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Postdoctoral Scientist - Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery – exploring fundamental biology, understanding biodiversity and the environment, and informing the human condition through research and education. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, the MBL is a private, nonprofit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago.

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Posting Number: 0001074
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Department Ecosystems Center
Position Type: Scientist
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scientist - Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling
Position Summary:

A postdoctoral scientist position in Ocean Biogeochemical Modeling is available at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole. This position is part of a large Simons Foundation collaborative project on Computational Biogeochemical Modeling of Marine Ecosystems (CBIOMES) that involves multiple investigators and is directed by Mick Follows at MIT. The MBL component of the project focuses on developing metabolic network representations of marine microbial food webs and their associated biogeochemistry. The goal of the MBL team is to leverage information gleaned from genome-scale models to improve understanding and modeling of marine ecosystems. Consequently, we are seeking applicants with expertise or familiarity in systems biology modeling combined with marine ecosystem modeling, or individuals with interest in exploring this new area of research. While not required, knowledge of Fortran, thermodynamics, genome-scale models, numerical analysis and/or optimal control theory will be considered advantageous. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with members of the CBIOMES team. Review of applications will begin 1 Feb 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Funding support is available for up to five years, but performance will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Additional Information:

Information regarding the SC-CBIOMES project can be found here: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/life-sciences/microbial-oceanography/simons-collaboration-on-computational-biogeochemical-modeling-of-marine-ecosystems/

Basic Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Ocean Sciences, Engineering, Systems Biology or related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants with experience in computer modeling of marine food webs, biogeochemistry or biology will be preferred, but computational modeling in other fields will also be considered.

Physical Requirements:
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