• Full-time
  • 1-5 vagas
  • Expira em 3 dias
  • In accordance with work experience and qualification of the candidate.
  • Full-time
  • 1-5 vagas
  • Expira em 3 dias
  • In accordance with work experience and qualification of the candidate.
  • Vila Real
  • Ambiente, Ciências Aplicadas, Agro-alimentar, Engenharias, Ciencias, Engenharia (outras), Research / Pesquisa

Associação Fraunhofer Portugal Research

O que procura nos candidatos

Personal Skills and Professional Experience:

-     Experience in or willingness to learn about writing (applied) research project proposals;

-     Knowledge concerning the Portuguese and European public research funding system;

-     International work experience at research departments in industry, applied research institutions or universities is advantageous;

-     Excellent Portuguese and English language capabilities;

-     Excellent capability of communicating complex scientific results with need for explanation, e.g. for industry customers and cooperation partners;

-     Ability to work and communicate within interdisciplinary teams.

Academic Qualifications:

-     MSc in (bio)process engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, food production, or similar;

-     Track record of scientific publications according to level of work experience.

Que funções irão desempenhar

Job Description and Responsibilities:

Among others, the new Fraunhofer center will operate laboratories and pilot plant stations for water treatment, for the recovery of nutrients and energy from e.g. manure and fermentation products, or the refinement of products such as wine, oil, or milk. Enabling technologies for these aims are organic and inorganic membranes for separation approaches, electrochemical treatment methods and advanced oxidation processes. Also, efficient biomass conversion shall be promoted by the center in order to create adjusted solutions for Portuguese agriculture in partnership with innovative Portuguese companies.

We are looking for a person with a master’s degree and a background in engineering, who can contribute to our research projects with their knowledge and experience in R&D&I and competences in one of the following areas: (bio)process engineering, synthesis of hydrogels, production of bioethanol.

For this position the candidate should be proficient in English and able to easily communicate ideas, processes and results both in spoken and written form.

Quais os benefícios oferecidos

What we offer:

-     Excellent work conditions;

-     Being part of the team of one of the most renown applied R&D institutions of the world;

-     Possibility of pursuing a PhD topic (if of interest for the candidate)

-     Adequate salary (depending on the professional experience and academic degree);

-     Possibility to adhere to private health insurance plan;

-     Opportunities for further training.

Outros aspectos a referir

Application Process:

Applications are permanently open until the ideal candidate is selected. A first “cut-off” day to evaluate applications will be the 20th of June 2021. 

The selected candidate is expected to start working in summer 2021.

Applications shall contain in one PDF file: 

- CV – mandatory;

- Motivation Letter – mandatory; 

- Recommendation Letters are optional but also welcome.


The research activities in the scope of this job opportunity are planned to be developed within the framework of project “HighSkillHR4AWAM – Hiring of highly qualified human resources” with reference NORTE-06-3559-FSE-000209.