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Looking for doctoral candidates - Fellowship

The Algarve Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR) of the University of Algarve (Faro, Portugal) and the Institute of Science and Environment of the University of Saint Joseph (Macao) are accepting candidates to apply for a joint doctoral fellowship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) of Portugal to carry out a thesis project on intraspecific chemical communication for aggression in the Siamese fighting fish. The work involves the use of multiple techniques (electrophysiological, immunochemical, behaviour) that will be taught to the candidate and will be carried out at CCMAR and ISE, approximately 50% of the time at each institute, with possibility of field work in Thailand.

Thesis supervision:

Professors Adelino V. M. Canário (CCMAR) and David Gonçalves (ISE).


  1. To have Portuguese citizenship or citizenship from any member state of the European Union, or citizens from countries outside Europe with permanent residence in Portugal.
  2. To have an excellent Master degree in Biology or related area;
  3. To be fluent in English, written and spoken.

Fellowship conditions:

If the application is successful, the fellowship is awarded for a period of 48 months pending on positive evaluation of progress by the supervisors and according to specific legislation and regulations. The monthly stipend is 980 euro in Portugal and 1710 euros while abroad according to present regulations and legislation.


Applications should be sent by e-mail until 18th March 2018 to acanario@ualg.pt AND davidg@usj.edu.mo and include motivation letter (in English), detailed curriculum vitae and the contacts of up to 3 references.

Policy of non-discrimination and equal access opportunities policy:

All applicants are only considered based on their merit. 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.

PhD Student
06/03/2018 a 20/03/2018