Field(s) of Specialization:

Catchment Ecology and Modelling

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Scientist 


Marine Biology and Fisheries


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 ( 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.


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.

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Quick link for Posting:


Depend on the experience of the candidate

Pay Basis:


Position open to internal candidates only?