PhD with experience in Organic Chemistry, Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Techniques

    • Research Grant
    • Evaluating Applicants
    • Application Deadline: 2017-08-31 17:00:00 (GMT/UTC +0)
    • Within the framework of the project MarineBlueRefine PROCiência2020 (Portaria nº 371/2015, de 16/12), M1420-01-0247-FEDER-000006 Centro de Química da Madeira (CQM), University of Madeira, Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal, is seeking for one researcher (M/F) holding a PhD Degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering,  Materials Sciences or related fields with experience in Organic Chemistry, Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Techniques, to perform several tasks of the referred project under supervision of the PI.

    • Reference: CQM-17-07-BPD/MarineBlueRefine
    • Required Degree: Ph.D.
    • Scientific Areas: Chemistry, Biochemistry,
    • Duration: 2018-03-01
    • Salary: € 1 495.00

Applications Closed

  • Requirements and Limitations

    Available Positions: 1

    Required Degree: Ph.D.

    Areas of the required degree: Biochemistry, Chemistry.

    Required Experience:

    The candidates must have a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Sciences or similar area. It is requested good hands-on experience in Spectroscopy and Chromatography in the field of Organic Chemistry.

    Evaluation Criteria:

    Selection will be based on the candidates’ CV, analysis of other relevant documents and availability.

    Evaluation Pannel: Helena Maria Pires Gaspar Tomás (Member), Pedro Filipe Duarte Louzeiro Pires (Member), Paula Cristina Machado Ferreira Castilho (President), José Carlos Almeida Mesquita (Substitute Member).

  • Required Documents:

    CV - Curriculum Vitae / Résumé;

    Cover Letter;

    Qualification Certificate;

    2 Recommendation Letter - or recommendation letters;

    Referee (Contact information).

  • Application Submission

    Application Deadline: 2017-08-31 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Reference: CQM-17-07-BPD/MarineBlueRefine

    The applications must be submitted exclusively by e-mail to  indicating the reference “CQM-17-07-BPD/MarineBlueRefine” in the email subject, together with the required documents.

    CQM follows the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Commission Recommendation, Brussels, 11.3.2005, 2005/251/EC), and is committed to the principle of equity in employment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

Contest Information

  • General Information

    Position: PhD with experience in Organic Chemistry, Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Techniques

    Reference: CQM-17-07-BPD/MarineBlueRefine

    Position Type: Research Grant

    Place of Work: CQM (Centro de Química da Madeira)

    Host Institution: CQM (Centro de Química da Madeira)

    Scientific Areas: Chemistry, Biochemistry.

    Salary: € 1 495.00

    The scholarship amounts to € 1495 per month, according to the stipend table awarded directly by the Universidade da Madeira.

    Supervisor(s): Paula Cristina Machado Ferreira Castilho .

  • Work Plan
    • Characterization of fish waste extracts.
    • Optimization of experimental conditions for extractions, isolation of and purification of bioactive components.
    • Physical and chemical characterization of purified substances.
    • Production of scientific papers and communications.

Important Dates and Times

  • Contest Dates

    Application Submission: 2017-06-28 17:00:00 until 2017-08-31 17:00:00 (GTM/UTC + 0)

    Publication of Results: 2017-09-11

    The final evaluation results (ordered list based on the obtained classification) will be disclosed in Madeira Chemistry Research Centre internet site ( and in Unidade de Projetos e Cooperação internet site ( The selected candidate will be informed by e-mail.
  • Contract and Schedule

    Contract Duration: 2017-10-01 to 2018-03-01 renewable up to 2019-12-31