Title: Research Scholarship for a Master – one position
The application for a research scholarship in the project/ R&D Institution (Insights into
a novel bacterial system of copper resistance), (PTDC/BIA-PRO/098882/2008), is
now open. This project is financed by National funds through FCT/MCTES (PIDDAC),
in the following conditions:
1. Scientific Area: Biological Sciences
2. Requirements: The candidate should hold at least a Master Degree in Biological
Sciences (Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or similar), with an average equal or
higher than 15 (out of 20), and experience in Molecular Biology and/or Protein
Purification and Characterization, with preference in heterologous expression of
proteins. Experience in characterization of DNA-protein interactions or application
of Biomolecular NMR methodologies will be considered an added value.
3. Work Plan:
The candidate will be working in the heterologous expression and characterization of
proteins involved in the molecular system responsible for copper tolerance in
Marinobacter hydrocarbonoclasticus, and in the two-component signal transduction
system that regulates this system.
The candidate can obtain further information about the project on the webpage
Legislation and applied regulation: Law Nº. 40/2004, of 18 August (Estatuto do
Bolseiro de Investigação Científica); Regulamento da Formação Avançada e
Qualificação de Recursos Humanos 2010 and Regulamento de Bolsas da
Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de
5. Place of work: The work will be developed in REQUIMTE – Centro de Química
Fina e Biotecnologia, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e
Tecnologia from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, under the supervision of
Doutor Sofia R. Pauleta.
6. Duration of the Scholarship: The scholarship has the duration of three months,
starting at 15th January 2012. The scholarship contract can be renewed within the
duration of the project.
7. Value of the monthly scholarship: The value of the scholarship corresponds to
€ 980, according to the Table with the values of the scholarships from FCT, I.P. in
Portugal (http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores), and this payment is made
monthly by bank transfer.
8. Selection Method: The selection of the candidates will be based on the following:
evaluation of the Curriculum vitae and professional experience, interview that can
have a short exam. The candidates will be ranked according with the final grade
obtained by: 60% curricular evaluation, 20% professional experience, and 20% for
the interview/short exam. The candidates should mention the names of two
referees that can be contacted.
9. Composition of the Selection Jury:
Jury President: Doutor Sofia R. Pauleta
First Vogal: Doutor Manolis Matzapetakis
Second Vogal: Doutor Patrícia Paes de Sousa
First Suplente: Doutor Maria Gabriela Almeida
Second Suplente: Doutor João Paulo Gomes
10. Publication and notification of the results: The results will be made public,
through the publication of the ordered list according with the final grade, in a
visible and public place in REQUIMTE-CQFB, Faculdade de Ciências e
Tecnologia, from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The chosen candidate will be
notified by email.
11. Time limit for the application and presentation of the applications: The
application will be open between 07 to 21 December of 2011.
The applications will only be considered after the reception of the following
documents: Intention letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, copy of the academic
certificates and other relevant documents.
The application should be delivered, in person between 9.30 am until 5 pm (week
days) in the address indicated below, or by regular mail to the same address, or can
be send by email to [email protected] (indicating in the subject of the email the
reference of the scholarship to which you are applying).
Sofia R. Pauleta
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Campus da Caparica
2829-516 Caparica
Tel.: + 351 212 948 385, ext 10967
Fax: + 351 212 948 550
Email: [email protected]

Title: Research Scholarship for a Master – one position