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Research Position:

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Research Grant - BI/Nº31 - 04/06/2021 – Satrap - POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028108
Funding Reference Number:
BI/Nº31 - 04/06/2021 – Satrap - POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028108
A research position for one Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação - BI Licenciado)) 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 developing organic thin layers, consisting of organic networks, to perform as transparent thin-film electrodes for optoelectonic devices, replacing the costly Indium-Tin-Oxide electrode (ITO). Besides conductivity measurements, the thin layers will be characterized by advanced microscopy techniques as Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), conductive AFM, Raman Spectrocopy, etc.. The plan also includes the fabrication and testing of devices employing the prepared conducting layers as holle collecting electrode, replacing ITO
Scientific Area:
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Organic Electronics – Lx
Admission Requirements:
Licenciatura in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related areas and being registered as student in Master in any of the same areas
Work Objectives:
The development of thin layers using conducting carbon-based compounds,, to perform as transparent thin-film electrodes for optoelectonic devices, such as organic photovoltaic cells. Characterization of the thin layers by advanced microscopy techniques as AFM, conductive AFM. 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), 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, under the supervision of Profª Ana Charas
11 months, with the possibility of renewal till the end of the project. Start date: 01/09/2021 (or soon thereafter).
Monthly salary:
835,98 € (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 (55%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (30%)
    Suitability of the candidates’ profile for the project based on the relevant work experience, background, and motivation
  • C3 (15%)
    Statement of research interests

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 55% + C2 x 30% + C3 x 15%
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. Ana Maria de Matos Charas, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Quirina Alexandra Tavares Ferreira, Instituto de Telecomunicações Lisboa
  • Prof. Joana Margarida Tavares Farinhas, Instituto de Telecomunicações 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, 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
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Application Period:
21-06-2021 to 02-07-2021
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