To generate a better understanding of methylation and bio-accumulation of Hg in the marine environment and implement this into parametrizations for 3D oceanic ecosystem models; to enhance our understanding of Hg accumulation in the food chain; to improve the regional ocean-ecosystem model MECOSMO and its validation with new observational data. Collaborating with ESR3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11.
Improved regional ocean-ecosystem model which can be used to evaluate the impact of emission changes in the Hg burden in sea food (2 papers).
UNEP, 1 week M15, Dissemination plan within the framework of the Minamata Convention; AMU (LE.Heimbürger), 2 months, M15-16, acquaintance with existing data on Hg speciation in the sea water; IFREMER (J. Knoery) 2 months M23-24, new data on bio-accumulation of Hg in phyto- and zoo-plankton; Harvard (E. Sunderland) 2 months, M32, collaboration with the improvement of the of the oceanecosystem model and comparison of global Hg ocean models.
GMOS-Train is looking for a broad international representation of early stage researchers. The network clearly acknowledges its responsibility for the recruitment of the researchers,
their working and living conditions, as stated in the document “The European Charter for Researchers - Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers”. Gender equality and
minority rights will also be promoted in the selection process. There is no age limit.
The positions are open to all nationalities. However, your application has to comply with the European Commission’s Mobility Rules, meaning that at the time of recruitment you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the
country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the reference date (indicative start of the employment contract, Month Date 2020).
Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account (European Commission’s Guide for Applicants).
Early-stage Researcher (ESR)
In case you have already gained prior work experience in academia, you shall be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career at the
time of recruitment by the host organisation and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when you
obtained the degree entitling you to embark on a doctorate, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged. Part-time research experience will be counted pro-rata (European
Commission’s Guide for Applicants).
Relevant University Degree
Master’s degree or equivalent in Environmental and Health Science or related fields.
In case an individual researcher is interested in several advertised ESR projects, he/she may apply for a maximum of three specific ESR projects and list their order
The selection committee will check applications against the following criteria:
- Scientific background and potential as indicated by candidate experience.
- Fit to a research project.
- Evidence of ability to undertake research.
- Evidence of working within groups or teams.
- Impact and benefit of the proposed training to the candidate’s research career.
Three candidates will be short-listed for each research project and invited to an interview (interviews by video link will be held if candidates are not able to travel).
Interviews will consist of two parts:
1) a short presentation by the candidate followed by questions and answers, and
2) competence-based interview.
How to apply
Please find details about the ESR project descriptions, application process and modalities at http://www.gmos-train.eu
All applications must be submitted by means of on-line application on the official GMOS-Train project website: https://www.gmos-train.eu/esr/projects/esr-application-form/
Deadline for application is February 29th 2020.