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all for a fixed-term contract for shark and ray research in the Azores (EcoDiveAz)

A call for applications for a fixed-term contract is now open for shark and ray research, including working at sea within the project EcoDiveAz “Towards the sustainable growth of shark and devil ray diving in the Azores” (ACORES-01-0145-FEDER-00059; from now on designated as ‘Project’), funded by the program Açores 2020 and managed by IMAR-Instituto do MAR, at the Departamento de Oceanografia e Pescas da Universidade dos Açores. This call is available in both Portuguese and English.

 Technical and scientific discipline: Marine Biology, open ocean fish and shark ecology

 Admission requirements: Candidates must hold: 1) Bachelor's or Master's degree in an area related to marine biology, 2) previous experience in data collection and analysis in, i) tagging and acoustic and satellite telemetry of marine organisms, ii) biotelemetry data analysis skills including accelerometry, iii) image analysis, iiii) seagoing skills, 3) fluent in English, 4) availability to start immediately.

 Responsibilities: The candidate will have the following specific responsibilities:

a. Assist in the sampling and experimental design and work planning,

b. Organize and participate in filed work at sea for shark and devil ray tagging, maintenance of remote underwater video systems and other data collection tasks,

c. Record and organize information and data collected in the field work,

d. Annalise biotelemetry and video data,

e. Interact and collect information from dive centers,

f.Write project reports,

g. Contribute in the preparation of scientific publications

Applicable legislation: Code of the Portuguese labour, approved by the Law nº7/2009 of 12th of February with all the modifications introduced thereafter. Contract to be signed for the execution of an occasional task, following the terms defined in section g), nº2, of article 140º of the Labour Code.

Working location: The work will be developed at IMAR- Instituto do MAR, based at the Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, University of the Azores in Horta (Faial Island) under the scientific supervision of Doutor Jorge Fontes.

 Contract duration: The contract will be valid for twelve months, renewable until the end of the project, according to the Portuguese law. Under no circumstances will the contract be in force beyond the period required for execution of the project and may not exceed the legal limit of three years.

 Compensation: The technician will be paid according to the Portuguese regulations on public service under the category of “Técnico Superior” index 15, corresponding to gross value (before taxes) of 1201,48€, including all other benefits described in the Portuguese legislation.

 Selection criteria: The selection of candidates will be based on curriculum evaluation, taking into account the demonstration of the capabilities listed in the admission requirements. Interviews may be conducted to better assess the capability of candidates

 Application submission: The call will be open from March 7th to April 8th 2018. Application should be submitted by email to Sandra Silva ( CC to Dr. Jorge Fontes ( with the subject “Concurso – EcoDive – 2018”, including a motivation letter with justification of skills for the position; detailed Curriculum Vitae, all relevant official documents (academic degree, etc.). Applications may be submitted in either Portuguese or English. Failure to submit the requested documents will be reason for exclusion of the application.

 Evaluation committee: Dr. Jorge Fontes [President], Dr. Pedro Afonso e Dr. Frederic Vandeperre. The composition of the evaluation committee may be changed in case of eventual conflict of interests with competing candidates.

 Notification of results: The final results will be presented in a list ranked by the candidates’ final scores, to be sent by e-mail to all applicants. The successful candidate will be notified via email. If the decision is unfavourable, the candidates have 10 working days to appeal. The jury may not select any of the applicants based on insufficient quality of the applications or inadequate candidate profile.

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