Auxiliar Investigator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 Aug 2022

Notice No 15542/2022

1. Under the terms of Decree-Law n.º 57/2016, de 29 de August, in its current wording, it is made public that by deliberation of the board of Directors of IPMA, IP, dated 25/3/2022, it was authorized the opening of an selection procedure for the recruitment of of trhree auxiliaries investigators with a fixed-term employment contract in public functions, for a period of three years, automatically renewable for periods of one year up to a maximum of six years.

2. Profile 1: Modeling of Marine Ecosystems: The role of IPMA, advising on fishing opportunities, needs to improve marine ecosystem´s model, as the basis of a new approach to sustainable ocean management, integrating physical, chemical and biological variables to understand functioning and resilience under different pressures, including climate change scenarios. The program will improve understanding of the dynamics of the NE Atlantic, across different time scales, including historical analyses, seasonal forecasts and long-term projections. Research topics include predictability, drivers of long-term change, coastal ocean responses to climate change, and impacts on ecosystem chemistry and biology, from phytoplankton to top predators.

Profile 2: Marine Food of the Future: The current social challenges of aquaculture and the seafood processing industry in Portugal require the implementation of innovational strategies to deal with offshore production, selective genetic breeding to boost production, mitigate changes climate and emerging contaminants, while ensuring zero waste. Validation of eco-innovative solutions is crucial (e.g. robust and healthy fish through diets, RAS, IMTA, rapid screening tools, bespoke products, contaminant reduction strategies, energy efficient technologies/h, linked certification to digital traceability). This will open up a new generation of healthy foods for aquaculture, functional and personalized seafood for consumers and cosmetics applications using omics tools.Profile 3: A new paradigm for ocean monitoring: Until now, the observation of deep ocean processes has been limited to the availability of research vessels and, more recently, autonomous vehicles. The development of "smart optical cables" across the Atlantic creates a disruptive shift in our ability to track fast geological processes in real time and acquire continuous environmental information under the responsibility of Portugal (and Europe).IPMA will play a key role in this development over the next 5 to 10 years.2022.

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