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Call for a Postdoctoral Researcher / Scientific research activities

  1. Date: 28.10.2020
  2. Location: Lisbon, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Postdoctoral Positions
  6. Application start: 27.10.2020             Application ends: 20.11.2020

  7. Fundação D. Anna de Sommer Champalimaud e Dr. Carlos Montez Champalimaud (Champalimaud Foundation), a private, non-profit research institution, is opening a call for a post-doctoral researcher. Eligible candidates must hold a PhD or Doctorate degree and will be offered an employment contract with unknown term, within the scope of the research project entitled “ Circadian regulation of innate lymphoid cells” – LISBOA-01-0145-FEDER-028366 – from the call Nº 02/SAICT/2017, funded by national funds through FCT/MCTES and co-fund by “Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Estratégico Regional (FEDER)” through “Programa Operacional Regional de Lisboa (POR LISBOA 2020)”.

    The contract is to be entered into by and between the Champalimaud Foundation and the selected candidate in accordance with all applicable legislation, including Law-Decree 57/2016, of the 29th of August of 2016 in its current edition and the General Labour Code, as well as the internal rules and regulations of the Champalimaud Foundation, taking into account the conditions set out in the above mentioned Law-Decree for the recruitment of PhD Holders within the scope of research projects funded by public funds.
    The employment contract is with unknown terms. Notwithstanding, the parties may, at any time, wish to celebrate a permanent employment contract.
    The employment contract entered into within the scope of this notice will expire due to supervening, absolute and definitive impossibility of being continued, if the respective financing is terminated by the funder, without prejudice to the communication of its termination to the employee, under the terms of the provisions in article 345. of the Labor Code.

    Analysis of genetically modified animals
    Purification and characterization of neuronal and immune cells by flow cytometry and microscopy
    Functional assays of neuronal and immune cells in vivo in and vitro

    WORK PLACE: Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.
    Any candidate of Portuguese nationality, foreign, or stateless, possessing a PhD degree recognized in Portugal (art. 12 of Decree-Law 57/2016).

    PhD in Biology, life sciences
    Experience in cellular and molecular biology
    Experience with genetically modified mouse models
    Expertise in flow cytometry, cell transplantation and confocal microscopy analysis

    Minimum Requirements:
    Motivation letter
    Detailed CV
    PhD Certificate

    Preferential Factors:
    Preference will be given to holders of a PhD in Immunology
    Expertise in flow cytometry and confocal microscopy analysis

    A remuneration of €2.134,73 euro will be paid monthly according to level 33 of the Public Remunerations Table (TRU), as determined under article 2 of the Regulation-Decree 11-A/2017, of the 29th of December of 2017, pursuant article 15(1)(a) of Decree-Law 57/2016, of 29th of August of 2016.

    The selection methods to be used will be the following: curriculum evaluation (60%) and motivation letter (40%) based on the scale: Excellent (100%) a Not suitable
    (0%). If there is a tie in the score, an interview will be held and the evaluations
    previous advisors will be considered, as well as the potential contribution of the
    candidate for the laboratory.

    Based on the above, candidates will be ranked to reflect their global evaluation.
    A meeting minutes will record each jury meeting.


    The jury is composed by:
    Chair: Dr. Henrique Veiga-Fernandes
    Member: Dr. David Brea López
    Member: Dr. Roel Klein Wolterink

    Alternate member: Dra. Christa Rhiner
    Alternate member: Dr. Eduardo Moreno

    Applications will be accepted from 27th October to 20th November, 2020.
    To apply: candidates must submit a single document (paper or PDF file) that contains a motivation letter and the Curriculum Vitae, both written in English, collectively not exceed 4 pages.
    Email applications must be addressed to careers@research.fchampalimaud.org and include “PhD Holder – 028366” in the subject line.
    Paper applications must be handed at the Main Lobby Reception Desk of the Champalimaud Foundation in a closed envelope addressed to the HR&Fellows Office and identified with the abovementioned reference. Please include an email address at which to be contacted regarding your application.

    The selected candidate must submit proof of her/his PhD or Doctoral Degree within 10 days following notification of the preliminary results. More information about Diplomas recognition may be found in the Euraxess portal.

    Notification of Results: The highest scoring candidate will be notified by email or telephone. All other candidates will be notified by email or telephone.

    Prior hearing and deadline for final decision: After being notified, candidates will have 10 work days to present a claim by email. If no claim is received by the Champalimaud Foundation, the jury’s decision will become definitive.

    The present call has the sole purpose of filling the indicated research position. This call may be cancelled at any time on or before the jury’s evaluation of all eligible candidates and the recruitment process shall be concluded on the day of the full execution of the employment contract between the Champalimaud Foundation and the selected candidate.

    Non-discrimination and equal access policy: The Champalimaud Foundation actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, so that no candidate can be privileged, benefited, harmed or deprived of any right, on basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, economic situation, education, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions, and trade union membership.

    Under Decree-Law no. 29/2001, of February 3, the candidate with a disability has preference under conditions of equal classification, which prevails over any other legal preference. Candidates must declare in the application form, on her/his honor, the severity of her/his disability, the type of disability and the means of communication to be used in the selection process, as determined under applicable law.

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