Bolsa de Investigação: ARDITI-MTL-003

Job: Research fellowship (BI) in Sports Science, Physical Education;

Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-MTL-003;

Main research field: Sports Science, Physical Education;

Sub research field: Sports Science, Physical Education;

Job summary:

This research fellowship will conduct assessments in the sports science and physical education field. The candidate will be integrated into a research and innovative laboratory in football performance with the main purposes of (1) to monitor the physiological response to training and competition load in order to early detect unbalanced patterns that substantially increased the risk of injury, and (2) to investigate factors related to the physiological response and the tactical and technical behaviours in training, to improve sports’ performance.

Job description:

The ideal candidate would be a sport science professional or a closely related discipline with background in one or more of the following fields: pedagogical teaching/training experience, sports performance evaluation and analysis; observational system for physical performance experience. Experience in ICT for health, assessment with depth sensors or full body tracking technologies on football or handball topic will be a plus.

Requisitos de admissão/Admission Requirements:

Applicants should fulfill the following requirements:

  • Degree or equivalent in sports science or physical education and sports or other relevant disciplines for the project;
  • Current or past training experience in collective invasion games;
  • Experience in the external and internal training load assessment;
  • Strong oral and written English communication skills, people skills, the ability to work independently as well as a team member and taking the initiative and being proactive;
  • Willingness to participate and support End—User evaluations in the football context.

Plano de trabalhos/Workplan:

The main task for the accepted candidate will be to conduct research towards the area of tactical games performance, high- intensity intermittent training, small- sided games, incorporating multimodal signal processing systems for the quantification and evaluation of human activity, behavior, emotional and cognitive states with real-time feedback.

The main tasks will consist of:

  • Conduct assessments with soccer players on the external training loads by the global positioning systems (GPS) in high- intensity intermittent training such as small-sided games;
  • Conduct assessments with soccer players on the internal training load by the perceived exertion, heart rate, and other methods in high-intensity intermittent training context;
  • Conduct assessments with soccer players on cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, flexibility and balance in different sport contexts. using advanced technology;
  • Perform/support interventions on the tactical games approach.

Scientific guidance and workplace:

The candidate will work within an interdisciplinary team of researchers with competences in both technical and clinical domains. The work will be conducted under the supervision of Prof. Élvio Rúbio Gouveia, Prof. Helder Lopes, and Prof. Pedro Campos.


The scholarship will have a length of 6 months, with an expected start January 2022, renewable until the end of the project. The Regional Project M1420-01-0247-FEDER-000033– MTL – Marítimo Training Lab end is 31st of November 2022.


ARDITI fellowship stipend (835, 98€) and regulations are determined by ARDITI ("> Voluntary Social Security (SSV) and accidents insurance are included.

Estimated contract start date:

1st January 2022.

Evaluation criteria:

he selection process will be based on:

  • Motivation letter (10%)
  • Curriculum Vitae (30%)
  • Previous experience (20%)
  • Interview (40%) if there are multiple eligible candidates

Recommendation letters are facultative but can contribute positively to the evaluation. Speaking and understanding Portuguese is strictly necessary as the candidate will for with the local athletes and coaches.

Selection panel:

  • President of the jury: Prof. Dr. Élvio Rúbio Gouveia.
  • Members: Prof. Dr. Helder Lopes and Prof. Dr. Pedro Campos.

Application contents:

The following elements should be included in the email:

  • Brief description of the candidate, research ability and research interest;
  • English curriculum.
  • Recommendation letters are facultative but can contribute positively to the evaluation
  • Proof of enrollment in doctoral program (enrolled PhD student) or in a non-academic degree course integrated in the educational project of a higher education;
  • Degree certificate;

Announcement of the results:

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

Application submission and deadline:

All applications must be sent by e-mail to: Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar. until the 16th of December 2021. The subject of the email should be: ARDITI-MTL-003


  • 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.
Vacant posts: 1
Type of contract: Fellowship contract
Job country: Portugal
Job city: Funchal
Job company/institute: ARDITI
Application deadline: December 16, 2021

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