Concurso de Bolsa de Investigação para o projeto ISLANDAP - março 2019

Job: Marine Biologist with expertise in aquaculture trials
 
Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-ISLANDAP-2019-001

Main research field: Biological sciences

Sub research field:
 
Job summary:

In the scope of the project ISLANDAP, R+D+I Towards Aquaponic Development in the Ultraperipheric Islands and the Circular Bioeconomy, (MAC/1.1A/207), ARDITI 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.

Job description:

The project ISLANDAP, R+D+I Towards Aquaponic Development in the Ultraperipheric Islands and the Circular Bioeconomy, (MAC/1.1A/207) 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, ARDITI 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 for setting up and maintaining experiments, including feeding trials, in aquatic closed systems.
 
Responsibilities include:
• Selection of urchin species for aquaculture trials;
• Maintenance of urchin broodstock;
• Live feed culture;
• Selection of environmental parameters and nutritional parameters impacting on urchin aquaculture species;
• Setting up of experiments;
• Data analysis and reporting.

Admission Requirements
 
The ideal candidate will have a MSc. Degree in Marine Biology (or other related field), with work experience in nutrition and physiology trials using sea urchins and demonstrate experience in the following areas:

• broodstock handling;
• live feed culture techniques;
• biological sampling of animals and microalgae;
• design and setting up of feeding trials;
• production trials with semi-intensive methodologies.

Workplan
 
• Perform literature search related with specific topics;
• Culture and biological sampling of organisms, live feed and water quality analysis;
• Assist in design and perform nutrition and physiology trials using aquaculture animals at different life-stages;
• Data analyses and report;
• Participate on the writing of scientific papers.

Scientific guidance and workplace
 
The work will be coordinated by Carlos Andrade (PhD) at the Mariculture Centre of Calheta – Madeira Fisheries Directorate, in Madeira Island (Portugal).

Duration

6 months, eventually renewable until the end of the project.

Salary
 
ARDITI fellowship stipend (989,70€) and regulations are determined by ARDITI (https://www.arditi.pt/index.php/biblioteca-on-line/outros-documentos/category/19-bolsas-de-investigacao).

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

QA:
•    5 points - MSc. in Marine Biology (or related field of study)
EP:
•    4 points – Experience collecting and biological sampling of different urchin species (0.0: No experience; 1.0: for each species to a maximum of 4.0 points);
•    3 points - Experience rearing echinoderm species (0.0: No experience; 1.0: for each year of experience to a maximum of 3.0 points);
•    2 points - Experience with design and setting up urchin trials (0.0: No experience; 0.5: for each trial to a maximum of 2.0 points);
•    2 points - Experience with urchin broodstock management and reproduction (0.0: No experience; 1.0: for each year of experience to a maximum of 2.0 points);
•    2 points - Experience with live feed culture techniques (0.0: No experience; 1.0: for each year of experience to a maximum of 2.0 points)
•    1 point - Experience with the characterization of gonad developmental stages of urchins using histological techniques (0.0: No experience; 1.0 for previous experience);
•    1 point - Experience with writing of scientific papers and reports (0.5 for each publication to a maximum of 1.0 points).

Selection panel
  • Carlos Andrade (PhD)
  • Sonia Gueroun (PhD)
  • Natacha Nogueira (MSc.)

Application contents
  • Motivation Letter (emphasizing the candidate’s adequacy to each evaluation criteria)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • MSc. certificate and digital copy of the thesis

Anouncement of the results
 
Via e-mail.

Application submission and deadline

All applications must be sent by e-mail to: Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar. until 12th of april 2019. The subject of the email should be: ARDITI-ISLANDAP-2019-001
 
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.
 

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

 

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