The new NanoTRAINforGrowth II – INL Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is now available on offer for researchers from all around the world. The selected candidates will have the opportunity to develop and carry out a research project in a highly stimulating and multicultural environment, which includes access to state-of-the-art equipment and personal career assistance.
This programme aims to provide an opportunity for talented and motivated researchers (from all over the world and all nationalities) to carry out groundbreaking research projects working at INL.
The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory – INL, located in Braga, Portugal, was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research and to deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to become the world-wide hub for nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges with specific emphasis on Aging & Wellbeing, Mobility & Urban Living and a Safe & Secure Society.
Applications Deadline: September 27, 2018
Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
Study Subject: The RTD project proposal should describe the activities planned, following the RTD project proposal template. The RTD project proposal must be made in a scientific topic chosen in line with INL ongoing research, articulated in our six Research Departments:
- Department of Nanoelectronics Engineering – The Department of Nanoelectronics Engineering brings together four areas of activity at INL, systems engineering, spintronics, nanodevices and precision medicines engineering, addressing major challenges in industrial sensing, RF communications, biosensors and biomedical devices, agri-food and environmental monitoring applications.
- Department of Life Sciences – The Department of Life Sciences focuses its activities in the fields of food, health, and environment, particularly in: i) nanoencapsulation technologies for smart and controlled drug/genes delivery and for enhancing bioavailability and functional properties of bioactives; ii) biosensors, microfluidic-based devices and integrated lab-on-a-chip solutions for food and water quality and safety as well as diagnostic and prognostic purposes; iii) advanced functionalities and applications of bespoke nanostructured materials in combination with novel biomarkers and studies on biointerfaces.
- Department of QEM: Quantum and Energy Materials – The Department of QEM, works on fundamental and applied materials science with strong efforts in quantum materials, e.g. 2D materials, both experimentally and theoretically, and energy materials covering the topics energy generation and storage with strong efforts in catalysis, fuel cells, batteries, and photovoltaics.
- Department of Nanophotonics – The Department of Nanophotonics aims to carry out top fundamental and applied research in areas such as biophotonics, photonic nanomagnetometry, plasmonics & materials, Bloch surface wave engineering and the design and application of photonic crystals.
- Department of AEMIS: Advanced Electron, Microscopy, Imaging and Spectroscopy – The Department of AEMIS performs true atomic/nano resolution electron imaging combined with atomic/nano resolution chemical analysis, in order to achieve a fundamental understanding of the chemical/physical phenomena at the atomic/nano level in real materials systems.
- Department of Micro and Nanofabrication – The Department of Micro and Nanofabrication explores both bottom-up and top-down approaches to the micro and nanofabrication aspects of materials, surfaces and devices, running a cleanroom with more 50 systems. Main research activities include: i) processes for MEMS/NEMS, sensors, microfluidics, graphene and thin film semiconductors, energy storage, conversion and adaptive optical devices, lithography and advanced packaging, rapid prototyping and cleanroom processes integration; ii) bottom-up catalysis, synthesis and research of materials, and nanofabrication and characterization of optoelectronic materials and devices in rigid and iii) flexible substrates, and incorporation of nanotechnology into thin film solar cells.
Scholarship Award: At INL we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to develop their personal and professional lives. This is why we offer the following competitive package:
A two year employment contract as an INL Research Fellow;
Social benefits include: family allowance, child allowance, free nursery services on the INL campus (subject to availability), education fees for dependent children, private health insurance and travel allowances;
Researchers will also benefit from the various social facilities available at INL;
Access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities,
Multidisciplinary research environment;
Collaboration opportunities with international academic and industrial partners.
Nationality: Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply.
Number of Scholarships: INL is opening a call of 6 new positions to strengthen its research lines with highly qualified Research Fellows.
Eligible Countries: Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Are you eligible to apply to the NanoTRAINforGrowth II – INL Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme?
In order to be eligible, candidates must fulfill all of the basic formal eligibility criteria listed below:|
– Applicants with a PhD in Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, and related areas are eligible to apply;
– Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply;
– Applicants must submit a complete application as stated in the application procedure section;
– Applicants must not have been at INL for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission of proposals.
Eligibility criteria include the following:
- PhD in Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering and related areas;
- Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply;
- Submission of a complete application as stated in the section applications procedure;
- Applicants must not have been INL employees for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission of applications.
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: For the application to be valid, the candidate must complete all the required sections of the online application form through INL Job Portal, as well as, enclose all the required documents listed below.
Please, read all sections and all documents carefully before submitting your application.