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INESC TEC | 1 Research Grant (BI) in Optical Biosensors (AE2022-0296)

Date Posted Sep. 22, 2022
Title INESC TEC | 1 Research Grant (BI) in Optical Biosensors (AE2022-0296)
University INESC TEC
Porto, Portugal
Department CAP
Application Deadline Oct. 3, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Chemical/Petroleum

INESC TEC is now accepting grant applications to award 1 Research Grant (BI) within the scope of the MYTAG
funded by FCT co-financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology I.P. (PIDDAC) and by the
funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through Operational Agenda for Competitiveness
Factors Programme (POFC), project (reference PTDC/EEI-EEE/4832/2021

Type of grant: Research Grant (BI)
General scientific area: CHEMISTRY
Scientific subarea: Analytical chemistry
Grant duration: 12 months, starting on 2022-11-01, with the possibility of being renewed until the end of the
Scientific advisor: Pedro Jorge
Workplace: INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal
Maintenance stipend: € 1144,64, according to the table of monthly maintenance stipend for FCT grants
(, paid via bank transfer. Grant holders may be awarded potential
supplements, according to a quarterly evaluation process (Articles 19, 21 and 22 of the Regulations for Grants of
INESC TEC and Annex II), up to a maximum limit of 50% of the monthly maintenance stipend.
INESC TEC supports costs with registration, enrolment or tuition fees, during the grant duration, under the terms
established in the internal document: "Payment of Tuition fees to grant holders".
The grant holder will benefit from health insurance, supported by INESC TEC.

The applications will be involved in the development of new detection stretagies, namelysupport systems
towards the automation and signal analysis of the LIBS system, in particular:
-Development of strategies for automatic
spectral analysis, aiming mineral identification and quantification
-Development of strategies for automatic mapping of surfaces using the LIBS system, using automated
translation stages and synchronized laser control.

In the context of research project Mytag, new strategies for the detection of microcontaminants will be developed
with the combination of molecular imprinted polymers (MIP), optical tweezers, and refractometric optical fiber

Admission requirements:
Master Degree Analytical Chemistry
The awarding of the fellowship is dependent on the applicants' enrolment in study cycle or non-award courses of
Higher Education Institutions.

Preference factors:
Experience in synthesis of MIP, and its use in optical sensors.

Minimum requirements:
Experience in surface functionalization
Experience in Optical fiber sensors 

Application period: From 2022-09-21 to 2022-10-03
Submission of applications: the application will be formalised by submitting the form available in the Work With
Us section of INESC TEC website.

The hiring process shall comply with the current legislation regarding the Research Grant Holder Statute, approved
by Law no. 40/2004 of August 18, in its current wording, as well as by the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC
and for FCT Grants Regulation in force.
For more information, please check the Regulations for Grants of INESC TEC and relevant annexes at

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