iMed.ULisboa welcomes candidates of merit to the Stimulus of Scientific Employment, Individual Support 3rdEdition launched by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) in the following main scientific areas: Medical and Health Sciences (Basic medicine, Medical biotechnology, and Health sciences), Engineering and Technology (Medical engineering, Nano-technology), and Natural Sciences (Chemical sciences, Biological sciences).
The present FCT call is aimed at providing individual support for contracting researchers holding a PhD degree in any scientific area. The profile of the candidates should correspond to highly motivated scientists seeking to develop, carry out and coordinate research in Portuguese research units – host institutions.
The host institutions eligible for this call are the research units financed by FCT, I.P. or, whenever they do not constitute a legal entity with the capacity to sign a contract with FCT, their legal hosting institution, which might include all public or private institutions that have R&D activities as their main objective, including higher education institutions, state laboratories and international laboratories located in Portugal, research institutions, associated laboratories and collaborative laboratories.
The research contracts to be funded under this call consider four levels, corresponding to different career stages:
Junior researcher: Ph.D. holders with limited post-doctoral experience in the scientific area of application;
Assistant researcher: Ph.D. holders with more than 5 years of post-doctoral research, with relevant experience in the scientific area of application and limited scientific independence;
Principal researcher: Ph.D. holders with more than 5 years of post-doctoral research, with relevant experience in the scientific area of application and demonstrating scientific independence for the last 3 years;
Coordinating researcher: Ph.D. holders with more than 5 years of post-doctoral research, holders of a title of agregação or habilitação, with relevant experience and demonstrating scientific independence and recognized leadership in the scientific area of application.
Applicants should send their pre-proposals, comprising the curriculum vitae and a 1-page summary of the research plan, including a rigorous selection of the main activities to be developed, the expected results and the clear identification of a mission and scientific challenges, no later than 10 February 2020, to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will inform the candidates on the acceptance by iMed.ULisboa by 15 February 2020.
Deadline of FCT call: 26 February 2020