17/09/2021

Research fellowship_CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-030752

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  • ORGANISATION/EINRICHTUNG
    Universidade de Coimbra
  • FORSCHUNGSBEREICH
    Other
  • KARRIERESTUFE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • BEWERBUNGSFRIST
    04/10/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
  • STANDORT
    Portugal › Coimbra
  • KONTAKTTYP
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • STUNDEN PRO WOCHE
    35
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    PTDC/SAU-SER/30752/2017_CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-030752

OFFER DESCRIPTION

CALL FOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

 

University of Coimbra opens a call for one research fellowship, in the framework of the project “Development of a Novel Nose-to-Brain multifunctional nanoplatform for the treatment of Depression and prevention of pharmacoresistance development” (reference: referência PTDC/SAU-SER/30752/2017_CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-030752), financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union through the Regional Operational Program of the Center (CENTRO 2020) and financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P./MCTES throughfundos nacionais (PIDDAC) in the following conditions:

 

Scientific area: Health Sciences.

 

Skills/Qualifications/Admission requirements: All individuals holding a master's degree or legal equivalent in the area of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Medicine and related fields can apply for this call. It is a condition for admission to have a weighted average of Bachelor+Master or Integrated Master equal to or higher than 15 points/20. Candidates must be enrolled in a Courses not conferring an academic degree or PhD course.

“Courses not conferring an academic degree” must be related to the research fellowship’s activity type. “Courses not conferring an academic degree” are the courses referred to in paragraph e) of number 3 of article 4 of Decree-Law no. 74/2006, of 24 March, in the current wording, provided that they are developed in association or cooperation between the higher education institution and one or more R&D units, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph e) of article 3 of the Regulation for Research Fellowships of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.

Although the recipients must be enrolled in a cycle of studies leading to the attribution of an academic degree or in a course not conferring an academic degree, at the time of application it is not necessary for the candidate to have made such an enrollment, and proof of enrollment must be presented until the fellowship is contractualized. Candidates are only required to meet the requirements to enroll in the training offer. If there are candidates already enrolled (including attending a course), they compete on an equal footing with those who are not enrolled.

 

Work plan/ Objectives: The N2BD (Nose-to-Brain for Depression) project aims at investigating new multifunctional nanoplatforms for intranasal administration for the treatment of depression.

This particular N2BD fellowship intends to carry out tasks that will cover (1) manipulation of rodent models and behavioural tests (e.g. Forced swimming test and tail suspension test) after intranasal/oral administration (2) assessment of drug levels and efflux transports expression at the brain level through HPLC, PCR and immunohistochemical techniques.

 

The work plan consists of:

1. to evaluate antidepressant action of intranasal/oral formulations in animal models of depression through behavioral tests;

2. to quantify the antidepressant in biological samples collected from the behavioral study;

3. to evaluate the gene and protein expression of efflux transporters at the brain.

 

Regime: The attribution of the fellowship does not generate or entitle a relation of a legal-labour nature, and the fellowship is undertaken in an exclusive dedication regime. The fellowship holder is awarded the Fellowship Statute of the UC, in its current wording, according to the Research Fellowship Holder Statute , and according to the Regulation for Research Fellowships of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., both in their current wording.

 

Location: Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Coimbra.

 

Duration: 6 months.

 

Renewal: no  renewable.

 

Scientific orientation: Ana Cristina Bairrada Fortuna.

 

Financial conditions: The amount of the fellowship is € 1104.64 corresponding to the monthly compensation stipulated in the FCT table (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en), plus social security (Seguro Social Voluntário, first level contributions) and personal accidents insurance. The payment will be made by bank transfer. This amount will not be increased during the entire period of the fellowship duration.

 

Selection methods: Curricular evaluation (60%) of candidates in a first phase followed by an interview (40%) to the candidates ranked in the two best positions of the curricular evaluation.

 

Selection criteria: In the curriculum evaluation, the following parameters will be considered:

(i) Academic training and curriculum vitae (note that to be admitted, the candidate must have a weighted average of Bachelor+Masters or Integrated Masters greater than or equal to 15 points/20). (40%)

(ii) Knowledge on animal experimentation, HPLC, and biochemical and cellular techniques (PCR, Western blot, immunofluorescence). (40%)

(iii) Publications and/or scientific communications. (20%)

 

In the interview, the following aspects will be considered:

(i) Demonstration of knowledge identified in the curriculum evaluation (65%)

(ii) Additional characteristics, such as motivation, ability to interact with teams and work in a laboratory (35%).

 

Jury responsible for selection: Ana Cristina Bairrada Fortuna; Carla Sofia Pinheiro Vitorino; Joana Bicker de Melo Alves Aparício.

 

Formalization of application: Applications must be formalized, obligatorily, by sending an application email accompanied by the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, Motivation Letter, Certificates of Qualifications, a Letter of Recommendation and proof of enrollment in the non-degree course or in a PhD course .

 

Declaration on the honor of the candidate(s) with the indication of the fellowship(s) of the typology to which the contest was held and the respective duration(s).

 

Applicants with academic degrees obtained abroad will be required to present a Certificate of Recognition in accordance with applicable law. This document is mandatory only in the contractualization phase.

 

Applications submission: Applications must be sent by email, in a single PDF document, to Ana Fortuna, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, email: afortuna@ff.uc.pt .

 

Submission of applications: Between 21/09/2021 and 04/10/2021.

 

Submission deadline date: 04/10/2021.

 

Additional information: The evaluation results will be announced within 90 working days after the end of the applications submission deadline, by notifying the applicants via email. After the announcement of the results, candidates are considered automatically notified to, if they wish to do so, comment on the results on a preliminary hearing period within 10 days after that date. After this, the selected candidates will have to declare in writing their acceptance. Unless a justification worthy of consideration is presented, if the declaration is not submitted within the referred period, it is considered that the candidate waivers the fellowship. In case of resignation or withdrawal of the selected candidate, the next candidate with the highest evaluation score will be notified immediately.

Once the selection process is completed, the fellowship contract will be drawn up in accordance with the draft contract provided by the FCT.

After the contracted period, the fellowship holder and supervisor must prepare the final report in accordance with the respective assessment criteria that were established.

 

Selection reserve list: A reserve pool for recruitment will be constituted for a 3 months period

 

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Anforderungen für das Jobangebot

Kenntnisse/Qualifikationen

All individuals holding a master's degree or legal equivalent in the area of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Medicine and related fields can apply for this call. It is a condition for admission to have a weighted average of Bachelor+Master or Integrated Master equal to or higher than 15 points/20. Candidates must be enrolled in a Courses not conferring an academic degree or PhD course

Besondere Anforderungen

All individuals holding a master's degree or legal equivalent in the area of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Medicine and related fields can apply for this call. It is a condition for admission to have a weighted average of Bachelor+Master or Integrated Master equal to or higher than 15 points/20. Candidates must be enrolled in a Courses not conferring an academic degree or PhD course

Arbeitsort
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Universidade de Coimbra
Portugal
Coimbra

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