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[Annelida] FW: Vacancy for deep-sea benthos postdoc at Ghent

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz)
Mon Feb 11 19:16:48 EST 2019

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Job opening for a marine scientist:

The Marine Biology Research Group of Ghent University is recruiting a motivated marine scientist to analyze the benthos (primarily) from the deep Pacific Ocean. The successful candidate will collect samples during offshore sampling campaigns (possibly 2 months per year), analyze the samples and interpret these data based on sound statistical analyses, provide input for yearly scientific reports and publish the results in peer-reviewed journals.

The candidate will join a team involved in environmental baseline studies in an area under contract for the exploration for polymetallic nodules with the ultimate goal of deep-sea mining. This team will be part of the Marine Biology Research Group, a highly dynamic and international scientific environment. The contract will last for 3 years.

Specific experience and competences:

  *   -  A PhD in marine sciences, biology or equivalent.
  *   -  Seagoing experience, preferably on multidisciplinary sampling campaigns, is a plus.
  *   -  Excellent standard of spoken and written English
  *   -  The following research competences are a plus:

o identificationof(deep-sea)macrofauna, o stableisotopeanalyses
o seabed imagery analysis for megafauna o DNAbarcoding

o Toxicologicalanalyses
- Ability to perform statistical data analysis (in R) and to write sound scientific reports and


Inter-personal competencies:

  *   -  Enthusiastic and highly motivated
  *   -  Flexible and willing to learn new techniques and analyses
  *   -  Capacity to deliver on allocated tasks and to meet deadlines
  *   -  Transparency in working and a team‐orientated work ethic

Applications, including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae, should be sent via email and addressed to dr. Ellen Pape, Marine Biology Research Group, Krijgslaan 281/S8, 9000 Ghent before the 28th of February 2019. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview and the employment contract will start as from the 1st of July 2019.

For further information on the job opening, please contact dr. Ellen Pape (email: Ellen.Pape from Ugent.be<mailto:Ellen.Pape from Ugent.be>)

Dr. Ellen Pape
Marine Biology Research Group
Ghent University
Krijgslaan 281/S8
9000 Ghent, Belgium
T +32 9 264 85 23 | E Ellen.Pape from Ugent.be<mailto:Ellen.Pape from Ugent.be> | W http://www.marinebiology.ugent.be/<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.marinebiology.ugent.be%2F&data=01%7C01%7C%7Cf159b1d88ca54a3f53f908d69016e236%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C1&sdata=7NQivRxShKTLTxHfFOo9p9LmZ0UT4uw8RKUqAntydTw%3D&reserved=0>

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