A PhD offer at Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA), University of Algarve (UAlg), Portugal

A PhD research grant will be available at CIMA/UAlg, for a PhD degree in Marine, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University of Algarve, in the area of environment and climate change. The work plan will be developed at CIMA/UAlg, host institution, in collaboration with the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Granada.

We seek a student who has a M.Sc. degree in Earth Sciences, Marine Sciences or related field and good English language skills. The research will be developed in the framework of the research project entitled "Alboran Shelf-Slope cOupling processes and deep sediMent trAnsfeR: Source To Sink approaches and implications for biodiversity (CTM2017-88237-P)". The main goals of the proposed research would be to decipher and interpret recent environmental and climate changes and the imprint of different sedimentary processes such as gravity flows recorded in shallow-water deposits on the northern Alboran Sea, western Mediterranean Basin. The candidate will receive an extensive training covering diverse disciplines, involving micropaleontological (benthic foraminifera), sedimentary and seismic facies analysis, with the ultimate goal of integrating the diverse observations and producing a consistent interpretation.

The research grant duration is, as a rule, annual, renewable up to a maximum of four years (48 months), including, among others, a monthly maintenance (1064 euros), insurance and fees. The research grant is under FCT Research Grants Regulation (RBI) https://dre.pt/application/conteudo/127238533.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Isabel Mendes (imendes@ualg.pt) in the first instance, sending the curriculum vitae and a motivation letter. The position is expected to be opened in the near future.

posted: 30 June 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.