Caring about the future

6th edition of the Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus.

6th edition of the Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus.

The Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), an Associated Laboratory of the University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal, welcomes applications for six-year research contracts, funded by the National Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), acting as host institution, in the framework of the sixth edition of the Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus.

Working at CESAM means being a member of an international collaborative and transdisciplinary network that gathers more than 220 PhD researchers with knowledge and expertise on fundamental and applied research in the natural and social sciences, which is a unique asset in an Associated Laboratory in Portugal.

CESAM is committed to policy challenges related to adaptation and mitigation of climate change; regional, national and EU policies on water (freshwater and marine) and natural resources, including biodiversity, environmental health and sustainable development.

CESAM’s research is transversal, covering the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and anthroposphere. The team holds expertise in:

  • Modelling and forecasting of atmospheric and hydrodynamic (freshwater, coastal & oceanic) processes;
  • Terrestrial and aquatic (including deep sea) biodiversity, mineral and energy resources, ecosystems structure, functions and services, and risk assessment from sub-cellular to ecosystem levels;
  • Development and validation of environmentally friendly technologies, analytical chemistry, marine geophysics, and ecotoxicological methods considering multiple stressors;
  • Development and application of environmental management tools based on life cycle thinking, such as life cycle assessment, life cycle sustainability assessment, and carbon and water footprints;
  • ‘Omics’ technologies and bioinformatics;
  • Stakeholder engagement, participatory methods and environmental planning.

Prospective applicants should present their research plan bearing in mind the CESAM’s scientific plan, reflected on our four Thematic Lines:

Ecology & Functional Biodiversity
Environment & Health
Marine Ecosystems & Resources
Integrated Environmental Systems
Applicants with a relevant track record of obtaining competitive funding for research activities are especially welcome.

To apply, please send us the following documents and information by 03 April 2023:

  • A summary of the work plan (max. 2500 characters);
  • CV synopsis (max. 500 characters) and CienciaVitae link;
  • A motivation letter explaining your trajectory in the last five years and the relevance of your achievements to CESAM´s Thematic Lines objectives and CESAM´s mission (max. 2000 characters);

Please submit your application material or any questions that may arise to Ana Santiago by email

All selected candidates must submit the proposals directly in myFCT platform. CESAM staff can provide support, if necessary.

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CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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