Job: Loggerhead turtles body condition and abundance fellowship for project Mistic Seas II
Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-OOM/2017/007
In the context the project MISTIC SEAS, OOM-ARDITI is looking for a marine turtles researcher (graduate level degree), preferably with knowledge and experience in locating, identifying and capturing marine turtles at sea.
“MISTIC SEAS II – Applying a subregional coherent and coordinated approach to the monitoring and assessment of marine biodiversity in Macaronesia for the second cycle of the MSFD“, is a project financed by the DG ENV, European Commission (No. 11.0661/2017/750679/SUB/ENV.C2). The project aims at implementing the common monitoring programs designed in MISTIC SEAS project and reinforce regionally coherent, coordinated and consistent updates to the determination of GES, as well as to prepare the next steps of the 2nd cycle of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive - MSFD (2008/56/EC), including the revision of the initial assessments and the definition of environmental targets by July 2018, in accordance with Article 17(2a and 2b), Article 5(2) and Article 3(5) of the MSFD.
This is a researcher position to carry out in the field the biological sampling work of loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in Madeira archipelago as well as to assist in the pilot photo-identification study of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus). This work is to test the sampling approach proposed in the sub-programmes “Loggerhead capture and sampling” and “Abundance and demography of coastal cetaceans” established in Project MISTIC SEAS.
In the context of this project, OOM-ARDITI is looking for a marine turtle’s researcher (graduate level degree), preferably with knowledge and experience in locating, identifying and capturing marine turtles at sea. This person should also have knowledge and experience in carrying out biological sampling of turtles at sea and in the laboratory. The selected applicant will temporarily integrate the team of OOM - Oceanic Observatory of Madeira working on marine turtles, headed by Thomas Dellinger, scientist with over 20 years of experience studying these animals in Madeira archipelago.
For the applicant to be considered a candidate for this scholarship it is required to have a degree in biology, ecology or similar degree and be fluent English, both written and spoken.
The responsibilities of the marine turtles’ researcher include, among others:
The work will be carried out at the Marine Biology Station of Funchal, University of Madeira, Funchal, and at the Science Unit of the Madeira Whale Museum, Caniçal, Madeira Island, under the supervision of Thomas Dellinger (PhD).
745.00 €/month tax free - ARDITI research fellowship (BI - Licenciado) monthly maintenance stipend and regulations are determined by ‘FCT-Fundação para a Ciência Tecnologia’ (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en).
FS = QA + EP + ML
FS – Final Scores
QA – Qualifications
EP – Experience
ML – Motivation
The jury may decide to conduct an interview to the three best graded candidates in the qualifications, experience and motivation evaluation, and that interview will contribute to 40% of the final scores of these candidates (i.e., the joint score of the CV evaluation and motivation letter will be 60% of the final score).Selection panel
Application submission and deadline
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|Type of contract: Temporary|
|Job country: Portugal|
|Job city: Funchal|
|Job company/institute: ARDITI|