Research Grant (PTDC/DTP-SAP/6384/2014)


Project: Migrants and Perinatal Health: Barriers, Incentives and Outcomes (Refª. PTDC/DTP-SAP/6384/2014)


Call Start and finish dates: 9th to 22nd november 2017.


Summary: One position is available within the scientific area Public Health Sciences at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, within the project Migrants and Perinatal Health: Barriers, Incentives and Outcomes (Refª. PTDC/DTP-SAP/6384/2014), which is financed by FEDER fund through “Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização promovido pelo FEDER e por Fundos Nacionais através da FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia”.


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:

  • Degree in Health Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, International Affairs
  • Training in conducting interviews


It will be appreciated:

  • To speak English and/or French and/or Italian and/or Mandarin and/or Russian and/or Ukrainian and/or Romanian and/or Hindi and/or Bengali and/or Nepali language. However fluency in Portuguese language (written and oral) is compulsory.
  • Training in epidemiologic research
  • Availability to travel in Portugal.


Activity outline:

The fellows will be responsible:

  • To interview the migrant and native mothers (5 to 7 interviews per day),
  • To follow the recruitment process in public maternity units.
  • Working time: 8 hours per day, 5 days per week.
  • Work shifts could include work during evenings, Saturdays or Sundays.



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


Duration and Stipend:

The grant will have a duration of 12 months, with an expected starting date in December 2017. Financial aspects are in accordance with the FCT regulations (, which assigns a tax-free stipend of 745€ 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 three candidates. The final results of the evaluation will be posted in ISPUP’s website (


Jury: Professor Doutor Henrique Barros, Doutora Cristina Teixeira, Doutora Sofia Correia (Effective Members) and Elisabete Ramos (Substitute Member).


Call start and finish dates: 9th to 22nd november 2017


Documents Required:

i) Curriculum Vitae; ii) Documents proving that the candidate meets the conditions required namely Academic degree certificate(s); iii) Document proving the applicant’s professional situation and his/her functions. Or a declaration of honor confirming that there is no professional activity.

Applications could be personally delivered or sent by e-mail.

Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto

Rua das Taipas, 135 | 4050-600 Porto

Telef: 222 061 820; e-mail:




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