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Bolsa Investigação Mestre | Marine Biology and ecology

Candidaturas de 14/03/2019 a 27/03/2019

Research Fellowship (M / F)

Is open to award of a research grant for a Master under the Project: EAPA_174/2016 - 3DPARE - Artificial Reef 3D Printing for Atlantic Area, financed by Interreg Espaço Atlântico - Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional, under the following conditions:

Field of study: Marine Biology and ecology

Admission requirements:
  • Master in biology, marine or environmental science or related discipline
  • Diving certificate and documented diving experience
  • Willingness and ability to work at sea, both in the intertidal and subtidal
  • Good English skills both verbal and writing
Requirements for hiring: If the plan has been awarded by the Higher Education Institute, it must comply with the provisions of Decree-Law no. 66/2017, and the information contained in the hiring data must be formally registered.

Conditions of preference:
  • Experience in underwater field work, specially in benthic rocky ecosystems as kelp forests
  • Experience in seaweed stock assessment
Work plan:

Monitoring of natural reefs, mostly of the coast in Portugal but possibly also in other countries. Test different materials and how they are colonized both at sea and in laboratory experiments. Assist in the planning and deployment of the artificial reefs built in Portugal. Monitor artificial reefs and determine patterns of colonization. Do the environmental monitoring of the region where the reefs will be deployed. Write reports and scientific publication. Present project results in scientific meetings and in project meetings with stakeholders. Other related tasks of the project or group.

Applicable laws and regulations: Law no. 40/2004 of 18 August (Statute of the Scholarship for Scientific Research) with subsequent amendments; the Scholarship Regulations of the University of Porto (https://sigarra.up.pt/up/pt/noticias_geral.ver_noticia?p_nr=6016), and the Project Contract

Workplace: The work will be developed at the University of Porto (Faculdade de Ciências) with possible short stays in other countries, mainly in Europe.

Duration of the Grant: 6 months eventually renewed, starting in April 2019. 

Value of monthly maintenance allowance: The amount of the grant corresponds to ¤989,70.
The payment will be performed by bank transfer.

Selection methods: Evaluation of cv (50%) and of the experience of the candidates in the diving required (50%). Eventually the best candidates can be asked for an interview for decision between the most suited candidates (40% of final grade) and the evaluation carried out has a weight of 60%".

Selection Jury composition:
President - Isabel Sousa Pinto - FCUP
1º Effective member – Teresa Borges - FCUP
2º Effective member - João Franco - FCUP
1º Alternate member – Sara Antunes – FCUP

Form of advertising / notification of results: The final results of the evaluation will be published through the list ranked by the final classification, sent to the candidates by registered mail, by which requests indication of the full address in the application process.

Application deadline and forms for submitting applications: The call will be open 14/03/2019 at 27/03/2019

Applications must be formalized, by letter to Isabel Sousa Pinto, Departamento de Biologia, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, R. do Campo Alegre s/n 4169-007 Porto and by e-mail to the following addresses: recrutamento@fc.up.pt  with knowledge to ispinto@fc.up.pt , accompanied by the following documents: CV, motivation letter (in English) qualification certificates of degrees and of diving, and other relevant documents.

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