POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN ANTARCTIC MARINE SCIENCE – New Zealand (Otago)
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to contribute to the Marsden-funded research project ‘How vulnerable are Antarctica’s coasts to colonisation’. In this role you will work on a project that will bring together interdisciplinary approaches in genomic, ecological, physiological, and oceanographic / sea ice modelling to build a comprehensive picture of the scale of biological incursions to Antarctica via macroalgal rafting. This position represents an exciting opportunity to join one of the country’s most research-intensive Universities and become part of a team helping to lead Antarctic research in New Zealand. */Your skills and experience/* The successful candidate will bring high-level computational skills in EITHER genomic (bioinformatic) analyses OR physical environmental modelling (oceanographic particle dispersal / modelling coastal polynya / habitat modelling with climate change). In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to have: • A PhD in relevant field. • Proven track record of high-quality research outputs such as peer-reviewed papers. • Research experience in evolutionary biology, physical oceanography or habitat modelling. • Good organisational skills and the ability to keep accurate records. • Ability to work well as part of a team, as well as independently. • Knowledge and respect for the Treaty of Waitangi and its relevance in a university setting. Expertise in any of the following areas could be an advantage: • Molecular laboratory skills, especially Genotyping by Sequencing library preparation. • Marine biology. • Antarctic research. */Further details/* This is a fixed term (three years), full-time position available from March 2021 (mid-2021 at the latest) or a date to be mutually agreed with the successful candidate. For more information, see https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=2002326 <https://apc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fotago.taleo.net%2Fcareersection%2F2%2Fjobdetail.ftl%3Flang%3Den%26job%3D2002326&data=04%7C01%7Cfmontiel%40maths.otago.ac.nz%7Cc25098d1fcc14b28c0b008d8a2db8a37%7C0225efc578fe4928b1579ef24809e9ba%7C1%7C0%7C637438411154209793%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=luAIQGXZEZiVfChLcBQUOn7BnD41BSbNKF8ABStzDyM%3D&reserved=0> Applications will close on Sunday, 31 January 2021.