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Research Fellowship (MSc.) Advertisement – 1 vacancy (CCMAR/BI/0001/2019)

Research Fellowship (MSc.) Advertisement – 1 vacancy

Within the project EMSO - PT

Ref. ª: CCMAR/BI/0001/2019

The Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR) in the Algarve, Portugal, opens a position for a MSc. Research fellowship (BI – Mestre) in the  project with the reference PINFRA/22157/2016 – EMSO-PT “European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and Water Column Observatory”, under Sistema de Apoio à Investigação Científica e Tecnológica (SAICT), funded by the European Regional Development Fund (Programa Operacional Regional do Algarve) and National Funds - PIDDAC  (FCT-MCTES).

Tasks to perform:
To select, acquire, assemble, install and test at sea an oceanographic mooring off southwestern Iberia outer continental platform, as part of the Iberian Margin (Gulf of Cadiz) node of the EMSO ERIC (European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory - European Research Infrastructure Consortium).

Scientific orientation:
Professor Paulo José Relvas de Almeida, Assistant Professor at Algarve University and researcher at CCMAR.

Work place:
CCMAR at the Gambelas Campus of the Algarve University, Portugal and other places in accordance with the tasks to perform.

1.    Holder of a MSc. degree in the field of Oceanography, Marine Sciences, Earth Sciences or related fields.  
2.    Technical knowledge in the field of Oceanography or Marine Sciences or Earth Sciences beyond scientific knowledge. 
3.    Availability to work and extend knowledge in the field of oceanographic equipment’s and sensors. (to be mentioned in the motivation letter)
4.    Availability to work at sea that may occasionally include work out of normal working hours and weekends. (to be mentioned in the motivation letter)
5.    Ability to find solutions and solve eventual setbacks that might come up during the development of the project tasks. 
6.    Ability to team work in a good work environment. 
7.    Strong skills in Portuguese and English languages (both spoken and written). 

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

Knowledge of the structure and functioning of the institutions and ocean observation systems in Portugal as well as  hold a diving course are preferable conditions. 

Evaluation criteria:
1.    Final score of the MSc. degree (25%)  
2.    Scientific production (technical reports; papers; congress; posters) national and International, including European project reports (20%) 
3.    Practical experience in Oceanography and Marine Sciences, field and laboratory work, oceanographic parameters sampling; scientific cruises and diving  (20%) 
4.    Diverse computational software experience and oceanographic parameters computing (20%)
5.    Knowledge and experience in manipulating instrumentation in the field of Oceanography and Marine Sciences. (15%)

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 12 months, starting in April 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 980€/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 11  to 22 of February 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 commitment with the requirements and the candidates experience in each evaluation criterion), a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copy of the candidates MSc. certificates 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: Professor Paulo José Relvas de Almeida, Assistant Professor at Algarve University and researcher at CCMAR  (President of the jury), Professor Jorge Manuel dos Santos Gonçalves, researcher at CCMAR (member) and Professor Adelino Vicente Mendonça Canário, Full Professor at Algarve University, and CCMAR’s President (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, January 22nd, 2019 


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