Job: Research Grant (BI) for Marine Aquaculture Nutrition and Physiology Trials;
Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-OOM/2016/007;
Main research field: n/a;
Sub research field: n/a;
The Ocean Observatory Madeira opens a Research Grant (BI) at MSc. Degree level, for Marine Aquaculture Nutrition and Physiology Trials
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.
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:
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).
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
5 points – MSc. in Marine Biology (or related field of study)
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).
Dr. Carlos Andrade (OOM-ARDITI)
Dra. Sílvia Lourenço (OOM-ARDITI)
Eng. Clemente de Aguiar (ARDITI)
-Motivation Letter (emphasizing the candidate’s adequacy to each evaluation criteria)
- MSc. certificate and digital copy of the thesis
Anouncement of the results
ARDITI (http://www.arditi.pt). Via e-mail.
Application submission and deadline