MOBILIsE ERA Chair holder

Workplace Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
Date 05 February 2021
Location Porto, Portugal
Hours Full-time

The MOBILIsE project will boost the translation of the design of new molecular targets to the application of diagnostic tools and therapies addressing major health challenges, with particular focus on cancer, infection, neurodegenerative diseases, and tissue repair/regeneration, all of which are studied and explored at i3S.

The i3S Association is looking for an established researcher with an international reputation to lead new research avenues in Molecular Bioengineering, mostly focused on precision medicine technologies, namely in targeted therapies and molecular diagnosis. Senior scientists looking for a tenure-track position in Molecular Bioengineering and fitting the requirements are invited to apply. The selected MOBILIsE ERA Chair Holder will have full freedom to make appropriate resource allocations as leader of a new research group, as well as the following conditions to conduct their work:


  • 5-year contract as Research Coordinator (equivalent to Full Professor), the highest-level in the Portuguese research career path;
  • Autonomy to select their team members and budget to hire 4 additional researchers (1 Assistant Researcher, 2 Post-Doctoral Researchers and 1 Technician);
  • Dedicated Project Manager;
  • Laboratory space for the new ERA Chair research group;
  • Seed funding (225k euros) to launch the group’s research activities;
  • Allocated funds for meeting attendance and travelling;
  • Access to state-of-the-art research facilities;
  • Administrative support concerning housing, legal/immigration issues, spouse’s employment, kindergarten/schooling, etc.

The ERA Chair Holder may be considered for a permanent position based on performance evaluation.


Application opening/announcement: 1st February
Application deadline (preliminary): June 30th 2021
Estimated start date: October 2021

For more information see the i3S page here. Application form is open here.


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