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14 de junio de 2023

Junior Researcher: Investiga la biodiversidad marina en Portugal

 Oferta compartida por Cristina

Junior Researcher | Biological Sciences

Job description:

Junior Researcher

Reference: BIOPOLIS 2023-38
Main research field: Biological Sciences

A contract for a PhD holder (Reference BIOPOLIS 2023-38) for an expect duration of 1 year, in the scope of the research project ANERIS (101094924) funded by international funds via the call HORIZON-INFRA-2022-TECH-01, is available at CIBIO/Associação BIOPOLIS, focused on the development the next generation of scientific instrumentation tools and methods for sensing marine-life.

Admission requirements: Candidates must hold a PhD degree in areas compatible with the work plan. If the doctorate has been awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must comply with the provisions of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of 16th August, and any formalities established therein must be fulfilled by the date the employment contract is signed. We seek candidates with (i) taxonomic expertise on rocky intertidal fauna and flora from the Atlantic coast; (ii) experience in the collection of temperature data with autonomous data-loggers; (iii) relevant skills regarding the logistics involving fieldwork at rocky shores at continental scales (independence, resilience, self-reliance); (iv) excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written), (v) experience in sample collection and data analysis in molecular biology, transcriptomics and on the use of physiological indicators of thermal stress in marine organisms, (vi) experience in the analysis of coastal biodiversity and biogeography patterns, from data collection to data analysis; (vii) experience in participating in international and multidisciplinary research projects, (viii) experience in publishing research papers as a lead author and finally, (ix) solid work ethics and good teamwork skills, (x) availability to work on the weekends and abroad, (xi) valid driver’s license in Europe. Preferably, the candidate should be able to demonstrate these abilities through his/her Curriculum Vitae.

Working plan: Within the scope of the project, the following tasks will be developed: (i) collection of logged data from data-loggers; (ii) collection of qualitative and quantitative rocky intertidal biodiversity data in the field using traditional sampling quadrats and photo-quadrats; (iii) analysis of links between temperature and biodiversity across a variety of temporal and spatial scales; (iv) sample collection and data processing of genomic data applied to marine biodiversity and organism health and (v) preparation of manuscripts.

Applicable Legislation: Applicable Legislation: Decree-Law no. 57/2016 of August 29th, amended by Law 57/2017 and Regulatory Decree No. 11- A / 2017 which approved the doctorate hiring regime destined to stimulate scientific and technological employment for all knowledge areas (RJEC); Portuguese Labour Code, approved by Law 7/2009 of February 12, in its actual form.

Workplace: The work will be carried out at the CIBIO-InBIO, in Vairão, Vila do Conde.

Monthly remuneration: To comply with Law no. 4/2019, of 10 January, candidates must declare on the application form, under a statement of honor, their degree of disability, the type of disability and the means of communication/expression to be used in the selection process.

Jury composition: The Jury will be chaired by Dr. Fernando Lima (CIBIO), having as effective members Dr. Filipa Martins (CIBIO) and Dr. Rui Seabra (CIBIO) and substitute member Dr. Nuno Queiroz (CIBIO).

Evaluation criteria:
The evaluation of the CV of the candidates, in particular the scientific merit and research experience will take into consideration the elements presented for the last five years of activity falling within the scope of the specific areas of the tender (see admission requirements) and will be performed according to the following criteria:

1. Integrated assessment of the curriculum trajectory of the candidate, based on an overview of their scientific merits, namely:
I. Overall scientific coherence of the CV – 20%;
II. Diversity and quality of scientific indicators, including relevant published peer-reviewed articles and abstracts in the specific areas of the announcement (see admission requirements) – 20%;
III. Participation in international research projects – 10%.

2. Relevant experience, proved in CV, in:
i) experience in the collection of temperature data with autonomous data-loggers – 5%
ii) expertise in taxonomic identification of rocky intertidal organisms of the Atlantic (flora and fauna) – 20%
iiI) experience on the use of molecular biology techniques, including transcriptomics and indicators of thermal stress in marine organisms – 10%
(iv) experience in working on rocky shores under adverse conditions and planning fieldwork activities - 5%
(v) expertise in data collecting, processing and analysis of coastal biodiversity and biogeographic patterns – 10%

Application: The call for applications is open between 14/06/2023 to 27/06/2023 the applications are formalized at the electronic address http://www.cibio.pt with following documents in a digital form, in PDF format: Curriculum Vitae, certificate of qualifications and other relevant documents.

The contract is expected to start on 01/08/2023.

Candidates who formalise their application incorrectly or fail to prove that they meet the requirements of this competition will be excluded from admission to the competition. In case of doubt, the selection board has the right to ask any candidate to produce documents to support their statements.

Any false statements made by candidates shall be punished under the terms of the law.

Admitted and excluded candidates shall be notified by e-mail with receipt of delivery of the notification.

Prior Hearing and Deadline for the Final Decision
After notification, the candidates have 10 working days to comment. The jury's final decisions shall be made within 90 working days, counting from the deadline for the submission of applications.

The present competition is exclusively aimed at filling the indicated vacancy and may be terminated until the homologation of the final ranking list of candidates and expires with the respective occupation of the job position on offer.

Non-discrimination and equal access policy: The BIOPOLIS Association actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, whereby no candidate may be privileged, benefited, disadvantaged or deprived of any right or exempted from any duty on the grounds of ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family situation, economic situation, education, origin or social condition, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological beliefs and trade union membership.
The selection board approved this notice at its meeting held on 02/06/2023.

For compliance to Decree-Law no. 4/2019 of 10 January, 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.

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