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Research Position:

Note: This is a free translation of the original announcement written in Portuguese, provided only for convenience of non-Portuguese speakers. Only the Portuguese version has official value.
Research Grant - BI/Nº23 -12/04/2021 - SmartGlauco - PTDC/CTM-REF/2679/2020
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº23 -12/04/2021 - SmartGlauco - PTDC/CTM-REF/2679/2020
Research position for a Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre). A research position for one Research Grant is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, funded by FCT/MCTES, in the scope of the project SmartGlauco - PTDC/CTM-REF/2679/2020
Scientific Area:
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Organic Electronics – Lx
Admission Requirements:
Master’s degree in biology, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, or related areas, with great-motivation and ability for teamwork. Background in bioactive molecular systems with application in ophthalmology therapeutics will be also valued. The candidate must be enrolled in a doctoral program.
Work Objectives:
Development of a biomedical device to glaucoma treatment. This work involves: 1) the preparation and characterization of layer-by-layer films with drug delivery function throughout nanofabrication and nanocharacterization tools; 2) in vitro assays; 3) in vivo assays.
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), in its actual redaction, and also by Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P.
Place of work:
The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at Lisbon; Nova Medical School; Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, under the supervision of Prof. Quirina Ferreira.
24 months with the possibility of renewal. Start date: 01/06/2021 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary:
1.104,64€ (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:
  • C1 (50%)
    Curriculum vitae
  • C2 (50%)
    Interview, Each criteria

Each criteria, and the final classification F will be evaluated in a scale (0-20). The candidates will be ordered according to:
F = C1 x 50% + C2 x 50%
In case of a tie, the tied candidates will be ordered according to C1, then C2...
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position whenever they consider that no candidate meets the minimum requirements for the position.
  • Prof. Gabriela Araújo da Silva, Nova Medical School (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Joana Patrícia Tavares Ferreira, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa
  • Prof. Luis Alexandre Pereira Abegão Pinto, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa
  • Prof. Jorge Manuel Ferreira Morgado, Instituto Superior Técnico (Substitute)
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, at Lisbon. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form.
E-mail submissions are not accepted.

Required Documents:
Cover letter explaining the interest in the position;
Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts;
Proof of registration and enrollment in a study cycle in the preferred areas

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):

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Application Period:
22-04-2021 to 07-05-2021
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