Post Doctoral Research Associate

University of Liverpool

The Drawback: Understanding what units the spatial-temporal distribution of plankton within the ocean is vital for predicting future modifications to fisheries manufacturing and deep ocean carbon storage because the ocean warms. Biogeochemical-ecosystem fashions are at the moment used for this goal however have problem scaling to the numerous hundreds of plankton sorts. Statistical fashions don’t have this subject and will be effectively constructed utilizing the correlations between the plankton and colocalized ancillary knowledge. Nonetheless, it stays unclear below what circumstances these fashions stay predictive because the ocean warms. If they don’t seem to be legitimate, we should always not use them, even when they’re simple to assemble. We’re on the lookout for somebody excited to tackle this problem.

The Function

: We search a motivated postdoctoral researcher with an experience in statistical modelling, occupied with making use of these expertise in direction of understanding when statistical fashions for plankton populations work and when they don’t. A ardour for ocean techniques is helpful, however certainly not required. That is an thrilling alternative to be a part of a global collaboration (the Simons Basis funded Computational Biology In Marine EcoSystems (CBIOMES,

) containing unbelievable researchers from worldwide establishments like MIT and UK establishments like Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

This publish is ideally suited to somebody with a background in statistical modelling, occupied with fascinated by the ocean and the plankton which stay there. There are devoted funds for laptop gear, and journey to assist you in your scientific work.  It is best to have a PhD which included a devoted give attention to statistical modelling.

Any candidates who’re nonetheless awaiting their PhD to be awarded ought to be conscious that if profitable, they are going to be appointed at grade 6, backbone level 30.  Upon written affirmation that they’ve been profitable in being awarded their PhD, they are going to be moved onto grade 7, backbone level 31 from the date of their award.

This publish is on the market on a 2 12 months mounted time period foundation. 

The College has the best to shut the emptiness early whether it is deemed that there have been sufficient purposes obtained 

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