Co-funding for post-doctoral research positions to French or foreign scientists

ifremerIFREMER, l’Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer, France, offers co-funding for post-doctoral research positions to French or foreign scientists. Conditional to obtaining complementary funds, these post-doctoral research positions are contracted for a duration of 12 months, extendable by an additional 6-month period.

Eligibility and selection criteria:
•    The major selection criterion will be the candidate’s scientific excellence and the adequation between their skills and experience and the proposed post-doctoral subject.
•    Candidates must hold their PhD since less than 6 years.
•    Candidates must not have been previously employed as post-doctoral researchers in an Ifremer research unit nor in a joint research unit in which Ifremer is involved.
•    Candidates who have prepared their PhD in an Ifremer (joint) research unit are not entitled to carry on with post-doctoral research in the context of this call. They must have had a post-doctoral research experience of at least 2 years outside Ifremer (joint) research units.

The deadline for applications is 10 September 2018. However, interested applicants are invited to get in touch with the contact scientists, who can provide complementary information, as early as possible.

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Postdoc: Vulnerability of marine fish and fisheries to climate change

ccmar_defaultThe Algarve Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR), Portugal, opens a call for a Doctoral Researcher (M/F) under the research project “CLIMFISH: Análise da vulnerabilidade da pesca costeira às mudanças climáticas na costa Portuguesa, ref. ALG-01-0145-FEDER-028518”.

Working Plan:
Reporting to the project PI and seniors of the multidisciplinary team, the candidate (Doctoral Researcher) will be responsible for/to:

•    Carry out research, publication and support debate around climate change impact in key commercial fish species and fisheries, assess socio-economic impacts and promote adaptation strategies.
•    Organize and promote workshops among scientists, fishing producer’s organizations, fishing industry, fishing professionals, managers and fisheries police makers and in-person meetings with multiple stakeholder groups that could be used for fisheries management and conservation under climate change threats.
•    Work and help to coordinate the multi-disciplinary team (climate scientists, ecologists, socio-economists, oceanographers) within a good working environment.
•    Evaluate the effect of climate change impacts on key fish species (evaluate sensitivity, exposure and adaptability based on species biological and ecological traits) and evaluate climate change effects on fisheries socio-economic related activities (sensitivity, exposure and adaptability of the fishing sector).
•    Help investigate and test new approaches, tools and methods to characterize and predict fisheries climate vulnerability and enable climate adaptation at regional scale.
•    Participate in developing reports and scientific papers on issues related to climate change vulnerability, impacts and adaptation (using good communication skills and an ability to simplify language for different fisheries stakeholders).
•    Help to lead an independent research and to apply to funding.
•    Train researchers at the graduate, master and doctoral level.

Madatory Required Profile: Any National, foreign and stateless candidate(s) that hold the following requirements can apply:
1.    PhD in Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences or related area.
2.    A minimum of 3 years of research experience as post-doc in the climate change field or related area.
3.    Specific knowledge in marine environment ecosystems.
4.    Strong teamwork and communication skills.
5.    Be a holder of a B category-driving license (with permission to drive in Portugal).
6.    Fluent in  English language.

Application period: between 28 of May and 26 of June 2018

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Postdoc: Marine fish larval nutrition

ccmar_defaultThe Algarve Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR), Portugal, opens a call for a Doctoral Researcher (M/F) under the research project “PROLAR: Programação metabólica precoce em peixes mediante modulação nutricional, ref. ALG-01-0145-FEDER-029151”.

Working Plan:

    1. Performing scientific research activities in the area of nutrition, with a main focus on marine fish larval nutrition.
    2. Secure external funding.
    3. To have an active role in the dynamization of international collaborations in the specific scientific area.
    4. Training of researchers at master, doctoral and post-doctoral levels.
    5. Participation in the management of the research project.
    6. Participation in the life of the institute, namely in the activities of science outreach.

Madatory Required Profile: 

    Any National, foreign and stateless candidate(s) that hold the following requirements can apply:
      1. PhD in Sciences or closely related area.
      2. Holders of a scientific and professional curriculum showing a relevant profile for the activity to be developed.
      3. PhD Thesis in the field of Marine Fish Larval Nutrition.
      4. National or European certificate for Animal Experimentation for Scientific Purposes (Category Researcher – Coordinator or Category C).
      5. The candidate should have at least 1 year of experience, after the PhD, in marine fish larval digestive physiology.
      6. Experience in the following techniques: marine fish larval rearing, Sole rearing experience; experience in fish larval digestive physiology; fish larval tube-feeding, metabolism assays in sealed chambers using radioactive tracers.
      7. Participation in research projects with external financial.
      8. Good knowledge of English.

Application Period:  between 14 of May and 4 of June 2018.

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Pathways Europe 2018: Resurrecting the Wild

The Pathways Conference aims at bringing researchers and practitioners together that value the potential contributions of social science to the improvement of conservation management. The conference was initially launched in 2008 by the Colorado State University. The 2018 conference in Goslar, Germany, marks the first stint in Europe and wants to attracts enthusiastic presenters and trainers allowing professionals to participate and engage with similar professionals across national, state, and institutional boundaries.

Issues of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to these following topics and themes:

  • management of human-wildlife conflicts,
  • institutional, governance and legal requirements for human-wildlife coexistence,
  • management of recreational fisheries,
  • social science integration into conservation management
  • values, attitudes, norms, emotions and fears as explaining variables for the acceptance of nature conservation and wildlife management,
  • managing stakeholder expectations and engagement processes,
  • coupled social-ecological systems,
  • human involvement in nature and wildlife conservation (volunteer and citizen science motivations and management),
  • managerial tools such as human dimensions communication and education.

When and where? 16th-19th of September 2018 in Goslar, Germany

Abstract submission deadline: 28th of February 2018

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FSBI Annual Symposium: The Sustainable Use and Exploitation of Fishes

The FSBI (Fisheries Society of the British Isles) is an international, non-political, learned society, based in the United Kingdom, that supports scientific activity in fish biology and management through charitable sponsorship. The 2018 Annual Symposium of the FSBI will take place from the 9th to the 13th of July 2018 at the University of East Anglia, UK.

The symposium will encompass a broad range of scientific topics all of which fall under the umbrella of “The Sustainable Use and Exploitation of Fishes” and will feature a wide range of exciting scientific lectures, discussions, and numerous networking opportunities with both leading and up-and-coming researchers. FSBI encourages participation of both freshwater and marine researchers, and those working across the full range of topics from sustainable fishing techniques, population genetics, population dynamics, conservation targets and indicators, fish welfare and stress, international trade, ecosystem effects, innovative aquaculture technologies, traceability and ornamental fisheries (both marine and freshwater).

The symposium will be divided into four broad sub-themes:

  1. Commercial fish and fisheries
  2. Recreational fish and fisheries
  3. Ornamental and aquarium fish and fisheries
  4. Fin-fish aquaculture

FSBI will consider what ‘sustainable use and exploitation’ might mean for each of these types of system and encourages contributions that examine basic fish biology, ecology, novel methods of data collection (including citizen science), experimental studies, modelling, genetics and genomics, and behavioural research.

Invited speakers:

  • Steven Cooke (Carleton University, Canada)
  • David Agnew (Executive Secretary with the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCALMR))
  • Selina Stead (Newcastle University, UK Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor for the Marine Management Organisation)
  • Hans Georg Evers (Germany, Ornamental fish expert)
  • Heather Koldewey (Head of Marine and Freshwater Conservation Programmes, Zoological Society of London)

Submission deadline for abstracts: 1st of March 2018

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open position: FarFish Project Coordinator at LDAC in Madrid, Spain

The Long Distance Advisory Council (LDAC) based in Madrid, Spain is looking for a full time scientific officer to be the scientific coordinator of FarFish Project ( and support LDAC activities (


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Deadline for application: 12 February 2018


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2 fisheries officer positions at GFCM, Rome, Italy

Two positions as fisheries officer (one with focus on small scale fisheries) at General Fisheries Commission of Mediterranean Sea (GFCM) at FAO headquarter, Rome, Italy

Deadline for application: 14th February 2018

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