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Research Position:

Title: Research Grant - BIM/Nº65 - 24/10/2019 - SATRAP
Funding Reference Number: BIM/Nº65 - 24/10/2019 - SATRAP
Summary: A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação - BI Master)) is opened at Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the scope of the Project SATRAP - Rational design of Self-Assembling networks for TRansparent electrode Applications, Reference POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028108, funded by the applicable financial framework (FCT/ POCI). The work will be focused on exploiting the self-assembly of zinc-salphen compounds to create films to perform as transparent thin-film electrodes for optoelectronic devices. Techniques as Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), conductive AFM (current sensing AFM) and Scanning Tunneling Microcopy (STM) will be used to characterize the films. Thin-fim devices, namely organic photovoltaic cells, incorporating the new thin film elecrodes will be fabricated and tested.
Scientific Area: Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Group: Organic Electronics – Lx
Admission Requirements: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae, two recommendation letters (in alternative, the contact information of two persons able to provide references is also accepted). Copy of the Masters certificate
Work Objectives: The development of thin layers using available organomettalic compompounds and carbon-nanotubes to perform as transparent thin-film electrodes for optoelectonic devices, as organic photovoltaic cells. Characterization of the thin layers by advanced microscopy techniques as AFM, conductive AFM, and STM. Fabrication and testing of devices.
Applicable legislation: A fellowship will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by FCT, “Regulation of Instituto de Telecomunicações’ fellowships” and ” Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação”, according to Law no. 40/2004, dated August 18 (Status of Scientific Research Fellow), as amended and republished by Decree-Law No.202/2012 of August 27, and as amended by Decree-Law No.233/2012 of October 29 and by Law No.12/2013 of January 29, and Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of July 9, and also by Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P., approved by Regulation no. 234/2012, published in Series II of Diário da República of June 25 of 2012, amended and republished by Regulation no. 326/2013, published in Series II of Diário da República of July 27 of 2013 and amended by Regulation no. 339/2015, published in Series II of Diário da República of June 17 of 2015, and amended by Regulation nº137-A/2018, published in Series II of Diário da República of February 27 of 2018.
Place of work: The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Lisboa, under the supervision of Dr. Ana Charas and Dr. Quirina Ferreira
Duration: 21,5 months, with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 16-12-2019 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary: 989,70€ net, according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal ( The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Selection criteria:
Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation  (50%)
Suitability of the candidates’ profile for the project based on the relevant work experience and background  (40%)
Statement of research interests  (10%)
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position.
Ana Maria de Matos Charas
Quirina Alexandra Tavares Ferreira
Joana Farinhas
Communication of the results: Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Lisbon. The selected candidate will be notified by email. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form or at E-mail submissions are not accepted.
Required Documents: Cover letter explaining the interest in the position, detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts, Copy of the relevant certificates (Copy of the Degree Certificate). IMPORTANT NOTICE: If the selected candidate has a degree obtained outside Portugal, his degree must be certified in Portugal For more information see: Direcção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES):
Application Period: 08-11-2019 to 21-11-2019
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Published on: 24-10-2019