[ES_JOBS_NET] 5 PostDoc positions for marine ecosystem modellers at OGS (Italy)

Salon, Stefano ssalon at inogs.it
Wed Apr 3 01:41:00 MDT 2019

The ECHO Group at the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied
Geophysics  – OGS (Trieste, Italy; https://www.inogs.it/en) offers *five
positions for marine ecosystem modellers.*

POSITION: Post Doc (Italian “assegno di ricerca”), Full Time

DURATION: 12 months (+ renewal up to 6 years maximum)

SALARY: EUR 21.000 (EUR 23.000 at the third year renewal)

The proposed research activity consists of development, application and
analysis of models for the study of the marine ecosystems. Successful
candidates will work in a multidisciplinary team, being actively involved
within international projects: the biogeochemistry component of the EU
Copernicus Marine Service for the Mediterranean Sea (
http://medeaf.inogs.it/); BIOPTIMOD Service Evolution Marine Copernicus (
https://www.mercator-ocean.fr/en/portfolio/bioptimod/) and FAIRSEA
(Fisheries in the Adriatic Region-a Shared Ecosystem Approach).
The research activities include 5 open positions:
1)  data assimilation for oceanography and biogeochemistry modelling;
2)  high-performance computing (HPC) for oceanography and biogeochemistry
3)  physical and biogeochemical modelling of marine ecosystems including
dynamics of dissolved oxygen, organic matter and plankton dynamics;
4)  modelling of the interactions between water column optical properties
and biogeochemical dynamics;
5)  modelling for an ecosystem approach to fisheries with emphasis on
environmental and climatic factors; spatial and temporal modelling of
marine ecosystems; end-to-end modelling for coupling biogeochemical and
food web approaches; analysis of physical and biogeochemical data and model
output to develop indicators useful for the fisheries production.

See website https://www.inogs.it/en/node/1559 and carefully follow all the
*Deadline: 1 May 2019, h. 12.30 p.m.*

We are looking for a young scientist able to understand concepts quickly,
following a sharp learning curve, with good planning skills and the ability
to work independently. You will have enthusiasm, the willingness to exploit
your skills in ocean sciences research for the benefits of communities
pursuing sustainable growth, and be seeking the opportunity to develop your
research career through scientific publications. You will be able to
actively participate in the R&D activities of collaborative research
projects, both at a national and international level, and have a desire to
become a future leader in your field.
We expect that your skills and qualifications will include:
- as minimum education requirement, a University Degree (MSc or equivalent)
in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines:
Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry,
- some experience in computational sciences or statistics, with knowledge
and proved use of scientific programming languages or advanced software
environments (e.g. Fortran, C, Python, Matlab, R);
- a PhD (or equivalent experience) in Ocean Sciences, Ocean Modelling,
Ecosystem Modelling or any topic involving modelling or data analysis
approaches to research activities covered by the call will be considered

ECHO is the marine modelling research group of OGS and focuses on
quantitative approaches to biogeochemistry and ecosystem dynamics. ECHO’s
research activity includes the development, analysis and use of models of
varying complexity (physical models, biogeochemical models, food webs,
ecological models) with applications at a variety of scales, ranging from
local high-resolution applications to basin-wide regional model and
climatic projections. Applications include assessment of natural and
anthropogenic pressures on marine systems, carbon and nutrient cycling,
biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, ecosystem approach to fisheries and
aquaculture, operational oceanography and data assimilation, analysis of
integrated eco-socio-economic systems, and sustainable development. The
ECHO group is currently composed of about 30 people, who are collaborating
widely with other groups in Italy and at the international level in various
research projects, services, programmes and networks. ECHO offers a lively
research environment and excellent infrastructure in terms of laboratories
and state-of-the-art equipment.

The calls highlighted above have one of the following ECHO’s members as a
possible tutor:
Gianpiero Cossarini (gcossarini at inogs.it), Paolo Lazzari (plazzari at inogs.it),
Simone Libralato (slibralato at inogs.it), Stefano Salon (ssalon at inogs.it),
Cosimo Solidoro (csolidoro at inogs.it).
For general enquiries regarding the positions, please contact the above

For specific (administrative) enquiries about the call, please contact
concorsi at inogs.it


Stefano Salon
OGS - Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale
Div. of Oceanography - ECHO Group
Via Beirut 2-4
34151 Trieste - Italy
Tel. +39-040-2140633
Fax  +39-040-2140266

>>> Look at our forecast products for the biogeochemical

>>> state of the Mediterranean Sea on:

>>> http://medeaf.inogs.it/
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