Type of contract: Limited duration
Research Centre: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory – INL
Number of vacancies: 1
Career Stage: Up to 3 years after PhD
Closing Date for applications: November 30th 2019, 23:00 (Lisbon Time)
The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory – INL (http://www.inl.int), was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research and to deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to become the world-wide hub for nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges in Aging & Wellbeing and Mobility & Urban Living and developing a Safe & Secure Society.
This call is related to the Scientific Research and Technological Development Projects identified hereunder, which are cofunded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and National Funds through the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).
INL participates in the following Scientific Research: Nanodevices/System Engineering.
(a) Name of the project: Optical monitoring of environmental emissions of ammonia by an integrated and autonomous membrane-based fluorescence platform;
(b) Reference number: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031559;
(c) Scientific Area: Electrical and Electronics Engineer, Optics and Physics;
(d) Description: The main goal is to develop a new family of low-cost and integrated sensors for the environmental monitoring of ammonia in an autonomous fashion. The baseline of this application is the sensor, a micro spectrophotometer that consists in a miniaturized optical device (including light source, photodetector, optical filters and control electronics) able to measure the fluorescence. The micro photospectrometer will include in a single CMOS die the photodetectors, the analog front-end and the signal processing. Optical filters will be monolithically integrated and fabricated with such CMOS device and later packaged (assembled) with light sources. All components of sensor will have to be developed, assembled and tested in controlled conditions. Finally, system integration of micro photospectrometer with process control and communications will be developed to have a network of sensors deployed at an animal production facility for a field test.
The successful candidate will work in the System Engineering Group in the Department of Nanoelectronics. She/he will be assigned the following working plan:
Candidates must meet the following conditions, as they are required by the nature of the duties the candidate will be required to perform:
Applications that not meet these conditions will not be considered.
The work plan will be developed at the INL under the scientific guidance of Dr. Hugo Oliveira with co-supervision of João Piteira. The successful candidate will be integrated in the Nanodevices/System Engineering Group.
The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Selection Committee consisting of the following persons:
The successful candidate will be offered a limited-duration employment contract. The total duration of the employment contract shall be 30 months and may be renewed based on the performance of the individual and duration of the project in accordance with the rules set out by FCT. In any case the contract cannot exceed the duration of the project. The expected starting date is November/December 2019.
Candidates must comply with the following requirements:
Candidates must enclose the following supporting documents in pdf format, failing which the application will not be considered:
(a) Cover letter in English;
(b) Curriculum Vitae in English;
(c) Official transcripts of all relevant academic degrees;
(d) At least one recommendation letter.
The evaluation process will follow a three-stage process:
Only full applications will be considered. The applicant will be responsible for the data submission and validation. The application language is English.
Applications that do not meet the eligibility conditions will not be considered.
The selection of candidates shall be made by means of an assessment of the research experience within the framework of the Project, which shall focus on the relevance, quality and up-to-date of the following items:
The research experience will be assessed according to the following criteria:
This criteria will have a total valuation of 90%. The minimum threshold for this stage is 65%.
The top four ranked candidates will be shortlisted for interview, provided however that they pass the threshold mentioned above.
Interviews will be conducted through web conference or face-to-face meetings, as may be deemed appropriate. This criterion will have a total valuation of 10%.
The Selection Committee will draw up the minutes of the R&S process in which candidates will be ranked according to their evaluation scores.
Successful applicants will be offered the corresponding positions.
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For the application to be valid, the candidate must complete all required sections of the online application form as well as submit all required documents.
INL offers an attractive financial package appropriate to an international research organization composed by a gross monthly Remuneration of 2600.00€ paid in 12 installments. Due to INL special legal status as intergovernmental organization, financial benefits are exempt for national income tax. Apart from the salary, INL may offer, depending on the personal situation, additional allowances and benefits for families and non-residents. The financial benefits already include the-amount equivalent to the level 38 of the single remuneration table (TRU) as set out in Implementing Decree no. 11-A/2017, of December 29.
The contract will be subject to the INL’s Staff Rules, as amended from time to time, as well as to all other relevant instructions issued by the Organisation. For this purpose, a copy of the Staff Rules shall be provided. The contract may also be supplemented by the terms and conditions of the Financing Contract between the Organisation and the FCT governing the implementation of the FCT Project.
Disputes between the Organisation and the Employed Member of the Personnel shall be settled in accordance with the INL´s Staff Rules.
Each candidate notified via email of the result of their individual application. If the first candidate refuses the offer, the Human Resources will send an offer to the second candidate on the ranking, and so on until the vacancy is filled.
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