Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Work on Black-browed Albatross data from the South Atlantic: an employment opportunity in Portugal

An opportunity exists while based in Portugal to analyse data collected on Black-browed Albatrosses Thalassarche melanophris in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)*.

“We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher to fill a 12 month position in our research group at ISPA – Instituto Universitário (Portugal) to work in a long-term research project involving black-browed albatrosses in the Falkland Islands.  The successful candidate should have very strong skills in GIS and data handling and processing, including spatial and activity data (from GLS trackers) and be able to successfully carry out advanced analyses of multiple and complex datasets in a largely autonomous way, including demographic, behavioural and oceanographic data.  Date of start pending on final approval by national (Portuguese) authorities, but likely before the end of 2014.  We are only able to consider candidates with a PhD certificate that has already been awarded.

The successful candidate will analyse existing datasets in order to relate individual quality, personality traits, diet and long-term behaviour at sea both during the breeding and non-breeding season. Fieldwork will be of limited duration or non-existent.

Closing date: 9 October 2014

Candidates should send an email with CV, references and motivation letter to Paulo Catry: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..”

A Black-browed Albatross breeds next to penguins on New Island, photograph by Ian Strange 

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 25 September 2014

*A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Islas Georgias del Sur y Islas Sandwich del Sur) and the surrounding maritime areas.