A research fellowship is available within the framework of the project How childhood social adversity shapes health: The biology of social adversity (PTDC/DTP-EPI/1687/2014), (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016838) funded by FEDER through the Operational Programme Competitiveness and Internationalization and national funding from the Foundation for Science and Technology – FCT (Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education).

Admission requirements: Applicants must have a Master degree in Health Sciences or Biostatistics or Bioinformatics or Statistics or equivalent areas. Training and experience in statistics analyses is required. Computer programming skills in R and STATA are essential. Experience in longitudinal analysis and with biological datasets will be appreciated and valued.

Activity Outline: The successful applicant will work in close interaction with the research team and will be responsible for the statistical analyses.

Work place:

Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto (Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto), Portugal, under the scientific supervision of Sílvia Fraga.


The initial duration of the position is 12 months, with a predicted starting date of June 2017, and a possible extension up to 24 months, if does not exceed the end date of the project scheduled for 15 May 2019.

Call start and finish dates:

May 30th to June 12th.

Documents Required:

Applications must be formalized by sending an application letter with the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, academic certificate, a letter of motivation. Applications may be delivered personally or sent by e-mail.

Submission of applications:

Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto, Rua das Taipas, 135 4050-600 Porto Telephone: 222 061 820, email: secretaria@ispup.up.pt

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