Investigador auxiliar (sem exclusividade) - RECAP

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


Call Start and finish dates: 7th December 2018 to 11th January 2019


Additional Information: Final Results Available


Announcement: “Investigador auxiliar (sem exclusividade)”


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


Admission requirements: 

The successful candidate should have (1) a PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology or a related field, (2) working experience in health research projects (3) good track record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals (4) fluency in English.

The initiative, critical thinking and good communication will also be taken into account in evaluating candidates. Preference will be given to candidates with team management skills and knowledge in Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.


Activity Outline: 

We are looking for an autonomous researcher who will be responsible for coordinating tasks involved in Work Package 6 of RECAP Project. The duties include scientific outputs of the project, with a special focus on participation in longitudinal cohort studies of very preterm infants.


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 February 2019, and a possible extension up to the end of the project (2021). The financial aspects are outlined in the budget allowance of the project, which assigns a salary of 2027.88 per month (adding the food allowance).


Selection criteria: The selection methods are curriculum evaluation (60%) and interview (40%). There will be a pre-selection based on curriculum evaluation, the best ranked candidates will be summoned to the interviews.

Criteria for Curriculum Vitae evaluation (scale from 0 to 20 points)


  • Coordination/participation in health research projects (0-5 points)
  • Quality and number of publications in peer-reviewed journals (0-5 points)
  • Proficiency in English, written and spoken (0-4 points)
  • Proven experience in team management skills (0-4 points)
  • Good knowledge in Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (0- 2)


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: Elsa Lorthe


Call start and finish dates: 7th December 2018 to 11th January 2019.


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.


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