Field(s) of Specialization:

Physical Oceanography

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Scientist 




Mersin - TURKEY

Summary Description:

The Oceanography group at Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in the area of analysis of hydrological data and modelling of Turkish Seas. METU-IMS is the leading international marine science institute in Turkey with a 100% English education and research. METU-IMS has the vision of integrating fundamental research, blue growth solutions and public outreach towards the overall goal of sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems based on excellent science.

The successful applicant will join a young, vigorous and interdisciplinary research group under the direction of Dr. Baris Salihoglu. The position will particularly focus on carrying out field programmes as part of the Center for Marine Ecosystem and Climate Research (DEKOSIM) in Turkey towards Excellence, analyses of data and hydrological modeling of Turkish Seas.


METU – Institute of Marine Sciences

Minimum Degree Required:

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

Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  • Excellent  scientific programming/modelling skills
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and oral)
  • 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 of oceanography

Preferred special knowledge, abilities, and skills:


Additional Information:               

The position is initially for 1 year and the contract can be extended up to 3 years based on the performance of the candidate.

Posting Date:

November 1, 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:


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Quick link for Posting:

-          Please send your application document directly to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baris Salihoglu (e-mail:


Competitive with postdoctoral positions in EU

Pay Basis:


Position open to internal candidates only?