Mobility GT: Surfaces and interfaces for sustainable green mobility – call for 12 postdocs

This international programme involves 4 academic partners – it is coordinated by the Laboratory for Tribology and Interface Nanotechnology of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) in cooperation with the University of Leeds (UK), Luleå University of Technology (Sweden) and University of Coimbra (Portugal) – and 50 associated partners, mainly from industry (e.g., Volvo, Scania, Oerlikon, SKF, Hidria, Kolektor, Mahle, Cummins, and others).
The programme will host 24 post-doctoral researchers, each with a 3-year contract. The annual salary available to each postdoc is a minimum of €69,360, or €77,280 for a postdoc who is entitled to a family allowance.
Mobility GT will be realised in two calls for two cohorts of 12 postdocs each. Half the positions in each cohort will initially focus on fundamental nanoscale research (at the University of Ljubljana), with the other half working on macroscale, application-oriented tribology research of materials, surfaces, coatings and lubrication at the University of Leeds, Luleå University of Technology or University of Coimbra). This will be followed by what will be an exciting, compulsory switch between the two length scales after 27 months (and includes a mandatory secondment at an intersectorial/industrial partner) as the “nanoscale” postdocs take what they have discovered to the macroscale, and the “macroscale” postdocs get the chance to look more deeply into their findings on the nanoscale. This means the postdocs will finish off with a 9-month academic secondment to complement the main period of research.
Each post-doc can propose their own project with bottom-up ideas, but in agreement with the host university. So preliminary contacts and a discussion with provisional mentors are mandatory.
The first call will be available on Jan 1st, 2023, with the submission deadline of a post-doc project proposal on May 31th, 2023. After an international review, led by six high-profile tribologists (including three Tribology Gold Medallists), the winning proposals will be announced in August 2023. After the necessary administrative procedures for the winning proposals, the first 12 post-docs will start in January 2024. The whole procedure will then be repeated, to recruit the next cohort of 12 post-docs, who will start in January 2025.
The Mobility GT post-docs, with their individual research projects, will be able to address major challenges in green tribology in the following research areas:

  • Nanoscale-based green lubrication and surface technology (Ljubljana)
  • Boundary films & tribochemical interfaces (Leeds)
  • Green lubrication for lightweight composites and lubrication modelling (Luleå)
  • Wear-resistant, low-friction, advanced surface coatings (Coimbra)

Several sub-areas have already been identified, leading to an initial, approximately 200 research directions being available to choose from, guided by 30 academic mentors, specialising in different research fields.

 

Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships at CEMMPRE

la Caixa” Foundation’s Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships support talented researchers of the future.

Thanks to this programme, it is possible to can carry out a doctorate at the best universities and research centres in Spain and Portugal. There are two types of INPhINIT fellowship:

  • Incoming: fellowships for researchers abroad to carry out a STEM discipline PhD in Spain or Portugal.
  • Retaining: fellowships for researchers to remain in Spain or Portugal and carry out a PhD in any discipline.
    Submit your application by 25 January 2023 for Incoming and by 16 February 2023 for Retaining.

Opportunities for Incoming fellowships at CEMMPRE:

Auxiliary Researcher – University of Coimbra, Department of Mechanical Engineering

It is hereby publicly announced, by Order of the Rector, Professor Amílcar Falcão, issued on 10/08/2022, the opening of an international selection tender, for the period of 30 working days, starting on the working day following the publication of this Notice in Diário da República (Official Journal of the Portuguese Republic). The aforementioned tender consists of 1 position in the career of Scientific Research, in the category of Auxiliary Researcher, under a public employment contract of indefinite duration, in the scientific area of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management for the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra.

Auxiliary Researcher CEMMPRE

It is hereby publicly announced, by Order of the Rector, Professor Amílcar Falcão, issued on 22/07/2022, the opening of an international selection tender, for the period of 30 working days, starting on the working day following the publication of this Notice in Diário da República (Official Journal of the Portuguese Republic). The aforementioned tender consists of 1 position in the career of Scientific Research, in the category of Auxiliary Researcher, under a public employment contract of indefinite duration, in the scientific area of Mechanical Engineering for the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra.

FEUP | Research Grants |BM3.4.5.6-SYSTEC DinamyCity

Applications: 11-10-2022 to 24-10-2022

Call open for applications for 4 research grants within the framework of project “DynamiCITY: Fostering Dynamic Adaptation of Smart Cities to Cope with Crises and Disruptions”, with reference NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000073, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the North Portugal Regional Operational Programme (NORTE2020), under Portugal 2020 Partnership Agreement, under the following conditions: EditalEN

Encontra-se aberto concurso para a atribuição de 4 Bolsas de Investigação, no âmbito do projeto “DynamiCITY: Fostering Dynamic Adaptation of Smart Cities to Cope with Crises and Disruptions”, com referência NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000073, cofinanciado pelo Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER), através do Programa Operacional Regional do Norte (NORTE2020), ao abrigo do Portugal 2020, nas seguintes condições: EditalPT

FEUP | Research Grant |BM-SYSTEC ATLANTIDA

Applications: 26-09-2022 to 10-10-2022

Call open for applications for a research grant within the framework of project ATLANTIDA – Platform for the monitoring of the North Atlantic ocean and tools for the sustainable exploitation of marine resources, with reference NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000040, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the North Portugal Regional Operational Programme (NORTE2020), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, under the following conditions: EditalEN

PT:

Encontra-se aberto concurso para a atribuição de uma Bolsa de Investigação, no âmbito do projeto ATLANTIDA – Platform for the monitoring of the North Atlantic ocean and tools for the sustainable exploitation of the marine resources, com a referência NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000040, cofinanciado pelo Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER), através do Programa Operacional Regional do Norte (NORTE 2020), ao abrigo do Portugal 2020, nas seguintes condições: EditalPT

FEP | Doutorado Nível Inicial (Refª2022/14)

By order of Professor Doctor José Manuel Janeira Varejão, Director of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto (FEP), of 20th June 2022, it was decided to open an international selection procedure for hiring a doctoral researcher (Junior Researcher), for the exercise of scientific research activities in the FOS scientific area (s) of 5. Social Sciences-5.2 Economics and Management, under the Labor Code, within the scope of the R&D Unit Center for Economics and Finance of Porto, under the reference DSAIPA/CS/0086/2020, for the project “impact of Covid-19 lockdown measure on mobility, air pollution and macroeconomic indicators in Portugal: a machine learning approach” ongoing at FEP and financed by funds the Foundation for Science and Technology.

1 Post-doctoral Research Fellowship

A post-doctoral research fellowship is now open for the MLDLCOV project – Impact of COVID-19 containment measures on mobility, air pollution, health and macroeconomic indicators in Portugal: a Machine Learning approach, with reference DSAIPA/CS/0086/2020, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the Northern Regional Operational Program (NORTE2020), under Portugal 2020, of the Research Unit SYSTEC – Systems and Technology Research Center of the Institute for Systems and Robotics – Porto (ISRP).