Scientific Research Fellowship (BI) 055/2022 work with the UNIVERSITY OF ALGARVE

TO REMARK No. 055/2022


TITLE: 1 Research grant (Master)

It is now open a call for a research grant (Master) within the framework of the project 10ID00196 – PRR-C05-i03-I-000010 Valoriza o de recursos gen ticos tradicionais, novas culturas e gest o de gua de rega em contexto de altera es clim ticas) financed by PRR-Plano de Recupera oe Resili ncia.

Field of research : Biological Sciences

Admission requirements: Degree in biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, agronomy or related fields, master’s degree in biology, biotechnology, molecular biology, microbiology, agronomy or related fields and fluency in the Portuguese language. The preferred conditions are training in Molecular Biology and Microbiology, as well as experience in these fields; scientific rigour, organization and good team spirit; communication ability; expressed his desire to continue his training; experience in laboratory work within the framework of microbiology and molecular biology. Preference will be given to applicants with research work experience with the crops covered by the work plan.

Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting study cycle or in a non-degree-granting postgraduate course taught at the University of the Algarve, except where there is no offer of training at the UAlg in the field covered by the application.

Work plan: The work to be carried out consists of supporting the work planned in the project 10ID00196 Valorization of traditional genetic resources, new crops and management of irrigation water in the context of climate change, (PRR-C05-i03-I-000010 ) , to know :

– Collection of soil samples and analysis of the soil microbiome according to different modalities.

– Evaluation of production in different crops and analysis of fruit quality;

– In vitro culture of plant material of the species targeted by the project (citrus, carob and others);

– Other tasks to be carried out within the framework of the project.

Applicable legislation and regulations: Statute of Scientific Researcher, approved by Law No. 40/2004, of August 18, in the current wording conferred by Decree Law No. 123/2019, of August 28, and the University Research Grant Regulation from the Algarve (

Place of work: The work will be developed at the University of the Algarve, under the supervision of Ass. Teacher. Maria Leonor Faleiro.

Duration of Fellowship: The fellowship will run for 6 months, starting in October 2022. The contract may be renewed for an equal period, up to a maximum of the duration of the project, with the expected end on 30/09 /2025.

Amount of monthly alimony: The monthly alimony corresponds to 1,144.64 euros. Alimony will be paid monthly by bank transfer. (

The selection criteria will be as follows: In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2 of article 11 of the University of the Algarve Research Grant Regulations, the selection methods to be used will be the following: Curriculum evaluation and interview in face to face with a maximum evaluation of 20 (twenty) values. In a first phase, the evaluation of the candidates relates to the following criteria: scientific field of obtaining the diploma (30%), final average of the courses (diploma and master) weighted by ECTS (30%), and experience in research and experimentation (40%) . If justified, candidates may be selected for an individual interview. In the case of doing the interview, the weighting for the calculation of the final ranking will be: 80% for the curriculum evaluation and 20% for the interview.

The tender jury will be composed of the following members:

Maria Alcinda Ramos Neves (President)

Maria Leonor Faleiro (full member)

Am lcar Marreiros Duarte (full member)

Carlos Alberto Correia Guerrero (alternate member)

Publication and notification of results: The results of the evaluation will be sent to the candidates by e-mail to the address indicated by each candidate with the list sorted according to the ranking of the candidates.

Deadline for applications and submission forms: the call is open from 08/11/2022 to 08/25/2022.

Applications must be accompanied by the following documents:

Official ID (simple copy or legal equivalent). If you have a nationality other than Portuguese, you must present a residence permit, permanent residence certificate or long-term resident status, valid on the start date of the scholarship, each of which can be replaced, in its absence, by a declaration of commitment. However, one of the previous ones must be issued during the contracting phase, under penalty of forfeiture of the grant;

Copy of the qualification certificates of the university degrees held, specifying the final classification and, if possible, the classifications obtained in all the subjects taken;

If the candidate has obtained degrees from a foreign higher education institution, he must comply with the rules established in Legislative Decree no. 66/2018 of August 16, and all required formalities must be completed by the termination deadline for submitting the application. If the completed process is not completed before the end of the application deadline, the candidate must prove that he has applied for recognition of the diploma.

Curriculum vitae;

Passport or identity card for European applicants (copy);

Tax identification number (NIF); if you have a nationality other than Portuguese, this must be submitted during the contracting phase of the scholarship, under penalty of forfeiture of the granting of the scholarship;

Other documents deemed important.

The application form, dated and signed, must be addressed to the president of the evaluation jury ( for the following address: Alcinda Neves, , Universidade do Algarve / Faculdade de Ci ncias e Tecnologia, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Ref. Edital 055/2022 or by email to If the application is sent by e-mail, the candidate must duly express his consent that all notifications concerning this application be sent to the e-mail address provided.

Documents to be presented for the contracting of the scholarship:

– Documents proving that the candidate fulfills the requirements for the respective type of scholarship, namely proof of enrollment in a study cycle or a course that does not award a university degree;

– Certificate of the supervisor(s) assuming responsibility for the supervision of the work plan, under the terms of article 5-A of the statute of the research grant, as well as guaranteeing the conditions necessary for the smooth running of the work and the respect of duties provided for in article 13 of the statute of research grants;

– Declaration of acceptance of the scholarship by the candidate;

– Declaration of commitment to the exclusive assignment regime.

Complaints and appeals Deadlines and procedures: On the granting decision, applicants may, if they wish, contest the draft decision granting the application, within 10 working days, under the conditions provided for in the administrative procedure code.

Of the practice or omission of any act of the evaluation jury, candidates may lodge a complaint with the authority, within 10 working days.

The final decision of the evaluation committee can be appealed to the rector within 15 working days following the corresponding notification.

Scholarship contract With the selected candidate(s), and after having received all the required documentation, a scholarship contract will be signed in accordance with the attached model.

The University of the Algarve reserves the right to cancel this application procedure under the current project, whenever funding does not materialize.

University of Algarve, 4st August 2022

Scientific coordinator

Maria Alcinda Ramos Neves (Ass. Professor)

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