Postdoctoral Fellow in Ecosystem ModellingExternal

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Contact: Dr. Morten D Skogen
E-mail: morten [at]
website: Postdoctoral Fellow in Ecosystem Modelling webpage
Deadline: March 25, 2018

This postdoctoral position will focus on the further development of ecosystem models with a special focus on fjords and coasts. The postdoc position is in the Ecosystem Processes research group, working on research, monitoring and management advice on ecosystem structure, function and dynamics, including climate change effects and impacts of human activities, using both empirical and ecosystem modelling approaches. The ecosystem modeling team at IMR counts six researchers from different disciplines and research Groups.

Candidates must have completed a PhD or equivalent degree in marine ecology, oceanography, biology, mathematics or related. The candidate should have excellent programming skills, as well as a good scientific publication record, oral and written communication skills and high profiency in English. Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and to work independently and effectively towards objectives is necessary.

Previous experiences with food web and/or ecosystem models and with model sensitivity analyses are an advantage, as well as experience in programming in Fortran or C, and data analysis with Matlab, Python or R. Previous work in the fields of marine ecology and fisheries is also an advantage. A working knowledge of the Norwegian language is an advantage, but language training courses in Norwegian will be offered.