Bolsa de Investigação: ARDITI-OOM/2018/003

Job: Postdoctoral research fellowship in Jellyfish ecology and aquaculture

Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-OOM/2018/003

Main research field: Biological sciences

Sub research field:

 
Job summary:

The project GoJelly: a gelatinous solution to plastic pollution, (774499 - GoJelly - H2020-BG-2016-2017/H2020-BG-2017-1) aims to develop, test and promote a gelatinous solution to microplastic pollution by developing a prototype microplastic filter ("GoJelly" biofilter) for commercial and public use, where the main raw material is jellyfish mucus. In this context, an international consortium will be removing the commercially and ecologically destructive sea and coastal pollution of both jellyfish and micro plastics. This innovative approach will ultimately lead to less plastic in the ocean, municipal demand (and thereby competitive prices) for jellyfish raw material to fill the "mucus-need" by filter developers, and in turn more jobs for commercial fishers in off-seasons. The by-products of the jellyplast-filters has other uses as well, ensuring that ‘GoJelly’ also delivers a green innovation, resulting in novel, valuable resource for the food and feed industry as well as agro-biological fertilizer for organic farming. Within the scope of this project, the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira at ARDITI (Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação) is leading a Working Package on “Harvesting and Aquaculture of Jellyfish”. In this context, ARDITI is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with a strong background in marine food webs, marine fisheries and aquaculture. The successful candidate will assist the ARDITI team in coordinating the Harvesting and Aquaculture WP of “GoJelly”, specifically focusing on jellyfish biomass collection through wild catch when blooms are occurring and on aquaculture innovative techniques when blooms are scarce.

Job description:

Titulo/Title

Postdoctoral research fellowship in Jellyfish ecology and aquaculture

Job Reference: ARDITI-OOM/2018/003

Área científica genérica/Main research field

Marine Sciences

Área científica específica/ Sub research field

Marine Food Webs, Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture

Texto do anúncio - Job/Fellowship description

The H2020 project GoJelly: a gelatinous solution to plastic pollution, (774499 - GoJelly - H2020-BG-2016-2017/H2020-BG-2017-1) aims to develop, test and promote a gelatinous solution to microplastic pollution by developing a prototype microplastic filter ("GoJelly" biofilter) for commercial and public use, where the main raw material is jellyfish mucus. In this context, an international consortium will be removing the commercially and ecologically destructive sea and coastal pollution of both jellyfish and micro plastics. This innovative approach will ultimately lead to less plastic in the ocean, municipal demand (and thereby competitive prices) for jellyfish raw material to fill the "mucus-need" by filter developers, and in turn more jobs for commercial fishers in off-seasons. The by-products of the jellyplast-filters has other uses as well, ensuring that ‘GoJelly’ also delivers a green innovation, resulting in novel, valuable resource for the food and feed industry as well as agro-biological fertilizer for organic farming.

Within the scope of this project, the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira at ARDITI (Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação) is leading a Working Package on “Harvesting and Aquaculture of Jellyfish”.

In this context, ARDITI is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with a strong background in marine food webs, marine fisheries and aquaculture. The successful candidate will assist the ARDITI team in coordinating the Harvesting and Aquaculture WP of “GoJelly”, specifically focusing on jellyfish biomass collection through wild catch when blooms are occurring and on aquaculture innovative techniques when blooms are scarce.

The candidate is expected to contribute to improve jellyfish harvesting and to develop jellyfish reproduction and rearing methodologies, in order to ensure appropriate biomass to supply for other product lines (biofilter, fertilizer, aqua feeds, cosmetic products and food). Finally, the candidate is expected to investigate the use of jellyfish as life feed for commercial species (mainly fish) and to evaluate jellyfish as a raw material for aquatic feeds.

The successful candidate is expected to join the aquaculture research group at ARDITI-OOM, an interdisciplinary team with the following research topics: aquaculture species diversification, multitrophic integrated aquaculture, physiology of stress and environmental impact of aquaculture.

Requisitos de admissão/Admission Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a PhD Degree in Marine Sciences, Marine Fisheries or Aquaculture (or other field of relevance to “GoJelly” project and the execution of the work plan detailed below), as well as previous experience, including (but not exclusively):

  • Background and/or proven experience record in marine fisheries and aquaculture;
  • Prior work on jellyfish ecology;
  • Previous works involving experimental design and conducting trials using marine organisms;
  • Experience and knowledge in data management and statistics;
  • Peer-reviewed publication track record;
  • Ability to conduct field work at sea;
  • Demonstrated experience in marine biology and marine organism identification;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Fluent knowledge (spoken and written) of the English language
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.

Note: Applications will not be considered if candidates do not meet Mandatory Requirements (in bold). Additional experience and/or training items listed will be valued and preferred.

Plano de trabalhos/Workplan

The selected fellow will assist in developing and participate in research activities (both in the field and in the lab) related to harvesting and aquaculture of jellyfish as well as the use of jellyfish as life feed for commercial species and as raw material for aquatic feeds. Specifically, the fellows’ work plan will include (but not exclusively):

  • To collect information from different types of fisheries and contribute to improve jellyfish harvesting methods in Europe;
  • To conduct trials on acclimation of jellyfish species on specific designed cages (off shore) and land based tanks;
  • To conduct reproduction trials with several jellyfish species;
  • To conduct rearing trials of several life stages of certain jellyfish species;
  • To conduct experiments on the use of jellyfish as life feed for commercial fishes;
  • To evaluate the use of jellyfish species as an ingredient for aquaculture feeds;
  • To participate in workshops, project meetings and other relevant and/or project related events;
  • To assist in the production and writing of technical and scientific reports within the scope of the project

Orientação científica e local de trabalho/Scientific guidance and workplace

The work will be coordinated by Dr. Carlos Andrade and Dr. João Canning-Clode at ARDITI-OOM, Madeira Island (Portugal).

Duração da(s) bolsa(s)/Duration

12 months (eventually renewable up to 36 months)

Subsídio de manutenção mensal/Salary

ARDITI fellowship stipend (1495€) is determined by ‘FCT-Fundação para a CiênciaTecnologia’ (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en).

Métodos de seleção/Evaluation criteria

The following evaluation criteria will be applied:

FS = QA + EP + IN

FS – Final Score

Sum of Qualifications, Experience and Interview scores (if applicable) to a maximum of 40 points

QA – Qualifications

  • Maximum score of 10 points: PhD Degree in field of relevance (e.g. marine food webs, marine fisheries and aquaculture).

EP – Experience

  • Maximum Score of 20 points as follows:

DESCRIPTION

MAX. SCORE

• Background and/or proven experience record in marine fisheries and aquaculture;

• Prior work on jellyfish ecology;

• Previous works involving experimental design and conducting trials using marine organisms;

• Experience and knowledge in data management and statistics;

• Peer-reviewed publication track record;

4 Points

 

3 Points

2 Points

 

2 Points

2 Points

• Ability to conduct field work at sea;

• Demonstrated experience in marine biology and marine organism identification;

• Demonstrated ability to work independently;

• Fluent knowledge (spoken and written) of the English language

• Strong communication and collaboration skills.

1 Point

2 Points

1.5 Points

1.5 Points

1 Point

TOTAL:

20 Points

 (note: Mandatory requirements in bold. Failure to meet such requirements are motif for exclusion. If there are no applications with mandatory requirements, the jury may decide to consider remaining applications).

IN – Interview

  • Top three candidates may be invited for an interview (in person or remotely) if QA + EP scoring has a maximum difference of 2 points or lower. Maximum score of 10 points.

Composição do Júri de Seleção/Selection panel

Dr. Carlos Andrade (ARDITI-OOM)

Dr. João Canning-Clode (ARDITI-OOM)

Dr. Jamileh Javidpour (GEOMAR)

Documentos de candidatura/Application contentes

-Motivation Letter (emphasizing the candidate’s adequacy to each evaluation criteria)

-Curriculum Vitae

-Degree certificate

Forma de publicitação/notificação dos resultados/Anouncement of the results

ARDITI http://www.arditi.pt. Via e-mail.

Prazo de candidatura e forma de apresentação das candidaturas/Application submissionan deadline

All applications should be sent by e-mail to: Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar. until the 9th of March 2018. The subject of the email should be: ARDITI-OOM/2018/003

Vacant posts

1

Notes:

  • The selection process will be based on the principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, religion, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issue. Selection will be made only based on merit and following the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Commission Recommendation, Brussels, 11.3.2005, 2005/251/EC) and the recommendations from the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
  • ARDITI is a recognized “refugee welcoming organization" by the European Commission, follows the European Charter for Researchers and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.
  • The deadline for application may be extended at any time without previous notice having in mind the requirements for the positions under this call.

Instituição de acolhimento-Job/Fellowship company/institute

‘ARDITI-Observatório Oceânico da Madeira’

Co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union

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Bolsa de Investigação: ARDITI-OOM/2018/001

Job: Research fellowship: Applying new technologies and remote sensing for marine litter detection

Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-OOM/2018/001

Main research field: Environmental science

Sub research field: Ecology

 
Job summary:

Within the scope of the project CleanAtlantic, ARDITI (Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação) is seeking a research fellow with a Master degree in Marine Sciences, Oceanography, Environmental Sciences (or other field of relevance) with training and/or expertise in remote detection, imagery analysis and GIS to contribute and assist in the development, optimization and implementation of monitoring and assessment protocols of marine litter (beached and floating) combining field sampling and aerial imagery collected from RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) platforms.

Job description:

Marine litter is a global concern affecting the oceans and the coast that impacts on marine organisms and ecosystems, threatens human health and safety, and causes economic losses and aesthetic problems.

Tackling marine litter demands a cross-sectorial and multilevel approach, involving public and private stakeholders as well as NGOs and society.

A number of international, EU, regional, MS and local initiatives have addressed/are tackling this global problem (e.g. MSFD, D10, OSPAR Regional Action Plans). However, consistent approaches to monitor, record, map and remove marine litter are needed and demand collaborative work and coordination.

The project CleanAtlantic: Tackling marine litter in the Atlantic Area, (EAPA_46/2016), financed by Intereg Atlantic Area, aims to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Atlantic Area by improving capabilities to monitor, prevent and remove (macro) marine litter. The project will also contribute to raise awareness and change attitudes among stakeholders and to improve marine litter managing systems.

Within the scope of this project, ARDITI (Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação) is seeking a research fellow with a Master degree in Marine Sciences, Oceanography, Environmental Sciences (or other field of relevance) with training and/or expertise in remote detection, imagery analysis and GIS to contribute and assist in the development, optimization and implementation of monitoring and assessment protocols of marine litter (beached and floating) combining field sampling and aerial imagery collected from RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) platforms. The main goal is to employ RPAS platforms (i.e. drones) to collect aerial imagery that may be used to detect and quantify beached and floating marine litter, optimize operations and analysis using field-sampling data as baseline of comparison.

The successful candidate is expected to join MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre R&D Unit in Madeira, part the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira (ARDITI-OOM), at Quinta do Lorde Marina, Caniçal, Madeira, between March and April (2018). The research team of MARE-Madeira, has broad interests and formal training in marine biology and ecology, marine biogeography and invasion biology and their research is focused primarily on marine benthic communities and how these are shaped by environmental conditions and anthropogenic pressure.

Admission Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a Master Degree in Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences (or other field of relevance to CleanAtlantic project and the execution of the work plan detailed below), as well as previous prior experience, including (but not exclusively):
  • Background and/or proven experience record in remote sensing and imagery analysis;
  • Background and/or proven experience record in GIS and GIS software;
  • Experience and knowledge in data management and statistics;
  • Demonstrated experience in operating RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), including piloting and maintenance;
  • Demonstrated experience in marine and coastal field surveys and sampling techniques;
  • Demonstrated experience in marine biology and marine organism identification;
  • Demonstrated experience in Photogrammetry and relevant software tools;
  • Peer-reviewed publication track record
  • Prior work on marine litter;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Fluent knowledge (spoken and written) of the English language.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.

Note: Applications will not be considered if candidates do not to meet Mandatory Requirements (in bold). Additional experience and/or training items listed will be valued and preferred.
 
Workplan

The selected fellow will assist in developing and participate in research activities (both in the field and in the lab) related to: characterizing and monitoring of floating and beached marine litter; optimized monitoring protocols employing RGB and multispectral imagery collected with RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) platforms; validating of a marine litter distribution and dispersal model; assessing how floating marine litter as a vector of introduction to marine non-indigenous species (NIS). Specifically, the fellows' work plan will include (but not exclusively):
  • To prepare and participate in land-based and boat-based field work and surveys focusing on marine litter monitoring and characterization;
  • Preparation and maintenance of electronic and technical equipment (such as, Drones, Photographic equipment, sampling nets);
  • To assist in the development and implementation of marine litter monitoring employing RPAS/drone(s);
  • Aerial imagery (RGB and multispectral) processing and analysis to detect and quantify marine litter;
  • To conduct and assist in the triage and sampling of marine litter (i.e. ML and associated fauna characterization);
  • ML and other relevant data compilation and GIS integration;
  • To participate in workshops, project meetings and other relevant and/or project related events;
  • To assist in the production and writing of technical and scientific reports within the scope of the project

Scientific guidance and workplace

The work will be coordinated by João Gama Monteiro (PhD) and João Canning-Clode (PhD) at the Madeira Unit of MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, in Quinta do Lorde Marina, Caniçal, Madeira Island (Portugal).

Duration

12 months, renewable up to 24 months

Salary

ARDITI fellowship stipend for a BI-Master (980€) is as determined by 'FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia' (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en).

Evaluation criteria

The following evaluation criteria will be applied:
FS = Qualifications (QA) + Experience (EP) + Interview (IN)

FS - Final Score

- Sum of Qualifications, Experience and Interview scores (if applicable), to a maximum of 40 points

QA - Qualifications

- Maximum score of 10 points: Master Degree in field of relevance (e.g. Marine Biology, Ecology, Oceanography, Remote Sensing).

EP - Experience

- Maximum Score of 20 points as follows:

  • Background and/or proven experience record in remote sensing and imagery analysis;    3 Points
  • Background and/or proven experience record in GIS and GIS software;    3 Points
  • Experience and knowledge in data management and statistics;    3 Points
  • Demonstrated experience in operating RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System), including piloting and maintenance;    2 Points
  • Demonstrated experience in marine and coastal field surveys and sampling techniques;    2 Points
  • Demonstrated experience in marine biology and marine organism identification;    2 Points
  • Demonstrated experience in Photogrammetry and relevant software tools;    1 Point
  • Peer-reviewed publication track record    1 Point
  • Prior work on marine litter;     1 Point
  • Fluent knowledge (spoken and written) of the English language.    1 Point
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently    0,5 Point
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.    0,5 Point

(note: Mandatory requirements in bold. Failure to meet such requirements are motif for exclusion. If there are no applications with mandatory requirements, the jury may decide to consider remaining applications).

IN - Interview

Top three candidates may be invited for an interview (in person or remotely) if QA + EP scoring has a maximum difference of 2 points or lower. Maximum score of 10 points.

Selection panel
  • João Monteiro (PhD)
  • João Canning-Clode (PhD)
  • Ignacio Gestoso (PhD)
  • Rui Calderia (PhD)

Application contents

  • Motivation Letter (emphasizing the candidate's adequacy to each evaluation criteria)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Degree certificate

Anouncement of the results


An email message with the result of the recruitment process will be sent to each applicant.

Application submission and deadline

Applications should be submitted by email to the following address: Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar.. The specific reference ARDITI-OOM/2018/001 to the call must be indicated in the email subject.

Deadline for application: 23/02/2018, 17:00 (Lisbon/Madeira Island Time).

Notes:
  • The selection process will be based on the principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, religion, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issue. Selection will be made only based on merit and following the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Commission Recommendation, Brussels, 11.3.2005, 2005/251/EC) and the recommendations from the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
  • The deadline for application may be extended at any time without previous notice having in mind the requirements for the positions under this call.
 

Vacant posts: 1
Type of contract: Other
Job country: Portugal
Job city: Madeira
Job company/institute: Oceanic Observatory of Madeira - ARDITI

 

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Bolsa de Investigação: ARDITI-OOM/2018/002

Cargo/posição/bolsa: Bolsa de Investigação: Sistemas Costeiros, ou áreas afins
 
Referência: ARDITI-OOM/2018/002

Área científica genérica: Not available

Área científica específica:
 
Resumo do anúncio:

A Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação (ARDITI), no âmbito do projeto 'CleanAtlantic' abre Concurso para atribuição de uma Bolsa de Investigação Cientifica (BI), destinada a candidatos com o grau de Mestre em Sistemas Costeiros, ou áreas afins. O projeto visa proteger a biodiversidade e ecossistemas através do melhoramento da cooperação regional e do reforço das capacidades de previsão, monitorização e remoção de lixo marinho no Atlântico.

Texto do anúncio

No âmbito do projeto do 'CleanAtlantic: Tackling marine litter in the Atlantic Area, (EAPA_46/2016), financiado pelo Intereg Atlantic Area, a ARDITI abre Concurso para atribuição de uma Bolsa de Investigação (BI), destinada a candidatos com o grau de Mestre em Sistemas Costeiros, ou áreas afins. O principal objetivo do trabalho é a compreensão da dinâmica de transporte e retenção de lixo marinho junto á ilha da madeira através do uso de modelos hidrodinâmicos acoplados (Atmosfera: WRF; Oceano: ROMS; Terra: MOHID-Land e WRF-Hydro).

Pretende-se que o bolseiro/a tenha a capacidade de trabalhar em equipa, fazendo a interligação com diferentes planos-de-trabalho, bem como tenha a capacidade de interpretação e análise de dados meteo-oceanográficos.

Requisitos de admissão

Os destinatários da bolsa devem ter Mestrado em Sistemas Costeiros, ou em áreas afins. Damos preferência a candidatos com experiência profissional e/ou em investigação cientifica:
  • Experiência no tratamento e análise de dados meteo-oceanográficos, principalmente de deteção remota;
  • Conhecimento em modelação numérica.
  • Domínio de ferramentas de cálculo numérico, em particular 'Matlab';
  • Experiência com ficheiros em formato científico com as bibliotecas NETCDF e HDF5;
  • Capacidade de contribuir para a produção científica;
  • Disponibilidade imediata.

Plano de trabalhos

A bolsa tem como principal objetivo o desenvolvimento de atividades de investigação na área de oceanografia costeira, tendo como tema principal a utilização de um modelo numérico para o estudo do transporte e retenção de lixo marinho ao largo da ilha da madeira.

Orientação científica e local de trabalho

O trabalho será coordenado pelo Doutor Rui Caldeira.

Duração da bolsa

A bolsa terá duração de 12 meses em regime de exclusividade. A bolsa poderá ser renovada por períodos adicionais de 12 meses, até ao máximo de 24 meses.

Subsídio de manutenção mensal

A remuneração mensal da bolsa corresponderá a 980€ conforme tabela de valores das bolsas no País atribuídas diretamente pela ARDITI e determinada pela FCT (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.pt).

Métodos de seleção

Serão aplicados os seguintes critérios de avaliação:
CF = QA + EP + EN
CF - classificação final; QA - Qualificações; EP - Experiência; EN-Entrevista

QA: A+ B
A-  Mestrado em Sistemas Costeiros, ou áreas afins: Entre 0 e 2 pontos
B- Classificação final de mestrado (0: inferior a 12 valores; 1: entre 13 e 16 valores; 2: igual ou superior a 17 valores)

EP:
  • entre 0 e 3 pontos: Experiência no tratamento e análise de dados meteo-oceanográficos com MatLab, R ou Python (0: sem experiência; 1: menos de um ano de experiência; 2: mais de um ano de experiência; 3: mais de dois anos de experiência);
  • entre 0 e 3 pontos: Experiencia em modelação (0: sem experiência; 1: menos de um ano de experiência; 2: mais de um ano de experiência; 3: mais de dois anos de experiência);
  • entre 0 e 2 pontos: Participação em publicações científicas (0: sem publicações; 1: participação em conferências internacionais; 2: publicações em revistas cientificas indexadas;
  • entre 0 e 1 ponto: Disponibilidade imediata.

O júri reserva o direito de convocar os três candidatos melhor pontuados para uma entrevista (EN): Máximo 7 pontos.

Composição do Júri de Seleção
  • Doutor Rui Caldeira (OOM-ARDITI)
  • Prof. Paulo Relvas (UAlg.)
  • Doutor João Clode (Mare)
Documentos de candidatura
  • Carta de motivação, evidenciando a adequação do candidato para cada um dos critérios de avaliação;
  • Currículo vitae;
  • Certificado de mestrado (e/ou carta de confirmação de conclusão incl. classificação final);

Forma de publicitação/notificação dos resultados


Via e-mail.

Prazo de candidatura e forma de apresentação das candidaturas


Formato digital para o email Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar. até ao dia 23 de Fevereiro 2018.
O assunto do email deve conter a referencia especifica do edital ARDITI-OOM/2018/002.
 

Número de vagas: 1
Tipo de contrato: Outro
País: Portugal
Localidade: Madeira
Instituição de acolhimento: Oceanic Observatory of Madeira - ARDITI

 

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Bolsa de Investigação: ARDITI-OOM/2018/004

Job: Research fellowship in Jellyfish aquaculture (Ref: ARDITI-OOM/2018/004)
 
Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-OOM/2018/004

Main research field: Biological sciences

Sub research field:
 
Job summary:

The H2020 project GoJelly: a gelatinous solution to plastic pollution, (774499 - GoJelly - H2020-BG-2016-2017/H2020-BG-2017-1) aims to develop, test and promote a gelatinous solution to microplastic pollution by developing a prototype microplastic filter ("GoJelly" biofilter) for commercial and public use, where the main raw material is jellyfish mucus. In this context, an international consortium will be removing the commercially and ecologically destructive sea and coastal pollution of both jellyfish and micro plastics. This innovative approach will ultimately lead to less plastic in the ocean, municipal demand (and thereby competitive prices) for jellyfish raw material to fill the "mucus-need" by filter developers, and in turn more jobs for commercial fishers in off-seasons. The by-products of the jellyplast-filters has other uses as well, ensuring that ‘GoJelly’ also delivers a green innovation, resulting in novel, valuable resource for the food and feed industry as well as agro-biological fertilizer for organic farming.

Within the scope of this project, the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira at ARDITI (Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação) is leading a Working Package on “Harvesting and Aquaculture of Jellyfish”.

In this context, ARDITI is looking for Marine Biologist (MSc. Level) or equivalent with expertise in marine organism culture and nutrition trials. The successful candidate will assist the ARDITI team in coordinating the Harvesting and Aquaculture WP of “GoJelly”, specially focusing on jellyfish culture.

The candidate is expected to maintain and handling jellyfish culture, to participate and provide technical support in the different experiments involving jellyfish.

The successful candidate is expected to join the aquaculture research group at ARDITI-OOM, an interdisciplinary team with the following research topics: aquaculture species diversification, multitrophic integrated aquaculture, physiology of stress and environmental impact of aquaculture.

Job description:

Titulo/Title

Research fellowship in Jellyfish aquaculture (Ref: ARDITI-OOM/2018/004)

Job Reference: ARDITI-OOM/2018/004

Área científica genérica/Main research field:

Marine Sciences

Área científica específica/ Sub research field:

Marine Aquaculture, Animal Nutrition and Physiology

Texto do anúncio - Job/Fellowship description:

The H2020 project GoJelly: a gelatinous solution to plastic pollution, (774499 - GoJelly - H2020-BG-2016-2017/H2020-BG-2017-1) aims to develop, test and promote a gelatinous solution to microplastic pollution by developing a prototype microplastic filter ("GoJelly" biofilter) for commercial and public use, where the main raw material is jellyfish mucus. In this context, an international consortium will be removing the commercially and ecologically destructive sea and coastal pollution of both jellyfish and micro plastics. This innovative approach will ultimately lead to less plastic in the ocean, municipal demand (and thereby competitive prices) for jellyfish raw material to fill the "mucus-need" by filter developers, and in turn more jobs for commercial fishers in off-seasons. The by-products of the jellyplast-filters has other uses as well, ensuring that ‘GoJelly’ also delivers a green innovation, resulting in novel, valuable resource for the food and feed industry as well as agro-biological fertilizer for organic farming.

Within the scope of this project, the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira at ARDITI (Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação) is leading a Working Package on “Harvesting and Aquaculture of Jellyfish”.

In this context, ARDITI is looking for Marine Biologist (MSc. Level) or equivalent with expertise in marine organism culture and nutrition trials. The successful candidate will assist the ARDITI team in coordinating the Harvesting and Aquaculture WP of “GoJelly”, specially focusing on jellyfish culture.

The candidate is expected to maintain and handling jellyfish culture, to participate and provide technical support in the different experiments involving jellyfish.

The successful candidate is expected to join the aquaculture research group at ARDITI-OOM, an interdisciplinary team with the following research topics: aquaculture species diversification, multitrophic integrated aquaculture, physiology of stress and environmental impact of aquaculture.

Requisitos de admissão/Admission Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a MSc. Degree in Marine Sciences, Marine Fisheries or Aquaculture, as well as previous experience, including (but not exclusively):

  • Background and/or proven experience in marine organism broodstock handling;
  • Experience in jellyfish culture;
  • Prior work involving live feed culture techniques;
  • Experience in biological sampling of animals;
  • Works involving experimental and conducting trials using marine organisms;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Fluent knowledge (spoken and written) of the English language.

Note: Applications will not be considered if candidates do not meet Mandatory Requirements (in bold). Additional experience and/or training items listed will be valued and preferred

Plano de trabalhos/Workplan:

The selected fellow will assist in developing and participate in research activities (both in the field and in the lab) related to harvesting and aquaculture of jellyfish as well as the use of jellyfish as life feed for commercial species. Specifically, the fellows’ work plan will include (but not exclusively):

  • Maintenance and handling of jellyfish and broodstock;
  • Culture and biological sampling of organisms, live feed and water quality analysis;
  • Assist in design and perform nutrition and physiology trials using jellyfish at different life-stages;
  • To participate in workshops, project meetings and other relevant and/or project related events;
  • To assist in the production and writing of technical and scientific reports within the scope of the project.

Orientação científica e local de trabalho/Scientific guidance and workplace:

The work will be coordinated by Dr. Carlos Andrade, Natacha Nogueira and Dr. Sonia KM Gueroun at the MARE- Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre laboratory in Caniçal and the Mariculture Centre of Calheta – Madeira Fisheries Directorate, in Madeira Island (Portugal).

Duração da(s) bolsa(s)/Duration

12 months (eventually renewable up to 36 months)

Subsídio de manutenção mensal/Salary

ARDITI fellowship stipend (980€) and regulations are determined by ARDITI (https://www.arditi.pt/index.php/biblioteca-on-line/outros-documentos/category/19-bolsas-de-investigacao).

Métodos de seleção/Evaluation criteria

The following evaluation criteria will be applied:

FS = QA + EP + IN

FS – Final Score

Sum of Qualifications, Experience and Interview scores (if applicable) to a maximum of 40 points

QA – Qualifications

  • Maximum score of 10 points: Msc. Degree in field of relevance (e.g. marine food webs, marine fisheries and aquaculture).

EP – Experience

  • Maximum Score of 20 points as follows:

DESCRIPTION

MAX. SCORE

Experience with broodstock management;

Experience with jellyfish culture;

Experience with live feed culture techniques;

 

5 Points

4 Points

3 Points

 

• Previous works involving experiments on the selection of environmental parameters and nutritional on marine organisms;

• Experience and knowledge in data management and writing scientific report;

• Demonstrated ability to work independently;

• Fluent knowledge (spoken and written) of the English language

• Strong communication and collaboration skills.

2 Points

2 Points

1.5 Point

1.5 Point

1 Point

TOTAL:

20 Points

 (note: Mandatory requirements in bold. Failure to meet such requirements are motif for exclusion. If there are no applications with mandatory requirements, the jury may decide to consider remaining applications).

IN – Interview

Top three candidates may be invited for an interview (in person or remotely) if QA + EP scoring has a maximum difference of 2 points or lower. Maximum score of 10 points.

Composição do Júri de Seleção/Selection panel

Dr. Carlos Andrade (ARDITI-OOM)

Natacha Nogueira (ARDITI-OOM)

Dr. Sonia KM Gueroun (ARDITI-OOM)

Documentos de candidatura/Application contentes

-Motivation Letter (emphasizing the candidate’s adequacy to each evaluation criteria)

-Curriculum Vitae

-Degree certificate

Forma de publicitação/notificação dos resultados/Anouncement of the results

Via e-mail.

Prazo de candidatura e forma de apresentação das candidaturas/Application submissionan deadline

All applications should be sent by e-mail to: Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar. until the 9th of November 2018. The subject of the email should be: ARDITI-OOM/2018/004

Vacant posts

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Notes:

  • The selection process will be based on the principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, religion, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issue. Selection will be made only based on merit and following the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Commission Recommendation, Brussels, 11.3.2005, 2005/251/EC) and the recommendations from the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
  • ARDITI is a recognized “refugee welcoming organization" by the European Commission, follows the European Charter for Researchers and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.
  • The deadline for application may be extended at any time without previous notice having in mind the requirements for the positions under this call.

Co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union

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Concurso de Bolsa de Investigação para o projeto +Atlantico - novembro 2018

Cargo/posição/bolsa: Bolsa de Investigação Científica para Licenciado (BIC – Licenciado)
 
Referência: ARDITI-OOM-2018-006

Área científica genérica: Earth and Atmosphere Sciences

Área científica específica:
 
Resumo do anúncio:

O principal objetivo do projeto +Atlântico (CMUP-ERI/TIC/0045/2014 - financiado pela FCT (OE)) é promover a construção de um Observatório Internacional, com vista a explorar sustentavelmente os recursos endógenos das Regiões Atlânticas. Concurso para atribuição de uma Bolsa de Investigação Científica (BIC), destinada a candidatos (F/M) com Licenciatura em Engenharia Mecânica, ou áreas similares. Pretende-se que o bolseiro/a tenha a capacidade de trabalhar em equipa, fazendo a interligação com diferentes planos de trabalho e domínios científicos.

Texto do anúncio

O principal objetivo do projeto +Atlântico (CMUP-ERI/TIC/0045/2014 - financiado pela FCT (OE)) é promover a construção de um Observatório Internacional, com vista a explorar sustentavelmente os recursos endógenos das Regiões Atlânticas. Concurso para atribuição de uma Bolsa de Investigação Científica (BIC), destinada a candidatos (F/M) com Licenciatura em Engenharia Mecânica, ou áreas similares. Pretende-se que o bolseiro/a tenha a capacidade de trabalhar em equipa, fazendo a interligação com diferentes planos de trabalho e domínios científicos. Tal inclui, a implementação de modelos numéricos de processos atmosféricos, bem como o uso de dados. Os principais objetivos do trabalho visam a geração de climatologias assentes em técnicas ‘state-of-the-art ‘para uma caracterização e eventual gestão dos recursos energéticos, biológicos e minerais em ambiente ‘offshore’.
 
Requisitos de admissão
 
Os destinatários da bolsa devem à data de início da Bolsa ter licenciatura em Engenharia Mecânica, ou áreas afins. Dá-se preferência a candidatos com experiência em modelação numérica de processos atmosféricos de Mesoescala e/ou Dinâmica de Fluidos Computacional.

São também fatores preferenciais:
- Experiência de modelação numérica com o Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF);
- Experiência com dados climatológicos de bases globais, reanálises (MERRA2, CFSR/CFSv2 e ERA5);
- Experiência no processamento, tratamento e análise de dados atmosféricos medidos (anemometria sónica, LIDAR e SODAR, etc.);
- Experiência com processamento e manipulação de imagens de satélite geoestacionários e polares;
- Experiência com dados da Satellite Application Facilities da Eumetsat;
- Familiarização com estatística de análise de eventos extremos;
- Experiência prévia na participação projetos internacionais;
- Experiência em programação em ‘Matlab’ e Shell Script em ambiente Unix;
- Capacidade de contribuir para a produção científica;
- Disponibilidade imediata.

Plano de trabalhos
 
A bolsa tem como principal objetivo o desenvolvimento de atividades de investigação na área de modelação numérica de fluidos ambientais, a diferentes escalas, suportadas por dados de deteção remota e in-situ, com vista à geração de uma base de dados climática. Como tal, diferentes bases de dados globais, conhecidas como reanálises, deverão ser utilizadas como suporte à caracterização das quantidades: a) médias de longo prazo e b) extremas para diferentes períodos. As diferentes bases de dados devem ser usadas como condições de fronteira de modelos numéricos e os seus resultados devem ser confrontados com medições provenientes de sensores remotos e/ou in-situ. Técnicas de Medição Correlação e Previsão (MCP), bem como técnicas de assimilação de dados, devem ser exploradas. Propõe-se estudar diferentes métodos de seleção de eventos extremos. A identificação das principais fontes de incerteza dos resultados devem ser investigados.
 
Legislação e regulamentação aplicável

A bolsa é atribuída ao abrigo da Lei nº40/2004, de 18 de Agosto (Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação Científica) e Regulamento de Bolsas e Investigação da Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia em vigor http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT.pdf
 
Orientação científica e local de trabalho

O trabalho será coordenado pelo Doutor Rui Caldeira e executado no OOM.
 
Duração da bolsa

A bolsa terá duração de 12 meses. A bolsa poderá ser renovada por períodos adicionais de 12 meses, até ao máximo de 36 meses.
 
Subsídio de manutenção mensal
 
A remuneração mensal da bolsa corresponde a 745€ (setecentos e quarenta e cinco euros), conforme tabela de valores das bolsas atribuídas directamente pela FCT, I.P. no País (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores).
 
Métodos de seleção
 
Serão aplicados os seguintes critérios de avaliação:
CF = QA + EP
CF – classificação final; QA – Qualificações; EP – Experiência Profissional
 
QA:
- 2 pontos – Licenciatura em Engenharia Mecânica, Energia, Fluidos e Calor ou área afim há mais de 5 anos.
- 1 pontos – Licenciatura em Engenharia Mecânica, Energia, Fluidos e Calor ou área afim há menos de 5 anos.

EP:
-entre 0 e 5 pontos: Experiência em modelação atmosférica de mesoescala (0.0: sem experiência; 1 até cinco anos de experiência com WRF’; 4: acima de cinco anos de experiência com WRF; 5: experiência com os modelos numéricos não lineares em ambiente CFD);

-entre 0 e 4 pontos: Experiência no processamento e análise de dados numéricos provenientes das bases climáticas, reanálises tipo MERRA2, CFSR/CFSv2 e ERA5; (0.0: sem experiência; 1: menos de 1 ano de experiência; 2: dois anos de experiência; 3: três a quatro anos de experiencia; 4: mais de cinco anos de experiência com todos os tipos de dados de reanálise supracitados);

-entre 0 e 3 pontos: Experiência programação e compilação de código com MATLAB e programação em Shell Script (0.0: sem experiência; 1: menos de um ano de experiência (nível-introdutório); 2: menos de cinco anos de experiência; 3: mais de cinco anos de experiência (utilizador avançado);

-entre 0 e 2 pontos: Processamento e análise de dados atmosféricos provenientes das Satellite Application Facilites (SAFs) da EUMETSAT; (0.0: sem experiência; 1: menos de 1 ano de experiência; 2: mais de um ano de experiência);

-entre 0 e 1 pontos: Experiência em ambiente Unix (0.0: sem experiência; 1: mais de cinco anos de experiência);

-entre 0 e 1 pontos: Participação em projetos internacionais de energia eólica off-shore;

-entre 0 e 1 pontos: Participação em pelo menos uma publicação (publicada e/ou submetida para publicação);

-entre 0 e 1 ponto: Disponibilidade imediata.
 
Composição do Júri de Seleção

Prof. Ramiro Neves
Doutor Rui Caldeira
Eng. Clemente Aguiar

Documentos de candidatura
- Carta de motivação, evidenciando a adequação do candidato para cada um dos critérios de avaliação;
- Curriculum vitae;
 
Forma de publicitação/notificação dos resultados
 
Via e-mail.
 
Prazo de candidatura e forma de apresentação das candidaturas

As candidaturas deverão ser apresentadas em formato digital para o email Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar. entre o dia 5 de dezembro e até às 17h do dia 18 de dezembro 2018 (hora de Portugal). No assunto do email deve constar a referência: ARDITI-OOM-2018-006
 
Número de vagas: 1
Tipo de contrato: Outro
País: Portugal
Localidade: Funchal
Instituição de acolhimento: ARDITI

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