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DTU (DK): 22 fellowships under the H.C. Ørsted Postdoc COFUND Programme

DTU (DK): 22 fellowships under the H.C. Ørsted Postdoc COFUND Programme

With this call Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites highly talented experienced researchers who have achieved outstanding results in their research while demonstrating excellence and potential in their field to apply for one of the 22 fellowships under the international H.C. Ørsted Postdoc COFUND Programme, co-funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. The Programme is named after Hans Christian Ørsted, discoverer of electromagnetism and founder of the University.

Applicants can apply for an individual fellowship at DTU. At the time of recruitment (1 July 2018), the applicant must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to this date. The applicant must be an Experienced Researcher, i.e. must have obtained a PhD degree, or be very close to graduating (PhD degree must be obtained by the time of recruitment, 1 July 2018). Fellowships should commence during the same calendar year as granted; 15 December being the latest possible date.

The Programme includes two level of seniority; junior (postdoc level) and senior (assistant/associate professor level)

Applicants should apply for a junior fellowship if they have received their PhD degree within the period of 0 months to 5 years from time of recruitment (1 July 2018). Junior fellowship contracts are offered for 12-24 months; 24 months being the general duration.

Applicants should apply for a senior fellowship if they have 5+ years of experience from PhD graduation at time of recruitment (1 July 2018), and should be at a level of their career where they have had postdoc fellowships or similar and are ready academically to enter the next level of the career ladder. Senior fellowship contracts are offered for 3-12 months; 12 months being the general duration.

Applications should be based on the details of the full call text which can be downloaded at www.dtu.dk/COFUNDpostdoc.

Applications must be submitted via DTU’s online submission service at www.career.dtu.dk. Applications received by other means will not be considered.

Applications must be submitted as one compiled PDF and should contain all the requested annexes in the following order:
1. Research plan (maximum of 5 (A4) pages)
2. Signed host statement
3. Prioritised CV and List of Publications
4. Ethics issues table
5. PhD documentation (or declaration from supervisor)
The research plan must be arranged in advance with the host at DTU and should be formulated to be comprehensible to reviewers without core expertise in the research field in question.

Application deadline is 23 February 2018 (23.59, CET). To apply, please click the link “apply online”, fill in the online application form and attach your application.

For more information about the Programme please visit www.dtu.dk/COFUNDpostdoc or contact the secretariat at oerstedpostdoc@adm.dtu.dk.

DTU welcomes applications from all interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion and ethnic background.

Source: MARINE-B, the MArine Research Information NEtwork on Biodiversity

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Stockholm University (SE): 5 positions in Baltic Sea Research

Stockholm University (SE): 5 positions in Baltic Sea Research

http://www.su.se/ostersjocentrum/english/research/baltic-sea-initiative/stockholm-university-announces-five-new-positions-in-baltic-sea-research-1.356033

At Stockholm University, successful marine research and education has been conducted for over five decades. World leading research about the Baltic Sea, as well as high-level science about other marine areas such as the tropical seas and the artic regions, originates from Stockholm University.
Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre’s mission is to strengthen and illuminate this significant marine activity that involves over ten different Departments at the University. We are a combination of experts and communicators who collaborate with a wide network of marine scientists to improve the knowledge about the Baltic Sea and help society handle its marine environmental problems. Stockholm University is now inviting applicants for the following positions in Baltic Sea research:

1. Assistant Professor in Hydrological Transport, Dept. of Physical Geography
2. Assistant Professor in Marine Geophysical Mapping and Modelling, Dept. of Geological Sciences
3. Assistant Professor in Marine Isotope Biogeochemistry, Dept. of Geological Sciences
4. Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltic Sea Molecular Ecology, Dept. of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
5. Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltic Sea Ecosystem Change, Dept. of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences

We particularly seek scientists interested in collaborative research related to different aspects of the Baltic Sea environment. While each position has a home department, the employees will enjoy being a part of an interdisciplinary research team at the Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre. More information about the positions and application procedure at su.se/english/jobs.

http://www.su.se/ostersjocentrum/english/research/baltic-sea-initiative/stockholm-university-announces-five-new-positions-in-baltic-sea-research-1.356033

Source: MARINE-B, the MArine Research Information NEtwork on Biodiversity

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PhD opportunities marine ecology in Edinburgh and Glasgow (UK)

PhD opportunities marine ecology in Edinburgh and Glasgow (UK)

Please find below details of three exciting marine ecology / biogeochemistry PhD positions in Edinburgh and Glasgow currently open for applications:

PhD 1: Using genetics, physiology & modelling to improve marine ecosystem conservation (based at the Lyell Centre, Edinburgh)

In collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and Scottish Natural Heritage, this project will combine genetics, physiology and modelling to improve the evidence-base that currently supports maerl bed conservation. Maerl beds – diverse ecosystems formed by accretions of free-living red coralline algae – are one of Europe’s most ecologically and economically important marine ecosystems. Scotland is a European maerl bed stronghold, but current protection is based on a paucity of empirical data. Throughout the project, the student will work towards research objectives designed to improve management and conservation practice, forming recommendations underpinned by robust, multi-disciplinary scientific evidence. To achieve this, the student will combine field and laboratory experimentation, developing technical skills in spatial modelling, environmental genetics, bioinformatics and ecophysiology. Fieldwork will be conducted around the UK, with potential opportunities in the wider NE Atlantic (e.g. Iceland, Norway). Application deadline: 31st January 2018.

PhD 2: Blue carbon in a changing world (based at University of Glasgow)

Carbon sequestration by natural systems may be a solution for slowing down atmospheric CO2 increases. The sequestration of carbon into ocean sediments by marine ecosystems for long-term storage is termed ‘blue carbon’, to differentiate it from carbon stored in terrestrial ecosystems such as forests. Coralline algae are a globally ubiquitous, highly calcified type of macroalgae (i.e. seaweed) found from the intertidal to the lower limit of the photic zone (300+ m), forming vast reef-like structures that harbour high biodiversity at multiple trophic levels. Accumulations of coralline algae create deposits (known as maerl beds) spanning the last 20,000 years. There is evidence that these beds store significant quantities of carbon, acting as globally-important blue carbon repositories. This project will investigate the spatio-temporal response of blue carbon to environmental change, using the extensive maerl beds in Scotland. The student will utilise a multi-disciplinary approach that will combine field and laboratory research, developing skills in carbon biogeochemistry, stable isotope ecology, marine carbonate chemistry and spatial modelling. Partnership with Marine Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage will allow the scholar to directly engage with marine policy and management, providing a unique opportunity for multi-sector experience and research-policy translation. Application deadline: 18th December 2017.

PhD 3: Role of coralliths in coral reef recovery and expansion (based at University of Edinburgh)

The ecosystem services provided by coral reefs are worth over $100 billion annually and include coastline protection, tourism, food and medical derivatives. There are significant efforts in place to protect these ecosystems, but to further optimise these efforts we need to fully understand their ecology. Coralliths (mobile corals) are found in reef systems worldwide, and have typically been regarded simply as an ecological curiosity. Emerging evidence has highlighted that coralliths can in fact play a fundamental role in habitat provision on reefs, and have done so since the Pleistocene(1) through the ‘free living stabilisation’ hypothesis. However, the prevalence of this service provision, the species that can become coralliths, and the role of corallith growth in facilitating species expansion remain key knowledge gaps. The PhD scholar will address these knowledge gaps through a multidisciplinary laboratory and fieldwork approach in collaboration with Operation Wallacea. Understanding the drivers behind corallith formation, and the mechanisms by which they can create habitat would provide key information for future coral reef integrated management: firstly by allowing us to understand potential disaster-recovery processes on reefs not managed, and secondly whether they should be integrated in managed reef conservation efforts.
Application deadline: 11th January 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like any further information.
Best regards,

Heidi Burdett
h.burdett@hw.ac.uk
Lyell Centre for Earth and Marine Science and Technology
Edinburgh
UK

Source: MARINE-B, the MArine Research Information NEtwork on Biodiversity

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Postdoc on bacterial grazing – University of Warwick (UK)

Postdoc on bacterial grazing – University of Warwick (UK)

A postdoc position in the area of marine microbiology is available in Dr. Y Chen’s group at the University of Warwick, UK. We are looking for candidates with a strong background in bacterial grazing by e.g. nanoflagellates or ciliates.
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BFN616/research-fellow-80391-117/

Deadline for applications is the 20th December 2017 with interviews to be held in January 2018. More information about the group can be found under: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/lifesci/research/ychen/
For informal enquiries about the position, please, contact Dr. Y Chen (email: Y.Chen25@warwick.ac.uk).

Best,
Michaela Mausz

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PhD position UEA and Cefas

PhD position UEA and Cefas

PhD opportunity: Monitoring coastal environments using imaging sonars and machine learning

This PhD, which will be jointly supervised by UEA and Cefas, is open to applicants with a degree in any numerate discipline. Full details are at: https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=89908
Imaging sonars are now capable of producing video like images at frame rates (typically 8-30 f/ps) in the underwater marine environment. Such systems work well in the turbid coastal and estuarine environments where low light video systems do not provide useful imagery and as such imaging sonars provide new remote sensing tools for studying previously intractable problems of importance to industry and to marine managers including detection of potential clogging organisms for power station water intakes and fish behaviour around coastal structures.

However, the amount of data that such systems can generate (Tb/day) creates a real barrier to their routine deployment due to the staff requirement to analyse images and the associated costs and delays. Recently, there have been advances in the capability of machine vision modules making them now practical components of underwater remote sensing systems which typically have severe constraints on the available power and bandwidth of communications links to data processing locations onshore. This project aims to develop automated machine learning to detect and classify targets of interest in near real time thereby dramatically reducing the image analysis costs and opening up the use of such systems in autonomous remote sensing applications.

Methodology:
Traditional image processing techniques employed to detect and classify imaging sonar features use pixel-based supervised classification. These are ineffective in scenarios where large quantities of data are available, and the sonar footage may contain few occurrences of relevant objects. While the imaging sonar footage is expensive to capture and later annotate, the appearance of objects e.g. fish, jelly fish etc. often bears resemblance to that acquired using the traditional RGB cameras. Consequently, the research will concentrate on developing machine learning algorithms capable of aiding processing of the sonar images (target domain) by letting them learn other imaging domains (source domains) as well. The developed algorithms will belong to the family of ‘deep learning’ algorithms, a complex machine learning technique that has recently proven to provide a step-change in a number of computer vision applications. This will require a large dataset of annotated imagery for training and the expert knowledge on the image appearance which are available in Cefas. The student will also contribute to the deployment of Cefas sonars as the research progresses

Yours,

Alastair

Alastair Grant
Associate Dean for Post Graduate Research, Faculty of Science
Professor of Ecology, School of Environmental Sciences,

University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK

Source: MARINE-B, the MArine Research Information NEtwork on Biodiversity

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Field Assistant – Marine Citizen Science, Dove Marine Laboratory, UK

Field Assistant – Marine Citizen Science, Dove Marine Laboratory, UK

Field Assistant – Marine Citizen Science

Capturing our Coast is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, and engages volunteers in the collection of rocky shore biodiversity data and ecological studies. Over 4000 members of the public have signed up to find out about these opportunities. We are looking for a new team member to work with us from our Newcastle University hub, based at the Dove Marine Laboratory, delivering our volunteer training programmes and collecting and entering ecological data. This person will be qualified to degree level, and will be experienced in fieldwork. She/he will have knowledge of temperate rocky shore ecology. Please contact Dr Jane Delany for information queries Jane.delany@ncl.ac.uk .
For further information please search for Field Assistant details on:
https://vacancies.ncl.ac.uk/LoginV2.aspx
Closing Date: 6th November 2017

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AWI: PhD position: Global change impact on plankton ecophysiology (Helgoland)

AWI: PhD position: Global change impact on plankton ecophysiology (Helgoland)

The section Shelf Sea System Ecology at the Biologische Anstalt Helgoland, Germany, invites applications for the position of a

PhD student
in Global Change Impact on Plankton Ecophysiology.

The position is part of the newly BMBF-funded project PlanktoSERV in the junior working group led by Dr. Cédric Meunier. The aim of this project is to realistically assess the impact of global change on plankton individuals, populations, and communities and to provide a robust understanding of future ecosystem services alterations. This project will support three PhD students, one postdoc, and one impact analyst.

For more information about the position and on how to apply please follow the link: https://www.awi.de/nc/en/work-study/jobs/job-offer/detail/jobs/phd-student-in-global-change-impact-on-plankton-ecophysiology.html

Deadline: 2 November 2017

Source: MARINE-B, the MArine Research Information NEtwork on Biodiversity

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Dove Marine Laboratory: Marine Citizen Science Project Co-ordinator (UK)

Dove Marine Laboratory: Marine Citizen Science Project Co-ordinator (UK)

Marine Citizen Science Project Co-ordinator

Capturing our Coast is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, and engages volunteers in the collection of rocky shore biodiversity data and ecological studies. Over 4000 members of the public have signed up to find out about these opportunities. We are looking for a new team member to work with us from our Newcastle University hub, based at the Dove Marine Laboratory, delivering our training programmes and co-ordinating activity across our 7 hubs in England Scotland and Wales. This person will be qualified to degree level (preferably PhD), and will be experienced in project management and team working. She/he will have knowledge of temperate rocky shore ecology. Please contact Dr Jane Delany for information queries Jane.delany@ncl.ac.uk.
For further information please see details page on our website.

Closing Date: 20th October 2017
Interview Date: 30th October 2017
 
 

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AAU: 3 Assistant/Associate Professors Marine and Maritime Studies (FIN)

AAU: 3 Assistant/Associate Professors Marine and Maritime Studies (FIN)

Three (3) Assistant/Associate Professors in Marine and Maritime Studies (Tenure Track)

The three appointed Assistant/Associate Professors will form the backbone of Åbo Akademi University’s research profile in Marine and Maritime studies (‘The Sea’), which is the most recent strategic expansion based on a major grant from the Academy of Finland. The grant foresees the establishment of three new Assistant/Associate tenure track Professorships which, after successful attainment of individually set goals, will lead to full Professorships. At the same time, Åbo Akademi University is recruiting visiting Professors who will support and further strengthen the profile.

THE THREE POSITONS AND FIELDS OF ACTIVITIES:

Assistant/Associate Professor in Marine Ecology

All areas of marine ecology will be considered, but candidates whose research focuses on coastal and archipelago ecosystems, in particular structural and functional aspects of biodiversity in relation to natural and anthropogenic environmental stressors, and/or interdisciplinary aspects of indicators and decision support systems in relation to governance and management options for the marine environment, will be given priority.
The appointment is expected to begin on March 1, 2018.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Industrial Management

The appointed Assistant/Associate professor will contribute to the Centre of Excellence with cutting-edge research in the area of research on sustainable, large-scale infrastructure systems, particularly within seaborne transportation and energy (such as seamless end-to-end logistics including both tangible and intangible flows). Special focus is on shipping, seaborne logistics and ship-building as it is at the core of the Finnish industrial strategy.
The appointment is expected to begin on September 3, 2018.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Public Administration/Political Science

The appointed Assistant/Associate Professor will contribute to the Centre of Excellence with cutting-edge research in the area of governance of sea areas, in theory and in practice, including analysis over human – environment interaction on different societal and natural scales. Research background in public administration, political science, sustainability science, law and other social sciences are considered as a merit for the position, as well as interdisciplinary research experience.
Special focus for this position is on the interplay between human activities and maritime nature.
The appointment is expected to begin on September 3, 2018.

Application

Please submit your electronic application with enclosures in English (see webpage).

Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 31, 2017 at 15.00 Finnish time.

For more information click here.

Source: MARINE-B, the MArine Research Information NEtwork on Biodiversity

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Leiden university: Assistant Professor Community Ecology (NL)

Leiden university: Assistant Professor Community Ecology (NL)

Assistant Professor in the field of Community Ecology (Tenure Track)

The Faculty of Science, Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) of the Leiden University (Netherlands) is looking for an Assistant Professor in the field of Community Ecology (1.0 fte) (Tenure Track)
Vacancy number: 17-400

Information Tenure Track

Our Tenure track is expected to lead to a tenured position as associate professor and grow into the role of a full professor. With our Tenure track we offer you a clear and inviting career path to support you in the development of your personal and professional talents. It has a strong focus on coaching and training. A special mentor program is offered with fellow Tenure Trackers in a peer group, in order to develop your academic leadership skills.

You can read more about our Tenure Track here.

The track consists of a temporary appointment for a period of six years maximum. The gross monthly salary at assistant professor level is between € 3,475.- and € 5,405.- (pay scale 11 or 12) depending on your level of experience.
An appointment with Leiden University includes a pension build-up and other benefits; these include an annual holiday premium of 8%, an end-of-year premium of 8.3% and a paid parental leave of 62,5%. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

Applications

Written applications using the vacancy number and including a brief description of a research plan, a full vitae, a list of publications, as well as the names and addresses of at least three persons that can be contacted for reference (who have agreed to be contacted), should be submitted before 12 October 2017.
Interviews will take place on October 19th between 0900 and 1300 (local time).

More information about the vacancy can be found here.

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