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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.

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Senior staff (senior PhD)

Senior PhD Researcher – Circuits Design

Reference
Senior PhD Researcher – Circuits Design ( PhD5.1)

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 one job position for the role of Senior PhD Researcher – Circuits Design.

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, the candidate will lead and conduct R&D activities in the field of electrical circuits design and simulation, 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 PhD Researcher shall be made in accordance with the Decree-Law 57/2016, and its amendments, and the Labour Code. It will translate into an uncertain terminating term employment contract. The contract should begin no later than March 2021.

Candidate profile / admission requirements
The candidate must have a PhD in the area of Electronic Engineering or related fields, with proven experience in:

  • Communication and electronic control modules (RFID/NFC: Antenna, Modulator, Digital logic circuits);
  • System and sub-systems design and architecture
  • Development of specific software/firmware

Preference will be given to candidates who will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in the draft and production of reports and deliverables for science and technology-related projects
  • Strong research and analytical skills; demonstrated ability to formulate research plan, collect and analyze useful data and information; knowledge of research tools and methodology;
  • Ability to manage research teams, projects and project members to deliver objectives on time;
  • Ability to work unsupervised, in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Excellent English communication skills, orally as well as in scientific writing.

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:

  • Lead and conduct R&I activities in the field of electrical circuits design and simulation;
  • 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
  • Keep well-informed of useful information, resources, equipment, tools, technical and technological development in related fields, to ensure research capacity is up-to-date;
  • Supervise students (in co-coordination with academia), train and supervise other members of staff;
  • Assigning, coordinating, and reviewing the technical and scientific work.

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

Place of work
The PhD Researcher’s working place shall be in the Lisbon area, at the premises AlmaScience located in Faculty of Science and Technology of NOVA University of Lisbon and/or at the premises of Fraunhofer Portugal Research Lisbon office 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

Financial and Administrative Manager

Reference
Financial and Administrative Manager

Job summary
AlmaScience collaborative laboratory – Research and Development in Cellulose for Smart and Sustainable Applications (CoLAB AlmaScience), funded by the Lisbon 2020 Operational Program, in the thematic area Competitiveness and Employment, through the European Social Fund (ESF), LISBOA-05-3559-FSE-000007, has an opening for a Financial and Administrative Manager.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director of AlmaScience will have as main responsibilities:
– Regular collection, processing and reporting of management indicators for the Board of Directors;
– Control of current accounts of associates, clients and suppliers;
– Control of treasury and execution of the respective current operations
– Management of the relationship with external support services to the financial and human resources area, namely with the TOC and the ROC, including the timely provision of all necessary information
– Management of the relationship and reporting to public funders (e.g. Operational Programs, EU, etc.) at the administrative and financial level;
– Support to the operational areas, in the financial dimension, in the construction and submission of applications to competitive public funding;
– Other tasks related to the support of AlmaScience’s activity. 

Profile
– Bachelor or Master’s degree (preferable) in accounting, management or economics;
– Experience in similar functions;
– Good analytical skills and ability to interpret results
– Good interpersonal skills, dynamism, pro-activity, initiative, team work and results orientation;
– Fluency in English;
– Good knowledge of MS Office tools, mastering Excel;
– High sense of responsibility and autonomy.

Reference remuneration
The reference remuneration will be adjusted according to the candidate’s profile and experience.

Type of contract and applicable legislation
The hiring of the Financial and Administrative Manager will be done according to the Portuguese Labor Code. The Financial and Administrative Manager must dedicate all his or her professional activity to AlmaScience, on an exclusive basis.

Application
Send a motivation letter and a detailed curriculum vitae to recruiting@almascience.pt , mentioning “Financial and Administrative Manager” in the subject.

Non-discrimination policy and equal access
AlmaScience actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, for which reason no candidate may 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 recruiting@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.