Research fellowship (PTDC/DTP-EPI/1687/2014)


Project: How childhood social adversity shapes health: The biology of social adversity (PTDC/DTP-EPI/1687/2014)


Call start and finish dates: January 2nd to January 16th 2018.

Description: A position is available within the framework of the project “How childhood social adversity shapes health: The biology of social adversity (PTDC/DTP-EPI/1687/2014), (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016838)” funded by FEDER through the Operational Programme Competitiveness and Internationalization and national funding from the Foundation for Science and Technology – FCT (Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education).


Scientific area: Health Sciences


Admission requirements



Applicants must have a Master degree in Health Sciences or equivalent areas; skills in the field of health studies, social epidemiology; knowledge of social determinants of health and/or the impact of stressful life events for health.



Familiarity with measures of health inequalities. Knowledge of studies on violence. Experience and training in statistical analyses and scientific writing. Fluency in English documented by corresponding diploma or scientific papers as the first author.


Activity outline: The successful applicant will be part of the research team. He/she will be responsible for data organization, management of databases, statistical analyses and writing scientific reports.


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 2013 (


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

Supervision by Doutora Silvia Fraga.


Duration and Stipend: The initial duration of the position is 12 months and a possible extension up to 24 months, if does not exceed the end date of the project scheduled for 16th May 2019.


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: There will be a pre-selection based on ranking by curriculum evaluation of all the eligible candidates, being summoned to interview the selected candidates.


Composition of the JurySelection:

Jury President: Silvia Fraga

Effective Member: Ana Cristina Santos

Effective Member: Ana Henriques

Substitute Member: Ana Isabel Ribeiro

Substitute Member: Milton Severo


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: January 2nd to January 16th 2018.


Documents Required: Applications must be formalized by sending an application letter with the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, academic certificate, a letter of motivation. 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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