O que procura nos candidatos
Personal Skills and Professional Experience:
- Professional background and/or work experience in business administration, preferentially in the scientific sector and/or the public service sector;
- Proactive, independent, and structured approach to work;
- Excellent Portuguese and English language capabilities;
- Excellent knowledge of MS office tools;
- Capacity for teamwork in heterogeneous work groups;
- Ability to adapt to changing demands and projects;
- Willingness to participate in continued further education.
- High school diploma or equivalent academic qualification (university degree preferred) in the areas of business administration, or similar.
Que funções irão desempenhar
Job Type: The successful candidate will be contracted as a member of the support
team (center administration) under a term employment contract.
Job Location: Regia Douro Science Park,
Vila Real, Portugal.
Job Description and Responsibilities:
phase (upcoming 2-3 years) of the new center will be governed by the setup of
scientific infrastructure, the remodelling of the AWAM building, and the
creation of organizational and administrative structures. The successful
candidate will focus on establishing and executing the necessary administrative
processes (i. e. procurement, personnel management, financial and controlling
processes, …). These works will be conducted in close cooperation with the
center management and the respective departments of the Fraunhofer Portugal
headquarters located in Porto who will provide a framework for the individual
processes and workflows. Initially, a coverage of different administrative
fields will be necessary. The long-term aim is to develop an efficient center
administration with several co-workers specialized in the respective administrative
fields as a support unit of the scientific team of AWAM.
Quais os benefícios oferecidos
What we offer:
of the team of one of the most renown applied R&D institutions of the
salary (depending on the professional experience and academic degree);
to adhere to private health insurance plan;
for further training.
Outros aspectos a referir
permanently open until the ideal candidate is selected. A first “cut-off” day
to evaluate applications day will occur on the 11th of April 2021.
The selected candidate
is expected to start working in June 2021.
Applications must contain in one PDF file:
Letter – mandatory;
Letters are optional but also welcome.
observation: This job opening is pending on the approval of an
submitted to the Portuguese Funding Programme Norte 2020.
Associação Fraunhofer Portugal
Research (Fraunhofer Portugal) is a private non-profit association that
promotes and undertakes applied research of direct utility to private and
public enterprises and of wide benefit to society. To this end, different
Fraunhofer research centers with individual areas of expertise are operated
under the roof of Fraunhofer Portugal. A
new center dedicated to “Smart Agriculture and Water Management” is currently
being established which originates from a partnership between the Fraunhofer
Society (Fraunhofer Gesellschaft), Fraunhofer Portugal, the Foundation for
Science and Technology (FCT) of Portugal, the Universidade de Évora and the
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in Vila Real.
The partners felt a need for the
establishment of an institution for applied research in this specific field of
science and technology as global agriculture is facing severe challenges due to
growing population and climate change. New high tech approaches are needed to
efficiently address e.g. the security of supply in terms of quantity and
quality of food, the sustainability and environmental compatibility of farming,
and the competitiveness of European farmers. Water availability is an important
issue in this context which is closely connected to waste water treatment and
water recycling in all parts of society. The main goal of this Fraunhofer
center is therefore the development and application of new process technologies
on the basis of a comprehensive data analysis and modelling to close regional
loops of nutrients, water and energy. Process technologies will include but are
not limited to membrane technology, general process engineering, sensors and
sensor grids and energy systems. To this end, research activities will be
pursued in close cooperation with industrial partners in the following areas:
demonstration and application of process technologies, especially regarding
separation processes with e.g. membrane technology, sensor technology as well
as energy, to facilitate efficiency in agriculture, forestry and water
of digitalization and development of highly automated, partially
self-regulating systems to meet the requirements of “smart agriculture” and
“smart water management”, and their demonstration with prototypes and field
development and application in line with concepts of environmental
sustainability, taking into account ecosystem preservation and services, and a
circular economy approach.
In order to establish and expand
its project competences, Fraunhofer Portugal is now looking for applications
from candidates who are capable of providing excellent qualifications and
skills within the requirements described below.