Job: Research Grant (BI) for Plankton analysis around islands and seamounts;
Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-OOM/2016/011;
Main research field: Biological sciences;
Sub research field: n/a;
The Ocean Observatory Madeira opens a Research Grant (BI) at MSc. Degree level, for Plankton analysis around islands and seamounts
The Ocean Observatory of Madeira (OOM) was created in 2014 as an autonomous research unit hosted by ‘Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação (ARDITI)’ with the main goal of promoting an Excellence Centre, catalysing opportunities at regional, national and international level, with a multidisciplinary team dedicated to scientific research, innovation, education and public outreach within Marine Sciences and Technologies. OOM profits greatly from human and institutional resources existing within the Autonomous Region of Madeira, with emphasis on higher education, research institutions, companies and governmental agencies with relevant activities and competences in marine areas.
The ideal candidate will have a Masters Degree (or equivalent, e.g. Portuguese pre-Bologna Licenciatura) in Marine Biology, Biology or other related field, with strong work experience in phyto- and zooplankton analysis.
The work will be coordinated by Dr. Manfred Kaufmann & Dr. Áurea Narciso
Workplace will be at the Funchal Marine Biology Station (EBMF), Madeira Island
1 year, renewable up to 3 years.
The monthly maintenance stipend for "Bolsa de Investigação (BI): Msc" (980€) and regulations are determined by ‘FCT-Fundação para a Ciência Tecnologia’ (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.pt).
The following evaluation criteria will be applied:
FS = QA + EP
FS – Final Score
QA – Qualifications
EP – Experience
6 points – MSc or equivalent (e.g. Portuguese pre-Bologna Licenciatura) in Marine Biology, Biology (or related field of study);
--> 6: grade 18 or better; 5: grade 17; 4: grade 16; 3: grade 15; 2: grade 14; 1: grade 12-13
2 points - Experience in oceanographic sampling (CTD, phyto- and zooplankton);
--> 2: participation in open ocean campaign; 1: participation in coastal campaign or other related activity
4 points - Experience in phytoplankton identification and enumeration;
--> 4: scientific publication(s) and/or communication (talk, poster) (general topic); --> 3: scientific publication(s) and/or communication (talk, poster) (specific taxonomic group) 2: active participation in project; 1: other related activity
3 points - Experience in zooplankton identification and enumeration;
--> 3: scientific publication(s) and/or communication (talk, poster); 2: active participation in project; 1: other related activity
2 points - Experience in determination of dissolved nutrients in seawater (chemical analysis);
--> 2: nutrient analysis performed in 1 or more projects; 1: sound knowledge of nutrient analysis or similar related activity
3 points - Prior experience in data analysis and scientific publication.
--> 3: 1 or more scientific publication(s) related to plankton analysis; 2: 1 or more scientific publication(s); 1: 1 or more scientific communication(s) (talk or poster) (0.25 extra point for 2 or more publications)
Prof. Dr. Manfred Kaufmann (UMa & CIIMAR-Madeira)
Dr. Áurea Narciso (CIIMAR-Madeira)
Dr. Rui Caldeira (OOM-ARDITI)
-Motivation Letter (emphasizing the candidate’s adequacy to each evaluation criteria)
-Masters (or equivalent) certificate (and/or conclusion confirmation letter + digital copy of the thesis)
Anouncement of the results
ARDITI (http://www.arditi.pt). Via e-mail.
Application submission and deadline