Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (07/06/2013 04.26)

Assessment of ecological conditions based on the observation of phytoplankton species at the Observatory LTER MareChaira (LTER-MCI in the Gulf of Naples

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The project RITMARE implies the design of a ‘Marine Observatory System’ based on repeated measurements over time to evaluate the characteristics of the ecosystem and their variability at various time scales. Phytoplankton is a key component of the system for its role in pelagic food webs and biogeochemical fluxes to the sea. The abundance, diversity and population structure of phytoplankton will be analysed at a quasi-real time scale, in order to assess the responses to environmental changes and interpret the ecological status of the system on the basis of long-term series of data collected in the Gulf of Naples. The study will focus on the station LTER-MC, which has all the characteristics to be a crucial node in the network of marine observatories. The candidate will conduct laboratory work, participate in the sampling campaigns and interact with external partners within the network of observatories.

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Research Fields

Biological sciences - Biology

Eligibility criteria

In order to participate to the competition, candidates must have the following requisites: Master Degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences or Biology-related disciplines. Verified experience in the study of phytoplankton diversity in ecological systems similar to the ones which will be investigated in the project.

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 the specific research subject of the application

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget20870
International mobility required ?yes
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 year20870
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
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