    €1509.80 (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

    The candidate will have the following main specific responsibilities:

    • Development of scientific research under the topic: Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of nanomaterials;
    • Development of new nanomaterials (e.g. polymers) to be used as delivery systems for conventional and nonconventional drugs;
    • Preparation of technical reports and scientific publications;
    • 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.

    For other information, the applicants can send a message to the following e-mail address: .

Important Dates and Times

  • Contest Dates

    Application Submission: 2019-10-09 09:00:00 until 2020-01-31 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Publication of Results: 2020-02-14

    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: 2020-03-02 to 2021-03-02 renewable up to 2021-08-31