Bolsa de Investigação: ARDITI-SEE_App-RH-001

Cargo/posição/bolsa: Bolsa de Investigação;

Referência: ARDITI - SEE_App RH 001;

Área científica genérica: Sports Science;

Área científica específica: n/a;

Job Description:

A call is open for one research fellow at the Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação (ARDITI) of the University of Madeira (Funchal, Portugal), under the Regional Project M1420-01-0247-FEDER-000042, co-financed by “Madeira 14-20” – Saúde Escolas: Projeto de Monitorização em Saúde [SEE_App], under the following conditions:

Admission requirements:

The ideal candidate would be a sports science professional or a closely related discipline with a background in one or more of the following fields: teaching/training experience, exercise physiology, behavioral approaches to physical activity promotion. Experience in ICT for health and assessment with depth sensors or full body tracking technologies on sports topics will be a plus.

Applicants should fulfill the following requirements:

- MSc degree or equivalent in sports science or physical education and sports or other relevant disciplines for the project;

- Current or past teaching/training experience in sports;

- Experience in the external and internal training load assessments;

- Experience in testing using accelerometers to assess physical activity ;

- Experience in testing general physical fitness components;

- 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 school context.

Work plan:

The main task for the accepted candidate will be to conduct research towards the area of behavioral approaches to physical activity and general health promotion, risk assessment, lifestyle profile, multimodal signal processing systems for the quantification and evaluation of human activity, physiological assessment of human fitness, emotional and cognitive states.

The main tasks will consist of:

  • Conduct systematic reviews about different topics: surveillance health systems in school context, behavioral approaches to physical activity and general health promotion, lifestyle predictors, and multimodal signal processing systems for the quantification and evaluation of human activity and emotional and cognitive states.
  • Conduct assessments in school context on health, physical activity, lifestyles using multimodal signal processing systems
  • Conduct assessments using surveillance health systems at school contexts

Legislation and regulations:

The scholarships are directed to applicants under the current conditions established on the FCT regulations ( and Research Grant Holder Statute.


The candidate will work within an interdisciplinary team of researchers with competencies in both technical and clinical domains. The work will be conducted at ARDITI (Funchal, Portugal), under the supervision of Prof. Élvio Rúbio Gouveia.

Scholarship length:

The scholarship will have a length of 1 year, with an expected start on January 1st, 2022. The Regional Project M1420-01-0247-FEDER-000042 – SEEApp end is 30th of June 2023.

ARDITI fellowship stipend (1104, 64€) and regulations are determined by ARDITI:

Voluntary Social Security (SSV) and accidents insurance are included.

Selection process:

The selection process will be based on:

  • Motivation letter (10%)
  • Curriculum Vitae (25%)
  • Previous experience (25%)
  • 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 clinical partners and patients.

Selection committee:

Prof. Dr. Élvio Rúbio Gouveia (President), Prof. Dr. Bruna Gouveia, Prof. Dr. Pedro Campos.

Notification of results:

The final results will be published through an ordered list by a final note that will be posted in a visible and public place at the ARDITI, being all candidates notified by email.

Candidacy term and applications form:

The competition will be open over the period of 16-12-2021 and 05-01-2021.

Required documents include a transcript of degrees, CV, and motivation letter.

Applications and queries must be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the reference “SEE_App RH 001”

Número de vagas: 1
Tipo de contrato: Informação não disponível
País: Portugal
Localidade: Funchal
Instituição de acolhimento: ARDITI
Data limite de candidatura: 5 de Janeiro de 2022 
(A data limite de candidatura deve ser confirmada no texto do anúncio)


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