Doctorate Assistant Researcher (scientific field of NEUROSCIENCE) | FCT Scientific Employment Stimulus (SES) - Institutional Call


The Rector of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Prof. Dr. Isabel Capeloa Gil, hereby announces an international selection tender for one vacancy of doctorate auxiliary researcher to perform duties of scientific research, on an exclusivity basis, in the scientific field of Neuroscience or related scientific fields. The research activities are to be carried out at Centro de Estudos Filosóficos e Humanísticos (CEFH), integrated at Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências Sociais of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in Braga, within the framework of the Agreement-Programme of Institutional Support Selection Procedure (articles 17, 19, and 28 of the Scientific Employment Regulation) signed between the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. (FCT,IP) and the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP).

This contract aims to accomplish the following research goals and objectives, which will only be undertaken during a maximum of 72 months (6 years):

a) Develop interdisciplinary research focused on themes from the three “research topics” of the CEFH, contributing with the knowledge and methodologies of Neurosciences to the dialogue with the scientific areas of the CEFH, namely Philosophy, Psychology, Linguistics, Communication Sciences and Literary Studies;

b) Actively collaborate in the development of CEFH's ongoing interdisciplinary research projects on topics such as neuroanatomical correlates of well-being, health promotion processes and factors, embodied cognition, intersubjectivity and social cognition, emotions, causality in mind and language, world of the physical-mathematical sciences, phenomenology and cognitive semantics, as well as in CEFH future research projects following the current strategic program;

c) Foster interdisciplinary dialogue with Cognitive Sciences;

d) Promote the strengthening and complementarity of empirical methodologies in CEFH research projects;

e) Work collaboratively with CEFH researchers;

f) Collaborate in the promotion of scientific activities of the CEFH, in the submission of research projects to the main funding agencies and in attracting funding;

g) Present research outcomes at international scientific events;

h) Prepare, write and publish scientific papers in international scientific peer-review journals, especially in those indexed in Scopus or WoS;

i) Support research projects carried out by CEFH PhD students;

j) Participate in the periodic research reports regarding CEFH's ongoing investigation activities.

Application deadline: Candidates may submit their applications in the terms mentioned in the previous point, from April, 13, 2022 to May, 30, 2022 (until 5 pm Lisbon time). Applications must be sent by email to




Published 13.04.2022 | Updated 22.07.2022