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Job opportunity: Postdoctoral position in Evolution and Resilience of barrier island systems.
CIMA (Centre for Marine and Environmental Research), Universidade do Algarve, has a position available for a postdoctoral researcher on the EU project EVREST.
A postdoctoral grant is available to conduct research within the Project EVREST - "Evolution and Resilience of barrier island systems", at CIMA – Universidade do Algarve, Portugal.
Scientific Domain: Marine Sciences and Earth Sciences
Position: Post-Doctoral fellow
The candidate will be working within the project EVREST – Evolution and Resilience of barrier island systems, ref. PTDC/MAR-EST/1031/2014. The main objective of the project is to identify barrier resilience mechanisms, quantify timescales of environmental change and evaluate scenarios of barrier evolution. The candidate will be required to analyse spatial data (e.g. aerial photographs, LIDAR survey) and create a GIS platform. Spatial data will be analysed together with time-series of hydrodynamic variables, to construct a global representation of barrier system processes and trends. Numerical modelling will be used to define future scenarios. Dissemination of results will be undertaken to the international scientific community, as well as to the general public.
Expected outcomes from this job are (1) development of a GIS database; (2) characterisation of the eco-geomorphological evolution of the barrier system; (3) scenarios of future evolution under several types of impacts; (4) scientific publications; and (5) development of materials for dissemination to the general public.
Selection criteria: 1. Qualifications (0-5 points); 2. Experience in above mentioned data processing (0-6 points); 3. Publication in academic journals (0-5 points); 4. Interview (0-4 points). A first evaluation of candidates will be made on the basis of the first 3 criteria. The best candidates will be called for an interview (in person or video-conference).
Jury: Ana Matias; Óscar Ferreira; Ana Rita Carrasco; Teocharis Plomaritis (alternate).
Application: Applications by mail to Universidade do Algarve / CIMA, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro (reference Project EVREST BPD) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application documents are: Presentation letter; Curriculum Vitae; Degree certificates; Identification document; Other documents relevant for the application. Submission from 01/07/2016 to 14/07/2016.
Required qualifications: PhD degree in Geosciences or Marine Sciences; experience in processing spatial data and management of GIS platforms; background in coastal sedimentary processes. Preference will be given to researchers with experience in numerical modelling.
|This project is supported by the European Commission under the Environment (including climate change) Theme of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. This Website only reflects the views of the authors(s), and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.|