PhD scholarship - Chemical communication in a changing ocean

Applications are invited for a PhD candidate to work under a project funded by the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) entitled “Comparative study on the functions and mechanisms of action of pheromones in marine echinoderms and fishes in a changing ocean“. The project is a collaboration between the Institute of Science and Environment of the University of Saint Joseph (Macao), the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Qingdao, China) and the Centre of Marine Sciences of the University of the Algarve (Portugal). The candidate is expected to devote full-time to research in chemical communication in fish under the context of this project. 

The candidate will work under the supervision of Professor David Gonçalves. The Doctoral degree will be granted by the University of Saint Joseph.

Qualifications required: We are looking for a candidate with a Bachelor/Master degree in biology, biochemistry or related areas. Previous experience with fish models will be valued.

Duties: Perform independent experiments applying different methods in animal behaviour, electrophysiology, analytical chemistry, molecular biology and similar fields, including data collection and analysis; report results in conferences and independently write and submit scientific publications; participate in other lab activities, such as science promotion events or internal meetings. The candidate should be available to travel and work for periods of time at the partner institutions.

Conditions: The project has an initial funding for a PhD scholarship for 36 months. Further funding will be sought during the execution of the project up to a total duration of 48 months. Funding also covers travelling costs between institutions and participation in scientific meetings.

How to apply: Candidates should contact Professor David Gonçalves (david.goncalves@usj.edu.mo). Candidates can also use this email for any queries regarding the position. The position will remain open until filled.

More information about the project here.