Two Pos-Doc Research Grants (PDRG) in the scope of R&D project “WDS - Water Data Solutions” via EURAXESS

University of Aveiro

Aveiro, Portugal 🇵🇹

Job Information

Organisation/Company: University of Aveiro

Department: Civil Engineering Department

Research Field: Physics » Other, Chemistry » Other, Engineering » Materials engineering

Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)

Country: Portugal

Application Deadline: 30/12/2022 – 23:59 (Europe/London)

Type of Contract: Other

Job Status: Full-time

Hours Per Week: 40

Offer Starting Date: Wed, 02/01/2023 – 12:00

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?: Not funded by an EU programme

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?: No

Offer Description


A tender is hereby opened for the award of 2 (two) Pos-Doc Research Grants (PDRG)in the scope of R&D project “WDS – Water Data Solutions”, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union, through the COMPETE 2020 of Portugal 2020 – POCI-01-0247-FEDER-047224, under the following conditions:

1. Scientific AreaPhysics, Chemistry, Materials or related areas

2. Funding Source: Operational Program Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização (POCI) do PORTUGAL 2020 by Agência Nacional de Inovação.

3. Admission Requirements: PhD in Physics/Physical Engineer, Materials Engineer, Chemistry/Chemical Engineer or similar areas, with proven experience in synthesis and characterization of active materials for sensors based on organic / hybrid semiconductors, with particular emphasis on e-Tongue and electrochemical concepts. Experience in manufacturing and electrical characterization of devices will be an equally relevant factor.

If the qualification has been conferred by a foreign higher education institution it must be recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, under the terms of the provisions of article 25 of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of August 16th, which approves the legal regime of recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of Higher Education, attributed by foreign higher education institutions, and of paragraph e) of no. 2 of article 4 of Decree-Law no. 60/2018, of August 3rd, and any formalities established therein must be fulfilled by the date of the hiring act.

4. Eligibility: Applicants are eligible if they had obtained a doctorate less than three years prior and comply with no. 2 of article 2, of the Research Fellow Statute in the wording given by Decree-Law no. 123/2019, of August 28th, and also the provisions of article 8 of the Scientific Research Grant Regulations of the University of Aveiro. PDFs can only be granted provided the following requirements are met cumulatively:

a) The doctorate has been obtained within the three years prior to the date of submission of the application for the grant;

b) The postdoctoral research is carried out in a host entity different from the entity where the research work leading to the doctoral degree was carried out;

c) the research activities do not require postdoctoral experience;

d) the research activities have a time frame for development and implementation of three years or less;

e) The fellow does not exceed, with the conclusion of the grant contract in question, including possible renewals, an accumulated period of three years in that type of grant, consecutive or interpolated.

5. Work plan:  The work plan consists in the development and characterization of sensitive materials for printed electrochemical / e-Tongue sensors for measuring water quality, in particular residual particles. It includes the functionalization of the sensors and information processing. The objective will be the development of a set of low cost and integrable sensors, with potential for technological application, integrated in the objectives of water quality control, of the WDS project.

6. Applicable legislation and regulations: Research Fellow Statute, as amended by Decree-Law No. 123/2019, of August 28th; Scientific Research Grant Regulation of the University of Aveiro, Regulation No. 292/2020, published in Diário da República No. 61, Series II, of March 26th; Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of August 16th (Legal regime of recognition of academic degrees and diplomas of higher education awarded by foreign higher education institutions).

7. Workplace: The work will be carried out at I3N – Institute for Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication / Department of Physics of the University of Aveiro, under the scientific supervision of Doctor Luiz Fernando Ribeiro Pereira.

8. Duration of the grant(s)The grant duration will be five months, starting in February of 2023, up to the maximum limit of approved funding. Under no circumstances shall it exceed the limits defined in no. 5 of article 8, of Regulation no. 292/2020, of February 28th, published in Diário da República, no. 61, Series II, of March 26th (Scientific Research Grant Regulation of the University of Aveiro).

9. Amount of monthly maintenance allowanceThe amount of the grant corresponds to €1,646.00, according to the table of values of monthly maintenance allowances, set out in Appendix III of the Scientific Research Grant Regulation of the University of Aveirosubject to any updates that may occur and are applicable. The fellow may also be reimbursed for the amount corresponding to the Voluntary Social Security, in case of adherence to this plan.

10. Selection methods: The selection methods to be used will be the following: Curricular assessment; Experience in fabrication/characterization of devices based in organic/inorganic semiconductors; Adaptation to the scientific area of the project and Interview, with the respective valuation of 35%, 25%, 30% and 10%.

11. Composition of the Selection Jury: Chair of the Selection Jury: Doctor Luiz Fernando Ribeiro Pereira, Assistant Professor from the University of Aveiro; Permanent members: Doctor Inês Osório de Castro Meireles, Assistant Professor from the University of Aveiro and Doctor José Carlos Germino, Junior Researcher from the University of Aveiro; Alternate members: Doctor Manuel Pedro Fernandes Graça, Assistant Professor and Doctor Florinda Mendes da Costa, Associate Professor with Habilitation all from University of Aveiro.

12. Deadline for applications and how to submit applications: The call is open from 16 to 30 of December of 2022, and only applications submitted within the deadline will be admitted.

Applications must be formalized by sending a letter of application accompanied by the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, certificate of qualifications, declaration of honor and other supporting documents deemed relevant. They shall also indicate the e-mail address to which by such indication they accept to be notified for all purposes within this procedure.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to the Chair of the Selection Jury,

13. Form of publication/notification of results: The results of the evaluation shall be made public no later than 60 working days after the closing date for submission of applications and shall be notified to the applicants. The candidates are informed, in a prior hearing, under the terms established in the Code of Administrative Procedure, of the probable meaning of the final decision, and may, within 10 working days of this notification, express their opinion on this decision. The final results may be appealed to the Rector, to be submitted within 10 working days from the respective notification.

14. Tender duration: The final ranking list of candidates will be valid until May 31th, 2023 for the purpose of constituting a reserve list for selection.

The models of the grant contract and of the final report to be prepared by the grant holder and the supervisor are available at Research fellows – sgrh – Universidade de Aveiro (

– University of Aveiro,15th December 2022

Doctor Inês Osório de Castro Meireles


Research Field: Physics » Other

Education Level: PhD or equivalent

Research Field: Chemistry » Other

Education Level: PhD or equivalent

Research Field: Engineering » Chemical engineering

Education Level: PhD or equivalent

Research Field: Engineering » Materials engineering

Education Level: PhD or equivalent

Additional Information

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available: 2

Company/Institute: Universidade de Aveiro

Country: Portugal

State/Province: Aveiro

City: Campus Universitário de Santiago

Postal Code: 3810-193

Street: Universidade de Aveiro – Departamento de Física

Where to apply



State/Province: Aveiro

City: Aveiro

Street: Campus Universitário de Santiago

Postal Code: 3830-193






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