The University of Hamburg, Institute of Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries Science (IMF) is accepting applications for a Research Associate for the project “Humboldt Tipping (Social-ecological Tipping Points of the Northern Humboldt Current Upwelling System and Economic Repercussions)”.
The successful applicant will assemble and analyze historical time-series data to examine ecological tipping points in the northern Humboldt Eastern Boundary Upwelling System (HUS) and understand the responses of the HUS to various interacting drivers including climate change and fisheries. The work fits within the broader frame of exploring dynamic feedbacks among ecological, social and economic components of the HUS. This work dovetails with other, newly funded research programs examining trophic transfer efficiency (‘CUSCO’) and fisheries-induced evolution (‘SOMBEE’) in the HUS. Furthermore, this position is part of a network of newly-funded programs exploring socio-ecological tipping points across a broad range of marine ecosystems including European regional seas. Active collaboration with scientists in these networks, especially those in Peru (IMARPE), is expected.
The successful applicant will have completed a PhD in a relevant subject, and have experience in utilizing advanced statistical techniques on complex time series data, especially Generalized and Additive Mixed Modelling techniques or Machine Learning approaches.
The position commences on 1st March 2019.
More details, including the application process, can be found here.