Postdoctoral and PhD positions on catchment ecology and modelling

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We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral and PhD researchers to join our research team at
the Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University. The researchers will be working
with Dr. Korhan Özkan ( and Dr. Barış Salihoğlu. Both positions will be
funded from MARMOD Project (Integrated Modelling System for the Marmara Sea) and conduct
research principally on catchment-sea interactions around the Marmara Sea but also on the other
systems (for example Göksu Catchment in Mersin).
The tasks involved in the postdoctoral research project are:
• Investigating catchment-sea interactions using analyses of long term datasets and catchment
modelling tools (for example SWAT).
• Collaborate with a diverse group of scientist on MARMOD project and deliver project
related reports in collaboration with others.
• Helping with supervising a PhD student project on catchment ecology and modelling.
• Participating in regular fieldworks.
The postdoctoral researcher is required to have research experience in both aquatic ecology and
statistical/modelling approaches. Skills in SWAT and a background experience in fieldwork is a
plus. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to develop his/her own independent research.
The tasks involved in the PhD research project are:
• Studying catchment ecology and investigating catchment-sea interactions using analyses of
long term datasets and catchment modelling tools.
• Conduct regular fieldwork and laboratory analyses on catchment ecology
• Collating a database on study systems.
The PhD researcher is required to have basic knowledge on aquatic ecosystems and skills on
statistics and scripting. Previous experience in fieldwork and skills in taxonomy (fish, plankton, or a
similar aquatic organism group) or computational skills are a plus.
We offer a full-time post-doctoral position for 1 year and possibility of extension. The salary will
depend on the experience of the candidate. We offer a 2 years PhD stipend (2500 TL per month)
with possibility of extension.
The expected start date is January 2018 for both positions. The application deadline is Nov. 30, 2017
but we will accept applications until the position is filled.
Please send your CV and a brief letter of motivation to: You can also contact for informal inquiries.


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