Call for a Principal Researcher - 1 Vacancy (CTTI_07_DEZ_2022@UNINOVA)


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UNINOVA – Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias, by decision of the Executive Committee, opens an international call to hire a Principal Researcher, under the Special Investigator regime, over a fixed term contract and in part-time under the following Research projects funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 and H2020 programmes:

  • SMART4HEALTH – 826117 - Citizen-centred EU-EHR exchange for personalised health
  • FAITH – 875358 – a Federated Artificial Intelligence solution for moniToring mental Health status after cancer treatment
  • XpanDH – 101095594 - Expanding Digital Health through a pan-European EHRxF-based Ecosystem;
  • TeleRehaB DSS – 101057747 - TeleRehabilitation of Balance clinical and economic Decision Support System;
  • AGILEHAND – 101092043 – Smart Grading, Handling and Packaging Solutions for Soft and Deformable Products in Agile and Reconfigurable Lines

Admission Requirements/Profile of Candidates:

Applicants may be any Portuguese national, foreign and stateless candidates that hold the following requirements:


  • PhD in Electrotechnical and Computer Engineering (preferential) or similar;
  • Specialization in “Control and Decision" (preferential);
  • Minimum of 10 years of proven experience in applied research, working in multinational and multidisciplinary teams such as the ones of European research projects:
    • Coordination of R&D work, ensuring timely accomplishment of project objectives and milestones;
    • Efficiently manage workflows and communications with all stakeholders;
    • Budget control and management
    • Coordination and preparation of new proposals;
  • Knowledgeable in the application of methodologies and technologies for digital transformation within different sectors of society, including industrial, health, or occupational health:
    • Intelligent decision support systems
    • Data collection systems and interoperability
    • Knowledge and Data Management
    • Use of international standards such as HL7-FHIR, PCHAlliance Continua Design Guidelines
  • Experience in the organization of international events such as workshops and conferences;
  • Fluency in portuguese and English (written and spoken) - mandatory;
  • Good communication and presentation skills;
  • Experience in preparing project deliverables and reports;
  • Proactivity and ability to work under pressure.
  • Immediate availability (mandatory).

Applicable legislation:

  • Administrative Procedure Code, as republished in Decree-Law nº 4/2015, from 7th January in its current version (CPA).