Position Details

Job offer

Research contract

The position The candidate will develop a macroevolutionary model of marine invertebrate diversification governed by plate tectonics and kinematics. First, he/she will develop/use a computer program to extract relevant data from a geodynamic model of the evolution of the Earth's lithosphere. Second, those data will be integrated into a new diversification model in which the diversity dynamics of marine invertebrates will be modelled as a function of plate kinematics and the age of the ocean crust.
The lab Institute of Marine Sciences @ Barcelona (CSIC)
Your profile - BSc in physics, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, Earth sciences, or related disciplines.
- Creative and independent thinking with an interest in complex systems.
- Computer skills in Matlab, Python, R and/or FORTRAN.
We offer - An interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic environment at the Institute of Marine Sciences in Barcelona
- 18 months contract within the framework of the Project INDITEK funded by the Spanish Government
- Possibility to apply for a FPU fellowship (+3 more years) funded by the Spanish Government
- Flexible time-schedule
- Health insurance
Salary 22.6K euros / year
Apply - Curriculum vitae (CV)
- Academic record (grades in %)
- Sing up on the Job Bank (Bolsa de Trabajo) of CSIC under the topics relevant for this call
Deadline Open from 5th November 2018 until the position is filled (*)
Contact - Pedro Cermeno (
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Summary The Institute of Marine Sciences @ Barcelona (CSIC) is looking for a candidate to fill a job offer in computational ecology of marine ecosystems. The open position is within the frame of a research project INDITEK, funded by the Spanish National Science Foundation. The INDITEK project challenges the current paradigm that ecological limits account for the apparent stability of marine invertebrate diversity over nearly a half-billion years of Earth's history. The project will test the fascinating hypotheses that i) the recycling of the ocean crust and ii) the speed of plate motions have contributed to constrain and adjust, respectively, marine invertebrate diversification since the Cambrian. Further details of the project INDITEK can be found here ( INDITEK )

(∗) Updated 5th November 2018