Job Opportunity: Post-doctoral position for modelling seasonal vertical migration in zooplankton, GEOMAR, Germany | POGO

Job Opportunity: Post-doctoral position for modelling seasonal vertical migration in zooplankton, GEOMAR, Germany

Deadline: 31 July 2018

 

The research unit Biogeochemical Modelling at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is offering a Post-doctoral position for modelling seasonal vertical migration in zooplankton within the DynaTrait project, starting on September 1st 2018 or later.

 

Job Description
· Identification and modelling of traits suitable for characterising seasonal vertical migration (SVM) in marine zooplankton in the framework of a local (1D) plankton ecosystem model.
· Simulation and analysis of relations between SVM and differences in the ecology and biogeochemistry of low- and high-latitude ocean regions with local (1D) and global (3D) models.
· Simulation of the long-term evolution of SVM traits and analysis of consequences for large-scale ecological and biogeochemical patterns on long time scales.

 

Qualification
· Applicants should hold a PhD in marine sciences or a related field, preferably with a strong background in environmental sciences and/or plankton modelling.
· Experience with trait-based or adaptive modelling as well as 1D and 3D biogeochemical modelling will be considered strong assets.
· Proficiency in Fortran and/or other programming tools is also highly beneficial.

 

DynaTrait is a Priority Program of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft: DFG) entitled: “Flexibility Matters: Interplay between Trait Diversity and Ecological Dynamics Using Aquatic Communities as Model Systems”

 

For full details and to apply, visit: https://www.geomar.de/en/service/karriere/open-positions/article/postdoc...

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