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PhD doctorate @ IEO -- CSIC

The position The PhD student will investigate the potential of adaptive evolution to affect the response of phytoplankton communities to a warmer and more stratified ocean due to contemporary climate change. He/she will use modelling techniques that are commonly used in physics (moment closure approximations, reaction-diffusion) to solve eco-evolutionary dynamics of planktonic organisms moving along "fitness landscapes" (i.e. relationship between genotypes and reproductive success)
The lab Spanish Institute of Oceanography @ Gijon (IEO -- CSIC)
Your profile - MSc in physics, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, oceanography, theoretical biology, or related disciplines.
- Computer skills (or desire to learn them) in MATLAB / OCTAVE, Python, R and/or FORTRAN under UNIX / Linux OS.
- Creative and independent thinking with an interest in complex systems and numerical ecology.
We offer - FPI fellowship: Free tuition and salary funded by the Spanish Government
- PhD Programme in Biogeosciences @ University of Oviedo (4 years)
- An interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic environment (IEO)
- Research stays at three institutions: MIT, JAMSTEC, MSU
- Flexible time-schedule
- Health insurance
- Bike commuting
- Paid holidays
Salary 16.4K euros / year (tax free)
Documents - Curriculum vitae (CV)
- BSc title and grades (240 ECTS)
- MSc title and grades (min 60 ECTS)
- Letters of reference (up to three)
Deadline Open from 28th October 2021 until 11th November 2021 @ 13h GMT (*)
Startdate Incorporation is ideally foreseen for 1st September 2022 (*)
Contact - Sergio M. Vallina (
- Guillaume Le Gland (
- oglab
Summary The Spanish Institute of Oceanography @ Gijon (IEO -- CSIC) is looking for candidates to fill 1 PhD offer in computational ecology of marine ecosystems. The position is within the frame of the research project GOMMA'21, funded by the Spanish National Science Foundation. The project GOMMA'21 seeks to simulate plankton ecological evolution (Eco-Evo) for the global ocean using the adaptive dynamics framework of trait-diffusion. Further details of the project GOMMA'21 can be found here ( GOMMA'21 )
Apply online Go to the Spanish NSF webpage ( Apply here )
Project Reference: PID2020-119803GB-I00

(∗) Updated 28th October 2021