Research Grant for Masters (1 vacancy) Reference: BI/Innofood/UTAD/355/2014
It is available one research grant for masters, within the project INNOFOOD from the research institution CITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agroambientais e Biológicas from Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal financed by the North Portugal Regional Operational Programme (ON.2 – O Novo Norte), under the National Strategic Reference Framework (QREN), through the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), as well as by National Funds (PIDDAC) through the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT/MEC), under the following conditions: Scientific area: Agrarian Sciences [or Biological Sciences.] Admission prerequisites: 1 - Master in Agrarian Sciences or Biological Sciences or related areas. 2 - Skills and testified experience on field crop research, ecophysiology and molecular technologies based on genomics and proteomics. 3 - Should also have experience with statistical analysis tools. 4 - Dynamism, team spirit, high sense of responsibility, organization and method. 5 - Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and communication skills.
Work plan: The candidate will join the research group responsible for the agronomical, physiological and quality studies on cherry tree. Activities to be developed:
- Establishment and maintenance of the field trials; - Analysis of soil water content, evapotranspiration and plant water status; - Determination of photosynthesis and respiration rates; - Determination of olive yield and tree crop growth; - Chemical and antioxidant activity composition of cherries. Legislation and regulations: Law Nº. 40/2004, of August 18 (Status of Scientific Research Fellow); Regulation Research Grant from the Foundation for Science and Technology, IP - 2013 (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/regulamento.phtml) and Research Grant Regulation from the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro - Order RT.36/2011, July 6, Mr. Rector, published in the Official Gazette by Order No. 9157/2011 (Series II) of 19 July. Workplace: Work will be conducted at CITAB - Centro de Investigação e Tecnologias Agroambientais e Biológicas da Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro under the supervision of Prof. Berta Gonçalves. Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro is located at Vila Real, Portugal. Grant Duration: Grant duration is 6 months starting at June or July 2014, and may be renewed until the end of the project. Monthly maintenance grant: The grant corresponds to 980 euros according to the FCT payment table in Portugal (http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). Payment is done on a monthly basis through bank deposit, cheque or other equivalent way. Candidates’ selection criteria: The selection methods to use will be the following: 1 - Curriculum vitae evaluation: scale 0 to 20 values; 2 - Motivation to work in the area: scale 0 to 20 values;
3- Interview of the candidates in the case they are tied: scale 0 to 20 values. Selection methods: Candidates will be sorted in a scale from 0 to 20 values, with rounding to the first decimal place and using the following weights for the selection criteria: Curriculum vitae evaluation (80%); Motivation to work in the area (0 to 20%); Interview (0 to 20%). Jury Composition: Professor Dr. Ana Isabel Ramos Novo Amorim de Barros (President), Professor Dr. Ana Paula Calvão Moreira da Silva (effective vowel) and Professor Dr. Berta Maria de Carvalho Gonçalves Macedo (effective vowel). Results publication/ Candidates notification: The final results will be made available publicly in a sorted list according to candidates’ marks. The list will be placed Building P2, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro. The candidates will be informed by e-mail. Application deadline and method: Applications will be received from 9 until 22 May 2014. The documents for the application are the Form Mod4_BIUTAD, the curriculum vitae, a certificate containing the marks of the disciplines completed during the BSc. and Master and any other documents that the candidate may find relevant. The form Mod4_BIUTAD-Application Form for Fellowship should be requested using the email firstname.lastname@example.org from Vice-Rectory for Science, Technology and Innovation. The applications should be sent by mail (Berta Gonçalves, Ph.D., Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences, Department of Biology and Environment, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Apartado 1013, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal) or email to Professor Berta Gonçalves, email@example.com and Professor Ana Paula Silva, firstname.lastname@example.org.