Advertised job vacancies and post-doctoral fellowships

Open Tenure Track Professorship in Environmental and Resource Economics at University of Leipzig, Germany

an open assistant professorship (tenure track) in Environmental and Resource Economics:

4-yr post-doc in kelp ecology (IMR Norway)

About the position

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) offers a 4-year postdoctoral position as part of IMR’s strategic initiative to build a strong center for coastal and blue forest research within one of Europe’s largest marine research institutes. We seek a marine biologist with relevant experience and publication records within kelp forest ecosystem ecology to further explore blue carbon, regime shifts and restoration, and Arctic kelp forests in a changing environment. Knowledge about Norwegian and Arctic coastal ecosystems and scientific working diver certification are advantages. The postdoctoral researcher will work with a team of outstanding researchers and research technicians and we offer the opportunity to be part of an interdisciplinary and ambitious research center at IMR Flødevigen Research Station and the research group Benthic Communities.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Lead and support research activities at IMR supporting the Norwegian blue forest network (, especially the fate of blue carbon
  • Lead and support Arctic kelp research and activities on kelp forest restoration
  • Participate in national and international research applications and projects
  • Science communication and writing, including outreach, presentations, reports, research publications and grant proposals
  • Participate in cruises, field and lab work in connection with research, monitoring and experimental investigations, including scientific diving.

Required qualifications

  • PhD in marine biology or similar
  • Knowledge of kelp forest ecosystem ecology
  • Experience with numerical and statistical analyses
  • Published records in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience with field activities, including scientific diving

We will emphasize

  • Research experience in blue carbon and blue forest ecology
  • Climate change and restoration related research
  • Skills in analytical software like R Primer and GIS, and methods for mixed models, and time and gradient analyses   
  • Knowledge and experience with Norwegian and Arctic kelp ecosystems
  • Experience with field work and experimental design
  • Scientific working diver certificate and experience
  • Good communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Good written and oral skills in Norwegian and English

The working language at IMR is Norwegian, and good communication skills in Norwegian will be beneficial for both the applicant and IMR. The candidate should have a working knowledge of the Norwegian language (B1 level or similar documented level of fluency), or willingness to develop this proficiency during the employment period. Language training will be offered to candidates without documented B1 level.

Personal competencies

At the IMR we believe that personality affects how we work, communicate and thrive in the work place. For this position we are interested in candidates who

  • Thrives well in collaboration with others and at the same time works independently
  • Work structured and deliver with high quality
  • Solution-oriented, attentive and flexible
  • Are concerned about a good working environment
  • Likes to paticipate in cruises and field work

Inclusion, Diversity and Affirmative Action

The Institute of Marine Research value diversity. Therefore, we welcome all qualified candidates to apply for the position, regardless of age, gender, functional ability, nationality or ethnical background. We are an Inclusive Working Life Enterprise, and we aim to facilitate for applicants with disabilities.

Upon receiving applications from candidates with reduced abilities, gaps in CV or immigrant background, we will invite at least one qualified candidate from each category to an interview. In order to be considered for affirmative action, certain requirements should be met. Please read more here.

If you wish to be considered for affirmative action, please specify when submitting your application.

We offer 

  • Work at one of Europe’s leading marine research institutions with extensive national and international contacts
  • A challenging, creative, and international working environment
  • Cutting edge projects in a strong scientific environment
  • Flexible working hours, good pensions and welfare schemes

Additional information

The Institute of Marine Research offers a government-regulated salary as 1352 postdoctor, an excellent pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, and other welfare benefits (see for more information).

Applications should be submitted electronically via the link on this page and should be accompanied by a cover letter summarizing relevant skills and reasons why they are applying for the position, a complete CV, publication list, copies of maximum 5 peer reviewed publications, three references and transcripts of academic degrees.

Please note that information about applicants may be made public even if an applicant has requested to be exempted from the list of applicants. Applicants will be notified about this in advance.

For more information about the position, please contact Frithof Moy by

  • Phone: +47 478 00 024
  • E-mail:

Institute of Marine Research

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) is one of the largest research institutes of its kind in Europe, with approximately 1,000 employees and a wide range of research facilities and laboratories of high international standard. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring. The IMR owns and operates six research vessels. Our main offices are in Bergen, and we have a department in Tromsø, and research stations in Matre, Austevoll and Flødevigen.

The IMR’s aim is to be a leading supplier of knowledge relating to the sustainable management of the resources in our marine ecosystems, both nationally and internationally, and the whole food chain from the sea to the table. This includes the marine environment, fish nutrition, and safe and nutritious sea food.

Short term position for Python programmer at CSIRO

CSIRO is searching for a Python programmer who has 30-50 days (full time equivalent) available before 30 June 2021 to complete some well defined tasks.  CSIRO has funding but we don’t have an available Python programmer. Assuming it was a 40 day project work could be done at say 50% full-time load (about 3.5 hours per day) over 80 days, so it does not require a full-time commitment, and could suit a PhD candidate looking for a short-term position.  Briefly, we want to characterise gaps (mainly cloud) in Sentinel-2 satellite remote sensing data for Australia at 5-day, 10-day, 15-day, 20-day and monthly time-steps since its launch.  Then as there will be some gaps (e.g., sugar growing areas around Cairns in summer) develop relationships between Sentinel-1 (C-band radar so not impacted by cloud) and cloud-free Sentinel-2 observations and use those relationships to infill the gaps in Sentinel-2 data. Both Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-1 data are available on GEE.  If the person has Google Earth Engine (GEE) experience that would be an advantage, though not necessary.

Dr Tim R. McVicar
Principal Research Scientist
Ecohydrological Time-Series Remote Sensing Team Leader
CSIRO Land and Water

Phone:  (02) 6246-5741  / e-mail:

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Research Associate

Apply now Job no: 501315
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

This position is fully funded by the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) and the Research Associate will contribute to and benefit from being a part of the CLEX community. The Centre’s research agenda encompasses interconnected research programs focused on Weather and Climate Interactions, Drought, Attribution and Risk, Ocean Extremes and Coupled Modelling. CLEX is a major seven-year initiative funded by the Australian Research Council. The Centre is led by UNSW Sydney and partners with Monash, The University of Melbourne, The Australian National University and The University of Tasmania alongside a suite of national and international partner organisations. Climate extremes are the confluence of high impact weather and climate variability. The Centre works to improve our understanding of the processes that trigger or enhance extremes and build this understanding into our modelling systems. The improved predictions of climate extremes will help Australia cope with extremes now and in the future.

The Research Associate will contribute to collaborative research into understanding why the drought that affected eastern Australia in 2017-2020 developed and was so impactful. The Research Associate will collaborate on developing the land surface component of the modelling systems used to examine drought.

This position sits within the CLEX drought research team and will collaborate with senior and postdoctoral researchers in that team and other CLEX programs. The position will also contribute to the CLEX modelling team. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes provides a supportive and enriching workplace for its staff and students through its strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and wellbeing initiatives.

About the role

  • $98K – $105K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 3 years
  • Full time (35 hours per week)

The Research Associate will report to Professor Jason Evans and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Conduct research to help understand the 2017-2020 drought independently and as part of a team.
  • Resolve selected weaknesses in the land surface model as they relate to land-atmosphere interactions, hydrology, vegetation-water interactions etc.
  • Support the Centre’s modelling activities by acting as a point of connection between the drought program and the land science within the modelling program.
  • Maintain a strong focus on communicating research findings by publishing in highly ranked journals and presenting to peers at local, national and global conferences.
  • Assist with the coordination of research activities and actively contribute to research outputs to meet project milestones.
  • Work collaboratively with other researchers among CLEX universities and partner organisations.
  • Engage with relevant professional and industry bodies and stakeholders to foster collaborative partnerships.
  • With the support of the Centre’s Knowledge Brokerage Team, the Research Associate will communicate relevant aspects of the research undertaken to stakeholders outside academia.
  • Contribute to the collegiate life of CLEX such as supporting PhD supervision, committee membership and leading workshops.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:
(Selection Criteria)

  • PhD in physical climate science, climate modelling, land surface modelling, physical hydrology, boundary layer meteorology, vegetation interactions or similar fields.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out scientific research independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Demonstrated programming skills in a Unix/Linux environment (e.g. Fortran, Python, R) including in code management, with continuous integration and testing experience an advantage.
  • Strong research and publication track record (relative to opportunity) in an area listed in the position summary.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • Demonstrated high level analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated programming skills in a Unix/Linux environment (e.g. Fortran, Python).
  • Willingness to engage with stakeholders outside of academia (e.g. government agencies, private businesses, NGOs, schools).
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

Please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Jason Evans

Applications close: March 28th, 2021

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UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

Position Description

Advertised: 23 Feb 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 28 Mar 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Spatial-temporal Soil Carbon Modelling at CSIRO in Canberra

A Postdoctoral Fellowship in Spatial-temporal Soil Carbon Modelling at CSIRO in Canberra:

CSIRO Senior Hydroclimate Scientist

CSIRO is seeking a Senior Hydro-climatologist to join its Water Security Program in Canberra, Australia. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team researching climate change impacts on hydrology, working on innovative projects with real-world impact.

Salary is AUD$136K–$150K plus up to 15.4% superannuation.

To apply, please go to

Contact David Post ( for further information. 

3 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions

Institute of Environmental Engineering, EPFL, Switzerland

EPFL has launched a search for 3 Tenure-Track Assistant Professors in:

CEE-M Montpellier: Post-Doctoral Researcher Position in Resource Economics

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Postdoctoral fellow opportunity at the Australian Institute of Marine Science Quantitative Decision Science

The Modelling and Decision Support (M&DS) team delivers solution science. This strategic growth area for AIMS produces evidence-based science and advice for internal and external customers. As our Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantitative Decision Science/Operations Research, you will fill the most urgent and critical element of AIMS’ capacity development in decision support. You will extend AIMS’ modelling capability to help tackle complex decision problems for marine science, management and policy. In this role you will join AIMS’ multi-disciplinary team of oceanographic, biological and ecological modellers, and with national and international collaborators in the fields of engineering, economics. business strategy and social sciences. You will do so by integrating advanced quantitative and analytical decision analyses (mathematics, statistics, programming, data science, machine learning) to help identify optimal solutions to complex, multi-objective decision problems in linked social-ecological systems such as the Great Barrier Reef and Ningaloo.