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AZTI is a scientific and technological centre that develops high-impact transformation projects with organisations aligned with the United Nations 2030 SDGs.
Its purpose is to drive positive change for the future of humankind, contributing to a healthy, sustainable and fair society.
Specialising in marine environment and food, it provides cutting-edge and value-added products and technologies grounded in sound science and research.
With 40 years of experience and an extensive performance history backed by more than 1,300 indexed publications, we base our excellence on our research staff, 58% of whom hold PhDs.
We also have a presence in 45 countries, three offices in the Basque Country and a team of more than 280 employees.
strengthen the conditions to generate and transfer knowledge to companies, contributing to their competitiveness; and to spread the Basque scientific and technological capacity.
Summary of the project :
Area : Marine Ecosystems Functioning
Location : Sukarrieta (Basque Country, Spain)
Contract type : Full time
Starting date : January 2022 (earlier starting date also possible)
Contract duration : 2 years
Background : Sustainable fisheries management relies on an accurate assessment of the status of fisheries resources and on solid predictions of their fate considering also factors such as fishing pressure in the short term and climate change in the long term.
Current assessments and future predictions of fisheries resources should be based on the best knowledge available, including information about population connectivity, genetic diversity, potential hybridization between species or populations, and potential genetic adaptation to changing conditions.
Yet, despite high-throughput genomic techniques allow obtaining such information, currently no framework to include genetic
data into fisheries assessment has been established. Here, we will use three demersal (white and black anglerfish and hake) and two pelagic (pilchard and mackerel) commercially important species to study population connectivity and environmental adaptation and their implication in the assessment of these resources.
The genetic results obtained from the specific case studies will be used to simulate alternative assessment scenarios in two of the species, and to formulate a general framework for communicating and integrating genetic data into the fisheries management process.
Funding : The State Research Agency (AEI) of the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain. (Project : PID2020-115656RB-I00) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Other valued skills :
Prospective candidates should upload Cover letter and CV before November 1st 2021 (although we will continue evaluating candidates after that date if the position is not filled by then).
For more information on the position, interested candidates can directly contact Naiara Rodriguez-Ezpeleta ( nrodriguez azti.es )