The Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) is one of the faculties of Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Technical University of Lisbon), one of the top-ranked Universities of Portugal. Its Centre for Forest Studies (CEF) is dedicated to university education and to basic and applied research in forest and environmental science. The department is offering a research grant to work in different research projects, namely on international FP7 project “INTEGRAL - Future-oriented integrated management of European forest landscapes”.

Scientific Area: Forestry

Qualifications needed: The candidates should hold the degree of PhD in Forestry, Mathematics, Economy, Management, Operations Research, Computer Science. He should have good analytical skills in gathering and interpreting information. Strong communication skills, writing and reporting skills with proficiency in English. Other language skills are an asset. Desirable to have experience in multi in project management and coordination.

Tasks and responsibilities: The tasks and responsabilities include: i) development of models and methods to support decision making includeing programming decision support systems, ii) assisting in the project management, iii) writing scientific publications and project reports.

Employment conditions (place, length, value of grant): The researcher will be based at ISA premises in Lisbon, Portugal. The successful candidate is expected to take up the post in April 2013.
The initial duration of employment will be 6 months (test) but extension is possible. The value of the grant is 1500 euros (free of tax) and the institution pays social security.

Deadline for applications: The application will be open from 22nd February to 21st March, 2013.

Application procedure: Please send your application including a cover letter (with motiviation) a CV and two reference letters to: Prof. Jose G. Borges, email: joseborges(at)

Further information can be obtained from: Prof. Jose G. Borges, email:joseborges(at) or in the site:

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