Bolsa de Investigação: ARDITI-OOM/2017/001

Job: Research fellowship for graduate/bachelor degree (BI) - Marine Aquaponics

Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-OOM//2017/001

Main research field: Biological sciences

Sub research field: Biology

 

Job summary:

In the scope of the project, the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira (OOM) is looking for Marine Biologist with expertise in aquaculture trials. The successful candidate will join the aquaculture research group, an interdisciplinary team with the following research topics: aquaculture species diversification, multi-trophic integrated aquaculture, physiological impact of environmental and behavioural variables. The candidate will be responsible by setting up and maintain experiments, including feeding trials, in aquatic closed systems.

Job description:

The project ISLANDAP, R+D+I Towards Aquaponic Development in the Ultraperipheric Islands and the Circular Bioeconomy, (MAC/1.1A/207), financed under the Interreg MAC 2014-2020 Programme, aims to reinforce the I+D+I in sustainable production applying aquaponics adapted to the conditions in the Ultra-peripheral EU regions, creating a multidisciplinary network that promotes the sustainable primary production, the revalorization of bio-resources, biotechnology, circular economy and education in these areas.

In the scope of the project, OOM is looking for Marine Biologist with expertise in aquaculture trials. The successful candidate will join the aquaculture research group, an interdisciplinary team with the following research topics: aquaculture species diversification, multi-trophic integrated aquaculture, physiological impact of environmental and behavioural variables. The candidate will be responsible by setting up and maintain experiments, including feeding trials, in aquatic closed systems.

Admission Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Marine Biology (or other related field), with work experience in aquaculture trials:
  • Experience maintaining aquatic and ornamental species,
  • Setup and maintain experimental trials in aquatic closed systems;
  • Setting up and conduct of marine fish feeding trials;
  • Working experience in aquaponics or IMTA systems will be valued;
Workplan
  • Setup and maintenance of closed rearing systems and of the animals during growth trials;
  • Assist in nutrition trials with animals at different life-stages;
  • Sampling of organisms and water quality analysis;
Scientific guidance and workplace

The work will be coordinated by Carlos Andrade (PhD), Silvia Lourenço (PhD) and Natacha Nogueira (Msc.) at the Mariculture Centre of Calheta – Madeira Fisheries Directorate, in Madeira Island (Portugal).

Duration

1 year, renewable up to 25 months.

Salary

745.00 €/month tax free - ARDITI research fellowship (BI - Licenciado) monthly maintenance stipend and regulations are determined by ‘FCT-Fundação para a Ciência Tecnologia’ (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en).

Evaluation criteria

The following evaluation criteria will be applied:
FS = QA + EP
FS – Final Score
QA – Qualifications
EP – Experience

QA:
5 points – Degree in Marine Biology (or related field of study)

EP:
4 points - Proven experience with maintenance of the closed rearing systems of the aquatic animals;
4 points - Proven experience with setting up and conducting of feeding trials;
3 points - Proven experience with aquatic ornamental species;
2 points - Proven experience with aquaponics systems;
2 points - Proven experience in data analysis and reporting.

The selection is done based in the high FS score. In case of score tie between the top scored candidates, there will be a selection interview (I) to those candidates. The final score is obtained by the following formula: 0.6 x FS + 0.4 x I. If there is no interview, the final score will be equal to that obtained in the FS.

The selection interview evaluation factors, if it is carried out, are: specific knowledge to carry out the work plan, motivation for the activities planned, ability of expression and attitude.

Selection panel
  • Carlos Andrade
  • Sílvia Lourenço
  • Clemente Aguiar
Application contents
  • Motivation Letter (emphasizing the candidate’s adequacy to each evaluation criteria)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Degree certificate and digital copy of the thesis
Anouncement of the results

Via e-mail.

Application submission and deadline

The application is to be submited by email to Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar. until the 10th April 2017.
 

Vacant posts: 1
Type of contract: Other
Job country: Portugal
Job city: Funchal
Job company/institute: ARDITI
 

Application deadline: 10 Abril 2017

 

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