The MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (UID/MAR/04292/2019) at ISPA – Instituto Universitário, is opening a position for a Research Fellowship - Master (Bolsa de Investigação - Mestre), funded by the Portuguese National Science Foundation (FCT) under the following conditions:
Scientific area: Marine and Freshwater Sciences
Job description: The research fellow will be responsible to:
i) Operate as an effective team player at MARE-ISPA;
ii) Collaborate in research projects focusing on aquatic ecology and conservation. This fellowship is particularly intensive in field work. The fellow will in particular be involved in the following tasks:
· Preparing all equipment needed to field work and collaborate on the logistical organization of field work;
· Performing diverse tasks in the field such as, but not exclusively, ecological sampling techniques including sampling for genetic analysis, placing and retrieving diverse equipment (e.g. data loggers, sampling devices);
· Sorting, sampling and identifying aquatic fauna including algae, invertebrates, fish larval and juvenile stages and processing and analysing biological samples;
· Preparing DNA samples and implementing methods for genetic taxonomic identification.
Mandatory requirements: i) Master in Biology or equivalent area; ii) Experience in ecological sample collections and relevant laboratorial procedures namely genetic analysis; iii) Diving, boat operator and driving licenses; iv) Immediate availability to start the grant.
Applicable laws and regulations: Law Nr. 40/2004, of 18th August (Scientific Research Fellow Statute); Regulations for Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources, of FCT, I.P.—2015 (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT.pdf).
Address of workplace: The candidate will be working at ISPA – Instituto Universitário, under the scientific orientation of Doctor Joana Robalo (Assistant Professor).
Duration: The appointment will be full-time and will have a duration until December 31, renewable until 72 months and starting on March 2019.
Monthly internship for full-time position: According to the regulations of the FCT Scientific Fellowships in Portugal (http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores) the net monthly salary will be €980, which will be paid by bank transfer. The fellow will be covered by a personal accident’s insurance and can contribute voluntarily to the national social security system, according to Dec-Lei n.º 40/89 from 1th February.
Selection Procedure: Candidates will be ranked based on their personal merit as assessed by their Curriculum Vitae (40%) and Motivation Letter (20%). In case of doubts between candidates an interview may be scheduled (40%).
Jury responsible for the selection: Doctor Joana Robalo (Assistant Professor at ISPA); Doctor Carla Sousa Santos (Researcher at ISPA); Doctor Frederico Almada (Researcher at ISPA).
Form of advertising / notification of results: The final evaluation results will be informed by e-mail.
Application Period: From February 19, 2019 to March 4, 2019.
he applications should be formalized mentioning the fellowship reference MARE-ISPA/005/BI/2019
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