Post-Doc Scholarship (Ref. UID/DTP/04750/2013)


One position is available within the scientific area Public Health Sciences at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (Ref. UID/DTP/04750/2013).


About the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto:

The Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto – ISPUP – is devoted to create and disseminate high quality information and competitive knowledge in the broad field of public health. ISPUP promotes solid interaction among experienced researchers from complementary scientific fields and actively stimulates networking among relevant regional, national and international institutions with a dynamic exchange of clinical and population-based scientific information.


Academic and professional requirements:

  • Doctoral (PhD) Degree in Biology
  • Sound Publication Record Track
  • To write and to speak English fluently




  • Experience in researching on longitudinal studies and in particular cohort studies;
  • Experience in collaboration studies between European cohorts.
  • Experience in epigenetic studies


Activity outline:

The fellows will integrate the EPIUnit - Epidemiology Research Unit - Institute of Public Health, University of Porto.


The fellow will provide appropriate input in implementation of research and statistical data analysis; will collaborate in the implementation of research projects developed based on the population cohorts and collaboration with other European cohorts.



Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal. Supervision by Professor Doutor Henrique Barros.


Duration and Stipend:

The grant will have a duration of 3 months, with an expected starting date in September 2017. Financial aspects are in accordance with the FCT regulations (, which assigns a tax-free stipend of 1495€ per month.


Legislation and regulations: 

Lei Nº. 40/2004, from 18th August (Research Grant Holder Statute) republished by supplement - Decreto-Lei n.º 202/2012, from 27th August ( and Regulations for Advance Training and Qualification of Human Resources 2015 (  


Evaluation criteria and process:

Curricular evaluation of all eligible candidates + interview (possibly by videoconference) with a maximum of five candidates. The final results of the evaluation will be posted in ISPUP’s website (



Prof. Doutor Henrique Barros

Prof.ª Doutora Ana Cristina Santos

Prof.ª Doutora Elisabete Ramos


Prof.ª Doutora Carla Moreira

Prof.ª Doutora Ana Catarina Queiroga


Call start and finish dates

9th August to 23th August 2017.


Documents Required:

  1. Curriculum Vitae;
  2. Academic degree certificate(s);
  3. Motivation letter, including as appendix a scientific article in which the candidate had a central participation in statistical analysis.


Applications should be sent by email to “” (or personal delivery) to Joana Ferreira, Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto, Rua das Taipas 135, 4050-600 Porto, within the timeframe of the call.



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