Fellowship grant - Project FRUTTMAC
Universidade da Madeira
Funchal, Portugal
há 3 dias
source : Euraxess

ISOPlexis, the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Technology Research Center, of the University of Madeira, is active in the fields of Agriculture, Sustainability, Agrifood and Food Technology.

ISOPlexis is opening a competition for the attribution of a fellowship grant, for Master's students, within the scope of the FRUTTMAC Project, refª.

Transfer of R+D+i for sustainable development in Subtropical Fruit Growing in Macaronesia, under the following conditions :

I. Scientific Area : Biological Sciences, Biochemistry.

Subarea : Agriculture and Sustainability

II. Admission requirements :

General requirements : enrollment in one of the Masters in Biological Sciences or similar, at the University of Madeira.

Preferential requirements : Laboratory experience in the field of biochemistry or applied biology, using techniques and methods applied to the biochemical and nutritional study of genetic resources and agricultural products.

III. Work plan :

The work plan involves the carrying out of laboratory and field work, with the aim of identifying and sampling regional avocado cultivars and varieties and analyzing the biochemical evaluation of their production (fruit) and respective by-products.

Non-exhaustively, the work plan will involve :

  • i) selection and sampling of the varieties of interest; ii) identification, documentation and processing of samples; iii) bench and spectrometric analysis of the main biochemical, nutritional and antioxidant parameters of fruit and other by-products;
  • iv) development of processing methods, with the extraction and obtaining of biochemical fractions of interest; v) biochemical analysis of the obtained products;
  • vi) treatment and analysis of results; vii) elaboration of the master's thesis; viii) other tasks and activities. A detailed work plan will be provided to the selected candidate.

    IV. Applicable legislation and regulations : Regulation of Research Scholarships of the University of Madeira and Statute of the Scientific Research Fellow, in its current wording.

    V. Workplace : ISOPlexis, Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Technology.

    VI. Duration of the fellowship : From the contract effective date until September 30, 2022.

    VII. Amount of monthly maintenance allowance : The fellowship amount corresponds to according to the table of values in force at the University of Madeira.

    VIII. Selection methods : The following curriculum evaluation criteria will be applied, with the following valuation :

  • Academic training and its suitability for the position (50%)
  • Technical skills relevant to the position and execution of the project (30%)
  • Previous professional experience or scientific production relevant to the project's area of interest (20%)
  • In case of need, the jury may resort to interviewing the candidates, counting the selection of candidates, according to the formula Ranking 60% Curriculum Evaluation + 40% Interview.

    IX. Composition of the Selection Jury :

    President : Miguel Ângelo Almeida Pinheiro de Carvalho

    Effective Member : Carla Susana Silva Gouveia

    Effective Member : Nuno Miguel Velosa Nunes

    Substitute Member : Carla Aparecida Ragonezi Lopes

    X. Form of advertising / notification of results : The admission lists as well as the results of each selection method and final ranking lists will be published on the page of the Human Resources Unit Scholarship Center of the University of Madeira, http : / / with the candidate being notified by email.

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