Job: Research Grant (BI) for Marine Vertebrate Biotelemetry;
Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-OOM/2016/012;
Main research field: n/a;
Sub research field: n/a;
The Ocean Observatory Madeira opens a Research Grant (BI) at post-doctoral level, with expertise in pelagic satellite and data logger telemetry and analysis.
The oceanic archipelago of Madeira is located in the warm-temperate waters of the NE Atlantic, standing as a privileged platform to study the pelagic environment. Therefore, ARDITI, through the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira (OOM), included the remote sensing of large marine vertebrates and of the surrounding oceanographic features as one of its main goals.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD Degree in Biological Sciences, or a related field, and be familiar / experienced with biologging (preferentially on large marine vertebrates), with work experience and/or having published in the subject;
The work will be coordinated by Prof. Thomas Dellinger and Dr. Filipe Alves
1 year, renewable up to 3 years.
The monthly maintenance stipend for "Bolsa de Investigação (BI): Doutor" (1495€) is determined by ‘FCT-Fundação para a Ciência Tecnologia’ (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en).
The following evaluation criteria will be applied:
FS = QA + EP
FS – Final Score
QA – Qualifications
EP – Experience
3 points – PhD in Biologging (or related field of study)
4 points – co-authoring scientific papers on biologging on marine vertebrates (0.5 points for each publication in peer-reviewed journals, to a maximum of 4 points);
4 points - Experience in the data analysis of satellite and data logging telemetry in large marine vertebrates (1 point if 1 year of experience with data analysis and/or number of projects that have worked related with biologging; 2 points if between 1-3; 3 points if between 3-5; 4 points if >5);
3 points – Know-how in ecological modelling (1 point if have attendant 1 course/workshop/project’s consultant; 2 points if between 2-4; 3 points if >4);
2 points - Experience in satellite ‘language’ / tags (e.g., ARGOS, Geolocators) (1 point if had set up 1 type of satellite tag; 2 points if >1 type);
3 points - Experience on funding acquisition (project proposals) (1 point until 200.000€ acquired in scientific projects as principal investigator; 2 points if between 200.000€-400.000€; 3 points if >400.000€);
1 point - Experience in deploying satellite/geolocaters/data loggers tags in marine vertebrates (0.5 points if integrated teams / carried surveys to deploy tags up to 2 years; 1 point if >2 years);
Prof. Thomas Dellinger
Prof. Rui Caldeira
Prof. Nuno Nunes
-Motivation Letter (emphasizing the candidate’s adequacy to each evaluation criteria)
-PhD 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