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CFTC: Marie Skłodowska-Curie funded PhD position within ActiveMatter (GA 812780)

Applications are invited for a 36-month PhD Studentship (Early Stage Researcher) fully funded by the H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action and available from September 2019. The successful candidate will be based and registered as a PhD student in the Department of Physics at University of Lisbon, Portugal. The work will be developed at the Center for Theoretical and Computational ( under the scientific guidance of Dr. Nuno Araújo and Professor Margarida Telo da Gama. The successful candidate will also go on secondments (lasting 1 to 3 months) to other partners of the ActiveMatterConsortium.

The ActiveMatter Consortium aims at training a new generation of physicists and engineers with the scientific insight and managerial skills to harness active matter at mesoscopic and nanoscopic length-scales and to exploit it in high-impact applications (e.g. the design and fabrication of biomimetic materials, the targeted localization, pick-up and transport of nanoscopic cargoes, drug delivery, bioremediation and chemical sensing).  The ESR6 (position) aims at modeling and simulate the dynamics of active matter to identify and understand non-equilibrium patterns emerging in the presence of time-varying constraints. 

The successful candidate must demonstrate eligibility according to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions eligibility requirements as an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR). A master’s degree in physics or related area as well as knowledge of modern research techniques in Soft Matter Physics is essential, while some expertise in active matter and Computational Physics is highly desirable. Moreover, the applicant must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of his/her research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. The applicant can be of any nationality but should not have resided in Portugal more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference starting date. 

The starting date for the contract is expected to be in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications must be submitted online through the electronic platform of FCiências.ID (, until 20 July 2019. Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. Nuno Araújo [].

For further information, please refer to the official call: