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Project Manager

Reference
Project Manager (ASc_Recrut_005_2022_)


Job summary
The collaborative laboratory Associação AlmaScience - Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Celulose para Aplicações Inteligentes e Sustentáveis (CoLAB AlmaScience) has opened a job position for the role of a Project Manager. Almascience Colab is an innovation lab and incubator focused on the development and early stage commercialization of paper and cellulose based electronic devices and engineered materials. We work with brands and tier 1 companies on the national and international level to deliver innovation in IOT, Retail, Brand security, Supply Chain, Health, Agriculture and more.
Working closely with the Innovation, IP and Funding manager and in close contact with the academic and the industry associates, and within a multidisciplinary scientific environment, integrated in the AlmaScience team working in Recovery and Resilience Plan Mobilizing Agendas for Business Innovation, the candidate will be responsible for the execution and management of R&D projects.
The Project Manager oversees the planning, implementation, and tracking of projects, delivering goals, in time and quality, under project constraints.


Candidate profile / admission requirements
The candidate must have:

• Minimum BSc in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Biomedical Engineering;
• Total of 3 years+ experience in design, development and project management of physical product development;
• Experience in multi-disciplinary projects;
• Experienced in applying various project management tools for tracking development projects against planned budgets and timelines;
• Strong communication skills, great inter-personal skills;
• Knowledge/technical background in one (or more) of the disciplines – mechanics, electronics, materials science – an advantage.

The candidate must also be able to demonstrate:
• To be Organized and self-driven;
• Ability to drive people in matrix organization;
• Ability for Multi-tasking;
• Can do approach;
• MSOffice® user (Including MS-Project);
• Master relavant design and project software;
• Fluent in English – Writing and Speech.

Nice to have:
• Project Management Certification (eg. PMP ®, PM2®, IPMA®).


Main attributions
The Project Manager shall be responsible for performing the following tasks:
• Managing R&D Projects from concept phase to complete transfer to production;
• Identify and work with production partners to evaluate and plan transfer to production;
• Develop and execute project plans to satisfy milestones, budget and deliverables deadlines;
• Track and communicate project: status, plans, risks, timelines, and budget;
• Prepare for and chair project meetings, coordinate and prioritize R&D cross-function progress and generate periodic progress reports;
• Lead projects design change and Design reviews from feasibility to implementation;
• Work closely with technical leaders and Product owner;
• Verify project compliance with budget and contracting rules;
• The Project Manager shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional activity to AlmaScience, on an exclusive basis.


Place of work
The Project Manager working place shall be at the premises of AlmaScience branch located in Madan Park in the Lisbon and Caparica area with the possibility of hybrid working scheme (on-site and remote). Travel up to 10%, in Portugal or abroad, as required.

How to apply

Applications can be made at AlmaScience website (https://almascience.pt/careers/) or by sending the following documents to global@almascience.pt .
Position will be open until filled and may be cancelled/closed at anytime.
Mandatory:
1. A one paragraph letter of motivation (pdf file) on why the candidate would be suitable for the position;
2. Detailed curriculum vitae.
Optional:
3. Copy of qualification certificates and copy of other relevant supporting documents (pdf file).
The email subject shall only contain the job reference: ASc_Recrut_005_2022_ Project Manager.


Non-discrimination and equal access policy

AlmaScience actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, reason for which no candidate can be benefited, prejudiced or deprived of any duty, namely age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, religion or political beliefs.

Marketing Manager

Reference
Marketing Manager (ASc_Recrut_006_2022_)


Job summary
The collaborative laboratory Associação AlmaScience - Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Celulose para Aplicações Inteligentes e Sustentáveis (CoLAB AlmaScience) has opened a job position for the role of a Marketing Manager.
Almascience Colab is an innovation lab and incubator focused on the development and early stage commercialization of paper and cellulose based electronic devices and engineered materials. We work with brands and tier 1 companies on the national and international level to deliver innovation in IOT, Retail, Brand security, Supply Chain, Health, Agriculture and more.
As a marketing manager, the candidate will be working with the VP of Business, other team members, and external providers and have the overall responsibility over marketing related tasks such as branding, messaging and value proposition definition, digital media strategy, website and digital platforms contents, etc.
This position requires creativity and flexibility to rapidly turn concepts into compelling product stories.


Candidate profile / admission requirements

The candidate must have:

• 3 years of experience in a product marketing function for a new technology company/division (Agro, Health, IOT, etc.).
• Track record of working with designers, copywriters, content writers, and web developers to develop high quality marketing materials and landing pages.
• Marketing communication experience, including digital and print.
• Digital marketing experience, in specific LinkedIn®.
• Written and spoken English at mother-tongue level (or equivalent).
• Bachelor's or Masters (preferable) degree in marketing, business, or related field.

Main attributions
The Marketing Manager shall be responsible for performing the following tasks:
• Defining and executing corporate and product marketing strategy including branding, messaging and value proposition;
• Defining and executing digital media strategy;
• Writing and editing content for our website and digital platforms;
• Creating and designing brochures and other marketing collaterals;
• Increasing awareness to our early stage portfolio companies and activities across all target markets;
• Internal stakeholder communication;
• Public relations;
• Organizing company's conferences, trade shows, and major events.

The Project Manager shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional activity to AlmaScience, on an exclusive basis.


Place of work
The Marketing Manager working place shall be at the premises of AlmaScience branch located in Madan Park in the Lisbon and Caparica area with the possibility of hybrid working scheme (on-site and remote). He/she shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her attributions or as necessary for his/her activity.

How to apply

Applications can be made at AlmaScience website (https://almascience.pt/careers/) or by sending the following documents to global@almascience.pt .
Position will be open until filled and may be cancelled/closed at anytime.
Mandatory:
1. A one paragraph letter of motivation (pdf file) on why the candidate would be suitable for the position;
2. Detailed curriculum vitae.
Optional:
3. Copy of qualification certificates and copy of other relevant supporting documents (pdf file);
4. Copy (or reference) of scientific articles in which the candidate is author and considers most relevant on his/her professional career;
5. Recommendation letters (pdf file).

The email subject shall only contain the job reference: ASc_Recrut_006_2022_Marketing Manager.


Non-discrimination and equal access policy

AlmaScience actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, reason for which no candidate can be benefited, prejudiced or deprived of any duty, namely age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, religion or political beliefs.

Electronics/Hardware Development

Reference
ASc_Recrut_001_2022_Electronics/Hardware Development


Job summary
The collaborative laboratory Associação AlmaScience - Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Celulose para Aplicações Inteligentes e Sustentáveis (CoLAB AlmaScience) has opened a job position for the role of a Junior Researcher in Electronics/Hardware Development (M/F/D).
AlmaScience Colab is an innovation lab and incubator focused on the development and early-stage commercialization of paper and cellulose based electronic devices and engineered materials. We work with brands and tier 1 companies on the national and international level to deliver innovation in IOT, Retail, Brand security, Supply Chain, Health, Agriculture and more.
In close contact with the academic and the industry associates, and within a multidisciplinary scientific environment, integrated in the AlmaScience team working in Recovery and Resilience Plan Mobilizing Agendas, the candidate will conduct R&D activities in the field of Electronics/Hardware Development


Candidate profile / admission requirements
The candidate must have a master's degree in the areas of Electrical engineer, Electronics, Physics, or related fields.
The candidates should have expertise in:

• Analogue Electronics Design;
• Digital/Mixed-Signal Electronics Design;
• Fundamentals of RF implementation and basic building blocks (preference);
• Cadence and simulation (preference).

The candidate must also be able to demonstrate:
• Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team in an international environment and to work independently;
• Strong interest in applied research and product-oriented activities;
• Excellent communication skills with fluency in English.

Main attributions
The Researcher shall be responsible for performing the following tasks:
• Modeling and verification of mixed-signal integrated circuit systems;
• Design analog blocks;
• PCB layout;
• Electrical tests;
• Participation in the dissemination and promotion of the main results.

The researcher shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional activity to AlmaScience, on an exclusive basis.


Place of work
The Researcher working place shall be at the premises of AlmaScience branch located in Madan Park in the Lisbon and Caparica area with the possibility of hybrid working scheme (on-site and remote). He/she shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her attributions or as necessary for his/her activity.

Type of Contract, Duration and Reference remuneration
Uncertain Term Work Contract, under the Portuguese Labor Code, with a maximum duration previewed of 3 years. The contract is expected to start no later than March 2023 and is subjected to budget availability.
The reference remuneration will be adjusted in accordance with the candidate profile and experience.

How to apply

Applications can be made at AlmaScience website (https://almascience.pt/careers/) or by sending the following documents to global@almascience.pt .
Position will be open until filled and may be cancelled/closed at anytime.
Mandatory:
1. A letter of motivation (pdf file) on why the candidate would be suitable for the position;
2. Detailed curriculum vitae.
Optional:
3. Copy of qualification certificates and copy of other relevant supporting documents (pdf file);
4. Copy (or reference) of scientific articles in which the candidate is author and considers most relevant on his/her professional career;
5. Recommendation letters (pdf file).
The email subject shall only contain the job reference: ASc_Recrut_001_2022_Electronics/hardware development.


Non-discrimination and equal access policy

AlmaScience actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, reason for which no candidate can be benefited, prejudiced or deprived of any duty, namely age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, religion or political beliefs.

Digital Control Designer/Programmer

Reference
Digital Control Designer/Programmer (ASc_Recrut_002_2022_)


Job summary
The collaborative laboratory Associação AlmaScience - Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Celulose para Aplicações Inteligentes e Sustentáveis (CoLab AlmaScience), has opened a job position for the role of Digital Control Designer/Programmer (M/F/D).
AlmaScience Colab is an innovation lab and incubator focused on the development and early-stage commercialization of paper and cellulose based electronic devices and engineered materials. We work with brands and tier 1 companies on the national and international level to deliver innovation in IOT, Retail, Brand security, Supply Chain, Health, Agriculture and more.
In close contact with the academic and the industry associates of the CoLab, and within a multidisciplinary scientific environment, integrated in the AlmaScience team working in Recovery and Resilience Plan Mobilizing Agendas the candidate will conduct activities in the field of microcontroller programming serving the development of sensing solutions with application in smart surfaces and smart packaging.


Candidate profile / admission requirements

The candidate must have a master's degree in the areas of Informatics, electronics, physics, or related fields.

The candidate should have expertise in:

• Design and layout of digital/microcontroller circuits;
• Code editors, compilers, and debuggers for microcontrollers;
• Smartphone or web apps for mobile platforms.

Preference will be given to anyone with experience in:
• Reading circuit schematics;
• Higher level languages, such as C#, Delphi or Java.

The candidate must also be able to demonstrate:
• Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team in an international environment and to work independently;
• Strong interest in applied and product-oriented innovation;
• Good communication skills with fluency in English.

Main attributions
The Digital Control Designer/Programmer shall be responsible for performing the following tasks:
• Design and layout of digital/microcontroller-based circuits as well as the software programming;
• Development mobile/web applications and server software for IoT and Smart Sensors;
• Participation in the dissemination and promotion activities.

The Researcher shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional activity to AlmaScience, on an exclusive basis.


Place of work
The researcher working place shall be at the premises of AlmaScience located in Madan Park in the Lisbon and Caparica area with the possibility of hybrid working scheme (on-site and remote). He/she shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her attributions or as necessary for his/her activity.

Type of Contract, Duration and Reference remuneration
Uncertain Term Work Contract, under the Portuguese Labor Code, with a maximum duration previewed of 3 years. The contract is expected to start no later than March 2023 and is subjected to budget availability. The reference remuneration will be adjusted in accordance with the candidate profile and experience.

How to apply

Applications can be made at AlmaScience website (https://almascience.pt/careers/) or by sending the following documents to global@almascience.pt .
Position will be open until filled and may be cancelled/closed at anytime.
Mandatory:
1. A letter of motivation (pdf file) on why the candidate would be suitable for the position;
2. Detailed curriculum vitae.
Optional:
3. Copy of qualification certificates and copy of other relevant supporting documents (pdf file);
4. Copy (or reference) of scientific articles in which the candidate is author and considers most relevant on his/her professional career;
5. Recommendation letters (pdf file).

The email subject shall only contain the job reference: ASc_Recrut_002_2022_Digital Control Designer/Programmer.


Non-discrimination and equal access policy

AlmaScience actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, reason for which no candidate can be benefited, prejudiced or deprived of any duty, namely age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, religion or political beliefs.

Junior Researcher - Chemistry/Biochemistry

Reference
ASc_Recrut_003_2022_Junior_Researcher_Chemistry_Biochemistry


Job summary
The collaborative laboratory Associação AlmaScience - Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Celulose para Aplicações Inteligentes e Sustentáveis (CoLab AlmaScience) has opened a job position for the role of a Junior Researcher - Chemistry/Biochemistry (M/F/D).
AlmaScience CoLab is an innovation lab and incubator focused on the development and early stage commercialization of paper and cellulose based electronic devices and engineered materials. We work with brands and tier 1 companies on the national and international level to deliver innovation in IOT, Retail, Brand security, Supply Chain, Health, Agriculture and more.
In close contact with the academic and the industry associates of the CoLab, and within a multidisciplinary scientific environment, integrated in the AlmaScience team working in Recovery and Resilience Plan Mobilizing Agendas the candidate will conduct applied and innovation-oriented R&D activities in the field of Chemistry/Biochemistry.


Candidate profile / admission requirements
The candidate must have a master's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related fields.
The candidate must also be able to demonstrate:

• Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team in an international environment and to work independently;
• Strong interest in applied research;
• Experience in enzyme handling (preference);
• Past work in biopolymers;
• Lab skills;
• Excellent communication skills with fluency in English.

Main attributions
The Junior Researcher shall be responsible for performing the following tasks: • (Bio)polymers and hybrid materials synthesis and functionalization;
• Prototypes development for food, packaging and medical applications;
• Participation in the dissemination and promotion activities.

The Junior Researcher shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional activity to AlmaScience, on an exclusive basis.


Place of work
The Junior Researcher working place shall be at the premises of AlmaScience branch located in Madan Park in the Lisbon and Caparica area with the possibility of hybrid working scheme (on-site and remote). He/she shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her attributions or as necessary for his/her activity.

Type of Contract, Duration and Reference remuneration
Uncertain Term Work Contract, under the Portuguese Labor Code, with a maximum duration previewed of 3 years. The contract is expected to start no later than March 2023 and is subjected to budget availability.
The reference remuneration will be adjusted in accordance with the candidate profile and experience.

How to apply

Applications can be made at AlmaScience website (https://almascience.pt/careers/) or by sending the following documents to global@almascience.pt .
Position will be open until filled and may be cancelled/closed at anytime.
Mandatory:
1. A letter of motivation (pdf file) on why the candidate would be suitable for the position;
2. Detailed curriculum vitae.
Optional:
3. Copy of qualification certificates and copy of other relevant supporting documents (pdf file);
4. Copy (or reference) of scientific articles in which the candidate is author and considers most relevant on his/her professional career;
5. Recommendation letters (pdf file).
The email subject shall only contain the job reference: ASc_Recrut_003_2022_Junior Researcher-Chemistry/Biochemistry (PRR).


Non-discrimination and equal access policy

AlmaScience actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, reason for which no candidate can be benefited, prejudiced or deprived of any duty, namely age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, religion or political beliefs.

Junior Researcher - Materials and Processing

Reference
Junior Researcher - Materials and Processing (ASc_Recrut_004_2022_)


Job summary
The collaborative laboratory Associação AlmaScience - Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Celulose para Aplicações Inteligentes e Sustentáveis (CoLab AlmaScience), has opened a job position for the role of a Junior Researcher - Materials and Processing (M/F/D).
AlmaScience Colab is an innovation lab and incubator focused on the development and early-stage commercialization of paper and cellulose based electronic devices and engineered materials. We work with brands and tier 1 companies on the national and international level to deliver innovation in IOT, Retail, Brand security, Supply Chain, Health, Agriculture and more.
In close contact with the academic and the CoLab’s industry associates, and within a multidisciplinary scientific environment, integrated in the AlmaScience team working in Recovery and Resilience Plan Agenda the candidate will conduct applied and innovation-oriented R&D activities in the field of Materials and Processing.


Candidate profile / admission requirements

The candidate must have a master’s degree in Materials Science, Nanotechnologies, Chemistry, or related fields, with experience in (bio)materials synthesis and applications. Knowledge on cellulose-based substrates and printing techniques deposition will be valued.
The candidate must also be able to demonstrate:
• Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team in an international environment and to work independently;
• Strong interest in applied research;
• Excellent communication skills with fluency in English.

Main attributions
The Junior Researcher shall be responsible for performing the following tasks: • (Bio)materials and hybrid materials synthesis;
• Materials deposition using solution-based techniques;
• Applications in coatings and sensors for packaging;
• Participation in the dissemination and promotion activities.

The Junior Researcher shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional activity to AlmaScience, on an exclusive basis.


Place of work
The Junior Researcher working place shall be at the premises of AlmaScience located in Madan Park in the Lisbon and Caparica area with the possibility of hybrid working scheme (on-site and remote). He/she shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her attributions or as necessary for his/her activity.

Type of Contract, Duration and Reference remuneration
Uncertain Term Work Contract, under the Portuguese Labor Code, with a maximum duration previewed of 3 years. The contract is expected to start no later than March 2023 and is subjected to budget availability. The reference remuneration will be adjusted in accordance with the candidate profile and experience.

How to apply

Applications can be made at AlmaScience website (https://almascience.pt/careers/) or by sending the following documents to global@almascience.pt .
Position will be open until filled and may be cancelled/closed at anytime.
Mandatory:
1. A letter of motivation (pdf file) on why the candidate would be suitable for the position;
2. Detailed curriculum vitae.
Optional:
3. Copy of qualification certificates and copy of other relevant supporting documents (pdf file);
4. Copy (or reference) of scientific articles in which the candidate is author and considers most relevant on his/her professional career;
5. Recommendation letters (pdf file).

The email subject shall only contain the job reference: ASc_Recrut_004_2022_Junior Researcher-Materials and Processing (PRR).


Non-discrimination and equal access policy

AlmaScience actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, reason for which no candidate can be benefited, prejudiced or deprived of any duty, namely age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, religion or political beliefs.

Non-discrimination and equal access policy

AlmaScience actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, reason for which no candidate can be benefited, prejudiced or deprived of any duty, namely age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, religion or political beliefs.
AlmaScience is not looking for candidates at the moment, but if you identify yourself with us, send your spontaneous application.
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Junior Researcher – Paper Technology (MSc 17)
Junior staff

Reference
ASc Junior/MSc Researcher – Paper Technology (MSc 17)


Job summary
The collaborative laboratory Associação AlmaScience – Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Celulose para Aplicações Inteligentes e Sustentáveis (CoLAB AlmaScience), funded by the Centro 2020 Operational Program, in the Competitiveness and Employment thematic area, through the European Social Fund (ESF), CENTRO-04-3559-FSE-000094, has opened a job position for the role of Junior Researcher – Paper Technology.

Envisioned as a bridge to connect – on one side – a set of science producers with outstanding track record at European level in the fields of Advanced functional materials and pioneers in promoting the area of Transparent Electronics and Paper Electronics and – on the other side – major paper and pulp developers and producers and a set of its end-users willing to revolutionize their market approach, CoLAB AlmaScience aims to establish in Portugal an integrated and innovative sustainable smart paper-based platform able to serve multi-sectors with fully recyclable product-ranges, capturing the needs associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).

In close contact with the academic and the industry associates, and within a multidisciplinary scientific environment, integrated in project teams the candidate will conduct R&D activities in the field of Paper Manufacturing, besides other scientific and management activities better described in the candidate profile and main attributions sections bellow.

Type of contract and applicable legislation
The hiring of the Junior Researcher shall be made in accordance with the Portuguese Labour Code.


About the CoLAB AlmaScience
Colab Almascience – Research and Development on Cellulose for Smart and Sustainable Solutions, is a non-profit private association focused on research, innovation, development and deployment activities in interdisciplinary fields, involving the exploitation of nanotechnology and advanced functional materials and their use to create eco-game-changing paper-based, fully printable, multifunctional devices and systems. On this base, Colab Almascience aims to deliver sustainable and universally accessible solutions, with real life impact on people and companies, by effectively enabling IoT in areas like, security, environment, health, electronics, logistics, food or energy. Envisioned as a bridge to connect a set of science producers (Raiz – Forest and Paper Research Institute; Fraunhofer Portugal Research; NOVAidFCT – Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT; and Universidade Nova de Lisboa) with outstanding track record at European level in the fields of Advanced functional materials and pioneers in promoting the area of Transparent Electronics and paper Paper electronics Electronics and – on the other side – paper and pulp developers and producers and a set of its end-users willing to revolutionize their market approach (The Navigator Company; INCM – Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office; and Clara Saúde), CoLAB AlmaScience aims to establish in Portugal an integrated and innovative sustainable smart paper-based platform able to serve multi-sectors with fully recyclable, eco-product-ranges, capturing the needs associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).


Candidate profile / admission requirements
The candidate must have a master’s degree in the areas of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Nanotechnologies or related fields. Preference will be given to anyone with experience in cellulose modification, specialty paper development, paper functional coatings.
The candidate must also be able to demonstrate:
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team in an international environment and to work independently;

- Strong interest in research and science;
- Excellent communication skills with fluency in English.

Candidates with a foreign degree or diploma must provide proof of recognition of the degree in accordance with Decree-Law No. 66/2018.
Any candidate without recognition of the grade(s) will not be admitted to evaluation.

Main attributions
The Junior Researcher shall be responsible for performing the following tasks:
- Paper modification and coatings;
- Cellulose, chitosan or other biobased hydrogels;
- Preparation of periodic technical-scientific reports in English on relevant work developments;
- Participation in the dissemination and promotion of the main results.

The Junior Researcher shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional activity to AlmaScience on an exclusive basis.


Place of work
The Junior Researcher working place shall be at the premises of AlmaScience branch located in RAIZ – Forest and Paper Research Institute in Aveiro, and he/she shall travel in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her professional activity.

Reference remuneration statue

The reference remuneration statue for this position at the CoLAB AlmaScience will be adjusted in accordance with the candidate profile and experience.

Type of contract and applicable legislation
The hiring of the Junior Researcher shall be made in accordance with the Portuguese Labour Code.
The contract should begin as soon as possible (but expectedly no later than March 2022).

Senior PhD Researcher – Paper Technology (PhD 16)
Senior Staff

Reference
ASc Senior/PhD Researcher – Paper Technology (PhD 16)


Job summary
The collaborative laboratory Associação AlmaScience – Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Celulose para Aplicações Inteligentes e Sustentáveis (CoLAB AlmaScience), funded by the Centro 2020 Operational Program, in the Competitiveness and Employment thematic area, through the European Social Fund (ESF), CENTRO-04-3559-FSE-000094, has opened a job position for the role of Junior Researcher – Paper Technology.

Envisioned as a bridge to connect – on one side – a set of science producers with outstanding track record at European level in the fields of Advanced functional materials and pioneers in promoting the area of Transparent Electronics and Paper Electronics and – on the other side – major paper and pulp developers and producers and a set of its end-users willing to revolutionize their market approach, CoLAB AlmaScience aims to establish in Portugal an integrated and innovative sustainable smart paper-based platform able to serve multi-sectors with fully recyclable product-ranges, capturing the needs associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).

In close contact with the academic and the industry associates, and within a multidisciplinary scientific environment, integrated in project teams the candidate will conduct R&D activities in the field of Paper Manufacturing, besides other scientific and management activities better described in the candidate profile and main attributions sections bellow.

Type of contract and applicable legislation
The hiring of the Senior Researcher shall be made in accordance with the Portuguese Labour Code.


About the CoLAB AlmaScience
Colab Almascience – Research and Development on Cellulose for Smart and Sustainable Solutions, is a non-profit private association focused on research, innovation, development and deployment activities in interdisciplinary fields, involving the exploitation of nanotechnology and advanced functional materials and their use to create eco-game-changing paper-based, fully printable, multifunctional devices and systems. On this base, Colab Almascience aims to deliver sustainable and universally accessible solutions, with real life impact on people and companies, by effectively enabling IoT in areas like, security, environment, health, electronics, logistics, food or energy. Envisioned as a bridge to connect a set of science producers (Raiz – Forest and Paper Research Institute; Fraunhofer Portugal Research; NOVAidFCT – Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT; and Universidade Nova de Lisboa) with outstanding track record at European level in the fields of Advanced functional materials and pioneers in promoting the area of Transparent Electronics and paper Paper electronics Electronics and – on the other side – paper and pulp developers and producers and a set of its end-users willing to revolutionize their market approach (The Navigator Company; INCM – Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office; and Clara Saúde), CoLAB AlmaScience aims to establish in Portugal an integrated and innovative sustainable smart paper-based platform able to serve multi-sectors with fully recyclable, eco-product-ranges, capturing the needs associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).


Candidate profile / admission requirements
The candidate must have a PhD in the areas of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Nanotechnologies or related fields. Preference will be given to anyone with experience in cellulose modification, pulp and paper modification and/or functional coatings.
The candidate must also be able to demonstrate:
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team in an international environment and to work independently;
- Strong interest in applied research and science;
- Excellent communication skills with fluency in English.

Candidates with a foreign degree or diploma must provide proof of recognition of the degree in accordance with Decree-Law No. 66/2018.
Any candidate without recognition of the grade(s) will not be admitted to evaluation.

Main attributions
The PhD Researcher shall be responsible for performing the following tasks:
- Modification of cellulose pulps;
- Development and processing of specialty papers and functional coatings;
- Cellulose based hydrogels and aerogels development;
- Preparation of periodic technical-scientific reports in English on relevant work developments;
- Participation in the dissemination and promotion of the results;
- Work in multidisciplinary teams, in different faculties or schools in academia, and in different functions of the business in industry;
- Collaborate with industry and academia to apply the results of research and develop new techniques, products or practices;
- Devise or help to draw up new research proposals and apply for funding;
- Supervise students (in co-coordination with academia), train and supervise other members of staff.

The Senior Researcher shall fully devote the whole of his/her professional activity to AlmaScience on an exclusive basis.


Place of work
The Senior Researcher working place shall be at the premises of AlmaScience branch located in RAIZ – Forest and Paper Research Institute in Aveiro, and he/she shall travel in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her professional activity.

Reference remuneration statue

The reference remuneration statue for this position at the CoLAB AlmaScience will be adjusted in accordance with the candidate profile and experience.

Type of contract and applicable legislation
The hiring of the Junior Researcher shall be made in accordance with the Portuguese Labour Code.
The contract should begin as soon as possible (but expectedly no later than March 2022).

Jury composition
Applications shall be subject to evaluation by a jury composed of the following members:

  • President – Luís Pereira (AlmaScience – Scientific and Technical Director)
  • First effective member – Carlos Pascoal Neto (Raiz – Instituto da Floresta e do Papel)
  • Second effective member – Elvira Fortunato (FCT-NOVA – Full Professor)
  • Third Member – Silvia Garcia (INCM - Head of Innovation Lab).

Selection criteria
Applications will be ordered based on curriculum evaluation and, if deemed necessary by the jury, an interview will be conducted. In all cases, the suitability of the candidate’s profile will be considered according to the duties / activities to be performed.
Applications that do not include all elements required in the application submission will be automatically excluded from the competition. The selection phases and criteria and their respective weighting shall be as follows:

  1. First phase – curriculum evaluation Curriculum vitae evaluation (50%);
  2. Experience in the field of the main attributions (50%);

If the jury evaluates the candidate with a total value above 60% in the first two criteria, the candidate will advance for the professional interview phase; if the evaluation lays below the 60% limit, the candidate will be excluded.

Second phase – professional interview – if the candidate advances to the professional interview phase, the selection criteria and their respective weighting shall be as follows:
  1. Curriculum vitae evaluation (35%);
  2. Experience in the field of the main attributions (35%);
  3. Professional interview (30%).

Final Decision
The final deliberation of the jury shall be homologated by the ultimate governing body of AlmaScience that is also responsible for the final decision of hiring. CoLAB AlmaScience is free to fill the position or not and may suspend or terminate the process at any time.
Results will be sent by electronic mail with receipt of delivery to all candidates.

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