JOB DETAILS 

Field(s) of Specialization:

Catchment Ecology and Modelling

Position Title:

Ph.D. Researcher

Department:

Marine Biology and Fisheries

Location:

Mersin - TURKEY

Summary Description:

We are seeking highly motivated Ph.D. researchers to join our research team at the Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University. The researchers will be working with Dr. Korhan Özkan (www.korhanozkan.org) and Dr. Barış Salihoğlu. Both positions will be funded from MARMOD Project (Integrated Modelling System for the Marmara Sea) and conduct research principally on catchment-sea interactions around the Marmara Sea but also on the other systems (for example Göksu Catchment in Mersin).

 

The tasks involved in the Ph.D. research project are:

• Studying catchment ecology and investigating catchment-sea interactions using analyses of long term datasets and catchment modelling tools.

• Conduct regular fieldwork and laboratory analyses on catchment ecology

• Collating a database on study systems.

School/Institute/Unit:

METU – Institute of Marine Sciences

Minimum Degree Required:

MSc. in ecology, oceanography, earth sciences, applied mathematics, or any of the physical, biological, and chemical sciences. Qualified B.Sc. candidates may apply directly for Ph.D.

Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and oral)
  • Basic knowledge on aquatic ecosystems and skills on statistics and scripting.
  • High degree of creativity and flexibility; ability to work under pressure good quantitative and communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team of various fields

Preferred special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  • Previous experience in fieldwork and skills in taxonomy (fish, plankton, or a similar aquatic organism group) or computational skills

Additional Information:               

The stipend is initially for 2 years with possibility of extension.

Posting Date:

December 26, 2017

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 2-page (max.) statement of research experience and interests, and names of at least 2 references to the PI of the project as a single PDF file.

Proposed Start Date:

Immediate

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Salary:

2.500 TL per month

Pay Basis:

Monthly 

Position open to internal candidates only?

No