PhD scholarship - The stress response in fish: environmental factors and transgenerational adaptation

Applications are invited for a PhD candidate to work under a project funded by the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) “FISHSTRESS – Causes and consequences of the stress response in fish: environmental factors and transgenerational adaptation”.  The project is a collaboration between the Institute of Science and Environment of the University of Saint Joseph (Macao) and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Portugal). The candidate is expected to devote full-time to research under the context of this project. 

The candidate will work under the supervision of Professor David Gonçalves and Professor Rui Oliveira

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, endocrinology, 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 in Portugal.

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.