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Research Fellowship (MSc.) Advertisement – 1 vacancy (CCMAR/BI/0012/2019)

Research Fellowship (MSc.) Advertisement – 1 vacancy

Within the project – Plurianual and Own Revenues Funding
Ref. ª: CCMAR/BI/0012/2019

The Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR) in the Algarve, Portugal, opens a position for a MSc. Research fellowship (BI – Mestre ) under Plurianual project with the financial support from  National Funds - PIDDAC (FCT-MCTES) and Own Revenues Funding (Receitas Próprias) under the following conditions:

Tasks to perform:
Development of molecular biology techniques, population genetics techniques, survey and growth of macro algae and lab management. 

Scientific orientation:
Professor Ester Serrão, Researcher at CCMAR 

Work place:
The workplace is CCMAR and other places in necessary for the development of the working plan. The work might be out of hours, on weekends or holidays pending on schedules and tides.   

1.    To hold a MSc. in Biology or related field.

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 in population genetics techniques – 50%
2.    Experience in macro algae experimentation. 25% 
3.    Applicant merit (Final MSc. score). – 25%

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 06 months, starting in December 2019 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 989,70€/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 14th of October to 28th of October 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 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.

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: 
Professor Ester Serrão, Professor at Algarve University and researcher at CCMAR (President of the jury); Dr. Gareth Pearson, researcher at CCMAR (member) and Dr. João Neiva, researcher at Algarve University and 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, September the 23rd 2019 


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