11 febrero 2012

Beca de investigación en Portugal sobre sensores remotos de variabilidad de fitoplactón

The University of Algarve (UAlg) offers one research grant position within the framework of the project ?Remote sensing of phytoplankton variability off SW Iberia: a sentinel for climate change?? (PHYTOCLIMA), reference PTDC/AAC-CLI/114512/2009, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, under the following conditions:

Scientific Area:

Environment and Climate change
Requirements for applicants:

The candidates should hold a Masters degree in Oceanography, Marine Sciences, Marine Biology, Biology, Informatics, Statistics or any scientific area which provides skills in data processing and analyses. Expertise in data processing, data analyses, programming, and fieldwork and laboratory techiques applied to phytoplankton ecology are considered assets.

Activities to be developed:

1. Extraction, compilation and analyses of climatic and physico-chemical oceanographic variables in the study region, obtained from various data sources (e.g., remote sensing, meteorological stations, instrumented buoys, national and international oceanographic data bases);
2. Participation in oceanographic surveys of the study area designed to validate and calibrate satelite-derived data such as chlorophyll a aconcentration and sea surface temperature;
3. Integration of phytoplankton and environmental data using different numerical tools in order to assess phytoplankton distribution patterns at different spatial and temporal scales, and identify relevant environmental drivers underlying phytoplankton variability;
4. Participation in the promotion and dissemination of project results (e.g., presentation of results in seminars or scientific meetings, assistance in preparing scientific articles and the project website).


The grant holder will be developing his/her activities in the Center of Marine and Environmental Research of the Universidade do Algarve (CIMA-UAlg), Portugal, under the scentific supervision of Prof. Doutora Ana Barbosa and Prof. Doutor Joaquim Luís (Assistant Professors at UAlg).
Grant duration:

This position is for a period of 6 months, starting on 15 March 2012, renewable for similar periods up to a maximum total contract period of 18 months.
Monthly salary:

monthly salary 980 Euros (tax free).
Application period and documents:

The application period is open from 22 February to 6 March 2012. Applications must include an application letter and the following documents: Detailed Curriculum Vitae; Certified transcripts showing the academic degrees awarded;
Identity document / Passaport; Tax identification number; and Other relevant documents (e.g., recommendation letters).

Application submition:

The applications must be submitted by mail to Prof. Doutora Ana Barbosa, Ref. Project PHYTOCLIMA - PTDC/AAC-CLI/114512/2009, Universidade do Algarve, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Campus de Gambelas, Building 7, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal, ou by email to abarbosa@ualg.pt.
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