3 Year Postdoc in Antarctic Marine Science – New Zealand (Otago)
FELLOWSHIP IN ANTARCTIC MARINE SCIENCE – New Zealand
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
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.
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
• Ability to work well as part of a team, as well as
• 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.
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.