We invite applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position in the field of marine ecology and biomineral chemistry. Deadline 10 January 2021.
Starting Date and Period
The position is for 2 years and is available from 01 March 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.
Biominerals produced by aquatic animals, such as otoliths and mollusk shells, are archives of past environmental conditions experienced by the animal. They also offer a means to explore the physiology and ecology of the organism by visual and chemical analysis. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to this work in a number of areas depending on their interest and expertise, e.g.
- Exploring growth variation in juvenile fishes and its environmental drivers using otoliths
- Exploring historical and contemporary marine food webs using stable isotope analysis of otolith and mollusk shell protein
- Exploring variations in the field metabolic rate of fishes using a newly invented otolith based methodology
Applicants should have a PhD degree in biology, oceanography, geoscience or related discipline. Background and expertise may vary but the successful candidate is expected to have experience with either analysis of growth increments in biominerals, or analysis of biomineral chemistry including stable isotope analysis. The successful candidate is expected to have strong collaborative skills, proven abilities to publish at a high international level, and have good skills in English (written and oral).