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Post- Doctoral Research Fellowship Advertisement – 1 vacancy (CCMAR/BPD/0013/2019)

Post - Doctoral Research Fellowship Advertisement – 1 vacancy

Within ALGAE Own Revenues Funding
Ref. ª: CCMAR/BPD/0013/2019

The Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR) in the Algarve, Portugal, opens a position for a Post- Doctoral Research fellowship (BPD) with the financial support from ALGAE Own Revenues Funding (Receitas Próprias) under the following conditions:

Tasks to perform:
To perform experiences, laboratory analysis, data analysis and writing of scientific papers on the role of secondary metabolites in seagrass physiology and allelopathic relationships under global change scenarios.

Scientific orientation:
Dr. João Silva, Researcher at CCMAR 

Work place:
The workplace is based on CCMAR premises. The work schedule may include late hours, weekends or holidays if necessary for the development of the working plan.   

1.   PhD in the field of Marine and Environment Sciences or similar.
2.    Driving license. 
3.   Strong skills in written and spoken English language. 

Non-compliance with any of these requirements at the time of application invalidates the application. Provision of false documentation will be punished by law.

Evaluation criteria: 
1.   Experience and knowledge in the field of seagrass physiology (30%). 
2.    Experience on experimental work on the effects of ocean acidification over seagrass. (30%).
3.    Experience in the analysis of primary and secondary metabolism compounds.  (20%);
4.    Ability to prepare and use high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC). (20%) 

The selection jury reserves the right to contact or 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. If the applicant ranked first does not accept the position, or during the fellowship, 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 12 months, starting in January 2020 and can eventually 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 1509.80€/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 21th of October to 6th of November 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) should include a Motivation Letter (in English), a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copy of the candidates PhD. 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.

Candidates holding degrees awarded by a foreign university should have their degree recognized in Portugal no later than 10 days after receiving the communication of selection for a position. Non-compliance justifies exclusion from the procedure. Information about the recognition procedures can be obtained at any Portuguese university or here. The board of directors reserves the right, upon request from the candidate, to extend the compliance period provided it does not impact negatively in the programmed activities.

Selection Committee: Dr. João Silva, researcher at CCMAR (President of the jury); Professor Rui Santos of University of Algarve University and researcher at CCMAR (member) and Professor Isabel Barrote of University of Algarve and researcher at CCMAR (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, October the 16th 2019 

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21/10/2019 a 06/11/2019