University of Lisbon Inviting Applications to a Scholarship for Master of Science Holder

University of Lisbon Inviting Applications to a Scholarship for Master of Science Holder

University of LisbonThe Higher Institute of Agronomy (ISA) is in Portugal, the largest and most qualified graduate in Agricultural Sciences graduate school and, with his expertise recognized nationally and internationally. With over 160 years of experience, adapting their teaching to technological change and the reality of the country, focusing on quality and modernization. Integrated at the University of Lisbon since 2013, was part of the Technical University of Lisbon since 1930 and currently around 2,000 students in 3 cycles of teaching, and has a faculty of 134 professors and 10 researchers, including 130 PhDs .

Job Profile

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment of the School of Agriculture of the University of Lisbon is accepting applications by Master of Science Holders for one scholarship in the framework of the project “INTEGRAL – Future-oriented integrated management of European forest landscapes”, funded by the 7th EU Framework Programme.

Academic qualifications and profile required

Master of Science in Forest Science, Mathematics, Economics, Management, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering or Operations Research; fluency in English; evidence of experience of participation in research projects. Preference factors: evidence of ability and initiative to develop research, management science models and methods and computer programs and to write scientific publications. 

Work plan

The work programme will encompass the following items:

  • research and programming of forest management planning models and decision support systems,
  • project management support and
  • drafting of technical and scientific publications. The focus on each item of work plan will be tailored according to the skills of the winning candidate.


Supervision: Prof. José G. Borges 

Location: The work is to be conducted at the Forest Research Center of the School of Agriculture of the University of Lisbon. 

Duration: The Grant is for a period of 6 months, beginning in April 2014 and it’s renewable. Monthly Grant value: 980€ plus voluntary social security insurance, paid by bank transfer. 

Legislation and regulations

The grant contract shall be submitted to the legislation concerning the Research Grant Holder Statute, approved by Law n 40/2004, dated 18 August, amended and republished by Decree-Law No. 202/2012 of 27 August and amended by Decree-Law No. 233/2012 of 29 October and by Law No. 12/2013, of January 29, and Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of July 9. 

Selection method

The ranking of candidates will be based on the evaluation of their curriculum vitae, their motivation letter and two letters of recommendation. It may include an individual interview in the final stage of the selection process.

Notification of results

Candidates will be notified by email. Application period and submission: applications should be sent in the period from February 17 to
March 7, 2014, mentioning reference “IntegralMSc1”. The application materials should include a curriculum vitae, a copy of the degree certificate, a motivation letter and two letters of recommendation.

How To Apply

The applications should be submitted by email to the Forest Research Centre ForChange secretariat at:

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