Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (22/11/2012 02.54)

Marine microalgal diversity through metagenomic and microscopy techniques

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The overall objective of this study is the advancement of knowledge on the biodiversity of marine microalgae and their spatial and temporal distribution through the integration of metagenomic data and morphology. The scientific activity will focus on the analysis of available sequences for phylogenetic markers obtained from DNA and RNA clone libraries and 454 environmental sequences in the context of different national and international projects (BIOMARKS, TARA, VECTOR, SESAME), and on the production and analysis of additional sequences from samples collected in the waters of the Gulf of Naples. The molecular data will be compared and validated with morphological studies conducted on the same samples, as well as through the production of new sequences from organisms brought into cultivation. Data analysis will include the study of environmental parameters, in order to define also the ecological context of the biodiversity. Database of sequences and images will be built.

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Research Fields

Biological sciences

Eligibility criteria

To participate in the competition, candidates must possess the following qualifications: a) Degree in Biological Sciences, Natural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Bioinformatics or other disciplines related to the topic of the project; b) expertise in the field related to the topic of the research. These requirements must be fulfilled on the date of expiry of the deadline for submission of applications for admission to the selection. The exclusion from the selection, for lack of necessary qualifications, shall be introduced by decree notified of motivated

Selection process

Competition based on qualifications and colloquio. La assessment of the candidates will be conducted by a special jury, which will examine the qualifications and the performance of an interview aimed at ascertaining the candidate's professional and scientific expertise, as well as his attitude to carry out specific research subject of the application.

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget19367
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

Public research
Napoli - Italy