Post doctoral fellowships in trait-based ecology modelling and oceanography

Centre for Ocean Life (<>) offers three 2-3 years post doctoral fellowships in Marine Ecosystem Modelling and Physical Oceanography. The fellows will be employed at DTU Aqua (The National Institute for Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Charlottenlund, Denmark). The anticipated starting date is January 2017 or later (negotiable).

The fellowships are funded by the GB Moore Foundation, and the fellows are expected to work together on the development of mechanistically underpinned, trait-based models of marine plankton ecosystems ranging across multiple trophic levels from bacteria to zooplankton, and to apply those models to the Californian Current System. There are three components to the project: (i) development of a model for unicellular plankton, (ii) development of a model for multicellular plankton with life histories, and (iii) combine the two models and test predictions against observations collected in the Californian Current system by collaborators at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

We invite applications from marine ecology modellers and physical oceanographers with interest and experience in implementing biology in physical oceanography models.

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

For further information please contact the project leader, Thomas Ki?rboe (
Salary and terms of employment

The appointment terms will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union, but an annual salary of about 75,000 USD per year (including a pension scheme) can be expected. Candidates applying from outside Denmark can be eligible to a tax reduction upon an application.
Starting date is January 2017 but is negotiable.
You can read more about DTU Aqua at<>
Please do not send applications to Principal Investigators, instead apply online as described below.
Application procedure
We must have your online application by 1 November 2016. Go to: LINK<>