Call for a Researcher (Research Fellowship BI or BIC) under the R&D project “Projeto Estratégico LA 9 - UID/EEA/50009/2013”

Closing date: 
30 May, 2017
3 months, eventually renewable, with an expected start in July 1st, 2017
Job Purpose: 

In the scope of R&D project “Projeto Estratégico LA 9 - UID/EEA/50009/2013” from Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute/ LARSyS, with the funding support from FCT/ MCTES through national funding, it is now open a call for 1 (one) Researcher (Research fellowship – BI or BIC) at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) of the University of Madeira (Funchal, Portugal).

The successful candidate will integrate a group with high publication standards and records and will have access to additional funding, depending on performance, and a possibility to pursue a higher degree.

Scientific area: Energy

Sub research field: Photovoltaics, Energy Policy

Work plan:

The purpose of this work is to analyze the global effect of the introduction of Photovoltaic systems in the region of Madeira since the beginning of the new regulations in 2008. The introduction of these systems produced local electrical energy and avoided the consumption of regular fuel, minimizing the emission of pollutants. Under this work we will study the global production, the production by region inside Madeira, by installing company and the global Energy Policy effect in a decade, including the effect of the associated solar thermal installations. We also intend to compare the effect in similar regions around the world.

· Bachelor Degree in Energy or Electronics;

· Good knowledge of English.

· Additional Requirements: Energy, Photovoltaics, Excel, scientific writing. As a plus it would be interesting to have knowledge of Energy Policy and Life Cycle Assessment.

Legislation and regulations: The scholarships are directed to applicants under the law n.º40/2004 of August 18th (Research Grant Holder Statute) and the current conditions established on the FCT regulations

Work place: The work will be conducted at Madeira-ITI (Funchal, Portugal) under the supervision of Prof. Morgado Dias.

Scholarship length: The scholarship will have an expected duration of 3 months, eventually renewable, with an expected start in July 1st, 2017.

Monthly stipend: The monthly maintenance stipend for a full-time post is of 385 or 745€ net (depending on qualification for the project), according to the Portuguese directives from the ministry of science and education This value can be complemented with social security reimbursement if the researcher subscribes the voluntary SSV according to the Portuguese Law – Lei Nº. 202/2012, de 27 de Agosto.

Selection process: The selection process will be based on:

- Curriculum Vitae (20%)

- Former research experience (20%)

-Selected candidates might be invited for an interview or short exam (60%).

How to apply: 

Applications should send by email to with the reference “PVSystems - LARSyS”:

· Motivation letter in English;

· English Curriculum Vitae;

· Copy of all degree certificates with final scores.

Selection committee: Prof Dr. Morgado Dias - Prof. Dr. Pedro Campos – Prof. Dr. Duarte Nuno Nunes

Notification of results: The final results will be published through an ordered list by final note that will be posted in a visible and public place at the Madeira-ITI, being all candidates notified by email.