Assistant Researcher position – Braga, Portugal

Call for expressions of interest for 1 Assistant Researcher position at the Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

SCOPE: The NextSea: Next generation monitoring of coastal ecosystems in a scenario of global change (operação NORTE-­‐01-­‐0145-­‐FEDER-­‐000032) wants to fill 1 Assistant Researcher position in the field of Marine Biology/Ecology. For this purpose, the Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology ( at the University of Minho expresses its interest in the collection of personal, academic and professional information of potential candidates to perform duties in the above mentioned area. For project summary see­‐SEA-­‐Next-­‐ generation-­‐monitoring-­‐of-­‐coastal-­‐ecosystems-­‐in-­‐a-­‐scenario-­‐of-­‐global-­‐change.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates holding a Ph.D. in the area of Marine Biology or closely related fields, and with a minimum of two -2 years of proven post-­‐doctoral research in the same area; be author or co-­‐author of at least five -5 articles published in Q1 scientific journals “ISI Journal Citation Index”; good communication skills, the ability to work in an autonomous way and within the scope of a multidisciplinary team, including biologists, civil and electronics engineers; experience in biological sampling in marine and estuarine environments is desirable (familiarity with molecular tools in this context will be also valued).”

WORK PLAN: The researcher will be involved in the global supervision of the tasks and integration of activities among the project research lines. Coordination of sampling activities (biological and oceanographic sampling), assessment of benthic assemblages and substrate colonization by classical and molecular methods, as well as active collaboration in the development of new generation physical and biological sensors. The researcher is expected to be involved in applications for research grants, graduate student’s supervision, lecturing advanced courses in the scope of the Do*Mar PhD programme, as well as in the public dissemination of the project activities.

WHAT WE OFFER: Opportunity to have a central role in one of a few strategic projects granted to the University of Minho by the North 2020 programme, with a total budget of 1,2M€. The project involves a multidisciplinary team, linking biologists, biochemists, electronic and civil engineers, in a quest for novel integrated approaches for oceanographic and biological monitoring. The fellow will be hosted by the CBMA #NOME? Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology (, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal and will have access to recently inaugurated facilities, at the Institute of Science and Innovation for Bio-­‐Sustainability (IB-­‐S).

CONTRACT DURATION: The contract will last 12 months, starting on April 2017 with the possibility of renewal, based on mutual agreement, up to the project end. The annual salary corresponds to a gross income of 35,218.64 Euros.

HOW TO APPLY: By email to with the subject CBMA/N2020 – INV/04/2016 and with the following information:

– Identification of the candidate (copy of the passport)

– Curriculum Vitae/resume (indicating the URLs for 5 selected articles)

–  2 Reference letters

DEADLINE: The invitation to applicants is until 1 April


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