02/06/2022
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
European Research Council

PhD position on in biogeochemical modelling


  • ORGANISATION/EINRICHTUNG
    Middle East Technical University
  • FORSCHUNGSBEREICH
    Environmental scienceEarth science
    GeosciencesOther
  • KARRIERESTUFE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • BEWERBUNGSFRIST
    31/08/2022 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • STANDORT
    Turkey › Mersin
  • KONTAKTTYP
    Permanent
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • STUNDEN PRO WOCHE
    40
  • ANGEBOT BEGINN
    30/09/2022
  • EU-FORSCHUNGSRAHMENPROGRAMM
    H2020 / ERC

OFFER DESCRIPTION

In the frame of Horizon-Europe funded ERC Consolidator Grant project DeepTrace (late 2022-2023) as well as H2020-fınded BRIDGE-BS (2021-2025), we are looking a highly motivated PhD researcher with background as oceanographer or engineer willing to build a career in biogeochemical modelling of Black Sea and other deep-sea redox transitions.

ERC CoG DeepTrace (late 2022-2027) will advance a ground-breaking mechanistic, analytical and predictive understanding of how the life-supporting metals cycle across Earth's deep-sea ecosystems such as the Black Sea and hydrothermal vents, developing the application of metal nanoparticles as tracers of planetary redox habitability and bridging the study of Earth's Oceans with the Ocean Worlds of the Solar system.

H2020 BRIDGE-BS focuses on the Black Sea ecosystem as a whole and the role of redox cycling in the overall resilience of the system in response to climate change and anthropogenic stressors.

The PhD fellow will be mainly involved in the modeling of metal redox mobilization across dynamic (hydrothermal vents) and stable (Black Sea) redox gradients and the work will both feed into the ERC DeepTrace and the H2020 BRIDGE-BS. Both chemical oceanographers as well as candidates with strong engineering, analytical and environmental chemistry backgrounds, with a strong motivation to expand their profiles with modelling will be considered for this position.

Candidates from not from marine science background but from all relevant engineering fields, geology, molecular biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics are encouraged to apply to these positions. Motivation and capacity to take on a multidisciplinary challenge is the most important quality. 

METU-IMS is the leading international marine science institute in Turkey with a 100% English education and research. All METU-IMS faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The Institute carries out research on the Eastern Mediterranean as well as on the Aegean, Black Seas, and Turkish Straits System.

This is a 5-year full-time position expected start date in Fall 2022 or Winter 2023.

 

Mehr Information

Benefits

Your salary will be at least at the level of a public university research assistant in Turkey and may increase in proportion to your skills, qualifications and performance.

Monthly basis payment

Eligibility criteria

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain biogeochemical models, and participate in field expeditions as needed
  • Take part in project activities, including meetings and workshops and represent IMS teams when needed.
  • Lead the drafting of project reports, deliverables and manuscript drafts.

 

Selection process

Please send your application documents directly to Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Yücel (myucel@ims.metu.edu.tr) and also full details of the application procedure can be found here:

http://ims.metu.edu.tr/graduate-programs

Note that you will need English (TOEFL or equivalent) or ALES/GRE scores.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV, a 2-page (max.) statement of experience and interests, and names of at least 2 references as a single PDF file to (myucel@ims.metu.edu.tr)

Anforderungen für das Jobangebot

Kenntnisse/Qualifikationen

Masters degree from not from marine science background but from all relevant engineering fields, geology, molecular biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics are encouraged to apply to these positions. Motivation and capacity to take on a multidisciplinary challenge is the most important quality.

  • Experience with Fortran, Matlab, C++ or similar platforms
  • Minimum of 2-year relevant experience in a similar role in an international or EU project
  • Excellent level of English. Other languages are a plus.
  • Excellent teamwork capability
  • Ability to travel in Turkey and abroad
  • Military obligations fulfilled where applicable

 

Besondere Anforderungen

  • Creativity thinking through new ideas and approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a fast-paced environment, within and across departments/functions, managing multiple priorities
  • Strong attention to detail

Karteninformation

Arbeitsort Orte für persönliche Beratung
Arbeitsort
1 position(s) available at
Institute of Marine Sciences
Turkey
Erdemli
Mersin

EURAXESS Angebots-ID: 793956

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