Job Position: 
Postdoctoral and Professional
Closing Date: 
Sunday, April 29, 2018

The position
The postdoc researcher or computer programmer will be in charge of i) the numerical aspects of the global ocean model (MITgcm + darwin) and ii) the theoretical aspects of implementing trait-diffusion (TD) as a way to model eco-evolutionary dynamics of planktonic organisms moving along fitness landscapes of up to (ideally) three environmental axes: nutrient concentration, water temperature, solar irradiance.

The lab
Institute of Marine Sciences @ Barcelona (CSIC)

Your profile
- MSc / PhD in physics, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, oceanography, theoretical biology, or related disciplines 
- Strong computer skills in Matlab, Python, R and/or FORTRAN; parallel computing, HPC clusters under Unix/Linux OS 
- Creative and problem solving thinking with an interest in computational approaches, scientific writing 

We offer
- Research position and salary funded through FECYT research grant 
- Full-time 30 month fixed-term appointment with social security 
- An interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic environment (ICM) 
- Research stays at three institutions: MIT, JAMSTEC, CNRS 
- Flexible time-schedule 
- Health insurance 
- Bike commuting 
- Paid holidays 
- Career path

33K euros / year

- Curriculum vitae (CV) 
- MSc / PhD thesis manuscript (pdf) 
- Letters of reference (up to three) 

Open from 10th January 2018 until the position is filled

- Pedro Cermeno ( 
- Sergio Vallina ( 

The Institute of Marine Sciences @ Barcelona (CSIC) is looking for candidates to fill two job offers in computational ecology of marine ecosystems. The open positions are within the frame of a research project SPEAD, funded by the Spanish National Science Foundation. The project SPEAD seeks to simulate plankton ecological evolution (Eco-Evo) for the global ocean using the adaptive dynamics framework of trait-diffusion. Further details of the project SPEAD can be found here ( SPEAD )

Contact Name: 
Pedro Cermeno
Contact Email: 
Job Location: 
Institute of Marine Sciences, Barcelona (CSIC)