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Research Fellowship (MSc.) Advertisement – 1 vacancy (CCMAR/BI/0011/2018)

Research Fellowship (MSc.) Advertisement – 1 vacancy

Within the project RIAVALUE

Ref. ª: CCMAR/BI/0011/2018

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 PTDC/MAR-EST/3223/2014: RIAVALUE “Valuation of the ecosystem services delivered by Ria Formosa lagoon” funded by Fundação para  a Ciência e  a Tecnologia, FCT under the following conditions: 

Tasks to perform:
⦁    Sampling and analysis of samples for the identification of the biodiversity associated to Ria Formosa marine plants and unvegetated sediments.
⦁    Multivariable analysis of data.
⦁    Development of reports and scientific papers. 
Scientific orientation:
Professor Rui Orlando Pimenta Santos.

Work place:
CCMAR at the Gambelas Campus of the Algarve University, Portugal.

1.    To hold MSc. in Marine Biology or related field.
2.    To hold Coastal Skipper licence (carta de Patrão Local).
3.    To hold Scientific Diving Course.

Evaluation criteria:
1.    MSc. Final Score (25%)
2.    Experience in marine fauna and flora diving sampling (30%)
3.    Experience in biodiversity sampling analysis and taxonomic identification of marine fauna and flora. (30%).
4.    Experience in multivariable data analysis (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 04 months, starting in February 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 10 December to 26 of December 2018. 

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 MSc. 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: Professor Rui Orlando Pimenta Santos, Associated Professor with agregação at Algarve University and researcher at CCMAR (President of the jury), Dr. João Miguel Sousa da Silva, researcher at CCMAR (member) and Dr. Begoña Martinez-Crego, 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, November 22th, 2018 

Research Assistant
10/12/2018 a 26/12/2018