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.

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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 IU 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.