JOB DETAILS

Field(s) of Specialization:

Catchment Ecology and Modelling

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Scientist 

Department:

Marine Biology and Fisheries

Location:

Mersin - TURKEY

Summary Description:

We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral 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 postdoctoral research project are:

• Investigating catchment-sea interactions using analyses of long term datasets and catchment modelling tools (for example SWAT).

• Collaborate with a diverse group of scientist on MARMOD project and deliver project related reports in collaboration with others.

• Helping with supervising a PhD student project on catchment ecology and modelling.

• Participating in regular fieldworks.

School/Institute/Unit:

METU – Institute of Marine Sciences

Minimum Degree Required:

Ph.D. in ecology, oceanography, earth sciences, applied mathematics, or any of the physical, biological, and chemical sciences.

Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and oral)
  • Research experience in both aquatic ecology and statistical/modelling  approaches
  • Skills in SWAT
  •  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:

  • A background experience in fieldwork
  • The postdoctoral researcher is expected to develop his/her own independent research.

Additional Information:               

The position is initially for 1 year and the contract can be extended.

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 3 references to the PI of the project as a single PDF file.

Proposed Start Date:

Immediate

Optional Applicant Documents for Upload:

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Salary:

Depend on the experience of the candidate

Pay Basis:

Monthly 

Position open to internal candidates only?

No