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Applications Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022

Expressions of interest are open until September 14th

The Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier (ITQB NOVA) is now receiving expressions of interest to the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022. If you are a postdoctoral researcher interested in applying for a prestigious MSCA Fellowship and are keen to have ITQB NOVA as your host institution, we would be happy to hear from you.

ITQB NOVA is an institution within the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Its mission is to carry out scientific research and postgraduate training in Life sciences, Chemistry, and Associated Technologies. Its research has been graded Excellent in the Evaluation of Portuguese scientific Units, which reinforces ITQB NOVA’s role as one of the leading research centres in its field and as a major national and international resource for basic and applied research.

The institute has strong expertise in Molecular Biosciences, driving research with an impact on two strategic societal challenges: the well-being of human societies (Molecular Basis of Health and Disease) and the environment (Biological Resources and Sustainable Development). With 56 independent labs, ITQB NOVA hosts around 500 researchers with different backgrounds and research interests, contributing to a vibrant multidisciplinary scientific atmosphere. Information on suggested projects and supervisors is available below. 

Deadline September 14th 2022 - Interested candidates are encouraged to send a short CV (max. 2 pages) and a motivation letter (max. 1 page) to, indicating the research area and/or labs in which they would like to develop their project. Selected candidates will benefit from the support of the ITQB NOVA pre-award team throughout the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship grant writing and application process, to ensure an excellent starting point for a successful application.


Available Projects

1. Electrochemical study of biocatalytic cascade conversions at biotic/abiotic interfaces

Lab: Bioelectrochemistry and Electrobiotechnology

Supervisor: Felipe Conzuelo (ITQB NOVA)


2. Application of Computational Tools for Investigating Engineered Enzymes

Lab: Microbial & Enzyme Technology

Supervisor: Lígia O Martins (ITQB NOVA)


3. The Super-Bug within: S. aureus as an intracellular pathogen

Lab: Intracellular Microbial Infection Biology

Supervisor: Pedro Matos Pereira (ITQB NOVA)


4. Mi-Tom-Biome: Use of local microbiota to enhance tomato crops performance: anticipating stress condition by recruiting beneficial bacteria

Lab: Plant-Microbiome Interactions

Supervisor: J. Ignacio Vílchez (ITQB NOVA)



See also the NOVA call for expression of interest.

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