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Notice for International Call to hire a PhD Researcher

By decision of the Board of Directors, - Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT (“”) opens an international call to hire a PhD Researcher, with the internal reference “#NOVAID03”, under a unfixed term employment contract to conduct research activities in the areas of Materials Engineering, Chemistry and Applied Physics, namely in the field of Photovoltaics in the scope of the project - Eficiência e Flexibilidade Superiores com Células Solares de Perovskite melhoradas com nano-estruturas Quânticas e Gestão de Luz – PTDC/NANOPT/28430/2017 financed by “Programa Operacional Regional de Lisboa, na componente FEDER” and by “Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P.”.


1. Type of contract and applicable legislation

The hiring of the PhD Researcher shall be made by means of an Unfixed Term Employment Contract entered into in accordance with the Portuguese Labour Code approved by the Law no. 7/2009 of February 12th, as amended. The contract should have a forecast duration of 30 months, and should not be extended further that the project duration. The contract should begin in December 2018.

The present hiring procedure is further governed inter alia by Decree-law no. 57/2016 of July 19th, as amended by the Law no. 57/2017 of August 29thand Regulatory decree no.11-A/2017 of November 29th.


2. Main attributions and activities and exclusivity

The PhD Researcher shall be in charge of optimizing quantum-dot intermediate band solar cells based in Perovskite materials and enhanced with photonic structures, in order to develop the planned activities in work-packages 2, 3 and 4 of the SuperSolar project.

The PhD Researcher shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional activity to, on an exclusive basis.


3. Place of work

The PhD Researcher’s working place shall be at the premises of CENIMAT located in Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Campus da Caparica, and he/she shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her attributions or as necessary for his/her activity.


4. Monthly remuneration

The PhD Researcher shall earn a monthly remuneration in the gross amount of €2.128,34 by reference to the 1st grade of the salary scale, pursuant to number 2 of Article 15 of Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of 19 July, as amended by Law no. 57/2017 of 29 August, and Regulatory Decree no. 11-A / 2017, of December 29.


5. Admission Requirements

Applicants to this call may be national, foreign or stateless candidates holding a PhD degree in the field of functional materials and opto-electronics, namely for photovoltaic-related applications, and complying with the following specific requirements:

a. Experience in fabrication and characterization of nano-materials, chemical processing and Perovskite-based semiconductor materials

b. Solid background in chemical and materials engineering, physics of semiconductors and nanostructures

c. Fluency in English


6. Evaluation of the Applications and Composition of the Jury

Pursuant to Article 13 of Decree-Law no. 57/2016 the jury is composed of the following members:

- Chairwoman: Rodrigo Ferrão Paiva Martins;

- Member: Manuel João de Moura Dias Mendes;

- Member: Hugo Manuel Brito Águas;

- Substitute Member: Elvira Maria Correia Fortunato;

- Substitute Member: Luis Miguel Nunes Pereira.


7. Selection criteria

The selection of the successful candidate will be carried out through the evaluation of the scientific and curricular achievements as established by Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of 19 July, as amended by Law no. 57/2017 of 29 August and the selection criteria and their respective weighting shall be as follows:

a) CV evaluation (25 %);

b) Experience in the area of the project (65 %);

c) Quality of the Interview (10%).

The interview will be done only to the candidates with classification higher than 80% in the first two criteria.


8. Final Decision

The list of admitted and excluded candidates and the final list of classification will be publicised on the website of ( and sent by electronic mail with receipt of delivery to all candidates.


9. Submission of Applications

Applications must be submitted between 26/10/2018 and 09/11/2018, by email addressed to and and containing a single PDF file with the following documents in Portuguese or English: CV and Motivation Letter.


10. Non-discrimination and equal access policy actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, reason for which no candidate can be benefited, prejudiced or deprived of any duty, namely age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, religion or political beliefs.