Bolsa Pós-Doutoramento (UID/DTP/04750/2019) - 2 vagas


Prazo de candidatura: 4 a 17 de abril 2019




Two positions are available within the scientific area Public Health Sciences at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (Ref.ª UID/DTP/04750/2019), funded by portuguese state budget (OE), national funding throughout Portuguese foundation for science and technology FCT/MCTES (PIDDAC)


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 Public Health or Public Health Sciences;
  • Training and research in Epidemiology;
  • Leadership in scientific research projects;
  • Excellent track record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in conducting research work, and independent experience in population studies and management of multidisciplinary research teams. Demonstration of independent and critical thinking will be highly valued as well as previous international academic or research experiences

All national, foreign or stateless persons who hold a doctorate degree and a scientific and professional curriculum that reveals an appropriate profile to the activities above mentioned can apply to this call.


Activity outline

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

We are looking for a postdoc fellow willing to be responsible for a specific project aligned with the EpiUnit research strategy. The researcher is also expected to lead publications in international journals.




Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, at Rua das Taipas, 135, 4050-600 Porto, Portugal.


Duration and Stipend

The grant will have a duration of 12 months, and a possible extension up to 3 years, with an expected starting date in May 2019. Financial aspects are in accordance with the FCT regulations (, which assigns a tax-free stipend of 1.509,80 € /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 Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources 2015 (  


Evaluation criteria and process

Selection will be based on the Curriculum Vitae plus the Motivation Letter and the Research Plan Proposal evaluation and an Interview with a public presentation of the research plan. There will be a pre-selection based on the CV evaluation, motivation letter and the research plan proposal, and up to five candidates will be selected for an interview with a public presentation of the research plan.  The successful candidates must score at least 15 points in each of the criteria (CV; Research Plan and Motivation Letter) in order to be called for interview.


Criteria for Curriculum Vitae evaluation (0 to 20 points)

  1. Training and researching in Epidemiology (0 to 5 points);
  2. Previous experience in a research project (0 to 5 points);
  3. Track record of international publications in peer-review journals in terms of number and quality (0 to 5 points);
  4. International Experience (0 to 5 points).


Criteria for Research Plan for a three years period evaluation (0 to 20 points)

  1. Research plan (0 to 20 points)


Criteria for Motivation letter evaluation (0 to 20 points)

  1. Motivation letter (0 to 20 points).


Criteria for interview evaluation (0 to 20 points)

  1. Relevance and time feasibility of the work plan (0 to 5 points);
  2. Knowledge and skills to accomplish the work plan ( 0 to 10 points);
  3. Communication skills (0 to 5 points).


Curricular evaluation of all eligible candidates + interview (possibly by videoconference) with a maximum of five candidates.

All relevant information will be published on the website of the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto ( 




Henrique Barros, President

Ana Cristina Santos

Carla Lopes

João Paulo Teixeira

Makram Talih

Raquel Lucas

Susana Silva


Call start and finish dates

4th of April to 17th of April, 2019.


Documents Required   

i) Curriculum Vitae;

ii) Academic degree certificate(s);

iii) Motivation letter, including as appendix a scientific article in which the candidate had central participation in statistical analysis;

iv) Synopsis of the scientific and curricular path, highlighting the main activities and results obtained in the last 5 years;

v) Research plan, including a rigorous selection of the main activities to be developed and the expected results.


Applications should be sent by email to, with the reference “UID/DTP/04750/2019 – Fellow”.


Notification of results:

Candidates will be notified by email and all relevant information will be published at the ISPUP website (

Lista Resultados:


A ata com a classificação final foi disponibilizada aos candidatos e encontra-se afixada nas instalações do Instituto pelo prazo determinado em edital. 


Publicação Semanal em destaque

Trajectories of depressive symptoms through adolescence and young adulthood: social and health outcomes.
Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry.
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