Job Type






Feup - Doctorate Initial Level - Project Aet - Proposal 973 Portalegre

Universities and Institutes of Portugal

Universities and Institutes of Portugal Portalegre Portugal

2 weeks ago

12 May 2023

Job Information




Human Resources Division

Research Field

Engineering » Chemical engineering

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)



Application Deadline

26 May 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Lisbon)

Type of Contract


Job Status


Hours Per Week


Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

European Union / Next Generation EU

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description


By order of 13-04-2023, the Dean of FEUP, Professor Rui Artur Bártolo Calçada,
deliberated to open an international selection procedure for the recruitment
of 1 Doctorate Initial level within the scope of Project AET – Alliance for
Energy Transition nr. C644914747-00000023, investment project nr. 56, from the
Incentive System... to Mobilising Agendas for Business Innovation, funded by the
Recovery and Resilience Plan and by European Funds NextGeneration EU for
research scientific activities in the area of Chemical Engineering, in the
form of a Uncertain Term Employment Contract, never exceeding the maximum
limit of six years.

The recruitment of this research position aims at the pursuit of R&D
activities in the scope of the area of Chemical Engineering, within the scope
of WP6 - Photovoltaic systems and storage: Development and optimization of
thin-film photovoltaic cell for low power applications in the IoT area
(residential and personal equipment), contributing to the following works:

- Optimization of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) architecture,
targeting efficient conversion of LED and luminescence artificial light;

- Development, optimization and characterization of lab-scale monolithic
DSSCs (M-DSSCs) with solid/quasi-solid state electrolyte;

- Development of monolithic DSSC modules, consisting of a set of DSSC cells
connected in series, with high output potential and PCE under typical sources
of artificial indoor light.

The selected researcher may also provide possible collaboration in teaching
and training activities in the area of research.

Note: The present notice is published pending the signature of the Term of
Acceptance of the grant of the project, therefore, for this reason and for
reasons of interest of the institution, by means of a duly reasoned act, this
selection process may be terminated until before the notification of the
selection minutes to the applicants, within the scope of the hearing of the
interested parties.
• The scientific area of this selection procedure is Chemical Engineering.
• Applicable Legislation: Decree-Law no. 57/2016, of 29 August, approving a regime for contracting doctorates to stimulate scientific and technological employment in all areas of knowledge (RJEC), in the wording introduced by the first amendment provided Law no. 57/2017, of July 19, Regulatory Decree no. 11-A/2017, of December 29, Labor Code, Law on 7/2009, of 12 February, in its current version and Regulation nº 487/2020, of 22 May - Regulation of Research, Science and Technology Staff of the University of Porto in its current wording.
• In the wording of article 16 of Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of 29 August, this procedure is exempted from the authorization of the members of the Government responsible for the areas of Finance and Public Administration, namely in paragraph no.3 of article 7 of the LTFP; from the prior favorable opinion of the members of the Government responsible for the areas of Finance and Public Administration as mentioned in no. 5 of article 30 of the LTFP and from the procedure for the recruitment of workers in the requalification situation referred to in Article 265 of the LTFP.
• In accordance with articles 22.º, n.º 3 and 4 of the Regulation and 13.º of the RJEC, the Recruitment board is composed as follows:

President: Professor Doutor Adélio Miguel Magalhães Mendes

Member: Doutor Dzmitry Ivanou

Member: Doutora Paula Manuela Monteiro Pereira Costa Dias

Substitute Member: Doutora Tânia Sofia Teixeira Lopes

Substitute Member: Doutora Ana Mafalda Vaz Martins Pereira
• The work will be developed at Chemical Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP).
• The monthly remuneration to be paid is €2.228,11, corresponding to level 33 of the Single Salary Table, approved by Order no. 1553-C/2008 of December 31 and level 5, position 1 from “Regulamento n.º 487/2020”.
• Admission Requirements:
• General Admission Requirements:

This competition is open to national candidates, foreigners and stateless
persons holding a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering or related area, for
5 years or less, and with a scientific and professional curriculum that shows
an appropriate profile for the activity to be developed.

Any doctorate awarded by a foreign higher education institution must be
recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution in accordance with
article 25 of the Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of August 16, which approves the
legal regime for the recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of Higher
Education, awarded by foreign higher education institutions and paragraph e)
of no. 2 of article 4 of Decree-Law no. 60/2018, of August 3, and any
formalities established therein must be complied with by the date of the
hiring act.

7.2 Specific Admission requirements:

The following specific criteria must be fulfilled to determine the appropriate
profile for the activity to be developed:

a) Author of minimum 3 papers published in English in journals indexed in Q1,
reporting studies in efficient and stable DSSCs;

b) The candidates must have skills and previous proven experience in: i)
third-generation PV technologies; ii) preparation, characterization and
development of highly efficient and stable DSSCs, preferentially, but not
obligatory, including devices in a monolithic architecture; iii) detailed
photovoltaic, spectroscopic and electrical characterization of PV devices;
iv) PV characterization under standard certification protocols, including
assessment of long-term PV stability in accelerated aging conditions.

8. Recruitment method:

In accordance with articles 26 of the Regulation and 5 of the RJEC, the
selection methods are:
• Evaluation of the curricular path and scientific career of the applicants (APCC) (90%);

b) Interview (ENT) (10%)

9. Evaluation of the curricular path and scientific career (APCC) (90%)

9.1. Evaluation of the curricular path and scientific career, considering a
profile that is suited to the requirements of the duties corresponding to the
category covered by this competition and focusing on the relevance, quality,
and currentness of the following aspects:

a) Scientific performance in the areas and subareas for which the competition
is open;

b) Knowledge transfer;

c) Science and technology management and communication.

9.2 In evaluating the aspects indicated in points a), b) and c) of the
preceding paragraph, the activity developed in the last 5 (five) years must
be considered.

9. 3 The five-year period mentioned in 9.2 may be extended by the Board, at
any applicant's request, when based on the suspension of scientific activity
for socially protected reasons, namely for reasons of parental leave,
prolonged serious illness, and other situations of unavailability for work
that are legally protected.

9.4 In the evaluation of the dimensions of the aspects described in 9.1, the
following parameters are considered, and the following weighting factors are

A1) Criteria for evaluating Scientific Performance (DC) (90%)

A1.1.) Scientific production, including the publication of scientific
articles and the participation in research projects, with relevance: i) the
quality and novelty of the publication as first or last author in
international high-ranked peer-reviewed journals, where the list of
publication must be included in the curriculum vitae with a clear indication
of the used statistical analyses (journal, quartile, number of citations);
ii) the participation in international research projects must specify the
function and the financial support.

A2) Criteria for Knowledge Transfer and Science and Technology Management and
Communication (10%):

A2.1.) Ad-hoc reviewer;

A2.2.) Organization of scientific events;

A2.3.) Participation in national and international scientific meetings with
peer review as well as by invitation;

A2.4.) Supervising experience at different levels (internships, master
dissertations, doctoral theses);

A2.5.) Participation in evaluation committees.

9.5 The final classification of the (APCC) is obtained by the following
formula: APCC = (0,90 x A1)

+ (0,10 x A2).

10. Evaluation of the Interview (ENT) (10%):

For the interview is held, the tree best-ranked applicants in the evaluation
of their curricular path and scientific career will be admitted, and the board
will evaluate aspects related to the research conducted by the applicants.

The interview will be conducted in Portuguese and English.

11. Final classification:

The Final Classification (CF) of the Evaluation of the applicants'
Curricular Path and Scientific Career (APCC) and interview (ENT), will be
obtained by applying the following formula: CF = (APCC0.9) + (ENT0.1).

12. Evaluation of the selection methods:

12.1. Each member of the Board evaluates the applicants' curricular path and
scientific career on a scale from 0 to 100 points, with a weighting up to the
hundredths, and the classification is obtained through the weighting defined
in the criteria to be evaluated.

12.2. The interview evaluation is expressed on a scale of 0 to 100 points,
with a weighting to the hundredths.

13. Evaluation methodology:

13.1. After the admission of the applicants, and before starting the voting
for their final ranking in the evaluation of their scientific and curricular
background, each member of the Board presents a written document, to be
attached to the meeting minutes, with the list of the applicants in descending
order of merit, duly substantiated, considering the criteria and parameters of
this competition notice.

13.2. The Board deliberates employing reasoned roll-call voting following the
selection criteria adopted and disclosed. Abstentions are not allowed.

13.3. The seriation methodology is that which is indicated in article 29 of
the Regulation.

13.4. If an absolute majority of votes is not reached after the voting
explained in the previous number, or in case of a tie, the Chair's vote will
be used for the final ranking.

13.5. Each member of the Board must respect, in the various voting rounds, the
order he or she presented in the document referred to in paragraph 13.1.

13.6. The interview or presentation or a public demonstration session, has a
maximum duration of one hour and is exclusively aimed at clarifying aspects
related to the research carried out by the applicants.

13.7. The Board's discussions will be briefed in minutes taken during its
meetings, containing a summary of what occurred, as well as the votes cast by
each member and respective reasoning.

13.8. After concluding the application of the selection criteria, the jury
proceeds to produce an ordered list of the approved applicants with the
respective classification.

13.9. The Board's final decision is approved by the head of the institution
responsible for opening the tender notice. The final decision on hiring is the
responsibility of the top manager of the hiring entity.

14. Formalization of applications:

14.1. Applications must be formalized at https:// www. ,
reference on-line nº 973, until de 23b9m (local time) of 26/05/2023.

The application must include: full name, number and date of identity card or
citizen card, or civil identification number, tax identification number, date
of birth, residence, and contact address, including e-mail and telephone

14.2 The application must be accompanied by documentary evidence of the
conditions described in point 7 of this notice, namely:
• Copy of doctorate certificate or diploma.
• Detailed curriculum vitae, containing all information relevant for the evaluation of the application, as well as for demonstrating compliance with the criteria set out in point 7 of this announcement, organized in accordance with the seriation criteria set out in no. 9.4.
• Letter of motivation.
• Copies of up to 10 publications considered most relevant by the candidate, associated with the position;
• Other supporting documents considered relevant to the eligibility of the application and documents that the applicant considers relevant to the assessment of his/her merit.

14.3. Failure to submit the documents mentioned in 14.2 will lead to the
exclusion of the application. For purposes of hearing of the interested
parties, the exclusion decision is notified to the applicants by e-mail.

14.4. The Board may, whenever it deems necessary, ask the applicants to
provide complementary documents for the facts described in the submitted
curriculum, setting a deadline for that purpose.

15. False statements made by applicants will be punished according to the

16. Notices of the results:

The minute(s) of the Board meeting(s) for evaluating the applications will
be sent via e-mail with a delivery receipt.

17. Parties hearing and deadline for final decision:

In accordance with article 121 of the Administrative Procedure Code, after
being notified, the applicants have 10 working days to comment. Within 90
days, counting from the deadline for submitting applications, the Board's
final decisions are made.

18. The present competition is exclusively aimed at filling the indicated
vacancy and may be terminated until the final ranking list of applicants is
ratified, expiring with the respective occupation of the job position on
offer. If none of the applicants has the appropriate profile for the
performance of the functions described above within this project's scope, the
Board reserves the right not to award the position in the competition.

19. Non-discrimination and equal access policy: FEUP actively promotes a
policy of non-discrimination and equal access, so that no candidate can be
privileged, beneficiary, disadvantaged or private of any right or exemption
from any duty owing, in particular, to ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation,
marital status, family status, economic situation, education, social origin or
condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability , chronic
illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language,
religion, political or ideological beliefs and trade union membership.


Research Field

Engineering » Chemical engineering

Education Level

PhD or equivalent


Full announcement also available at
https: //

Applications must be formalized at https:// www. , reference
on-line nº 973, until de 23b9m (local time) of 26/05/2023.

Specific Requirements

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https: //

Applications must be formalized at https:// www. , reference
on-line nº 973, until de 23b9m (local time) of 26/05/2023.

Additional Information


2.228,11 euros

Eligibility criteria

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https: //

Applications must be formalized at https:// www. , reference
on-line nº 973, until de 23b9m (local time) of 26/05/2023.

Selection process

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Applications must be formalized at https:// www. , reference
on-line nº 973, until de 23b9m (local time) of 26/05/2023.

Additional comments

Full announcement also available at
https: //

Applications must be formalized at https:// www. , reference
on-line nº 973, until de 23b9m (local time) of 26/05/2023.

Work Location(s)

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Postal Code



Rua Dr. Roberto Frias s/n


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