We are looking for a candidate for a pre-doctoral contract of 1 year extendable up to 3 years, aimed at carrying out her doctoral thesis within the framework of the project "BIOXEN: BIOcleaning of remains of XENobiotic materials in granite rocks of the built heritage" (PID2021-123329NA-I00) , granted by the State Research Agency (AEI) within the 2021 Knowledge Generation Projects program of the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MCIN).
BIOXEN project researchers: Patricia Sanmartín (IP of the project, email@example.com), Mercedes Sánchez-Pons (firstname.lastname@example.org), Pilar Bosch-Roig (email@example.com) and Teresa Taboada (teresa. firstname.lastname@example.org).
The contract will be signed with the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and the expected start date of the contract is the first fortnight of October 2023. The doctoral thesis work will consist of developing an innovative, green and sustainable biological-based solution , which guarantees the integrity of the stone heritage, for the elimination of xenobiotic materials, such as graffiti paints and bitumen, in granite materials. The thesis will be developed between the Department of Edaphology and Agricultural Chemistry (Facultade de Farmacia, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) and the Institute for Heritage Restoration (Universitat Politècnica de València), also contemplating two short research stays at the Università degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy) and at the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Bratislava, Slovakia).
Requirements at the time of signing the contract: be in possession of a Bachelor's Degree linked to Science and Technology (Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Materials Sciences, Geology, etc.) and be enrolled in a doctoral program in a related area to the project.
Valuation criteria: academic record in the Bachelor's and Master's degrees completed; have an interest in research applied to cultural heritage, conservation and restoration of Cultural Assets; be motivated to pursue a research career, with the intention of applying for possible public or private calls that are published aimed at obtaining a pre-doctoral contract for the training of doctors; have attitudes towards the popularization of science; Good command of English (oral and written) and knowledge of statistics.
Contract conditions: contract for Predoctoral Research Personnel in full-time training (35 hours per week) with a gross monthly salary: €1,260.84 during the first two years and €1,350.90 during the third year.
Requests for information and presentation of applications: they must be sent to email@example.com (IP of the BIOXEN project) including in the subject "Predoc BIOXEN Contract", before March 31, 2023; Applications must contain the following documents, a letter of motivation/interest (no more than 1 page), Curriculum Vitae and the contact of two References (for example, former professors or supervisors).
Concession resolution: after the evaluation of the applications, each of the applicants will be informed whether or not they have been selected for the personal interview. After this, the candidate for the pre-doctoral contract will be selected; the resolution will be between June and July 2023.