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Junior staff / Licenced or MSc

Junior Researcher – Paper Technology

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 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 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 Junior Researcher shall be responsible for performing the following tasks:

  • Specialty paper development
  • 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.

 

Junior Researcher – Paper for Electronics

Reference
ASc Junior/MSc Researcher – paper for electronics ( Msc6.1)

Job summary
The collaborative laboratory Associação AlmaScience – Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Celulose para Aplicações Inteligentes e Sustentáveis (CoLAB AlmaScience), funded by the Lisbon 2020 Operational Program, in the Competitiveness and Employment thematic area, through the European Social Fund (ESF), LISBOA-05-3559-FSE-000007, has opened up to a job position for the role of Junior Researcher – paper for electronics.

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 for electronics, 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. The contract should begin no later than march 2021.

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 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 degree in the area of Materials Science, Nanotechnologies or related fields, with proven experience in cellulose-based substrates and/or cellulose based substrates.

Knowledge on nanocellulose (nanofibers or nanocrytslas) for coatings and functional materials for sensing applications may 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 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

The Junior Researcher working place shall be at the premises of AlmaScience branch located in Fraunhofer Portugal Research in the Lisbon area, and he/she shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her attributions or as necessary for his/her activity.

Main attributions
The Junior Researcher shall be responsible for performing the following tasks:

  • Fibers functionalization
  • Nanocellulose (nanofibers or nanocrystals) for coatings Nanocellulose (nanofibers or nanocrytslas) as functional materials for sensing applications
  • Preparation of periodic technical-scientific reports 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’s working place shall be at the premises AlmaScience located in Faculty of Science and Technology of NOVA University of Lisbon and he/she shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her attributions or as necessary for his/her 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.

 

Junior Electronics Engineer/Researcher – Embedded Systems

Reference
ASc Junior Electronics Engineer/Researcher – Embedded Systems ( Msc 15)

Job summary
The collaborative laboratory Associação AlmaScience – Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Celulose para Aplicações Inteligentes e Sustentáveis (CoLAB AlmaScience), funded by the Lisbon 2020 Operational Program, in the Competitiveness and Employment thematic area, through the European Social Fund (ESF), LISBOA-05-3559-FSE-000007, has opened a job position for the role of Junior Electronics Engineer.

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 electronics design and embedded systems.

Candidate profile/ admission requirements
The candidate must have a master degree in the areas of Electronics or Physics Engineering.

The preference is for candidates with expertise in:

  • Embedded systems
  • PCB layout
  • Hybrid circuits

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.

Main attributions
The Junior Electronics Engineer shall be responsible for performing the following tasks:

  • Electronics circuit design.
  • Electrical tests
  • Hand soldering and re-work
  • Firmware coding with the language C
  • 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 Fraunhofer Portugal Research in the Lisbon area, and he/she shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her attributions or as necessary for his/her 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.

Junior Software Engineer

Reference
ASc Junior Software Engineer (MSc 18)

Job summary
The collaborative laboratory Associação AlmaScience – Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Celulose para Aplicações Inteligentes e Sustentáveis (CoLAB AlmaScience), funded by funded by the Lisbon 2020 Operational Program, in the Competitiveness and Employment thematic area, through the European Social Fund (ESF), LISBOA-05-3559-FSE-000007, has opened a job position for the role of Junior Software Engineer.

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 software design as well software testing.

Candidate profile / admission requirements
The candidate must have a master degree in the areas of Computer System Informatics Engineering or related fields.

Preference will be given for candidates should have expertise in applications development, designed for running in multiple platforms

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.

Main attributions
The Junior Software Engineer shall be responsible for performing the following tasks:

  • Desktop applications development.
  • Development web applications and server software for IoT and Smart Sensors
  • Development of smartphone applications
  • 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 Fraunhofer Portugal Research in the Lisbon area, and he/she shall travel, in Portugal or abroad, as required by his/her attributions or as necessary for his/her 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.

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Non-Scientific/Management Staff

CEO

Reference
ASc CEO

Job brief
AlmaScience is looking for an experienced Chief Executive Officer or CEO to supervise and control all strategic and business aspects of the organization. The CEO will be one of the key leaders of AlmaScience and he/she will be responsible for defining and assessing the proper strategic direction that allows to build a solid and strong relation with National and International Industry clients, as well as creating a vision for success that engages all people for success, without exceptions.

To be successful in this position, the CEO must have a strongly referenced track record in similar positions, must be a prudent manager and an inspiring leader. The ideal candidate will have a business mindset and will be able to see the “big picture” in a variety of settings.

The goal is to drive AlmaScience’s development and guide the team towards long-term success.

Main attributions and activities (Reporting directly to the Board of Directors):

  • Develop high quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives;
  • Lead and motivate all collaborators to advance employee engagement and develop a high performing managerial team;
  • Oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission;
  • Review financial and non-financial reports to devise solutions or improvements;
  • Build trust relations with key partners and stakeholders and act as a point of contact for important shareholders;
  • Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and provide solid solutions;
  • Maintain a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of AlmaScience.

Profile

  • Experience as CEO or in other managerial position
  • Experience in developing profitable strategies and implementing vision
  • Understanding of corporate finance and performance management principles
  • Familiarity with diverse business functions such as marketing, PR, finance etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate governance and general management best practices
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organizational and leadership skills
  • Analytical abilities and problem-solving skills
  • English fluent
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Capacity to mobilize stakeholders and stimulate the innovation ecosystem
  • MSc/MBA in business administration or relevant field

 

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

Apply here or send the requested documents to recruitment@almascience.pt 

    The candidate must send:

    1- A letter of motivation (pdf file) on why the candidate would be a suitable for the position;

    2- Detailed curriculum vitae with copy of qualification certificates and copy of other relevant supporting documents (pdf file);

    3- Copy (or reference) of scientific articles in which the candidate is author considers most relevant of his/her professional career;

    4- One-minute English video where you must briefly describe your motivation for this application (YouTube or other link);

    5- Recommendation letters (pdf file).

    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.