Research Grant - RECAP


Project: RECAP – Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm (H2020-SCI-2016-2017/H2020-SCI-2016-DTD)


Call start and finish dates: 14th to 28th december 2017. 


Reference: “H2020-SCI-2016-2017/H2020-SCI-2016-DTD”, “RECAP – Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm”. (Grant Agreement nº 733280).


Description: A position is available within the framework of the project “RECAP – Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm (H2020-SCI-2016-2017/H2020-SCI-2016-DTD)” funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.


Scientific area: Health Sciences


Admission requirements: The successful candidate should preferentially have a Master degree in Global Health or Public Health, with a graduation score equal or greater than 16 points out off 20; experience in European research projects; experience in research on public policies, preferentially in European Union childhood care and education; experience in research in healthcare access; experience and training in statistical analyses and scientific writing is required. Provide information on published scientific papers in peer-review journals and oral communications within the areas above. The initiative and critical thinking will also be taken into account in evaluating candidates.


Activity outline: The successful applicant will be part of the research team. He/she will be responsible for management of databases, statistical analyses and writing scientific reports. The researcher will be responsible for carrying out qualitative and quantitative studies in cohorts of very preterm children. Tasks include the design of study protocols, the conduct of interviews with participants and key actors involved in the management of the cohorts, analysis of data and production of scientific papers.


Legislation and regulations: Law Nº. 40/2004, from August 18th (Research Grant Holder Statute), republished in the law no. 202/2012 of 27th August ( and Regulation Research Grant from the Foundation for Science and Technology 2015 (


Work place: Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto, Portugal.

Supervision by Professor Henrique Barros.


Duration and Stipend: The duration of the position is 12 months.


Value of monthly maintenance allowance: The amount of the grant corresponds to €980 (free of taxes), according to the table of grants values of FCT in the country (


Selection methods: The main selection method to be used will be the curricular evaluation. If it is deemed necessary, an interview will be held at the maximum of the 2 candidates with the highest mark.


Composition of the Jury Selection:

Jury President: Henrique Barros

Effective Member: Ana Cristina Santos

Effective Member: Sílvia Fraga

Substitute Member: Ana Catarina Queiroga

Substitute Member: Ana Isabel Freitas


Form of disclosure / notification of results: All relevant information will be posted on the website of the Institute of Public Health, University of Porto (


Call start and finish dates: 14th to 28th December , 2017.


Documents Required: Applications must be formalized by sending an application letter with the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, academic certificate, letter of motivation, scientific paper as first author. Applications may be sent by e-mail.


Submission of applications: Institute of Public Health, University of Porto, Rua das Taipas, 135 | 4050-600 Porto Telephone: 222 061 820, email:



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