Grant for Master Degree holder (MDG) - Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of new dendrimers

    • Research Grant
    • Evaluating Applicants
    • Application Deadline: 2019-06-28 17:00:00 (GMT/UTC +0)
    • 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".

      This call invites applications for one (1) a master degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related fields. with experience in Chemical synthesis.

    • Reference: ARDITI-CQM-2019-010-MDG
    • Required Degree: M.Sc.
    • Scientific Areas: Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry,
    • Duration: 2020-08-31
    • Salary: € 989.70

Applications Closed

  • Requirements and Limitations

    Available Positions: 1

    Required Degree: M.Sc.

    Areas of the required degree: Chemistry.

    Required Experience:

    Candidates for this position (“Research Grant for Master Degree holder”) should have expertise in dendrimers synthesis, 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 and metallodendrimers, and in 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 50 points), research activity (scientific/technological production; maximum 25 points), and motivation letter (maximum 15). The 2 best-ranked candidates will be invited for 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 - motivation letter explaining the reasons for the application, namely why he/she has the appropriate profile for the position and work at CQM;

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

    Relevant Supporting 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;

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

  • Application Submission

    Application Deadline: 2019-06-28 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM-2019-010-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.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered for evaluation.

    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.

Contest Information

  • General Information

    Position: Grant for Master Degree holder (MDG) - Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of new dendrimers

    Reference: ARDITI-CQM-2019-010-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, Inorganic 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
    • Development of scientific research under the topic: Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of new dendrimers;
    • Development of new nanomaterials (e.g. 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.

Important Dates and Times

  • Contest Dates

    Application Submission: 2019-06-14 09:00:00 until 2019-06-28 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Publication of Results: 2019-07-15

    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: 2019-09-01 to 2020-08-31