Job Opportunities

@Call for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Governance of Coastal Resilience at the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University.

The Wageningen University is looking for a colleague that could strengthen the group in research and education on policy and management of coastal environments and how they contribute to resilient coastal communities and industries under conditions of environmental globalisation. 

Applications are accepted until the 12th of July.

For more information or to apply, check the following link:

Two PhD students positions at the University of Auckland

Two PhD students positions to work on some new kelp forest restoration projects; (1) exploring the use of large-scale urchin removal from urchin barrens, and (2) translocating and tracking large rock lobster in urchin barrens. For more details click here.

@ PostDoctoral position in Ecological Modelling to assess the impact of the invasive snow crab on the barents sea ecosystem - Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA, Oslo) and Akvaplan-niva (APN, Tromsø), Norway

A Postdoc position for 24 months is available at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research connected to the research project EISA “Ecology and management of the invasive snow crab: Predicting expansion, impacts and sustainability in the Arctic under climate change” funded by the Norwegian Research Council under the MARINFORSK programme (2019-2022). The position is available from 1 st January 2020, for 24 months. The successful candidate will be employed by NIVA (head office in Oslo), and will join the Marine Biology department, but the postdoc will be based at the offices of Akvaplan-niva in Tromsø, where the modellers in the project are based.​

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@ PhD position: Marine Mussel Bed Restoration (University of Auckland, New Zealand)

The Institute of Marine Science at the University of Auckland in New Zealand ( is seeking a PhD student with an interest in the development of more effective methods for restoring marine mussel beds on the New Zealand coast ( 
We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and well organised PhD student to experimentally develop advanced methods for restoring mussel beds, lost through over fishing last century. The research for the PhD involves working with community groups, mussel aquaculture industry and Maori tribal interests in achieving the restoration goal.
Applicants must have a good academic record (GPA > 3.0), strong written and verbal communication skills, possess prior marine field work experience, a  a working knowledge of strong experimental design, be SCUBA certified (or willing to get certified), and enjoy the challenge of working to make a difference for our marine environment. 
The PhD position includes full tuition fees scholarship and a tax-free annual living stipend of NZ$27,500 and research costs fully covered.

Potential students interested in learning more about the opportunity or to apply should contact Professor Andrew Jeffs (

@Associate Professor/Professor in Marine and Aquatic Research (Tenure Track) at Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU)

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@Assistant/associate professor in marine ecology at Åbo Akademi University ( 31 October 2017)

Please note the open tenure track-position (assistant/associate professor) in marine ecology at Åbo Akademi University (deadline for applications 31 October 2017). This position is part of the Åbo Akademi's strategic profiling (funded through the Academy of Finland, and is part of a long-term commitment by the university): https://abo.rekrytointi.comMarine biology/ecology at Åbo Akademi University is strong in research and education (at all academic levels), and we offer an inspiring academic environment and good modern infrastructure/technical resources, including field stations. We are also part of several Nordic and European networks, providing opportunities within research and exchange. The position in question is genuinely "open" in that the description is generously broad (interdisciplinary aspects are welcome) giving examples of our strong research areas (which we like to strengthen further, but applications with other research interests are equally qualified). We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of research/excellence, and we warmly welcome young scientists in the beginning of their career to apply. Note that the position comes with a basic personal resource of 40.000 € as a starting-fund, and we explore possibilities to also provide resources for linking a PhD-student to the position.