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Bolsa de Investigação (Licenciado) – 1 vaga (CCMAR/BI/0012/2018)

The Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR) in the Algarve, Portugal, opens a position for a Bachelor’s Degree Research fellowship (BI – Licenciado) in the project with the reference PTDC/MAR-PRO/3396/2014: CINNAMOW “Tracking Mediterranean Outflow Water impact on North Atlantic circulation and climate during the initiation of the Northern Hemisphere glaciation.” funded by Fundação para  a Ciência e  a Tecnologia, FCT under the following conditions: 

Tasks to perform:
⦁    Study of microfossils (benthic foraminifera) in sediment samples from the Iberian Margin for palaeo-environmental reconstruction conditions in the transition period from the Pliocene to the Pleistocene.

⦁    Foraminifera identification (in what concerns gender and species), data treatment and interpretation of the assemblages. 

Scientific orientation:
Dr. Montserrat Alonso Garcia

Work place:
Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, I. P., Álges, Portugal.

1.    Bachelor Degree in Geology, Marine Sciences or related areas.

Evaluation criteria:
1.    Bachelor degree final score (50%)
2.    Previous experience in areas relevant for the project: micropaleontology (benthic foraminifer identification), Iberian Margin sediments and currents, the Plio-Pleistocene transition (30%)
3.    Motivation letter (20%)
Preference will be given to candidates that have previous experience with benthic foraminifer identification.
The selection jury might interview applicants should they require further information or clarification about their application. 

In the event that no applicant has the necessary profile the jury reserves the right to close the call without any recruitment. During the fellowship, and in the event that the fellowship holder should resign, the jury reserves the right, upon convenience and opportunity, to assign the fellowship to the next applicant in accordance with the ranking position of the selection jury.

Grant conditions: The grant will have an initial duration of 04 months, starting in March 2019 and might be renewed for additional periods up to the end of the project. The fellowship must be undertaken exclusively (full time) according to the Portuguese law 40/2004, of 18 of August (Scientific Research Fellowship holder statutes), Fellowship Regulation of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology in force and the rules of CCMAR research grants

Monthly maintenance allowance: A maintenance allowance of 745 €/net (tax free) will be paid each month through inter-bank transfer in accordance with the grant amounts set by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology .

Application period:  from 09 January  to 23 of January 2019. 

Application submission process: Only applications submitted through the CCMAR website will be considered: Applications are considered to be correctly submitted only after the candidate has received a confirmation e-mail from CCMAR. Applications (in English or Portuguese) should include a Motivation Letter (that details the candidates experience in each requirement and evaluation criterion), a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copy of the candidates BSc. certificate and the email contacts of up to 3 referees.

Results and Preliminary Hearing: The judgement of the selection committee will be communicated in writing (by email) within 45 working days after the application deadline. After notification, candidates have 10 working days to contest the preliminary decision sending an email to the selection committee.

Selection Committee: Dr. Montserrat Alonso Garcia, researcher at IPMA and CCMAR (President of the jury), Dr. Teresa Rodrigues, researcher at IPMA and CCMAR (member), Dr. Emília Salgueiro researcher at IPMA and CCMAR (member), and Dr. Fátima Abrantes researcher at IPMA and CCMAR  (substitute member).

Disabled candidates shall be preferred in a situation of equal classification, and said preference supersedes any legal preferences. Candidates must declare, on their honour, their respective disability degree, type of disability and communication / expression means to be used during selection period on their application form, under the regulations above.

CCMAR’s non-discrimination and equal access opportunities policy – No candidate can be privileged, benefited, jeopardised or be deprived of any right or exempt of any claim in regards to descendent, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, economic situation, origin, social economy, genetic heritage, disability, chronic disease, nationality, ethnicity, territory of origin, language, religion, politics, ideology or union membership.  

Faro, December 19th, 2018 

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09/01/2019 a 23/01/2019