Bolsa de Investigação para Mestre - Ref.: ARDITI-BIOMASK-BI-05-2023

Cargo/posição/bolsa/Job: Research Fellowship (BI)

Referência/Reference: ARDITI-BIOMASK-BI-05-2023

Área científica genérica/Main research field: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science

Área científica específica/Sub research field: Nanochemistry and Nanomaterials

Texto de anúncio
Job/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 cellulose acetate (CA) based nanomaterial surrounded by banana fibers fabric.

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 PhD in Chemistry;
  • MSc in Nanochemistry and Nanomaterials Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Materials Science;
  • Experience in chemical synthesis;
  • Research and analysis of scientific articles related to nanotechnology;
  • Interpretation of experimental data;
  • Scientific communication;
  • Laboratory work;
  • Good spoken and written English proficiency are a big plus.

Plano de trabalhos

Electrospinning for BioMask project:

  • Learn and apply the electrospinning technique for the production of nanofiber meshes;
  • Technical maintenance of equipment;
  • Optimization, implementation and updating of techniques and procedures;
  • Preparation of scientific and technical reports.

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 (1144,64 €/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%)
  • Communication and presentation skills, assessed from the CV or from optional interview (40%)

Composição do Júri de Seleção
Selection panel

Prof. Dr. Shujoy Chakraborty (P)

Dr.ª Carla Sofia Caseiro Miguel (V)

Dr. Carlos André Gomes (V)

Documentos de candidatura
Application contents

The following elements should be included in the email:

  1. Brief description of the candidate’s technical ability and research interest;
  2. English curriculum vitae;
  3. Proof of enrollment in a PhD 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);
  4. Degree certificate.

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 08-03-2023. The subject of the email should be: ARDITI-BIOMASK-BI-05-2023.


  • 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: 08-03-2023

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