Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação (BII) - Ref.: ARDITI-BIOMASK-BI-06-2023

Cargo/posição/bolsa/Job: Bolsa de Iniciação à Investigação (BII) - Scientific Initiation Studentship

Referência/Reference: ARDITI-BIOMASK-BI-06-2023

Área científica genérica/Main research field: Design

Área científica específica/Sub research field: N.A.

Texto de anúncio
Fellowship description

The bioMASK project (M1420-01-0247-FEDER-000052) aims to leverage Madeira's abundant banana production and use the banana stem by-product to design, engineer and produce a mask biodegradable, washable and filter (FFP) rated FFP2 ECDC. The project will use the stems left over from the banana tree after the fruit is grown to build a nanofiber sandwich material, thus taking advantage of the plant's properties to be applied in a medical product. This sandwich material will include banana fibers as an encapsulating material for the cellulose acetate (CA) based nanomaterial.

The successful candidate is expected to work with a multi-disciplinary team of scientific researchers, product designers, material engineers and healthcare professionals with robust participation in desk research, field research, documentation, concept generation, technical evaluation, concept selection and prototyping development of the project.

Requisitos de admissão

Candidates should have the following requirements, skills and competences:

  • Enrollment in a BSc (or B.A) in Design;
  • Making technical drawings for product design;
  • Proficiency in technical drawing theory and tools for product manufacturing;
  • Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Illustrator;
  • Rhino and related CAD drawing skills a big plus;
  • Product prototyping skills (solid and virtual);
  • Good spoken and written English proficiency.

Plano de trabalhos

Web design for BioMask project:

  • Support the technical development of concept product designs with technical drawings;
  • Understand the product detailing from 3D designers and convert information into 2D orthographic drawings;
  • Work on Rhino, Adobe Illustrator and related 2D CAD and vector drawing platforms;
  • Understand manufacturing constraints communicated by senior design researchers and modify CAD drawings accordingly;
  • Take ownership of all entire drawing sets.

Orientação científica e local de trabalho
Scientific guidance and workplace

This project will be supervised by Prof Shujoy Chakraborty (ITI-LARSyS), the project Principal Investigator (PI); selected candidates are expected to follow the work plan and independently deliver assigned tasks as per deadlines.

Duração da(s) bolsa(s)

03 months.

Subsídio de manutenção mensal

ARDITI fellowship stipend (486,12 €/month) and regulations are determined by ARDITI:

Accidents insurance is included.

Estimated contract start date:

1st April 2023

Métodos de seleção
Evaluation criteria

The curricular selection process will be based on:

  • Educational background and training (40%)
  • Technology related skills relevant for the work plan execution (20%)
  • Compulsory personal online interview (40%)

Composição do Júri de Seleção
Selection panel

Prof. Dr. Shujoy Chakraborty

Prof. Dr. Dirk Loyens

Dr. Carlos André

Documentos de candidatura
Application contents

The following elements should be included in the email:

  • Brief description of the candidate’s technical ability and research interest;
  • English curriculum vitae;
  • Proof of enrollment in a bachelor’s degree or in a non-academic degree course integrated in the educational project of a higher education (if not already available, a sworn statement can be presented mentioning the proof of enrollment).

Forma de publicitação/notificação dos resultados
Announcement of the results

An email message with the result of the recruitment process will be sent to each applicant.

Número de vagas
Vacant posts


Instituição de acolhimento
Job/Fellowship company/Institute

ARDITI - Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação.

Data Limite de Candidatura
Application submission and deadline

Candidates must send an email to Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar. no later than 09-03-2023. The subject of the email should be: ARDITI-BIOMASK-BI-06-2023.


  • The selection process will be based on the principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, religion, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issue. Selection will be made only based on merit and following the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Commission Recommendation, Brussels, 11.3.2005, 2005/251/EC) and the recommendations from the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
  • ARDITI is a recognized “refugee welcoming organization" by the European Commission, follows the European Charter for Researchers and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.
  • The deadline for application may be extended at any time without previous notice having in mind the requirements for the positions under this call.

Dados de contacto da organização
Organization contact data

ARDITI - Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação

Edif. Madeira Tecnopolo, Piso 2

Caminho da Penteada

9020-105 Funchal


tel. +351 291 721 220


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Prazo/Application deadline: 09-03-2023

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