Contract under the INVESTIGO program (Government of the Canary Islands) within the framework of the Next Generation EU Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, for a full-time contract researcher (ICP2) in the research project, for 1 year.

REQUIREMENTS: Degree in biology or marine sciences or veterinary or pharmacy or environmental sciences or similar.


-To be 16 years old or older and not yet 30 years old.
-Be unemployed and registered as a job seeker in the Canary Islands Employment Service at the time the contractual relationship begins.
-Young people who have worked in any type of research position in the same entity, company or group of companies, in the previous 6 months.
-Experience in research activities related to the job position (toxicology, experimentation) will be valued, as well as scientific publications and accreditation of language level. 

Experience in other jobs carrying out similar tasks to those required. Time availability. Ability to work in a team.

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Temporary, until a date to be determined before the end of the project execution period. Full time (37.5 h/week).

SALARY: 2.020,84 €.

WORK LOCATIONS: Facilities of the EOMAR Research Group of the ECOAQUA Institute Research located in the Ciencias Básicas Building of the Tafira University Campus of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Specifically, the contracted researcher will carry out eco-toxicological studies to determine the effect of leachates and plastic additives on marine organisms, especially on planktonic organisms. This position will help to identify which industrial plastic wastes and additives are most toxic to marine food chain. It would generate fundamental knowledge to reduce the impact of plastic pollution in the marine environment. This would help to promote greener industrial development and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the 2030 Agenda.

a) Adaptation between the academic training of the young person in relation to the research program to be carried out.
b) To have specific studies related to the subject to be developed, such as masters, degrees or/and any that, being approved by the Ministry of Education and Professional Training or the Ministry of Universities, give them greater capacities and competences to carry out the research program.
c) The evaluation of the curriculum vitae and of the candidates must be carried out through the use of a blind curriculum vitae, in order to guarantee the principle of non-discrimination for any reason.
d) Given that the rules establish that the calls for proposals must include the measures that the entity has already implemented as of the date of the application to promote the reconciliation of work, family and personal life and gender equality, for this purpose the applicant entity shall provide the documentation indicated in section b.7) of point 2 of the tenth resolution of the call for proposals.

- Curriculum vitae: Aspects related to the job offer (qualifications, candidate's profile, experience, work capacity) will be evaluated (7 points).
- Other merits (1 point).
- Personal interview (2 points).

Application form (download model)
Blind curriculum vitae (remove the data that allow the identification of the candidate)

Place: Those interested in the contract should send an email to
Deadline: 10 working days from the publication on the ULPGC website. The start date is 17/02/2023 and the end date is 03/03/2023.

You can find more information here

REQUIREMENTS: PhD in Marine Sciences or equivalent. 

Expert in ecological analysis of benthic communities of marine organisms, experience in deep diving techniques, experience in farming techniques for corals and other marine species.

Ability to work in a team, languages (English and French), work experience in coordinating research projects on marine biota, experience in organizing marine scientific expeditions.

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Temporary, until the date of the project's execution period. Full-time (37.5 h/week). 

SALARY: 2.114,22 € in accordance with the ULPGC remuneration table.

WORK LOCATIONS: Instituto Univ. ECOAQUA, Parque Científico Tecnológico Marino de la ULPGC, Crta. Taliarte s/n, 35214 Telde.

1. Sampling in brown algal forests, marine phanerogams and deep-sea corals.
2. Sampling in sediments associated with the habitats and benthic communities included in the project.
3. Analysis of biological parameters, both for morphological and molecular identification of the organisms sampled.
4. Collection of water samples and biological substrates associated with the habitats and benthic communities included in the project.
5. Production of scientific publications with the main results achieved.


Total score: 10

  • Evaluation of all the merits associated with the CV. (8 points)
  • Research projects on marine biology topics. (As PI: 0.5 point / project. As a researcher: 0.25 points / project Scientific)
  • Scientific publications (Q1: 0.5 points publication. Q2 or lower: 0.25 points publication.)
  • Deep scientific diving qualification. (1 point)
  • Cultivation techniques of marine species Corals. (1 point)
    Other species: (0.25 points / species)
  • Languages:
    English (B2 or equivalent). (1 point)
    French (B2 or equivalent). (1 point)
    Portuguese (B1 or equivalent). (0.5 points)
  • Organization of scientific expeditions. (0.25 points / expedition)
  • An interview may be conducted for candidates who exceed the score of 7.5 points.
  • Value of the interview. (up to 2 points)

Curriculum vitae and supporting documents
Work life  

Place: Those interested in the contract should send an email to the official mail of the IU-ECOAQUA,
Deadline: 10 working days from the publication on the ULPGC website. The start date is 24/01/2023 and the end date is 06/02/2023.

You can find more information here or EURAXESS.

Deadline: 26 January 2023

Requirements and valuable skills: 

  • Master in Aquacualture or Experimental Sciences
  • Experience in fish larval production
  • Scientific publications are desirable
  • Availability to travel: based in ULPGC but stays at IRTA, Nord University & others
  • Flexibility and adaptability to in the goals of the PhD

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Guide for interested parties
Project information and requirements

Deadline: 26 January 2023

Requirements and valuable skills: 

  • Master in related subjects (Biodiversity, Marine Biology, Conservation, Experimental Sciences, etc)
  • Diving skills are desirable
  • Scientific publications are desirable
  • Availability to travel: base in ULPGC but large stays at UDC and UAlg
  • Field work: all the Canary Islands
  • Flexibility in the goals of the PhD

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Guide for interested parties
Project information and requirements

Deadline: January 20, 2022 at 23:59 p.m. Canary Islands time.

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the Spanish National Project MICROPLEACH (IMPACT OF MICROPLASTIC ADDITIVE LEACHATES ON PLANKTON) funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation  (grant: PID2020-120479GA-I00) and led by Dr. Rodrigo Almeda (ECOAQUA-EOMAR).  

The post-doctoral researcher will be mainly based at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) but the candidate will also carry out research stays in other European laboratories (e.g., Örebro University in Sweden and the University of Bolonia in Italy) for studies related to chemical analysis of plastic additives, "Direct Effect Analysis" and biomarkers.


Ph.D. in Toxicology, Environmental Sciences, Biology, Marine Chemical Pollution, Marine Sciences, or alike.
Experience in experimental aquatic ecotoxicology.
Broad experience in writing scientific papers as the first author.
Fluent English speaker.
Availability for research stays in EU countries in 2022-2023.


To collaborate in the implementation of the marine plankton and ecotoxicology laboratory.
Laboratory research on effects of microplastic leachates on marine organisms.
To carry out research stays in other European laboratories.
To support the Principal Investigator and project researchers during research activities.
To collaborate in mentoring Ph.D. students associated with the project.
Preparation of scientific articles, reports, and conference papers.
To contribute to scientific communication and outreach activities including updating the project's website and social networks.

Applicants are invited to send in the following documents:

Cover letter.
Curriculum Vitae including a complete list of scientific publications.
Copy of National Identity Card or Passport.
Copy of a document certifying the possession of a doctoral degree.
1-2 recent letters of recommendation.
Applications must be sent to indicating in the e-mail subject the reference: "postdoctoral job offer MICROPLEACH project" and attaching the required documentation as a single pdf file. The e-mail used to send the application/documentation will be used as the notification e-mail.

Deadline: Until 24th December 2021.

Download the complete information here.

Call for the employment of a postdoctoral researcher for the ECUANARIA international project of the GIA Group on 'IMPLEMENTATION OF A GENETIC IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SHRIMP OR WHITE PRAWN SHRIMP'.

Publication of the provisional list of those admitted and excluded: 28th December 2021.

Publication of the final merit evaluation list and recruitment proposal: 4th January 2022

Deadline: Until 7th November 2020.

Proposal of the evaluation commission: 21st January  2021.

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According to rule 10.1, the evaluation commission shall be made up of:

a) the Director of Scientific Organisation and Research Promotion (who will act as president);

b) the Director of Information Systems (who will act as secretary);

c) the Director of the corresponding University Research Institute (who will act as a member).

In agreement with rule 10.2 of the call for applications, the commission will draw up a list of selected candidates, in order for each University Institute. (100 points max.):

a. Experience in administrative management (purchases, suppliers, invoicing, internal personnel management, support for the generation of documentation, visitor services, telephone service, etc.) (15 points max.).

b. Knowledge and/or experience in the preparation of technical and scientific documentation (15 points max.).

c. Knowledge of English (10 points max.).

d. Knowledge of other languages (5 points max.).

e. Experience/knowledge of office automation, especially the use of databases, spreadsheets, etc. (5 points max.)

f. Participation in research, development, innovation or cooperation projects related to the institute topics (10 points max.).

g. Postgraduate studies related with the Institute works (15 points max.)

h. Personal interview  (25 points max.).

Deadline for comments: Until 8th February 2021.

Resolution of the Innovation and Transfer Vice-Rector for Research from the ULPGC: 5th March 2021.

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The University Institute ECOAQUA is a research centre that belongs to the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a public institution that offers a wide range of degrees in all the major areas of knowledge, with the aim of providing comprehensive training to those who come to it, in a commitment based on innovation, quality and internationalisation.


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