Concurso de Bolsa de Investigação para o projeto GoJelly - novembro 2018

Job: Research fellowship (BI) - MSc.Level - Aquaculture, and Jellyfish ecology, Experimental Ecology
 
Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-OOM/2018/005

Main research field: Not available

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 a Marine Biologist (MSc. Level) or equivalent with expertise in experimental ecology, marine organism handling and culture and nutrition trials. The successful candidate will assist ARDITI team in coordinating the Harvesting and Aquaculture WP of “GoJelly”, with special focus on experimental jellyfish capture and culture.
Job description:

Descrição do cargo/posição

Job/Fellowship description

Aquaculture, and Jellyfish ecology, Experimental Ecology

Cargo/posição/bolsa

Job/Fellowship

Research fellowship (BI) - MSc.Level

Referência

Job/Fellowship Reference

ARDITI-OOM/2018/005

Área científica genérica

Main research field

Marine Sciences, Biological Oceanography

Área científica específica

Sub research field

Marine and Experimental Ecology

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 a Marine Biologist (MSc. Level) or equivalent with expertise in experimental ecology, marine organism handling and culture and nutrition trials. The successful candidate will assist ARDITI team in coordinating the Harvesting and Aquaculture WP of “GoJelly”, with special focus on experimental jellyfish capture and culture.

Responsibilities include:

  • Jellyfish capture
  • Maintenance and handling of jellyfish in mesocosms
  • Maintenance, handling and experimental trials with a patented cage specialized for outdoor rearing of jellyfish
  • Live feed culture
  • Participate in experimental trials on the selection of environmental parameters and nutritional parameters impacting on jellyfish species
  • Data analysis and reporting.

Requisitos de admissão

Admission Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a MSc. Degree in Marine Sciences, Biological Oceanography, Marine Biology or equivalent, as well as previous experience relevant for the project, including (but not exclusively):

  • Background and proven record in marine and experimental ecology
  • Knowledge in experimental design and statistics
  • Experience in different mesocosm systems
  • Marine invertebrates handling (special focus on Cnidaria)
  • Previous experience with data analysis and data handling
  • Experience in jellyfish or invertebrates’ culture
  • Experience with live feed culture
  • Experience in Scientific Diving and SCUBA diving certification at Dive Leader level (European EN 14153-3) or higher.
  • Certified animal handling training
  • Experience in biological sampling of animals
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Fluent knowledge (spoken and written) of the English language

Plano de trabalhos

Workplan

  • Capture, maintenance and handling of jellyfish
  • Maintenance, handling and experimental trials with a patented cage specialized for outdoor rearing of jellyfish
  • 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;
  • Writing scientific reports;

Orientação científica e local de trabalho

Scientific guidance and workplace

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

Duração da(s) bolsa(s)

Duration

12 months (eventually renewable up to 24 months)

Subsídio de manutenção mensal

Salary

ARDITI fellowship MSc 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. in Biological Oceanography, Marine Sciences (or related field of study)
  • EP – Experience
  • Maximum Score of 20 points as follows:

DESCRIPTION

MAX. SCORE

 

·         Background and proven record in marine and experimental ecology;

3 Points

·         Marine invertebrates handling;

3 Points

·         Experience in different mesocosm systems;

3 Points

·         Previous experience with data management and analysis;

2 Points

·         Animal handling training (certified)

2 Points

·         Experience with snorkel, SCUBA diving (European EN 14153-3 level or equivalent required).

2 Points

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

1 Point

·         Previous experience in GIS platform and R

1 Point

·         Knowledge in experimental design

1 Point

·         Experience in jellyfish or invertebrates’ culture

1 Point

·         Live feed culture

0,5 Points

·         Demonstrated ability to work independently;

0,5 Points

TOTAL:

20 Points

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 candidates may be invited for an interview (in person or remotely) if QA + EP scoring has a maximum difference of 1 point or lower. Maximum score of 10 points.

The following evaluation criteria will be applied:

FS = QA + EP + IN, where:

FS – Final Score

QA – Qualifications

EP – Experience

Composição do Júri de Seleção

Selection panel

Dr. João Canning-Clode (MARE and OOM-ARDITI)

Dr. Carlos Andrade (CMC and OOM-ARDITI)

Dr. Sonia KM Gueroun (OOM-ARDITI)

Documentos de candidatura

Application contents

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

-Curriculum Vitae

- MSc. certificate and digital copy of the thesis

Forma de publicitação/notificação dos resultados

Anouncement of the results

Via e-mail.

Prazo de candidatura e forma de apresentação das candidaturas

Application submission and 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 18st of December 2018. The subject of the email should be: ARDITI-OOM/2018/005

Vacant posts 1

Instituição de acolhimento

Job/Fellowship company/Institute

ARDITI-Observatório Oceânico da Madeira

Dados de contacto da organização

Organization contact data

ARDITI - Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação

Edif. Madeira Tecnopolo, Piso 2

Caminho da Penteada

9020-105 Funchal

Portugal

tel. +351 291 721 220

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Websites

http://www.arditi.pt

http://oom.arditi.pt

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.
 

Vacant posts: 1
Type of contract: Other
Job country: Portugal
Job city: Funchal
Job company/institute: ARDITI - Observatório Oceânico da Madeira

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

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