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Research Fellowship (MSc.) Advertisement – 1 vacancy (CCMAR/BI/0002/2019)

Research Fellowship (MSc.) Advertisement – 1 vacancy

Within COFASP/0002/2015 project

Ref. ª: CCMAR/BI/0002/2019

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 COFASP/0002/2015 – EMSO-PT “SUStainable production of HIgh quality aquaculture FISH using innovative tools and production strategies and integrating novel processing methods and cold chain management” funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology - FCT/MCTES (PIDDAC) under the following conditions:

Tasks to perform:
The hired person will carry out molecular biology, histology and image analysis using specimens of fish, they will prepare reports and participate in data analysis and preparation of manuscripts for publication and outreach activities in the context of the project. 

Scientific orientation:
Professor Deborah Mary Power, Full Professor at Algarve University and researcher at CCMAR.

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

1.    MSc. degree in biology, biochemistry or related study cycles. 

Non-compliance with this requirement invalidates the application. Provision of false documentation will be punished by law.

Evaluation criteria:
1.    Final score of the MSc. degree (25%)  
2.     Aquaculture and molecular biology techniques experience (nucleic acids extraction from animal tissues, PCR, electrophoresis), histology (tissues preparation, histological sectioning and staining) and proteins biochemistry (production of recombinants, purification and analysis methods). (55%) 
3.    Publications (15%) 
4.    Good English level (spoken and written) (5%)

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 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 25 of March 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 with the final score, 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 Deborah Mary Power, Full Professor at Algarve University and researcher at CCMAR (President of the jury), Professor Adelino Canário, Full Professor at Algarve University, CCMAR’s President (member) and Dr. Patrícia Pinto, researcher at CCMAR (member).

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 program
med activities.

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, February 14th , 2019 


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11/03/2019 a 25/03/2019