Researcher with a Master degree with experience in Chemical synthesis - Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of polymers including natural fibers

    • Research Grant
    • Evaluating Applicants
    • Application Deadline: 2019-10-25 17:00:00 (GMT/UTC +0)
    • This call invites applications for one (1) a master degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related fields with experience in synthesis and characterization of polymers

    • Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2019/014-MDG
    • Required Degree: M.Sc.
    • Scientific Areas: Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry,
    • Duration: 2020-08-02
    • 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, Analytical Chemistry.

    Required Experience:

    Candidates for this position (“Research Grant for Master Degree holder”) should have expertise in synthesis and characterization of polymers, a strong motivation to work both independently and as part of a team, very good communication skills and ability to meet deadlines. Experience in synthesis, characterization (RMN, MS, HPLC, VC) and functionalization of hyperbranched polymers or natural fibers, and experience in vitro biological evaluation will be valued in the evaluation process.

    Evaluation Criteria:

    Candidates will be evaluated and ranked based on their Curriculum Vitae (maximum 60 points), research activity during the master degree (scientific/technological production; maximum 30 points), and motivation letter (maximum 10).

    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, highlighting the academic/professional achievements (including a complete list of publications, as well as poster and oral communications in scientific/technical meetings);

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

    Complete List of Publications - included in the CV;

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

    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 - included in the C.V..

  • Application Submission

    Application Deadline: 2019-10-25 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2019/014-MDG

    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.

    Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered for evaluation.

    Deadline for application: 25/10/2019, 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 with experience in Chemical synthesis - Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of polymers including natural fibers

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM/2019/014-MDG

    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, Polymer Chemistry.

    Salary: € 989.70

    €989.70 (Research Grant for Master Degree holders) 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 new nanomaterials based on polymers to be used as delivery systems;
    • 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 2019-10-25 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Publication of Results: 2019-11-15

    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: 2019-12-02 to 2020-08-02 renewable up to 2020-08-31