De isla a isla y tiro porque me toca: doctorado en biogeografía marina ~

13 de diciembre de 2020

De isla a isla y tiro porque me toca: doctorado en biogeografía marina

Oferta compartida por Nuria

We are looking for highly motivated graduate students interested in pursuing a PhD degree in Marine Biogeography in the research group BIOISLE – Biodiversity and Islands ( at CIBIO-Azores/InBIO (MPB - Marine Palaeontology and Biogeography lab, University of the Azores; and at CIBIO-InBIO (University of Porto;

The selected candidate will be awarded a PhD grant funded by Air Centre (, which is already secured by MPB team, and will register in the BIODIV – Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution – PhD program at the University of Porto, Portugal. Fieldwork will be done at the Azores, Madeira, Canaries and Cabo Verde archipelagos.

The successful Student will integrate the BIOISLE – Biodiversity and Islands – research group at CIBIO-Açores/InBIO, and the PhD project is expected to start in March/April 2021. 

Research Subject: Marine Biogeography Functional Patterns and Processes in Atlantic Archipelagos (details in

Required qualifications:
  • A Master (MSc) degree in Biology, Evolution, Genetics, Ecology, Palaeontology or related fields is required. If any of the stated degrees was obtained abroad, the formal recognition of the degree in Portugal and the conversion of the obtained grades to the Portuguese scale are required (more information at
  • Candidates should be highly motivated and demonstrate strong interest in Island Biogeography, Marine Biology and/or Evolutionary Biology.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a background in biogeography, evolutionary and population genetics; experience in the analyses of high-throughput sequencing data; and a track record demonstrating these skills.
  • Good writing and communication skills in English, excellent teamwork skills, and ability to work independently.
  • Diving experience and scuba-diving certification is advisable, although not mandatory.

How to apply:
  • Application deadline: 28 December 2020;
  • Inquiries and Applications should be directed to Sérgio Ávila (;
  • Applications should be written in English and include the following information:
    1. copy of the BSc and MSc certificates, and course grades;
    2. Curriculum Vitae, summarizing the academic path, research experience, publications and other qualifications deemed relevant;
    3. a motivation letter describing the candidate’s profile, research interests and suitability for the role;
    4. names and contact information of 2 referees.

Name(s) of supervisor(s)
Supervisor: Sérgio Ávila, CIBIO-Açores, Portugal
Co-Supervisor: Rui Freitas, Universidade Técnica do Atlântico, Cabo Verde
Co-Supervisor: António Múrias dos Santos, CIBIO, Portugal

The research will be conducted at the University of the Azores and University of Porto, in cooperation with the Atlantic Technical University (Cabo Verde) and the University of Algarve.

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