Job:Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-OOM/2016/011
Research Grant (BI) for Plankton analysis around islands and seamounts
Main research field: Biological sciences
Sub research field:
The Ocean Observatory Madeira opens a Research Grant (BI) at MSc. Degree level, for Plankton analysis around islands and seamounts
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