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Unique identifier: ae9a9e02-d2de-4fae-b914-b5436bcb5b71

1. Descrição do cargo/posição/bolsa
1. Job description

Job:
Post-Doctoral Research fellowship

Job/Fellowship Reference: ICETA 2017-10

Main research field: Biological sciences

Sub research field:

Job summary:

A Post-Doctoral Research fellowship is now open for applications at ICETA (CIBIO-InBIO) - Reference ICETA 2017-10 in the context of the Project “All Heaven in a Rage: International bird trade as a driver of biological invasions in Europe” HEAVEN IN A RAGE: INTERNATIONAL BIRD TRADE AS A DRIVER OF BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS IN EUROPE” (PTDC/AAG- GLO/0463/2014 e POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016583) granted by national funds by FCT/MCTES (PIDDAC) and co-funded by FEDER funds through the Operational Programme for Competitiveness Factors (POFC)- COMPETE.



Job description:

Scientific Area: Ecology, Biology.

 

A Post-Doctoral Research fellowship is now open for applications at ICETA (CIBIO-InBIO) - Reference ICETA 2017-10 in the context of the Project “All Heaven in a Rage: International bird trade as a driver of biological invasions in Europe” HEAVEN IN A RAGE: INTERNATIONAL BIRD TRADE AS A DRIVER OF BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS IN EUROPE” (PTDC/AAG- GLO/0463/2014 e POCI-01-0145-FEDER-016583) granted by national funds by FCT/MCTES (PIDDAC) and co-funded by FEDER funds through the Operational Programme for Competitiveness Factors (POFC)- COMPETE.

 

Background

Biological invasions are one of the greatest global changes now underway. Human translocation of species, either intentional or not, is mixing the world's biota and while the majority of transported species fails to establish in the new areas, some eventually become invasive. Invasive species are now a main cause of important declines in biological diversity, of economic and productivity losses in human enterprises and of large-scale changes in the spatial distribution of human and animal diseases. The current number of known invasive species worldwide already reaches the tens of thousands and the increase of this number is strongly associated with the increase in the extent and volume of trade and transport. Consequently, as globalization ensues, it is expected that the number of invasive species and the magnitude of their impacts becomes even higher.

 

Research environment:

The postdoc will be associated with Luís Reino in the Applied population and community ecology laboratory in Lisbon (http://maerua.iict.pt/applecol/) led by Prof. Pedro Beja, which will co-supervise the work. The successful candidate will also be actively involved with the CIBIO-partners at the University of Évora in the group led by Prof. Miguel B. Araújo (www.maraujolab.com), particularly the other candidate that will be contracted under this project. This project also involves collaboration with a cohort of international scientists including Riccardo Scalera (IUCN), Daniel Sol (CSIC), David Richardson (Stellenbosch University), Diederik Strubbe (University of Copenhagen), Jose Tella (Estación Biológica de Doñana- CSIC), Martina Carrete (University Pablo de Olavide), Jonathan Jeschke (Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research), among others.

 

Required background and skills:

Two alternative profiles are suitable for this post:

Profile 1 – PhD in Mathematics or Physics. Solid skills in applied modelling of network-related dynamics. Good programming skills are a must. Strong motivation for working in ecological problems is highly appreciated.

 

Profile 2 - PhD in Biology, Ecology and related fields. Solid background in dispersal ecology with proven experience in environmental modelling, numerical analysis of ecological data and macroecology. Good programming skills are a must. Proven knowledge of network dynamics is highly appreciated.

Language: English as a first or second language is required.

Publication record: Candidates are expected to have a good publication record in internationally refereed journals.

 

Working Plan: The successful candidate will work mainly on the development of risk models for bird invasions. The modelling is expected to be spatially and temporally explicit and will use available data on networks of bird trade and other appropriate environmental and socio-economic predictors.

 

Legislation framework: A fellowship contract will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by FCT “Regulations for Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources”, in accordance with Law 40/2004, of 18 August, as amended and republished by Decree-Law No. 202/2012 of 27 August, and as amended by Decree-Law No. 233/2012 of 29 October and by Law No. 12/2013, of 29 January, and Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of 9 July, to Fellowships Regulation of FCT (www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2015.pdf).

 

Place of work: CIBIO/InBIO – Instituto Superior de Agronomia, University of Lisbon.

 

Duration and Starting date: 12 months, starting in May 2017 (starting date is flexible), with the possibility of renovation (total duration 20,5 months).

 

Stipend: Monthly stipend is €1495 according to the stipends established by FCT, I.P. in Portugal (http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores) plus social security. Payment will be made by bank transfer on a monthly basis.

 

Evaluation Methods: Evaluation will be based on academic qualifications (25%), motivation and interest in the project (25%), demonstrated experience and skills in relevant areas (50%). There may be resorting to interviews. The jury reserves the right to not select any candidate, if the submitted applications do not meet the required profile.

 

 

Evaluation Panel: Dr. Luís Reino (Chair), Dr. Miguel Araújo (vowel), Dr. César Capinha (vowel), Dr. Diederik Strubbe (vowel) and Dr. Hugo Rebelo (substitute vowel).

 

 

Results: The final results will be affixed in a visible and public place at CIBIO/InBIO-Campus Agrário de Vairão, University of Porto and candidates will be notified by email.

 

Application: The call for applications is open from 11th April to 25th April 2017. Applications must be submitted via email to bolsas@iceta.up.pt, containing in the subject the reference to which the candidate is applying, under penalty of exclusion of the candidature.

The application must include a cover letter (in English) explaining why you think you are an adequate candidate for the post, a short CV (up to 5 pages), copy of the academic degree certificate, external links to five of your most relevant papers, and the names and contacts of two academics that can provide a reference for you.




Vacant posts: 1

Type of contract: To be defined

Job country: Portugal

Job city: Lisboa

Job company/institute: Iceta


Application deadline: 25 Abril 2017
(The Application's deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)

2. Dados de contactos da organização
2. Organization contact data

Organization/institute: ICETA - Instituto de Ciências, Tecnologias e Agroambiente da Universidade do Porto

Address:
Praça Gomes Teixeira, Apartado 55142
Porto - 4051-401
Portugal

Email: bolsas@iceta.up.pt

Website: not available

3. Habilitações académicas
3. Required education Level

Degree: PHD
Degree field: Biological sciences
4. Línguas exigidas
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5. Experiência exigida em investigação
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