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Marie Skłodowska- Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) 2018

Submission deadline: September 12th 

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA) is keen to host potential candidates to work on projects in the different scientific areas approached by our Research Units. NOVA is seeking to attract high quality postdoctoral researchers for joint applications to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IFs) in 2018 and onwards.

If you are interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) in September 2018 and you are interested to have NOVA in Portugal, as your host institution, then we would be happy to hear from you.

Who are we looking for? 

We are looking for high quality candidates with scientific background within the research areas addressed at NOVA. We expect you to have an excellent research track record and be enthusiastic, academically curious and open minded towards the diversity of research approaches.

All interested applicants are encouraged to contact directly the Principal Investigators of the available projects, as soon as possible. The required documents are a Motivation Letter and a Detailed CV.

For more information about the available projects in different scientific areas, including a list of the contact points of the various Host Institutions, please consult the information on the table below.

If you have any questions you are very welcome to contact NOVA RESEARCH (nova.investigacao@unl.pt) for further information.


Project Title
Scientific Area

Host Institution: FCT | VICARTE 

Object biographies: Making History through Objects Márcia Vilarigues CHE | SOC
Development of new sustainable materials, creating innovation in art and industry Ana Ruivo CHE

Host Institution: ITQB | MOSTMICRO

Small molecule activation mediated by bio-relevant metals Beatriz Royo CHE
Tailor new enzymes using iterative laboratory and computational approaches Lígia O Martins ENV
Multiscale simulations of the Gram-positive membrane and peptidoglycan: towards a comprehensive model of the cell wall Manuel Melo CHE
To be defined Alvaro Crevenna LIF
Single-cell and single-molecule studies of heterogeneity in gene expression in symbiotic and pathogenic biofilms Zach Hensel LIF
Host Institution: FCT | UNIDEMI
Lean to be green in a circular economy setup (Lean2Green) Helena Carvalho ENG | ENV
Host Institution: FCT | CEFITEC
Low energy electron driven reactions in boron containing molecules Filipe Ferreira da Silva PHY
Negative ion formation in electron transfer processes to biomolecules Paulo Limão-Vieira PHY
Development of stable low secondary electron yield surfaces Nenad Bundaleski PHY
Thermal desorption of contaminants from cork Orlando Teodoro CHE
Alternative design for an Ionization Gauge Orlando Teodoro and Nenad Bundaleski CHE
Host Institution: ENSP | CISP
Development of an occupational exposure assessment framework in the case of mycotoxins Susana Viegas LIF
Development of a sampling and analysis protocol for Elderly Care Centers (ECC) bioburden exposure assessment and characterization Carla Viegas LIF
Host Institution: FCSH | CICS.NOVA
Governance and organization of work environments challenged by digitalisation António Brandão Moniz SOC
The Study about social and technological networks in Primary Healthcare Mónica Freitas SOC
Urban Politics João Seixas SOC
ETHICHO – Ethico-ontological choreographies: Forms of objectification and evaluation of the human embryo in vitro in the context of Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Scientific Research Catarina Delaunay SOC
Cadastre and Land Register - Balance and perspectives from the municipalities Rui Pedro Julião SOC
Host Institution: FCSH | CHAM
The maritime cultural landscapes of Cascais (Portugal): the model of research and coastal management Jorge Vaz Freire SOC
The Claim of the East by the West: the Reception of the Ancient Near Eastern Legacy and its Interpretation by the Western Societies (19th -  20th centuries) Maria de Fátima Rosa SOC
Early Modern Book in Portugal Hervé Baudry SOC
Humanities for the ocean Cristina Brito SOC
Counting Colonial Populations. Demography and the use of statistics in the Portuguese Empire (1750-1900 Paulo Teodoro de Matos SOC
The Allure of Things. The Consumption of Artistic Objects by the 'Infantas' and Queens of the Avis-Beja dynasty(1430-1577) Carla Alferes Pinto SOC
Host Institution: FCSH | CESEM
Musical Iconography - Study, Context and Meaning Luzia Rocha SOC
Intertextuality and/in music Paulo Ferreira de Castro SOC
Contemporary collaborative music practices: the Portuguese case in context Isabel Pires SOC
Host Institution: FCSH | IFILNOVA
Emotions and Action Dina Mendonça SOC

PROJECT A: Political Legitimacy in Times of Crisis: Governance Reforms in the Economica Monetary Union of the European Union

PROJECT B: The Governance of Migration and Asylum: Duties of Assistance and the EU reception policies

Gabriele De Angelis SOC
Host Institution: FCSH | INET-md
Strategic Project Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco SOC
Host Institution: FCSH | CRIA
Bone Matters/Matérias Ósseas Francisca Cardoso SOC
CAPSAHARA: Critical Approaches to Politics, Social Activism and Islamic Militancy in the Western Saharan Region Francisco Freire SOC
Host Institution: FCSH | IHC
Regulation and Organized Interests in Europe (1900-2020) Paula Borges Santos SOC
Urban retail trade in the end of the 19th century Daniel Alves SOC
Host Institution: FCSH | CIC.Digital
COSMOS: Computational synesthetic methods for the cognitive study of multimodal digital narratives Paulo Nuno Vicente SOC
Host Institution: FCT | LAQV @REQUIMTE
Development of molecular recognition polymeric matrices using clean technologies Teresa Casimiro CHE
Advancing Structural Diversity of N-containing Heterocycles via Novel Metal-catalyzed Reactions Maria Manuel Marques CHE
Rethinking Bacterial Cell Wall Synthesis Maria Manuel Marques CHE
Host Institution: FCT | UCIBIO
Optoelectronic materials for non-invasive clinical diagnostics Cecília Roque CHE | PHY
Interaction between Gold Nanoparticles and Blood Proteins to define Disease states – a mixed experimental and computational approach Ricardo Franco & Ludwig Krippahl CHE | LIF
Nanoimmunoconjugates of anisotropic metal nanoparticles for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) detection of clinically relevant antigens/biomolecules Ricardo Franco & Eulália Pereira CHE | LIF
Host Institution: IHMT | GHMT
Exploring the vector-host interactome: on the path to vaccine development Ana Gonçalves Domingos LIF
Host Institution: FCSH | IPRI
Democracy in times of crisis: Power and Discourse in a three-level game Catherine Moury SOC

CHE Chemistry

ENG Information Science and Engineering

ENV Environmental and Geosciences

LIF Life Sciences

PHY Physics

SOC Social Sciences and Humanities


Marie Skłodowska- Curie contact points of host institutions:

FCT: Juliana Monteiro – jfb.monteiro@fct.unl.pt

ITQB: Margarida Trindade – margarida.trindade@itqb.unl.pt

FCSH: Cristina Oliveira – c.oliveira@fcsh.unl.pt

ENSP: Marta Sequeira – msofia@ensp.unl.pt

FCT - LAQV @REQUIMTE e UCIBIO: Joana Ribeiro – jd.ribeiro@fct.unl.pt

IHMT: Sofia Santos - sofiasantos@ihmt.unl.pt