Postdoc position in Marine Ecological Modelling – Deadline 12 November 2021

Job description

You will be contributing to the further development and application of the FlexSem model system, which is a framework developed by the model group to describe the dynamics of coastal marine systems. The studies will consider the impacts of stressors to marine systems, such as climate change impacts, eutrophication, hypoxia, aquaculture, fishery off-shore platforms and pollution and are often related to the EU and national Directives. These activities will be conducted in close collaboration with the model group and other colleagues at the institute as well as international partners. Further, it is expected that you can collaborate broadly with stakeholders in the design of scenarios and for management purposes. The model domains can cover everything from the Arctic, to temperate and tropical waters.

Your profile

Applicants should hold a PhD in oceanography, marine ecology, ecosystem modelling or similar. Furthermore, we expect:

  • Experience with 3D marine ecosystem modelling including parameterization, forcing data, calibration, validation, sensitivity analysis, uncertainty analysis, documentation, etc.
  • Programming skills in Matlab, R, python, C++ or similar.
  • Practice in handling large data sets and visualization of results.
  • That your work is structured and well organized.
  • Demonstrated capability to publish research papers on model studies.
  • Good communication skills and teamwork spirit.
  • High-level in spoken and written English.

Who we are

The Department of Ecoscience (ECOS) conducts applied and basic research at the highest international level, focusing on nature and the environment. The department covers marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems and also has a special focus on the Arctic environment and nature. The department provides research-based knowledge to solve societal challenges by providing consultancy to government agencies and through business collaboration and participates in the training of the next generation of researchers and nature managers and contributes to the public debate with relevant knowledge and popular research communication.

Place of work and area of employment

The position is physically located at the Department of Ecoscience, AU Campus Roskilde, Frederiksborgvej 399, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark.

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Contact information

For further information, please contact: Head of section, Eva Friis Møller, +45 8715 8559,

Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Deadline: 12 November 2021

For application, please follow this link.

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