Bolsa de Investigação: ARDITI-OOM/2016/007

Job:
Research Grant (BI) for Marine Aquaculture Nutrition and Physiology Trials
Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-OOM/2016/007

Main research field: Not available

Sub research field:
 

Job summary:

The Ocean Observatory Madeira opens a Research Grant (BI) at MSc. Degree level, for Marine Aquaculture Nutrition and Physiology Trials

Job description:

The Oceanic Observatory of Madeira Project (M1420-01-0145-FEDER-000001-Observatório Oceânico da Madeira-OOM) aims to support and promote Science and Technological Research and improve performance of Madeira´s Marine Research, Development and Innovation Institutions.

In the scope of the project, OOM-ARDITI is looking for Marine Biologist (MSc. level) with expertise in marine animals nutrition trials. The successful candidate will join the aquaculture research group, an interdisciplinary team with the following research topics: aquaculture species diversification, multitrophic integrated aquaculture, physiological impact of environmental and behavioural variables.

Responsibilities include:

  • To select species/life stage for aquaculture trials;
  • To select environmental parameters and nutritional parameters impacting on aquaculture species and species specific indicators of physiological stress;
  • 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 marine animals and demonstrate experience in the following areas:
  • breeding and larval rearing of aquaculture species;
  • design and setting up of marine fish feeding trials;
  • in vivo metabolic studies, using a combination of tube-feeding with radioisotope tracer techniques;
  • basic histology techniques;
  • gene expression analysis (transcriptomics; RT-PCR).
Workplan
  • Perform literature search related with specific topics;
  • Assist in design and perform nutrition and physiology trials using aquaculture animals at different life-stages;
  • Sampling of organisms and water quality analysis;
  • Data analyses and report;
  • Participate on the writing of scientific papers.
Scientific guidance and workplace

The work will be coordinated by Dr. Carlos Andrade, Dra. Silvia Lourenço and Natacha Nogueira (Msc.) at the Mariculture Centre of Calheta – Madeira Fisheries Directorate, in Madeira Island (Portugal).

Duration

1 year, renewable up to 3 years.

Salary

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).

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 with breeding and larval rearing of aquaculture species (0.0: No experience; 1.0 for each year of experience to a maximum of 4.0 points);

4 points  - Experience with design and setting up of marine fish feeding trials (0.0: No experience; 1.0 for each trial to a maximum of 4.0 points);
2 points - Experience with in vivo metabolic studies, using a combination of tube-feeding with radioisotope tracer techniques (0.0: No experience; 0.5 for each study to a maximum of 2.0 points);
2 points - Experience with basic histology techniques (0.0: No experience; 0.5 for each work/study to a maximum of 2.0 points);
2 points - Experience with gene expression analysis (transcriptomics; RT-PCR) (0.0: No experience; 0.5 for each work/study to a maximum of 2.0 points);
1 point - Experience with writing of scientific papers (0.5 for each publication to a maximum of 1.0 point).

Selection panel

Dr. Carlos Andrade (OOM-ARDITI)
Dra. Sílvia Lourenço (OOM-ARDITI)
Eng. Clemente de Aguiar (ARDITI)

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


ARDITI (http://www.arditi.pt). Via e-mail.

Application submission and deadline

The application is to be submited by email to Este endereço de email está protegido contra piratas. Necessita ativar o JavaScript para o visualizar. until the 15th april 2016

 

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