Field(s) of Specialization:

Marine Ecological Modelling

Position Title:

Post-doctoral researcher


Oceanography, Marine Biology and Fisheries


Erdemli - TURKEY

Summary Description:

We are looking to admit one outstanding applicant to the “Marine Food Web Modelling Group” at the Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Mersin, Turkey. A highly motivated (Turkish or international) post-doctoral researcher (1 position) is encouraged to join our research project entitled “Advancing understanding of Cumulative Impacts on European marine biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services for human wellbeing” (, which is funded by European Commission under Horizon Europe program.

The tasks involved in the research project are to:

• Estimate community level indicators and assess their cumulative responses of ecosystems to multiple pressures;

• Assess the direct and indirect responses of key ecosystem functions to cumulative pressure

The post-doctoral researcher will be working with Dr. Ekin Akoglu.


Middle East Technical University – Institute of Marine Sciences

Minimum Degree Required:

A PhD degree in ecology, oceanography, earth sciences, applied  mathematics, engineering or any of the physical, biological, and chemical sciences

Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  • Excellent command of English (written and oral)
  • Knowledge on aquatic ecosystems and fundamental concepts in ecology, and skills in statistical methods
  • Command of R or any other high-level (e.g., Phyton, MATLAB etc.) programming language (

Preferred special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  • Previous experience with Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE)
  • Previous experience with  Object-oriented Simulator of Marine Ecosystems (OSMOSE)

Additional Information:               

The stipend is for 3 years.

Posting Date:

March 18, 2024

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Date Review Begins:

As soon as applications are received

Required Applicant Documents to Submit:

Applicants are asked to submit a CV, a statement of research experience and interests, and names of two referees to Dr. Ekin Akoglu ( as a single PDF file

Proposed Start Date:

September 2023


Salary range is from 1500 € to 2200 €, depending on the qualifications, skill and performance of the researcher.

Pay Basis:


Position open to internal candidates only?