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Postdoc in Assessing cumulative impacts of multiple stressors in marine environment – Aarhus University, Denmark

Closing Date 31 August. 

We are seeking applicants for a 4-year postdoc to work on assessing the cumulative impact of multiple stressors on the marine environment. Join our multi-disciplinary marine group at the Department of Ecoscience.

Expected start date and duration of employment
This is a 4–year position from 1 November 2022 or as soon possible.

Job description
The successful candidate will analyse the complex interactions between multiple pressures and ecosystem responses in marine ecosystems. This involves establishing pressure-response relationships from large data sets and incorporating these into a larger toolbox for predicting responses to different management options considering combinations of several pressures. Linking marine ecosystem responses to ecosystem services will also be an important part of the job.  The position is funded under a Horizon Europe project and the candidate will be part of a large multi-disciplinary group working on a broad range of marine research topics. English is the working language.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in marine science or similar. The candidate is expected to have a broad understanding of marine ecosystem functioning and possess strong quantitative skills, e.g., within processing of observational data, ecosystem modelling, statistics, analysis of spatial data and GIS. Understanding the context of marine research on influencing European environmental policies is an advantage.
Experiences in one or several of the following fields are seen favourably:

  • Studies on factors governing plankton communities and diversity, with particular focus on HABs.
  • Studies on the distribution of seagrass communities and their ecosystem services.
  • Studies on factors promoting invasive species and their effect on ecosystem processes.
  • Studies on marine food-web interactions.
  • Studies on climate effects on marine ecosystem processes and biodiversity.
  • Non-linear dynamics in marine ecosystems causing threshold responses.
  • Knowledge on policy frameworks governing European marine conventions.

Since the applicant will be part of a larger team, the candidate must possess good collaboration and communication skills. High level of English in oral and writing is required.

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.


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