Offer Description

DEADLINE: Application closes on May 19th

Vacancy purpose:

ASSOCIAÇÃO OCEANO VERDE – LABORATÓRIO COLABORATIVO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DE TECNOLOGIAS E PRODUTOS VERDES DO OCEANO (hereinafter referred to as GreenCoLAB) opens recruitment and selection competition for 1 Research technical officer (M/F), vacancy to satisfy temporary needs under an uncertain term employment contract in order to support the work carried in the context of the research project with reference: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015-691102 “Algae4IBD – From nature to bedside – Algae based bio compound from prevention and treatment of inflammation, pain and IBD” (Project ID: 101000501) funded by the European’s Union funding programme: Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.


  • Production and maintenance of micro- and macroalgae at laboratory scale and pilot scale;
  • Improve the intracellular content of bioactive metabolites in algal cultures;
  • Extraction of algal metabolites using different methodologies;
  • Biochemical characterization of algal biomass and algal extracts;
  • Chemical characterization of algal biomass and extracts by HPLC-DAD-FL-RI.

Profile required:

  • Hold a MSc degree in Analytical chemistry, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or related fields;
  • Experience in lab-scale algae cultivation;
  • Experience in chromatographic techniques, such as TLC, HPLC-DAD and GC-MS;
  • Experience in algae metabolomics;
  • Excelent English language and writing skills.

Failure to meet these requirements determines the rejection of the application. The decision not to be admitted shall be notified to the candidates by e-mail for the purposes of the hearing of the interested parties. False statements made by applicants will be punished under the law.

Other Preferred Requirements:

  • Be strongly motivated, demonstrate autonomy and the ability to propose new approaches;
  • Experience in the development and / or execution of national and international projects

Governing Law:

Labour Code, approved by Law No. 7/2009 of 12 February, as amended.

Starting Date

The contract is scheduled to start in June 2021 and will only last for the period necessary to implement the proposed work plan.


The activities will be carried out at GreenCoLAB headquarters, as well as at other locations to be indicated by the Executive Committee, to fulfil the tasks to be performed.

Work schedule

35 hours a week.

Monthly Compensation

Monthly gross salary of 1.500,00€

Application Period

The application period starts on May 13th, 2021 and ends on May 19th, 2021.

Selection Commitee

Hugo Caiano Galvão Pereira, GreenCoLAB’s Innovation Manager (chairman), João Carlos Serafim Varela, researcher at CCMAR and Green CoLAB (vogal), and Peter S. C. Schulze, researcher at GreenCoLAB (vogal).

Evaluation and Selection Process

The evaluation is carried out in two stages.

Stage One: Curriculum Evaluation

The selection of the admitted candidates is made through the evaluation of the motivation letter that will indicate the most relevant activities, career development plan and the curriculum vitae that will include the candidate’s scientific and professional career.

Stage Two: Interview

If the jury deems it necessary for the evaluation, the best ranked candidates for the curriculum evaluation will proceed to the second phase, which will consist of an individual interview, either in person or via videoconference.

Application Process and Submission:

Only applications submitted directly and necessarily by email to are accepted. Receipt of applications is considered valid only upon receipt of confirmation by email from GreenCoLAB. The application in (English or Portuguese) must include a Motivation Letter (with a personal assessment of the suitability of the activities of the last 5 years to the present competition, highlighting the publications chosen and considered most relevant, and career plan), detailed Curriculum Vitae; copy of the degree certificate; indication of up to 3 references and their contact by email; other documents which the applicant considers to be important.


The decision of the Selection Commitee will be announced by email.

Non-Discrimination and Equal Access Policy

No candidate may be privileged, benefited, harmed or deprived of any right or exempt from any duty on the grounds, in particular, of descent, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, economic situation, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnicity, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological beliefs and trade union membership.