Investigador auxiliar (sem exclusividade) - RECAP - Health related Sciences (Sep 2017)


Reference: “H2020-SCI-2016-2017/H2020-SCI-2016-DTD”, RECAP – Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm”.



Admission requirements: 

The successful candidate should preferentially have a Degree in Health related Sciences with emphasis on molecular and genetic aspects of health and disease. Expertise in qualitative data research is valued.  The initiative and critical thinking will also be taken into account in evaluating candidates. Excellent reading, writing and comprehension skills in English and Portuguese are mandatory.


Activity Outline: 

The researcher will be responsible for carrying out qualitative and quantitative studies with cohort’s participants, researchers and health care professionals on the relevance, expectations and difficulties faced during cohorts’ follow-up and to evaluate the impact of such determinants in multiple metabolic, cardiovascular and mental health outcomes of individuals born very preterm. Tasks include the design of study protocols, conduct of interviews with participants and key actors involved in the management of the cohorts, analysis of data and production of scientific papers.


Work place: Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, Portugal.


Duration: The initial duration of the position is 12 months, with a predicted starting date of October 2017, and a possible extension up to the end of the project. The financial aspects are outlined in the budget allowance of the project, which assigns a gross salary of 2.127,88 € per month.


Selection criteria: The selection methods are curriculum evaluation (50%) and interview (50%). There will be a pre-selection based on curriculum evaluation; the best ranked candidates will be summoned to the interviews.


Notification of results: The ranking list of candidates will be published at ISPUP website (, and the selected candidate will be notified by email and telephone.



Members of the Jury:

President: Henrique Barros

Member: Ana Cristina Santos

Member: Sílvia Fraga


Call start and finish dates: 28th of August to 17th of September 2017.


Documents Required: Applications must be formalized, necessarily, by an application letter attaching the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, academic certificate, motivation letter.


Applications must be sent by email to “” or personal delivery  at Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto, Rua das Taipas 135, 4050-600 Porto, within the timeframe of the call and the subject “Investigador auxiliar – RECAP”.



Non-discrimination and equal access policy: ISPUP actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, wherefore no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any rights whatsoever, or be exempt of any duties based on their ancestry, age, sex, sexual preference, marital status, family and economic conditions, instruction, origin or social conditions, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, origin territory, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and union membership.




Results List:


Ranking position after CV evaluation:


1. Ana Fretias
2. Arnaldina Sampaio
3. Julia Doetsch
4. Ana Sá Machado
5. Eduarda Vacca

The candidate admitted was:

Ana Freitas


Non-admitted candidates (Alphabetic Order)

Ana Sá Machado

Arnaldina Sampaio

Eduarda Vacca

Julia Doetsch


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