The Centre For Marine Sciences (CCMAR) In The Algarve, Portugal, Opens a Position For a Doctoral Researcher Fellowship (BD) In The Horizon2020 Project PerformFISH‘ Consumer driven Production: Integrating Innovative Approaches for Competitive and Sustainable Performance across the Mediterranean Aquaculture Value Chain — PerformFISH ’ funded by the EU (ref. 727610) and co-ordinated by the University of Thessaly, Greece, under the following conditions:Project Overall ObjectiveSea bream and sea bass are by volume the third (36.4%) and fourth (28.15%) most farmed fish species in the EU, whereas their collective value (1.04 M€) surpasses that of salmon (0.78 M€), trout (0.55 M€) or mussel farming (0.49 M€). However, for the last decade overall production in the EU has remained stagnant and the industry faces significant viability and sustainability challenges and new approaches building on knowledge about the species is required to stimulate growth. One of the big challenges for aquaculture is maintaining the health and welfare of fish to maximise growth and quality. The present PhD project is embedded in the overall objectives of this 28 partner consortium and will focus on hatchery stages. Specifically, factors affecting juvenile quality will be investigated in collaboration with key industrial representatives. The aim of this research and innovation action is to increase the competitiveness of Mediterranean aquaculture by overcoming biological, technical and operational issues with innovative, cost-effective, integrated solutions, while addressing social and environmental responsibility and contributing to “Blue Growth”. The consortium comprises 28 partners from 10 European countries, including research institutes, universities and SMEsAdditional InformationBenefitsGrant conditions:The grant will have an initial duration of 12 months, and the preferred start date is flexible and will depend on the timeframe of the most qualified applicant. It is anticipated that, subject to a positive review, the grant will be renewed for additional periods, up to a maximum of 4 years. The fellowship must be undertaken exclusively (full time) according to the Portuguese law 40/2004, of 18 of August (Scientific Research Fellowship holder statutes), Fellowship Regulation of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology in force http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT.pdf ) and the rules in force of CCMAR research grants https://goo.gl/gFOUUz.The project will also support the costs of the University PhD enrolment and annual fees.Monthly maintenance allowance: A maintenance allowance of 980€/net (tax free) will be paid each month through inter-bank transfer in accordance with the grant amounts set by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology ( https://goo.gl/XNZlTC ) and the rules of CCMAR research grants in force.Eligibility criteriaRequirements
- The applicant must speak English fluently and have a high proficiency in written English.
- The applicant must have a Batchelor and Master degree in Biosciences.
from 18 of December 2017 to 12 of January 2018.
To apply for the position, please provide: (i) a letter of motivation including a maximum 1-page statement of your research interests, relevant skills and experience; (ii) a CV including publication list; and (iii) names and contact details of three referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation.If selected for the short-list, interviews will take place shortly afterwards the deadline application. For further information, please see http:// www.performfish.eu/ or contact Professor Deborah M Power via e********** with any informal inquiries.